With more than 270 members, each of whom has an average of 15 years of industry experience, Page Up has over 4,000 years of collective experience. Programs like Think Thursday discussions, Connection Coaches new-member onboarding, speaker series, our annual conferences and committee programs that encourage knowledge sharing bring that knowledge and experience to you. We host regional and national networking events that bring together peers who are facing the same issues, from managing our teams, to emerging technologies, to topical issues like new regulations and changes to the political climate.
What are you trying to get done in life? No, seriously, think about it for a sec. What are you really trying to get done? Now think about that last time you made meaningful progress on it. Did you do it alone? Of course not! You worked with someone, shared an idea with someone, got inspired by someone, felt motivated by someone. Right? Well, now imagine surrounding yourself with more than 270 professionals who all want to pursue the best ideas and implement them in ways that change the world. That’s what this network is about. And, oh, did we forget to mention that we’re nice? Yep. It’s true. Once you’re in Page Up, shoot anyone a note with a question and you’ll get a good reply. Go ahead, try it. It works!
For real, when we share best practices, they are truly killer. And by “killer” we mean, knock-‘em-flat-in-the-boardroom-with-your-brilliance-level stuff. That’s why hundreds of top-level communications executives flock to the Page Spring Seminar every year – and yes, you get to access that too as a member of Page Up. The quality of best-practice sharing is why our annual conference is the hottest ticket in town. Seriously, when you gather a bunch of folks with as much experience as we have, operating within multi-billion-dollar organizations on super complex issues spanning the globe, you inevitably get some great examples.
Within our organizations, we’re leaders. When it comes to how to have impact, we have thoughts. May we be so bold as to call this “thought leadership?” Sure! Let’s do that. We collaborate to explore and explain positions on the state of our profession, our industries and trends in the way our audiences, stakeholders, our customers and our employees communicate. Page Up provides a welcoming context to have assumptions challenged and aspirations validated, and to put your ideas about the communications profession into action.
In addition to topical weekly gatherings by phone (Think Thursdays), regular web presentations (Speakers Series) and regional networking events hosted by members, we hold an annual conference that brings together our best thought leadership, renowned speakers and, of course, incredible networking with your peers. We’ve held the event in Chicago, Washington D.C., and San Francisco – and each time the content, theme, speakers and entertainment were tailored to the city. Past themes have included “Seeing Around Corners: Preparing Business for the Future,” “Double Disruption: Our Industries, Our Profession” and “Navigating Influence, Transparency and Conflict in an Age of Alternative Facts.” We’ve had speakers including prominent authors, publishers, CEOs, and subject matter experts on analytics, AI, political systems and regulation.
We get a tremendous level of support from the Page Up staff as well as from Page members, but when it comes down to it, Page Up is member-led. Our bylaws call for an operating team with the roles you see below, naturally, but more importantly every Page Up member has the opportunity to volunteer for committee work and leadership. This is like anything truly valuable in life – the more you put in, the more you get from it. Here are some of the folks
getting a great deal of satisfaction and having a good bit of fun running the show day-to-day; it could just as easily be you.