Welcome to The Big Yak’s website. This is the place to discover all you need to know about the unconference for communicators.
It’s being hosted by The IC Crowd. Do Tweet us @theICcrowd if you’ve got a query we’ve not covered.
What is The Big Yak?
The Big Yak unconference from The IC Crowd connects in-house and independent communicators face-to-face so they can learn and network. To yak is a colloquial way of saying to talk.
It has been designed by and for professional communicators. This is the fifth time The Big Yak has taken place, as we gathered comms pros in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.
We’re proud to be a different type of event and offer in-house practitioners the chance to shape the agenda on the day (which is what an unconference means) and get help and advice from their peers.
Trust us, you’ll love it!
Feedback from delegates over the years means we know what works and what doesn’t and it’s a format that works.
Who can attend?
In-house internal communicators and independent practitioners are welcome to come to The Big Yak.
This is an event to share learning and experience with other like-minded professionals. Based on feedback, only agencies who are sponsoring are able to attend. As ever, we request a no pitching, selling of services or products to other attendees as this is what makes The Big Yak unique and we’d like to keep it that way.
We will be closely monitoring the attendee list.
Want to know what will be discussed at The Big Yak?
So do we! As it’s an unconference, the content is decided by you, the attendees, on the day.
We’re expecting 150 in-house professional communicators to come together, shape the agenda and enjoy being together.
Here’s the agenda from a previous event – as you can see, it was set on the day:
We want you to feel comfortable, so do come in jeans and trainers or whatever you prefer. It is a Saturday after all.
There will be a place for you to leave coats.
Chill out zone
The Big Yak is an excellent place to network. However, if you need a quiet corner to recharge your batteries, we have a chill out room.
If you need a break from networking, we have a quiet space at #TheBigYak. The chill out zone exists for you to charge devices and have a quiet space to think. It looks like this. pic.twitter.com/rsQGCLUuBs
— The IC Crowd (@theICcrowd) May 31, 2018
Make some noise
The venue will have free wifi and there are plenty of plug points – don’t forget your chargers. See the reviews page of this website to discover what it’s like to attend The Big Yak. We’d love you to join us.
Do Tweet us @theICcrowd if you’ve got a query we’ve not covered on this site.