Culture Comms is a non profit organisation which consistently delivers relevant discussions featuring the very best of British media and comms professionals at the top of their game.
Journalists, commissioners, editors and broadcasters from BBC News, the Guardian, Sky News, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, BBC Front Row, the Press Association, ITV News, the Wall Street Journal, Sky Arts, Time Out, the Evening Standard and many more have generously given their time to speak at Culture Comms.
Alongside journalist sessions we offer honest case studies, discussions of current trends and issues in cultural communications and opportunities to network with sector colleagues.
Attendees come from the UK's top cultural organisations, as well as leading agencies and consultants. We aim to avoid London-centrism and are proud to attract delegates from across the regions. Culture Comms is committed to supporting PRs at every stage in their career and keeps ticket prices as low as possible to enable as many different organisations and individuals as possible to attend. The conference has been a sell out event in every year it has taken place.
We are a small team of working PRs who have been building Culture Comms in our spare time since 2009 on a strictly voluntary basis. If you think you might be interested in joining us, be it to start up your own regional Culture Comms group or help us reach new people please get in touch. We meet around once a month and it does not have to be a huge commitment.
You can find info on the next conference here. Notes from previous conferences are on the Resources page.
A note on fees:
Culture Comms is not a profit making event, and the committee are not paid for organising the conference each year. The ticket price covers catering and out of pocket costs for the venues who very generously host us. In the ten years since Culture Comms started, speakers have not been paid to take part. This year we are going to break with that policy and start offering a small honorarium of £150 to speakers who are self-employed. We have chosen to offer a fee to self-employed speakers on the understanding that those who work for an organisation are being supported by their employers to appear at the conference and are not having to use any holiday allowance to take part.
We don't want to be part of a cultural sector that asks people to work for free, and in which only those who can afford to work for free can participate. We realise that this fee is below market rates, but it allows us to keep ticket prices low, while hopefully making it possible for a wider range of speakers to take part. This change is the result of a lot of internal discussion and we welcome feedback on the policy.