Your invitation to career counseling with the best in the profession

On behalf of the IABC Fellows, I’d like to invite you to be part of an intimate, one-of-a-kind, IABC World Conference pre-event on 14 June in San Francisco: The Circles of Wisdom. In small group circles, we’ll share with you “What We’ve Found to be True”—the most down-to-earth, practical and useful advice that we’ve gleaned from our careers and life experiences.

Boston Marathon bombing: What have we learned?

In April 2013, two explosions rocked the world famous Boston Marathon, in turn rocking the city and the nation. The crisis threw Boston-area communicators into the middle of events in ways they would have found hard to imagine. What have we learned? What happens when organizations are faced with not only the unexpected, but the unimaginable? How can we prepare to cope with unforeseen events? Three communicators who were close to this… Read More

You’re in good company: Look at who attended last year

It’s all about who you know. That’s why the people and the more than 800 companies they represent make the IABC World Conference the best networking opportunity of the year. Our attendees are some of the most influential decision-makers in the communication profession, from some of the most high-profile companies in the world. Last year’s list of companies ranged from Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities and major consulting firms through to small independent firms. What all… Read More

Foundation speaker Peter Penny: Reaching higher

What do you do when you know that life will never be the same? Peter Penny was an accomplished filmmaker, business communicator and IABC leader. When Penny lost his beloved wife to a brain tumor, he stood at the edge of a precipice. It was in those darkest moments that he embarked on a quest to reach new heights that would change his life forever. Come hear Penny’s awe-inspiring story at the IABC World Conference Foundation luncheon event. Giving… Read More

Choose by career level and shape a program to fit your needs

In addition to multiple presentation formats and a global mix of premier presenters, this year’s World Conference offers another new feature. The professional development programming at the World Conference has been mapped to align with your career journey. In addition to tying in with the Global Standard of the communication profession, sessions are designed to fit with your current career focus, helping to further tailor your experience to best suit your individual needs. Each session has been marked as falling… Read More

Why attending is a great business decision

It’s not enough to have communication that supports your organization, you need communication that delivers on the bottom-line. That’s where IABC comes in. With our conference theme of “Changing the Landscape: Informing the future,” we are drawing from the best and the brightest in the communication field to educate, inform and inspire. Bringing leading-edge knowledge and trends to life Our approach respects traditional forms of communication, but our focus is to challenge… Read More

Rápido returns: Dynamic learning at its best

This fast-paced special session with content-rich, time-limited presentations offers an innovative way to take in new ideas. Developed, curated and moderated by communication leader Ezri Carlebach, attenders experience an exciting collage of five-minute stories presented by a group of selected conference delegates. Presenters cover a variety of timely subjects that connect to the main conference theme, Changing the Landscape: Informing the future. The combination of compelling topics and brevity of the format… Read More

IABC Fellows Circles of Wisdom: “What I’ve found to be true.”

Learning from the best of the best –Sunday, June 14, 1:30 to 4:30pm– Soak up years of experience and wise counsel from the best of the best—IABC’s Fellows—during the second year of the popular Circles of Wisdom pre-conference event. Meet with the Fellows in small, informal groups, with time for Q&A — and discover answers to some of the most pressing questions of the profession when the Fellows explore “What I’ve found to be true.”  Get inside… Read More

Multiple session formats offer new ways to learn

We know that you are coming to the World Conference to have a full learning experience—not to be talked at, but to be engaged with. Because we appreciate your individuality, understand your need for variety and respect our speakers’ abilities to be free with how they convey innovative ideas, we are launching this conference with some fresh new session formats. Take a look at your options!

Gift of Communication — Giving back to the community

This is IABC’s annual pre-conference community program. Working with Bay Area nonprofits, volunteer communication professionals provide advice and counsel to help organizations address their most pressing communication challenges. It’s social responsibility and professional development at its best. Participating communicators benefit from the session in many ways. You’ll have an opportunity to: Provide advice/counsel to help local nonprofits “Make a difference” using your professional skills Get real-life professional development by applying your skills/experience… Read More

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