The Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise (SMILE) conference is set for the 23rd of September 2013, at Prospero House in London. It kinda kicks off London Social Media Week.
SMILE will bring a couple of hundred practitioners and communication leaders together for a full day to tackle the challenges faced by companies who want to support true dialogue and employee engagement. Talks and discussions will focus on informal leadership communication, having middle managers empower teams, and the concerns and benefits of a workforce that relies on internal social communications.
Look out for talks / seminars from Unicef, the European Commission, the City of London, and several more.
Beyond the key notes, interviews and speakers from global enterprises, Simply Communicate has invited a dozen communication professionals to facilitate initimate (do I mean ‘intense’?) group discussions around specific topics. I informally held such a discussion at SMILE back in March and I’m honoured to be formally invited to take part again in September.
The table talks may well cover a dozen topics, and be held twice in the day for up to thirty minutes. You’ll have chance to wander in and out, so you could take part in three or four topics I might imagine.
Let me tell you who you can talk to openly and informally; you’ll see that I’m in very good company!
Click a name for their website:
- Neville Hobson: @jangles
- Benjamin Ellis: @benjaminellis
- Rachel Miller: @AllThingsIC
- Luke Mepham: @lukemepham
- Ezri Carlebach: @ezriel
- Sean Trainor: @uber_engagement
- Wedge (that would be me): @Wedge
- Kevin Ruck: @AcademyKev
- Chris Elmitt: @celmitt
- Sobia Aslam: @SAslam13
- Dana Leeson: @danaleeson
- Matt O’Neill: @mattoneill
It’s a veritable who’s that of communications! I jest of course; I shall be envious of everyone who gets into deep conversation with any of the specialists above – I’ve met all but three, and hope to have time to talk to each.
See all our tweets by viewing / subscribing to the SMILE Twitter list that holds all the discussion moderators.
The Twitter hashtag is #smwSMILE
It’s early days, and Simply Communicate (you know Mark, Silvia, and Gloria?) has plenty of time to work out the details, but topics mooted include: ROI; social risk; channel strategy; reverse mentoring; platform adoption; content strategy; leadership comms; community management; social media and HR; employee engagement; visual information and video channels; and measurement.
Get in there
- Visit the SMILE website; or
- view the speakers; or
- view the table talk moderators;
- get your SMILE ticket via Eventbrite and check the time and address too.
The previous SMILE conference was in March 2013, where I facilitated table discussions around how to measure the success of enterprise social networks.
[ Wedge ]
If you’d like to share or tweet this article, the short URL is: http://kilobox.net/2968
Internal social communication conference topics to SMILE about: http://kilobox.net/2968 by @Wedge
Should you have intranet challenges or content requirements (internal, website, or social) that I could help with, please see my intranet and comms services and give me a call to discuss your neeeds.