AIM HIGHER: gAINING A LEADERSHIP EDGE

As a leader, you’re continuously challenged to navigate constant change and energize others. You need to see what’s possible that others don’t, resist complacency and stretch your abilities.

Attend the 10th National Summit on Strategic Communications and get a fresh approach to work and life. Ask yourself where you would like to be in 6 months to a year? Then attend the 2019 Summit and see beyond what you think is possible!

Communications and marketing are intensely competitive professions. Getting any edge at all nowadays is hard to achieve. That’s why the Strategic Summit historically showcases speakers who constantly learn, have an insatiable growth mindset and deliver results with incredible speed. The 2019 Summit speakers will be no exception!

The 10th Anniversary Strategic Summit program and topics are being designed to provide you with cutting edge opportunities to refine your leadership skills.

  • An informational edge that leads to insights not readily available to others, giving you the ability to develop solutions unique to your organization.
  • A digital edge to capitalize on connections between systems, people, places and things.
  • A behavioral edge to influence peoples’ actions, enabling you to set a direction and align the teams you lead.

Aim higher! Join us on April 25-26, 2019 in Constitution Hall at American University in Washington, DC. Register and attend the 10th annual National Summit on Strategic Communications and gain your edge for success.

GAIN INSIGHTS • LEARN NEW STRATEGIES • INTERACT WITH LEADERS • NETWORK

We love using global experts as well as new and engaging speakers for our Strategic Summit!

We are passionate about creating unique program topics that add measurable value to your career and differentiate this Summit from other events. For 10 consecutive years, Strategic Summit speakers have been carefully selected to ensure a superior experience. This is why 9 out of 10 Summit delegates say this Summit “fully meets” their expectations!

If you are interested in speaking and/or sponsoring the Strategic Summit, please contact Robert Grupp, Summit Director, at info@thescli.org or by calling +1-727-888-3738. Please describe the specific topic you are expert at addressing, your affiliation and contact information.

Keynote Speakers: CEOs and other senior leaders from the corporate, military, government, NGO and academic sectors – key influencers and communications and marketing officers – are invited to engage, debate and define the ever-evolving realities of communication and engagement globally.

Executive Interviews: A Summit moderator interviews a C-suite executive on stage. Participation is by invitation only.

Executive Roundtables: A select few panels and roundtables include CCOs, CMOs, military officers, government agency communicators and heads of NGOs as well as targeted geographic and special interest groups.

Sponsorship
Summit sponsorships are brand-building opportunities to share unique strategies or to demonstrate your organization’s innovative product or service to our savvy, targeted audience. Contact the Summit Director to discuss sponsorship options at the 10th Anniversary Strategic Summit.

TAP EXPERTISE FROM DIVERSE SECTORS: Delegates say they love hearing from CCOs and CMOs from leading companies and NGOs, senior military officers and government communicators

EXPECT HIGH-QUALITY CONTENT: Delegates rated 2018 speakers and panelists 4.5/5.0 overall, with several plenary sessions receiving near-perfect scores

MAKE BUSINESS CONTACTS: The Summit size and its collegial atmosphere enable you to build career-enhancing relationships with people you normally would not meet

IDENTIFY TRENDS AND HOW THEY’RE IMPLEMENTED: Think ‘three years out’ at @StratCommSummit with forward-looking strategies and ‘how-to’ case studies

INTERACT AND ENGAGE: A hallmark of this Summit is the time allowed for Q&A with speakers and dialogue among attendees

RECEIVE EXCELLENT VALUE: Access 18+ hours of educational sessions, breakfasts, luncheons, and exclusive interactive events
This Strategic Summit is designed for corporate, business, public sector and military communications directors and public affairs officers; information operations officers; corporate communications and public relations professionals; and executives from corporations, government agencies, the Department of Defense and military branches, the intelligence community, universities and NGOs with responsibilities in the following areas:
Corporate Communications Digital and Social Media Information Operations Public Relations Public Affairs Content Editing Media Relations Marketing Data Analytics Public Policy Strategic Alliances
Intelligence and Analysis Product and Brand Management Community Relations Employee Communications Government Affairs The program also is of interest to: Consultants Marketing Services Providers Association Managers Executive Recruiters Civic Organizations
No other conference offers such a diverse group of high-level speakers and attendees from corporations, the military, government and NGOs. The Strategic Summit is organized annually by the nonprofit Strategic Communications Leadership Initiative in partnership with ExL Events and with support from the Pentagon and various military branches as well as private sector sponsors. The objectives are twofold: to identify strategies that enhance engagement and to share methods to increase the value and improve the practice of strategic communications in corporations, the military and government entities. The value of the National Summit on Strategic Communications is best illustrated by data from people who have attended. For the past four years, more than 88% of attendees who submitted evaluations said the Strategic Summit “fully” met their conference expectations.
As a leader, you’re continuously challenged to navigate constant change and energize others. You need to see what’s possible that others don’t; resist complacency and stretch your abilities.

