The Big Yak


The Big Yak is our unconference for communicators. It’s something rather special and we’re proud of it.

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. The venue for 2020 is etc. venues in Chancery Lane, London.

This will be the fifth time The Big Yak has taken place, as we gathered comms pros in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.



Here’s a glimpse of previous conversations at The Big Yak.

See our dedicated website for all you need to know about The Big Yak 2020.

TBY Tweets 2018-5

Accounts by the crowd of their experience:

Storify account of the big yak
by Benjamin Ellis @benjaminellis
Storify by Rachel Miller

Benjamin Ellis’ photo set on Flickr
Rachel’s photo set on Flickr

Gloria Lombardi @lombardi_gloria: #thebigyak – a truly social learning experience
Rachel Miller @AllthingsIC: A proud day to be an internal comms pro
Paul Thomas @tallpaul75: The big yak – unbelievable unconference
Jenni Wheller @jenniwheller: Yakkety Yak!
Benjamin Ellis @benjaminellis: The big yak – unconference for the conferenced
ab @abthinks: Sharing ideas at the big yak
Comment8 @l4comment8Watch out conferences, the unconference is here to stay!
Sequel @sequel_group: The big yak – a brilliant event held by The IC Crowd
Sheila Parry @theblueballroom: Pressing your nose up to the glass
Steven Murgatroyd @steve_murg: Yakking the day away
Words & Pictures @wandp: The big yak– the unconference we’ve all been waiting for
Communicate magazine: Yakking about internal communication
Kate Shaw @kes1981: Yak, yak, yak
Nick at Westra Comms @westrapeople: Power of social: real world style
Paul Thomas @tallpaul75: The changing role of the internal communicator