The Big Yak is now sold out. Well done if you managed to get one for our unconference on 9 June 2018. The wait list is now live where you can add your name.

Please note: If you get an email from the wait list, there is a 24-hour window to claim your ticket. 

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 15-minute sessions during The Big Yak to address any burning communications issue, from the strategic to the tactical. 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.

How you can enter
You can register for one for the five places here – just tell us a bit more about you and the challenge you’re having and we will do a draw from the names on the day.

All the detail you give us will be passed to Katie and Mario so they can get in touch with you after the event if they haven’t been able to chat to you there.

(Please note that you will need a Big Yak ticket to be eligible for these places).