The Power of Community will Save Us

Comms Unplugged, you’ve done it again. I am truly honoured to be part of Comms Unplugged, a communications and wellness event and conference, where anything is possible.

I always *think* I know what I’m getting when I sign up for this amazing event — and then I am totally surprised and impressed by the line up at Comms Unplugged. You learn so much, and you’re constantly writing things down, thinking about how you can incorporate this or that into your work. The standard of workshops, speakers, and of the event is superb.

We learned about topics that covered inclusivity, intersectional approaches, engaging young people, community building, the future of comms, and play at work. Not just in comms, but in everything. The speakers were truly exceptional and varied. How did they convince us to go camping?

I am honoured to be included as keynote speaker; I especially appreciated (and learned a lot) at the intersectionality talks: Elma Glasgow FRSA’s and Lauren Castle’s workshops – and am especially grateful to Sally Northeast, Georgia Turner Chart.PR MCIPR and Darren Caveney for creating a space where these conversations are encouraged. And championed.

I wonder if having these chats in a field, by the fireside, or in a tent, in Dorset makes them more accessible and safe and enables the participants to engage the way they do. It’s remarkable. I am grateful to be included.

It was lovely to meet new people and reconnect with good friends. ❤️🤗


PS These photos are Comms Unplugged’s photos 🤗