What other delegates have to say


Rave Reviews from Past Communication Conference Attendees:

“The conference provided an abundance of relevant, timely and useful information. The program was well designed to include an array of topics and expertise, with plenty of time for networking with colleagues and subject matter experts.”

S. Russ, Director of Internal Communications


“I’ve been to many conferences and presented at a number of them. The A.L.I. summit was exceptional. Great content and organization. I’d definitely recommend this experience to others. It’s a great value.”

B. Bowman, Director, Corporate Communications & Energy Services


“Outstanding! One of the most amazing conferences I have attended in a while.”

A. Kaszowski, Web Producer

“It was great to hear what others are doing and to finally realize what we need to do to get started. It seems so simple now; that I wonder what was really holding us back. This conference helped us solidify our plan.”

D. King, Application Support & Web Manager

“I loved the practical examples. All the speakers were great with real stories to share that I could relate to. The networking was FANTASTIC…”

S. Beelher-Walsh, Brand Manager

“This conference was incredibly timely for me and covered exactly the content that I needed.”

R. Stevens, Director, Learning Technology & Communications

“Amazing case histories – the results of the companies who have come in the past and have presented again demonstrate the value of the conference.”

J. Serben, Director, Creative Services

“Practical advice and information that I can use in my own planning process.”

B. Swanson, Manager, Editorial Communications

“Lots of really useful information, great contacts – – thanks for putting on such a good conference!”

S. Shoemaker, Director of Employee Communications

“Really great combination of very diverse presentations covering a wide range of topics.”

M. Mourato Gordo, Senior Management Officer

“Once again, this conference filled my pockets with ideas to take back and implement. What a stellar array of movers and shakers – thank you for sharing the knowledge!”

M. Lewis, Director of Creative and Strategic Development

“Day one was full of useful nuggets of wisdom and experience…really
strong speakers all day.”

J. Taggart, Senior Consultant, Communication and Change Management



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We have a group rate of $199 per night available.  If you need a sleeping room, please call the hotel directly and ask for the “Advanced Learning Institute Strategic Internal Communications” rate. We recommend that reservations be made as soon as possible, as the number of rooms available at this rate is limited.

The newly renovated Hotel Monaco San Francisco is a four star, award-winning boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown San Francisco,  two blocks from Union Square.  It is 15 miles from the San Francisco International Airport or 20 miles from the Oakland International Airport.  Wireless high-speed Internet access in sleeping rooms and throughout the hotel is complimentary to Kimpton InTouch members:  http://www.kimptonhotels.com/intouch/KIT_overview.aspx


The following are included in your conference registration: attendance, a conference workbook and any additional meeting materials — including access to the digital dropbox to obtain electronic copies of speaker presentations, continental breakfasts, morning & afternoon refreshments, and evening networking reception.


Payment is due two weeks prior to the conference. If payment has not been received two
weeks before the conference, a credit-card hold, training form or purchase order will be
taken to ensure your space.

Group Discount:Register 3 colleagues and
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Conference Only (Jan. 23 & 24)$1,699$2,099
Conference (Jan. 23 & 24) Plus One Workshop (Jan. 22)$2,099$2,499
Conference (Jan. 23 & 24) Plus Two Workshops (Jan. 22)$2,399$2,799
Conference (Jan. 23 & 24) Plus Three Workshops (Jan. 22)$2,599$2,999
Conference (Jan. 23 & 24) Plus All Four Workshops (Jan. 22) –All Access Pass$2,699
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Agenda At A Glance

January 22, 2014
7:45 am
8:00 am
10:15 am
1:15 pm
3:30 pm
5:30 pm
January 23, 2014
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:15 am
9:50 am
10:25 am
10:45 am
11:20 am
11:55 am
1:30 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:20 pm
3:55 pm
4:40 pm
5:00 pm
January 24, 2014
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:15 am
9:50 am
10:35 am
11:05 am
11:40 am
12:25 pm
1:55 pm
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm


Monica Wiant

Monica Wiant

  • U.S. Bank
  • Director of Internal Communications (Vice President)

Bonita Brodt

  • Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
  • Director of Communications
Joel Fisher

Joel Fisher

  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Vice-President, Group Internal Communications
Man Silhouette

Chad Lewis

  • Washington State Department of Corrections
  • Director of Communications
Alison Kastama

Alison Kastama

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • Communications Manager
Female Silhouette

Suzanne Gautier

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • Manager, Communications and Public Outreach
Amy Sinclair

Amy Sinclair

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • Public Relations Office

Terry Barton

  • The Barton Group
  • Organizational Development Consultant

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