– CU23 the line-up! –

We have a truly fabulous 48 hours in store for our Unpluggers this year. Whether you’re a seasoned field attendee or new in 2023, we promise there’ll be something for you in this year’s top-notch line-up.

– Thursday 7th September 2023 –

Pitch up from 11am, with registration and lunch open from 12.30, we will kick off CU23 in style with our signature opening welcome from Sally, Darren and Georgia, followed by a choice of learning workshops and wellbeing activities.

Round off the first day with a delicious hot meal, freshly cooked and served in the field.

– Welcome to Comms Unplugged 2023! –

Darren, Georgia and Sally welcome you to the field and get CU23 started in style!

– Thursday's learning workshops –

Select two from these corkers.

Branded! Nailing your corporate narrative

Nicola Plumb
Dorset Healthcare and Dorset County Hospital
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Youth Proof 2 Future Proof

Antonia Dixey + young people!
Participation People
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Inspired about inclusion

Lauren Castle
Alive with Ideas
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The power of habits

Dominic Ridley-Moy and Dr Lucy Mersh
The Behaviour Change Network
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– Thursday's wellbeing activities –

Take your pick!

Licence to play

Vix Hobbs
Exploring connections in new ways
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The famous CU Vent Tent!

Share, offload, support - VENT!
With John-Paul Danon and Darren Caveney
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– Thursday evening –

Optional learning activity

Fireside learning

Peter Fleming
Musings of a former council leader
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– Friday 8th September 2023 –

A whole day of learning, connecting and 'you time'. Starting with our awesome keynote address, followed by a choice of two professional development workshops and two wellbeing activities.

– Our keynote speaker –

Starting your day off right with an inspirational and thought-provoking hour

The power of community

Kathy Kyle
It's all about connection
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– Friday's workshops –

We bring you a varied and eclectic mix of topics to support your personal and professional development

Grow your outward mindset

Giles Henschel
He's back in the field!
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Future Comms Skills

Bournemouth University and Alumni
Panel discussion
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Working with your senior execs

Kevin McNamara
Chief Exec of Great Western NHS
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Inclusive story-telling

Elma Glasgow
Embrace diversity
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– Friday's wellbeing activities –

Grown-up music with movement

Carla Black
Stretches, movement and relaxation for body and mind
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Masquerade mask-making

Sally Northeast
Time to get creative
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Forest bathing

Layne Hamerston
Two opportunities to experience this peaceful practice
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– Friday night in the field –

It's always a special evening, with live music, delicious food and relaxed, fireside chat.

Tom Clements

Our very own music man since 2017!
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– Saturday 9th September 2023 –

Wellbeing walk - and a hearty breakfast!

– A delightful wellbeing activity to send you on your way –

Our last morning together is devoted to enjoying the amazing environment Dorset has to offer before you hit the road to return home. Make the most of it!

Species spotting with Butterfly Conservation

Nigel Spring
Discovering Dorset's species, ecosystems and habitats
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– Food and drink in the field –

Doesn't food always taste so much better when it's freshly prepared in the open air?
We have selected some of the best street food caterers Dorset has to offer, cooking up delicious meals in our fabulous #fieldofdreams.
Whether you eat anything going or have some specific dietary requirements, no-one goes hungry in the Comms Unplugged field. Just make sure you let us know any preferences when you register in advance.
Here's what's in store.

– Hot dinners round the campfire –

Freshly prepared in our field

– Lunch in the field –

Yummy lunches to fuel you through the day

– Breakfast in the field! –

Get set up for day, the unplugged way.