You’re in the right place to grab your ticket… when the link goes live.

Where can I get a ticket?
Our first batch of tickets were released on 29 March 2018 and sold out within a few hours.

The-Big-YakThey’re being released in two batches, 60 in-house and 15 independent practitioner tickets were available in March.

The second (final) batch of tickets are being released at 9.30am UK time on Monday 14 May.  Our Eventbrite page is the place to get yours ahead of the event on Saturday 9 June 2018.

How much are they?
This year we are charging a minimal fee for attendance, £9.99, which is non-refundable.

The Big Yak is a non-profit making event and the fee is to deter no-shows as we do have a number of these at every The Big Yak event and it’s not fair on people who are on the waiting list who could have attended.

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. Our lead sponsors are AB, SocialOptic and Workplace. See the sponsors page to discover our partners for this year.

Comms Clinic with AB

ABPick the brains of two experienced consultants for free. Katie Macaulay and Mario Theodorou, from the communications agency AB, are offering five x 15-minute sessions during The Big Yak to address any burning communications issue, from the strategic to the tactical.

Once everyone has their The Big Yak tickets, we’ll be in touch with how to add your name into the draw. Five people will be drawn at random to win the chance to have a Comms Clinic with AB.

Passionate, award-wining communicators, Mario and Katie, will bring the tea and cake – you bring the problem!

Katie Macaulay has spent a 27-year career in employee communication. Today, Katie is managing director of AB, the UK’s longest established employee communications agencies, founded in 1964. Her book, From Cascade to Conversation, explores the future of internal communication and was the subject of a popular presentation at IABC’s World Conference in Washington last year.

Mario Theodorou is an experienced digital director and evangelist. As Head of Digital at News International – one of the UK’s oldest and biggest newspaper Groups – Mario was instrumental in helping this traditional media organisation embrace the web. Mario recently joined AB as Head of Digital to help organisations explore the benefits of digital, social and mobile technology.