Four years ago I met a nice man on Twitter called Wedge; he had an idea that someone should put on the UK’s first independent intranet conference. Amazingly, that September, 170 souls gathered at a central London Hotel and Intranet Now was born.
Our fourth conference on October 5th this year will be the biggest yet with over 200 intranet and comms folk in the room. And what a room we have this year at the freshly built, superbly located, Hilton Bankside with a massive new screen, state of the art lighting, and even better food. So you’re guaranteed a good seat and a good meal but what is the value?
I work online in a small city in Ireland, nowhere near my customers; I place incredible value on face-to-face meetings because I know that face-to-face builds relationship and relationship builds business. In this online, digital, social networked world, we need real-world shared experiences. Intranet Now from the start has been a conference about making connections and building relationships.
Partners make it all happen
We think we have the recipe about right for this and we need companies that want to build relationships with intranet, comms, collaboration, and IT people to sponsor our conference. We offer genuine engagement opportunities with our savvy crowd who want to hear from intelligent vendors and agencies that can avoid the sales pitch and showcase good, solid work. Last year, Intranet Now attendees voted for sponsor-speakers as their first and second favourite speakers — proving that our sponsors are respected and heard.
In-house speakers – get on stage
Last year we put 15 in-house intranet practitioners on stage to talk about their intranets and their challenges and successes. We love the people who are doing the job because Intranet Now is a practical conference about current intranet practice. We want to put more fresh faces on stage this year — if you manage or work on an intranet and you have a story to tell, then contact us about speaking.
Join us on October 5th for the best Intranet Now conference yet, get involved as a sponsor or a speaker by contacting me or Wedge.