the big yak is coming to town

The big yakAccording to the nifty countdown widget on the right hand side of this page, there are just 45 days to go until the big yak takes place!

You’ve been tweeting us your questions and sharing your thoughts about our venue – overwhelmingly positive – and we’re grateful to our friends at eBay for kindly letting us use their facilities on Saturday 22 June for our unconference. We’ve got people coming from Ireland, travelling down from Leeds and even flying in from Abu Dhabi to join us.

Our dedicated website is nearly ready to launch and contains lots of information to help you prepare and plan for the day. We have some excellent sponsors on board who are helping us keep the event free for you to attend. Our thanks to theblueballroom, VMA Group, Yammer, ego-creative, scarlettabbottWords&Pictures, NixonMcInnes, ab, Sequel GroupComment8 and HarknessKennett.

We’re lucky enough to have Benjamin Ellis facilitating the big yak for us and we’re looking forward to welcoming the 180 internal communication professionals who have signed up.

If you missed out on a ticket, do add your name to the waitlist. If you’re no longer able to join us, please do let us know because there are 30 people on the list so far.

Who’s coming to the big yak?
The attendee list includes comms pros from: HMRC, BBC Worldwide, Bank of England, TalkTalk, Cisco, RBS, Aviva, BSkyB, M&S, British Airways, Mercedes-Benz, Virgin Holidays, Homebase, American Express, E.On, City of Edinburgh Council, Accenture, Ministry of Defence, Starbucks, Leonard Cheshire Disability, The AA  and lots more – you’re all very welcome and we can’t wait to see you.

If you have any questions about the big yak, you can tweet us @theiccrowd.

See you soon!