– Meet the Lineup –


9-11 September 2021

What an event!

We were so happy to reunite unpluggers old and new in the field this year. And it was an amazing line-up bringing a fascinating and inspiring set of people to our unique mix of learning and wellbeing for comms folk. See who we welcomed to run our workshops and activities this year – we’ll have more information about next year’s event soon!

– Thursday –

Arrive this morning, pitch up and join us for lunch and registration, before the comms event of the year gets off to a cracking start!

The programme starts at 2pm

– 2.15pm - Opening speaker! –

Get #CU21 off to a fabulous, creative start!

Could drawing change your life?

Kate Mason
The Big Draw
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– Thursday workshops –

Some fantastic professional development choices await you on day one.

3.30pm Think BIG to push your creativity

Jamie Sergeant
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3.30pm Small steps to greatness

Kirsten Watson and Becky Hodson
Passionate champions of improvement
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3.30pm Breaking Down Barriers

Alan Oram and Lauren Castle
Alive with Ideas
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– Thursday wellbeing activities –

Get your first dose of downtime in our gorgeous Dorset field

4.45pm Mindful Drawing

Kate Mason
The Big Draw
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4.45pm Forest Bathing

Layne Hamerston
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4.45pm Craft beer tasting

Jennifer Tingay
Southbourne Ales
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– Friday –

A full day of fresh, exciting comms and wellbeing sessions, workshops and activities, to boost your professional and personal development.
If you're arriving today, join us from 8.45am to pitch up if you're staying overnight, or for registration from 9.15am.

– Friday's fabulous workshops! –

Starting at 10.15am and 11.30am, we once again bring you some of the best speakers and session leaders from our part of the world, plus brilliant workshops from lovely, inspiring people from across the UK.

10.15am Simon's snippets of genius

Simon Shave
Facing challenges, communicating well
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10.15am Behaviour change masterclass

Dominic Ridley-Moy
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10.15am Taming your imposter

Jill Spurr
Chartered comms practitioner
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11.30am Content planning and strategy

Russell Tarr and Rory Stamp
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11:30am Developing your internal comms campaigns

Dan Holden
Horizon Comms
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11:30am Communicating Digital

Victoria Ford
Perago Wales
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– 1.45pm - #CU21 Headliner! –

How to fix work - sorting out our workplace culture

Bruce Daisley

Tech guru, podcaster and best-selling author
Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat and how to rediscover the Joy of Work
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– Friday wellbeing activities –

Starting at 3.15pm and 4.30pm, your day of activities concludes with some well-deserved down-time, fun and fresh air!

3.15pm Yoga

Irena Beniston
Mrs Namaste
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3.15pm A walk in the woods with Saranne

Saranne Postans
Connect with yourself, the surroundings and your fellow unpluggers
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3.15pm Sewing with Sarah

Sarah Dakin
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4.30pm Singing in sweet harmony

Tom Clements and Sally Northeast
Connecting through music
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4.30pm The Vent Tent

Take some time out with other Unpluggers
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4.30pm A walk in the woods with Joe

Joe Crossland
Take a mindful stroll around the beautiful woodland surrounding Burnbake
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6pm The amazing CU21 raffle

Supporting Dorset Mind and Dorset Wildlife Trust
Awesome prizes up for grabs
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– Friday evening –

Our amazing #CU21 raffle draw will take place, plus we'll have live music to relax to.

Tom's Unplugged

A live set from our music man, Tom Clements
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Lauren Castle

New to the field for CU21
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– Saturday –

We treat your senses with a morning wellbeing activity, followed by lunch and packing up time :-(

– CU on the Beach –

Beach walk

Studand Bay, Dorset
(coach included)
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– Awesome caterers –

Food and drink is included in your ticket price. We've sourced a fantastic bunch of local suppliers to keep your taste buds as stimulated as your body and mind.

Complete your dietary requirements on the registration form.