2017 Page Spring Seminar

The Changing Face of Activism:
Reaching Common Ground in a Polarized World
2017 Page Spring Seminar
April 6-7, 2017 Conrad New York

The 2017 Spring Seminar addressed the issue of stakeholder activism and how it is affecting our businesses, economy and the world at large. The interactive and engaging workshops and sessions along with topic experts provided practical insight that helped attendees and their teams be more effective leaders and communicators.

Employee Activism

Employee Activism

Ethan McCarty of Bloomberg LP sat down with Interpublic Group (IPG)'s Heide Gardner, and Glassdoor's Dawn Lyon to chat about employee activism.

Fireside chat about CEO activism with Ethan Allen's CEO Farooq Kathwari

Fireside chat about CEO activism with Ethan Allen's CEO Farooq Kathwari

Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president, and CEO of Ethan Allen and co-chair of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council shared an insider’s view of what CCOs can expect when their CEOs engage in activist causes, as well as his unique perspectives on how having strong values impacts leadership.

Students from DePaul University speak about their winning case study

Students from DePaul University speak about their winning case study

Students from College of Communication - DePaul University speak about their winning case study on Apple's privacy and security battle with the FBI following the #SanBernardino shooting.

Insights from #PageSpring

Insights from #PageSpring

The 2017 Spring Seminar addressed the issue of stakeholder activism and how it is affecting our businesses, economy and the world at large. Page's Eliot Mizrachi spoke with Weber Shandwick's CEO Andy Polansky, co-chair of the event about his thoughts and insights from #PageSpring

Statement on our Commitment to Truth and a Free and Fair Press

Statement on our Commitment to Truth and a Free and Fair Press

The Page Board approved a Statement on its Commitment to Truth and a Free and Fair Press. “The Page Society declares its support for journalists and public relations professionals who fearlessly fight for the truth, bring facts to light and hold government, business and other institutions accountable.” #PageSpring

Transparency, authenticity and civility in the era of activism

Transparency, authenticity and civility in the era of activism

Aedhmar Hynes discussed transparency, authenticity and civility in the era of activism with columnist and political commentator Sally Kohn. #PageSpring

Transformed media landscape

Transformed media landscape

Gary Sheffer, formerly GE's CCO, Page's President, Roger Bolton and Eliot Mizrachi, VP, communications and thought leadership at Page talk about the transformed media landscape. #PageSpring

Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking the Unthinkable

Margery Kraus of APCO Worldwide spoke to Thinking the Unthinkable duo, Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon to help us better understand what leaders must do to operate in an era of intense pressure and volatility.


More Events

Existential Disruption:
Our Communications Challenges, Our World
2019 Page International Exchange
June 19-21, 2019 • Amsterdam

2019 Page International Exchange

The inaugural Page International Exchange focused on existential disruption and attendees heard from European leaders, CEOs and CCOs on how industry leaders in the region are managing a time of turbulent change in both business and communication. We’ll also discuss how the Page model driving change within organizations, in terms of the role of corporate brand, culture change, digital disruption, and corporate purpose.

Moment of Truth:
Authenticity, Agility & Action
2019 Page Spring Seminar
April 4-5, New York

2019 Page Spring Seminar

This year’s Spring Seminar comes at a moment of truth for the Chief Communications Officer. Following in-depth conversations with more than 100 CCOs from Google and General Motors to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens, Page is preparing its latest research report, which will be previewed at the Spring Seminar.

Purpose, Policy & Protest:
The Role of the Corporation on Social Issues
2018 Page Annual Conference
September 23-25, Washington D.C.

2018 Page Annual Conference

The pressure on companies, and specifically their CEOs and CCOs, to engage with their publics on a range of social issues – from climate change to privacy, from immigration to gun control, from gay rights to racial bias – is more intense than ever. How do you determine if, when and how to engage?

Are You Future-Proofed?
Disruption, Innovation And The CCO
2018 Page Spring Seminar
April 5-6, 2018 Conrad New York

2018 Page Spring Seminar

“When we started to think about the theme for this Spring Seminar, we heard from many of you that we really needed to shake things up and use this time to learn things that might be new to our thinking. Companies have been transformed or disrupted. Many have turned to design thinking to infuse their thinking about the future.

Latest from Page

Honoring Harold Burson, 1921-2020

To commemorate Harold Burson following his passing at age 98, we are republishing a past podcast featuring Harold’s conversation with Becky Edwards, now CCO of Schneider Electric, at the 2018 Page Spring Seminar. Harold explains why he’s bullish on the future of the communications, his roundabout path into the profession, and how the digital era has and will continue to reshape it.

A Conversation with Mike Wing, Page's Author

As The New CCO wraps up 2019, we sit down with Mike Wing, the lead writer of Page’s most seminal research reports, to discuss the common threads of the CCO role from our first publication in 2007 to the present.

Dealing with Deepfakes - Danielle Citron, Boston University

Professor Danielle Citron is the vice president of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and an expert in online privacy at the Boston University School of Law. She discusses deepfakes’ rise to prominence, their proliferation, the ongoing battle to regulate them through legislation and the best ways for us to steel our organizations against attacks.

The Payment Platform with a Purpose - Franz Paasche, PayPal

Purpose and values are often derided as corporate buzzwords or feel-good messaging. But for Franz Paasche, SVP of Corporate Affairs at PayPal, these foundational elements of corporate character are the lifeblood of the enterprise. They are what differentiates this financial disruptor from its peers.