Excuse the mess, I'm redeveloping the site and my services, and some things are a bit broken. HTML, CSS, BLM.

Intranet Now - the un/conference for comms and intranet people

Intranet Now 2015 is alive and kicking

Last year’s intranet conference will not be a ‘one off’ – Intranet Now is set to be a sustainable, and valuable, addition to the UK landscape.

We got everyone talking late last summer when Brian and I said we intended to put on a full-day intranet conference. We couldn’t have done it without the enthusiasm of the ‘intranet community’ (whatever that means) and the direct support from some jolly good sponsors.

That said, there were plenty who wondered if we could pull it off. After all, Brian and I had never met, and neither of us were event managers. I’m not saying anyone was betting against us, but I’ve been told there was a lot of gossip!

Intranet Now - the un/conference for comms and intranet people

Intranet Now 2015 conference

So now it’s time to think about this year’s event.

We publish all details on the Intranet Now home page, but I can tell you now that we have our first major sponsors lined up, we’re checking out some London venues, and we plan to host a couple of long-running award ceremonies. So you can expect high calibre speakers and some great case studies from practitioners.

And yes, the afternoon will once again be dedicated to unconference-style group discussions.

Brian and I mean to offer a variety of ticket prices, so that individuals as well as delegates from large corporations can afford to attend and participate. It’s not just about ‘early-bird’ pricing – we will offer tiered pricing.

Please join the Intranet Now mailing list so that you don’t miss out on the best tickets.

Intranet Now workshops

We knew we had to capitalise on the momentum of last year’s conference, so Brian and I have arranged a series of workshops through the summer of 2015.

Our first full-day training workshop is led by Gerry McGovern (whose keynote opened our conference in 2014). [More tickets released, new, bigger venue]

Brian and I are certain that organisations of all sizes and from all sectors need better support in designing and developing their intranets.

We also know from experience that in-house training can be expensive – not every organisation can put ten members of staff into a room – they don’t have ten people involved so deeply in the intranet!

Our workshops, open to everyone and anyone, provide practical guidance on how to optimise your intranet, and because attendees are from different organisations there’s a valuable opportunity to discover other people’s problems and how they tackle them.

Further, Brian and I are committed to sensible pricing. While larger corporations can afford whatever they want, smaller organisations, charities, and those in the public sector have to justify every pound.

For example, our first workshop with Gerry McGovern is just £300 – this is way below Gerry’s usual price, but we’ve convinced him that a trip to England is worth it.

Gerry McGovern intranet training

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Article
Working

Write for your audience, not for your boss

Next Article

What I advise my clients about social media

Related Posts
Read more

Make your intranet mobile

Excited to see my 'eight tips' published in Melcrum's SCM magazine this month.
Read more

The ‘no results’ intranet search results page

Your search engine probably isn't as good as your people would like it to me. Reduce friction and frustration by providing a great (great, not 'good enough') "No Results" results page. See my sad robot.
Gadget
Read more

Why cool intranet features go unnoticed and unused

If we build it, they will come. Or not. People use their favourite tools and select them for personal reasons, even inside the firewall. Intranet features may not be used by the majority of people, and that's OK.
%d bloggers like this: