Ethics are at the forefront, so let’s talk about it. Join the World Café general session for learning and discovery.

As part of our commitment to open dialogue and problem-solving, the World Conference will provide a forum for tackling major issues emphasized by the rise of related world events. If there’s ever been a time when the communication profession must join together to work through some especially difficult challenges, this is it. Key values that guide the profession, like ethics, truth and transparency, are under scrutiny. This will be the feature of a new event at the conference,… Read More

Special events and highlights of the IABC World Conference

In addition to a stellar line-up of keynotes tailored to the unique needs of a communication audience, as well as a slate of outstanding break-out sessions, this year’s IABC World Conference,  happening 11–14 June in Washington, D.C., includes special events and all-new sessions that will take you on the journey of what it takes to lead communication and make real impact. More than 1,000 of your peers will join for an event that… Read More

Keynote Jon Iwata: Communication in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn’t science fiction anymore. It is at work in the world today, augmenting humans’ ability to do everything from find more targeted cancer treatments to challenge a parking ticket, to compose hit music. What does this mean for communicators? At his keynote presentation at the IABC World Conference on Monday, 12 June, in Washington D.C., IBM’s Jon Iwata will share how communication is changing in an era of data and… Read More

Make valuable connections at the new Speed Networking lunch (nearly full, sign up soon!)

The 2017 IABC World Conference will see the introduction of a special Speed Networking lunch session. This fast-moving session will enable you to meet up with other attendees, create contacts and share what you’ve learned. Speed Networking sessions involve moving from one table to another in intervals, chatting with fellow attendees and making new connections. Share, discover and grow You’ll have a chance to meet people who you might otherwise have missed, enabling… Read More

Register for World Conference by 1 May to win a free IABC membership

The global gathering of the year for business communication professionals is inching closer and closer! We’re now only 50 days away from the start of the 2017 IABC World Conference and we’re celebrating this milestone with a big giveaway: a free, one-year membership to IABC! All you need to do to be automatically entered is register for IABC World Conference between 22 April and 11:59 p.m. PDT on 1 May. If you’re… Read More

Join a gathering filled with networking and inspiration at the IABC Foundation Reception

Dating back to 1982, the IABC Foundation was established as a charitable, not-for-profit organization with a mission to support strategic initiatives that advance the practice, perception and effectiveness of the communication profession across the globe. Over the years the Foundation has supported both small and large projects, moving the profession forward through seminal research and educational support. The Foundation Reception is on Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:45 p.m.–6:15 p.m. During #IABC16, IABC… Read More

Circles of Wisdom: Communication leaders offer special mentorship sessions

When it comes to getting mentorship support that elevates your career, the IABC Fellows Circles of Wisdom sessions offer something special and unique. On Monday, 12 June, and Tuesday, 13 June, select leaders of the communication profession will lend their time, talent and knowledge, based on years of experience, to counsel participants in small “circles” that allow for meaningful dialogue and exchanges that will give you the kind of personal attention that is required to apply problem-solving… Read More

Join a glamorous night of nights

Held each year in celebration of the highest achievements in the communication profession, the glamorous Excellence Awards Gala at the IABC World Conference is the communication professional’s night of nights, filled with inspiration, delicious food, entertainment and great company. IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, IABC Fellows, and winners of the Jake Wittmer Award, Business Issue Award and Sharon Berzok Award. The Gold Quill Awards are IABC’s premier awards program recognizing and fostering excellence in the field of business communication,… Read More

The power of communication on marketing and brand

As a communication professional, you are in the best position to use the power of communication to unify and support your organization’s marketing and brand efforts. That’s why the IABC World Conference, happening 11-14 June 2017 in Washington, D.C., will offer a rich assortment of new insights, case studies and expert analysis to help you get there. We’ll bring our theme, Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact, to life with sessions that… Read More

Join the World Conference community on Facebook!

One of the things that makes IABC so special is the warmth and support offered by its diverse community. As part of helping you to make connections ahead of the World Conference, we’ve launched a Facebook event page where you can virtually meet up with other attendees. This is the place where you can arrange for sharing a room, connect on transportation or reach out to other attendees on anything that will help to support your… Read More

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