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etc.venues Chancery Lane

50-52 Chancery Lane

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WC2A 1HL

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Here’s everything you need to know about The Big Yak, the unconference for communicators on Saturday 6 June 2020.

It’s being hosted by The IC Crowd. Do Tweet us @theICcrowd if you’ve got a query we’ve not covered.

What’s The IC Crowd?
The IC Crowd is a community and a place for people to connect and communicate. It’s the brainchild of Comms professionals Rachel Miller, Jenni Field and Dana Leeson.

We launched the crowd in September 2012 and you can find out more about us on the team page of our website and @theICcrowd on Twitter.

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

Who can attend?
In-house internal communicators and independent practitioners are welcome to come to The Big Yak. Based on your feedback, the only agencies able to attend are our fabulous sponsors who have chosen to support the event and we will be closely monitoring the attendee list.

Our lead sponsors are the culture club, Culturevist, HarknessKennett, Limehouse and SocialChorus. See our website: http://thebigyak.co.uk/ to discover our partners for this year.

Where is The Big Yak?
This year's event will be taking place at the brand new Etc venue in Chancery Lane, London. This is our home for the day and we have it exclusively, which means we can network, learn, eat and socialise in the same place.

Agenda
Want to know what will be discussed at The Big Yak on Saturday 6 June 2020?

So do we! As it’s an unconference, the content is decided by you, the attendees, on the day.

We’re expecting 150 in-house professional communicators to come together, shape the agenda and enjoy being together.

Grab a ticket
This year we will be charging a nominal amount for tickets, which is set at £9.99.

Timings
Doors open at 9.30am on Saturday 6 June 2020. Breakfast will be served until 10.15am. The Big Yak will start at 10.15am and finish at 5pm.

More information about timings can be found on the agenda page.

Food
All food is included on the day including breakfast before The Big Yak starts. A hot lunch will be served just after midday and we’ll have a mid-afternoon break too.

If you have any dietary requirements (besides gluten-free and veggie options) please make sure you tell us via the booking form so we can make sure you're catered for.

Dress code
We want you to feel comfortable, so do come in jeans and trainers or whatever you prefer. It is a Saturday after all.

Swag
Our swag bags are back by popular demand. Look out for yours when you arrive as they include goodies from our fantastic sponsors, so you can find out more about them.

Make some noise
Do Tweet on the day using #thebigyak and @theICcrowd.

The venue will have free wifi and there are plenty of plug points – don’t forget your chargers. See the reviews page of this website to discover what it’s like to attend The Big Yak. We’d love you to join us.

Terms and Conditions to be aware of:
We are charging a minimal fee for attendance 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. 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.

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50-52 Chancery Lane

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WC2A 1HL

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