IABC World Conference Tuesday recap: Going deep in the conversation

by Kristen Delphos Tuesday at the IABC World Conference is a “sweet spot” day for many attendees. In the sea of hundreds of people, we start to recognize and create our own little tribe of conference friends. By this time, a day and a half into the program, we’ve networked, tweeted, retweeted, followed, and smiled when the notifications appeared on our devices to let us know that we’ve been followed back.

World Conference recap Monday: A day of discoveries

by Peg Champion “We will all become cognitive communicators,” says Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications for IBM. Iwata led a brilliant, if sometimes unnerving, session about artificial intelligence (AI) and its broad application across every field. Iwata discussed IBM’s AI system, Watson, which can see, hear, understand, read, comprehend and recognize language. Watson was developed to “enhance and extend human capability, expertise and potential” though it’s best known… Read More

World Conference Sunday recap: Jump-starting the right and left brain

by Shea Sullivan Every time I attend the IABC World Conference, I always feel like the first sessions are brushing the cobwebs off my brain. Two of the pre-conference workshops not only dusted it, but jump-started it. And these were two sessions that engaged both sides of the brain in very different ways. If this made some uncomfortable, then good. We shouldn’t come to conferences to stay in our comfort zones of… Read More

Download the app for the World Conference

We’ve built a mobile app for the 2017 IABC World Conference! It has all the important information you’ll need for the event, and features to enhance your event experience. Here’s how to download it and get started building your schedule, connecting with other attendees, and getting oriented. Step 1: Download the app. All registered conference attendees should have received an email about downloading the app. The email contains complete instructions for downloading the… Read More

Stay energized and focused with yoga classes at the World Conference

Get the body moving and keep your energy level up so you can take in all that the IABC World Conference has to offer. Jump-start your day with a sunrise yoga class with Kirsten Peterson, RYT-200, on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Kirsten’s classes focus on breath-guiding and mind-focusing movements to build strength and flexibility. You can expect to be guided through sun salutations, hip openers, heart-opening back bends and twists to… Read More

5 ways to improve employee communication, learning, and culture with video

In this session, we’ll explore five examples of how companies like Qualcomm, Mizuno, Tableau Software, and Perkins-Coie are improving their employee comms, knowledge sharing, and company culture using video. We’ll also examine trends driving the use of video, and how you can tap them within your business. You’ll learn: New ways to use video for formal and informal communication and learning at all levels. Which technology shifts are making video more accessible… Read More

Enterprise case studies on corporate communication initiatives using the power of video

INXPO’s corporate communications solution utilizes the power of video to motivate work forces, while building trusting relationships with leadership. Interactive Town Hall meetings and leadership updates will keep employees informed, engaged and in sync with your business goals. You’ll learn: How video can build a trusting relationship between leadership and employees. How video portals empower workforces to execute new strategies and achieve goals. Examples from enterprises that have enabled this strategy with… Read More

Meet Bananatag: A new approach to internal email

Find out why internal communicators love Bananatag and get an inside look at how we’re changing internal email communications. You’ll learn: What’s wrong with how we use email internally. How we fixed sending and measuring from within Outlook. How we’re making email a social experience. Plus, what wine pairs best with a conversation about email. Track: Solution provider Format: Exhibit Hall mini-theater presentation Date and time: Tuesday, 13 June, 1–1:20 p.m. Location: Cardozo… Read More

How PowerPoint can damage your brand (and what you can do about it)

Whether you’re using PowerPoint for internal or external communications, the struggle is the same: how to maintain the integrity of your brand. In this session, we will provide you with PowerPoint solutions that you can implement immediately and also share insider knowledge on how leading companies have overcome branding challenges with software. In this session, you’ll: Learn nine essential tips that you can implement today to increase brand compliance. See how to… Read More

Rules of engagement: How to build trust on your enterprise social network

Influencing sentiment and morale during organizational change is difficult, especially when organizations fail to engage employees and other stakeholders in the process. In this session, you’ll learn why and how to effectively engage employees and stakeholders for the long-term health of your organization. In this session, you’ll learn: How the fear of open dialog can work against you. The importance of engaging in the positive, not just the negative. How to identify… Read More