To be a long-term high performer, leaders must focus on continual self-learning. That means aggressively seeking out new work experiences, knowledge and strategies for success.

Attend the 10th National Summit on Strategic Communications and get a fresh approach to work and life. Ask yourself where you would like to be in 6 months to a year? Then attend the 2019 Summit and see beyond what you think is possible!

To stay above the fray—our Summit theme last May—successful leaders coach themselves. They know it’s too easy to get pulled off track, distracted by stress, technology or negativity. A leader renews and motivates and never reduces himself or herself to the role of cynic or victim.

Communications and marketing are intensely competitive professions. Getting any edge at all nowadays is hard to achieve. That’s why the Strategic Summit historically showcases speakers who constantly learn, have an insatiable growth mindset and deliver results with incredible speed. The 2019 Summit speakers will be no exception!

The 10th Anniversary Strategic Summit program and topics are being designed to provide you with cutting edge opportunities to refine your leadership skills.
  • An informational edge that leads to insights not readily available to others, giving you the ability to develop solutions unique to your organization.
  • A digital edge to capitalize on connections between systems, people, places and things. This is where users reside, where your data is produced, and applications are shared. It’s where successful organizations engage in real-time with employees, customers and other constituents.
  • A behavioral edge to influence peoples’ actions, enabling you to set a direction and align the teams you lead.
This 2019 Strategic Summit will share stories and strategies from people and organizations that drive outcomes that benefit people, their customers and communities. Attend and hear from leaders who are helping to build a world that we all want to live and work in.

Aim higher! Join us on April 25-26, 2019 in Constitution Hall at American University in Washington, DC. Register and attend the 10th annual National Summit on Strategic Communications and gain your edge for success.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY about attending the 2018 Strategic Summit

2019 Featured Speakers - Watch this site for new faculty being added weekly!

Amy Schatz

Director, GLEN ECHO GROUP

COMMND SERGEANT MAJOR PATRICK L. MCCAULEY

Command Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

KATIE CURNETTE

Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, ZILLOW GROUP

SEAN GREENWOOD

Director of Public Relations and Communications, BEN & JERRY’S

2019 Sponsors and Supporting Partners

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’S NEW EAST CAMPUS

The 2019 Strategic Summit will take place in Constitution Hall on the newly built East Campus of American University in Washington, D.C. Click here for map.

There is not an ‘official’ Summit hotel. However, there are a number of hotels in the neighborhood of American University. Hotels offering discounts to AU guests include the following:

The Embassy Row Hotel – Dupont Circle offers a discount to guests at American University. When booking online at the Embassy Row, use corporate code AMERICAN for the discounted rate.

The Courtyard Marriott – Friendship Heights also offers a discount to AU guests. Book with code U5V or book over the phone and ask for the American University rate.

Another nearby hotel that is popular with Summit delegates is the Embassy Suites Hotel in Friendship Heights at 4300 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: Delegate parking is available immediately adjacent to Constitution Hall in the Nebraska Avenue parking lot. The closest Washington Metro station is Tenleytown-AU on the Red line. From there you can walk approximately one mile, or take a taxi/Uber/Lyft, or take a free regular university shuttle at the Metro station. Details on shuttle schedules are here. Take either the Red or the Blue shuttle routes and exit right after passing Ward circle. City bus routes N2 and M4 are also available from Tenley Circle.

*ExL Events is not affiliated with Exhibition Housing Management (EHM)/Exhibitors Housing Services (EHS) or any third-party booking agencies, housing bureaus or travel companies. ExL Events is affiliated with event company Questex, LLC. In the event that an outside party contacts you for any type of hotel or travel arrangements, please disregard these solicitations and kindly email us at info@exlevents.com. ExL has not authorized these companies to contact you and we do not verify the legitimacy of the services or rates offered. Please book your guest rooms through ExL’s reserved guest room block using the details provided.

Event Pricing

Early Bird Pricing
Register by March 15, 2019

Full-Time Academic/Government Rate

$1,095
Corporate Rate
$1,695

Standard Rate

Full-Time Academic/Government Rate

$1,295
Corporate Rate
$1,895

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