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BC2 2017 is coming together!

The 6th annual Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) will be held on Tuesday, June 13 from 8am-1:30pm at Alumni House. This year’s conference brings together various forms of storytelling, from literary to social, and news platforms (both real and fake) that broadcast these stories.   The morning will kick off with hot beverages and a welcome … Continue Reading »

Coming soon: BC2 2014

 Hello UC Berkeley! This is Janet Noe and Anthony Yuen–your co-chairs for the 2014 Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2)–with an update on next year’s BC2. Our conference committee is hard at work planning another great BC2. We reviewed your feedback from last year’s event and found overwhelming interest in four areas: Internal Communications Communication Strategies in … Continue Reading »

Communications Awards Deadline Extended

You snooze…you get another chance! That’s right, the Berkeley Communications Awards deadline has been extended to next Monday, May 8. Submissions must be received by midnight. If you need a little inspiration, check out the winners from 2015. Who’s gonna rock the comms this year?

Get Ready for BC2

The Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) is right around the corner! We have a great day of sessions, speakers, and activities planned–here’s a few tips to make the most out of the conference: 1) Disconnect to connect We’re busy, which means that when we’re out of the office, we’re still checking email, making calls, and doing work, … Continue Reading »

Introducing BC2 Speaker Frances Dinkelspiel

We are proud to introduce Frances Dinkelspiel as one of this year’s BC2 conference speakers. Frances is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written two books, both of which were bestsellers: Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, and Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. Her work … Continue Reading »

Mark your calendars

Mark your calendars for BC2 2015 We were admittedly nervous when we first got together to start brainstorming for the Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2). Our boss has the word “chancellor” in her title — high 5s to AVC Claire Holmes! — and our predecessors of the last three years did an amazing job of creating … Continue Reading »

Meet Vikram Chandra, novelist, professor, programmer

Vikram Chandra is our first keynote speaker. In his session The Art and Craft of Storytelling he will discuss what makes good stories work their magic on audiences and the simple techniques that can create emotionally-engaging, persuasive, and potentially transformative stories. Chandra was born in New Delhi, India and currently divides his time between Mumbai and Berkeley. He … Continue Reading »

BC2 2015: less than 2 months out

As spring warms into summer here on campus, we’re excited to announce that​ BC2 2015 is taking shape. You know that moment following months of planning an event when you pop the invitation in the mail and suddenly it becomes real? Well, that happened to us last week. BC2 2015, here we come! Have you … Continue Reading »

Alumni Spotlight: Tai Tran

UC Berkeley alum Tai Tran is a storyteller, marketing leader, and entrepreneur and Head of Content & Brand for the company SelfScore. Named the youngest Forbes 30 Under 30 and LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing and Advertising, Tai is already an experienced storyteller, marketing leader, and entrepreneur. He has spoken at TEDx, Forbes CMO Summit, LinkedIn, and the … Continue Reading »