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

A simple approach with a real business result

Top business influencer, author and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker Mark Jeffries will be the closing keynote at the IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017 in Washington, D.C. Presenting on the “Art of Business Influence,” Jeffries will show how specific communication techniques will build trust, success and connections.

Authentic leadership: What does it really mean?

Gabrielle Dolan, is the opening keynote speaker at the IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017. She has worked with thousands of leaders around the globe helping them to embrace authentic leadership and business storytelling. She has published several best selling books including Stories for Work: The essential guide to business storytelling, which was published in March 2017. “Gabrielle epitomizes the concept of authentic leadership,” says Georgia Russell, head of inclusion and engagement… Read More

Yes, we can change the world. How? With the transformative power of creativity

Presenting at the IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June, keynote Denise Jacobs will share her vision for a future that will transform the way we communicate and connect. She calls it the Creativity (R)Evolution and here’s what it is. It’s a movement to leverage the transformative power of creativity to start a contagion of creativity that spreads throughout the world, changing it for the better. Here’s how she describes this process, in her… Read More

World Conference Brief: Get insights, previews and highlights of the event

The IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017, will include more than 50 speakers from around the world. These experts will cover one of five tracks and a Global Standard representing the communication profession. They have now made some of their most thought-provoking ideas available as a preview to the kind of thinking attendees can expect at the event.

Design thinking: From the corporate back room into the C-suite

In the last couple of years, designers have come out of corporate back rooms and into the C-suite, and “design thinking” is high on the agenda for all kinds of businesses, public sector services, and even in government policy making. But what is ‘design thinking’, how does it apply in business communication, and how do you actually do it? This session will explore the foundations of design as a methodology, and the… Read More

Did you know World Conference attendance counts toward professional certification?

Yes, that’s right. Both the main IABC World Conference and the pre-conference workshops will help you meet the application requirements for Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification. And if you already have your certification through the GCCC (Global Communication Certification Council), those credits may be applied toward maintaining your certification. This is the first World Conference where professional development credits can be collected to benefit lifelong learning in this way.

Broadcasting to employees is dangerously archaic in today’s digital age

We have only scratched the surface of what we can achieve when individuals inside organizations communicate with each other effectively. That’s the conclusion of communication expert Katie Macaulay’s year-long research project into the future of employee communications. Broadcasting to employees is dangerously archaic in today’s digital age. People everywhere have found their voice. We no longer passively receive the message: We share and shape it together. Today, smart organizations are realizing wisdom and knowledge do not… Read More

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