Rápido returns: Dynamic learning at its best

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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.”

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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

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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

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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

Liz Wiseman: Top leadership thinker to be keynote

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Listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world, Liz Wiseman is dedicated to teaching leadership to executives around the globe. IABC is honored to have her speak as a keynote at the 2015 IABC World Conference. As President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Genentech,… Read More

Check out the first 30 World Conference sessions

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Representing some of the most innovative ideas of the profession, combined with real-life practical communication solutions–descriptions for the first 30 World Conference breakout sessions have just been published. This global mix of speakers  includes seasoned communication experts like Sam Harrison, John Deveney, ABC, IABC Fellow, Barbara Gibson, ABC, and Ann Wylie who combine their expansive knowledge with next-level thinking to support your ability to elevate your organization. New speakers like Jana Sedivy, Jill… Read More

Wondering if machines can ever totally replace people? Geoff Colvin will let you know.

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Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. In addition to being a general session keynote presenter, Colvin will serve as panel moderator at the IABC Foundation luncheon. Respected Commentator As Fortune’s senior editor-at-large, he is considered one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the InfoTech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with… Read More

10 things you’ll learn at the World Conference—and that’s just a start!

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The IABC World Conference program is launching with some of the most innovative thinkers and stellar presenters in the communication profession. Here’s the first in a series of previews on what you can expect to learn. 1. Apply inside knowledge from top companies Get inside knowledge and best practices from top organizations like Microsoft, Dow Chemical, Walmart, Chevron, Bayer HealthCare, Hilton Worldwide, Lockheed Martin, Expedia, LinkedIn and many more. 2. Prepare for… Read More

Sally Hogshead: How the world sees you—from first impressions to lasting value

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When you learn how to fascinate, you become more memorable and valued. When organizations learn to fascinate, their products become more desirable, their customers turn into advocates, and their best employees never want to leave. Why are you captivated by some people, but not others? How do certain leaders convince you to change your opinion? What will distinguish your communications from others’ and help you stand out in a massively distracted world? From… Read More