About ComNet


The Communications Network annual conference is the premier global leadership gathering for social sector communications professionals. 

See our complete 2015 conference schedule.

Who attends The Communications Network annual conference?

In 2015, we welcomed folks from the following organizations (to name a few):
The Rockefeller Foundation   Ford Foundation    Natural Resources Defense Council    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Twitter    Environmental Defense Fund    The Denver Foundation    The Pew Charitable Trusts
Pittsburgh Foundation    Sesame Workshop    Knight Foundation    NYU    The James Irvine Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation    W.K. Kellogg Foundation    MacArthur Foundation

See our complete 2015 ComNet15 attendee list here

The ComNet16 conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan on September 28-30, 2016 and the theme of the conference will be Driving Change. At ComNet16, you will hear from the most influential, inspirational, and innovative voices in the social sector. All of our learning sessions will be focused on one outcome: driving change on the issues that you are working on.

As an attendee at ComNet16, you will learn from the examples and case studies of some of the foremost change-makers in the field. You'll walk away with actionable lessons that will help you do good, better.

Previous conference speakers have included Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air, Ira Glass from This American Life, Dr. Martin Luther King speechwriter Dr. Clarence B. Jones, journalist Soledad O'Brien, David Simon (creator of The Wire),  Ezra Klein of Vox.com, Ken Auletta of The New Yorker, Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times, author Junot Diaz, Maria Hinojosa of PBS, Ben Smith of BuzzFeed, Elliott Kalan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Los Angeles Times columnist and author Steve Lopez, and Eli Pariser of Upworthy.