The Future of Communications Conference

Nov. 5–6, 2019 • Chicago

An event for forward-thinking PR, internal communications and social media pros!


Meet us in Chicago as we bring together hundreds of leaders at the intersection of communications, technology and branding success to reveal new research and takeaways, share fresh ideas, network with peers and discuss practical ways to embrace the most important trends and technologies.

The future of communications starts here.

What you’ll learn:

  • Current market trends, research, tools and more that can help communicators obtain buy-in and grab a seat at the table
  • Ways to protect your organization’s reputation in an era of misinformation and distrust
  • Best practices for working with reporters and influencers to drive mentions and clicks
  • How to tell stories across generations through video and beyond
  • How to capture the attention of employees who are bombarded with information
  • Secrets for harnessing relevant data—and measurement that matters
  • Ideas for handling crises that can go viral within hours—or minutes
  • Practical ways to take advantage of current innovations and new technology
  • Essential skills PR pros must have in today’s ever-changing media landscape
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Ragan event attendees include:


Join us if you work in:

PR • Digital marketing • Corporate communications • Media relations • Employee engagement • Social media • Digital content • Change management • Employer branding • Strategic communications • Reputation management • B2B or B2C marketing • Influencer marketing • Diversity and inclusion communications • Executive communications



Conference Venue:

Franklin Conference Center
222 W Adams Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60606

Suggested Hotels:

W Chicago - City Center | 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

Kimpton Gray Hotel | 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown | 1 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606


Here are a few excellent takeaways you’ll bring back:

  • Ways to maintain brand safety and reputation while preparing for crisis communications
  • Top tools and resources to power campaigns, stretch budgets and boost ROI
  • The future of work and the workplace—and how your internal communications stack up
  • Crucial elements of outstanding content and social media best practices to help you stand out from the crowd
  • How to become an empowered communicator in an era of fake news and real uncertainty


Thank you to our current sponsors and partners

Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

Here are a few examples of opportunities we offer: