– Meet the Lineup –


Email us at commsunplugged@gmail.com to join our waitlist, and cross your fingers for drop-outs!

This is it. We’re bringing you a full-on, top-notch, first-class selection of inspirational speakers, motivational workshops, and wellbeing activities plus an evening line up of musicians and singers to make this an unforgettable experience. Add to that full catering, and you won’t find a better value or more compelling comms event anywhere around! Browse the full lineup right here.

– Thursday –

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

– 2.15pm - Event Opener! –

Get #CU19 off to an energetic start!

Giles Henschel

Olives et al
The Disruption Hour
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– 3.30pm - Thursday workshops –

Dive in to our fantastic choice of afternoon professional development sessions, with a choice of three fantastic workshops

Leanne Ehren

Mental Health Campaigner and Comms Pro
"Your Big Conversation"
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Saranne Postans

Executive Coach and communications expert
Time management and prioritisation
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Tanya Croft

Head of Comms and Engagement, Devon & Cornwall Police, and Dorset Police
Revitalise your social media with Tanya's top tips!
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– 4.45pm - Thursday well-being activities –

Say hello to your mojo, with an hour of 'you time'

Julie Joy

Reflexologist, aromatherapist, reiki healer
Mood-boosting techniques and essential oils
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Phil Jewitt

Senior Communications Business Partner, Leeds City Council
Feel-good photography
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Katie Wilkinson

Dorset WIldlife Trust
Get Britain Buzzing!
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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.

– 10.15am - #CU19 Headliner! –

An uplifting and moving story, the very essence of Comms Unplugged

Jonny Benjamin MBE

Author, vloggger, film-maker, mental health campaigner
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– Friday workshops –

Starting at 11.45am and 2.00pm, 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.

Mark Funnell

Environment Agency / Defra
Personal resilience during a crisis
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Emily Hudson

BBC South Political Reporter
Inside track on the BBC
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Matt Desmier

Wise Old Uncle and creative genius
Creative inspiration - you got it!
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Graham Farrant

Chief Executive, BCP Council
Organisational culture - you need comms!
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Clare Parker

Forest Research - The Forestry Commission
Reflections for Comms folk
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Heather Baily

Non-executive Director for Dorset HealthCare and the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
Confidence boosting, getting game on!
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– Friday well-being activities –

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

Pat Wilkins

Laughter guru (that's right!)
Laughter workshop!
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Georgie Bottomley

Rock decorator extraordinaire!
Join the rock decorating craze!
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Irena Beniston

Mrs Namaste
Calm and gentle yoga
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Morwenna and Saranne

Fresh Air Fridays
Filling yourself up
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Enter the Vent Tent

Share your issues with like-minded peers
A safe place get it all out!
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– Friday evening –

Our amazing #CU19 raffle draw will take place, plus we'll have live music to relax to.

The Comms Unplugged Raffle

In aid of Dorset Mind and Dorset Wildlife Trust
Over £2,000 of prizes up for grabs!
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Less Than Nine

Dorset's hottest duo
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Tom Clements

Great sing-a-long stuff from Tom
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– Saturday –

We treat yours senses with a well-being morning activity, followed by lunch and packing up time :-(

Paul Morton

Birds of Poole Harbour
Guided wildlife walk
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– Meet our 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.

Coffees and teas

James from Taste the Bean
Bringing you freshly ground coffees and other hot drinks from breakfast to tea-time
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Street Food Thursday

Carl and The Perfect Pig crew
Bringing Asian aromas and flavours to the field
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Friday lunchtime

Love Cake
Complete deliciousness from the lovely Emily and her team
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Friday night is pizza night!

The Fiery Fox
A firm favourite, the Fiery Fox gang are BACK!
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Breakfast in the field

Matt from the Snack Shack
Burnbake's very own on-site breakfast chef
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Welcome and farewell lunches

Included in your ticket price