Be part of collective intelligence at the World Café, a new all-attendee session at the World Conference

IABC is introducing a very special general session, a World Café on Monday, 12 June from 1-3 p.m. Never heard of a World Café? Well, it’s a structured conversational process that creates a platform for open small group discussions crowd sourcing to tap into “collective intelligence.” Here’s your chance to experience learning and discovery in an entirely new way, through creative thinking, new connections and the power of your peers. The process is based… Read More

Want to earn a seat at the boardroom table? Learn from 5 real-life examples and case studies from Africa

Africa is rising—is the communication profession rising with it? Over the past decade, despite the global financial crises, African economies have been growing at an exceptional rate. Hailed at investment conferences from Shanghai to New York as the last economic frontier, African markets have become central to many business strategies. So why, in this context, is the structural role of PR and communication still massively overlooked? In reality, along with other fields… Read More

Use communication to increase organizational performance at IABC Academy pre-conference workshops

Discover and learn with IABC Academy intensive, pre-conference workshops at the IABC World Conference. Facilitated by experts in the communication profession, these sessions were selected based on their alignment to the Global Standard, connection to the conference theme of global innovation, and ability to provide participants with high-value learning. Personal and interactive These workshops will deliver the kind of interactive, personalized experience that will open your mind to creative problem solving and help you build valuable skills… Read More

World Conference break-out speakers to offer valuable learning, insights and perspectives

IABC World Conference speakers were chosen for their ability to provide valuable learning, insights and perspective on the most critical communication issues. See presentation descriptions here. Speakers will tap into their expertise to offer presentations in Washington D.C., with a plan to address emerging issues that have significant impact on the communication profession. Sessions were selected by IABC’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) based on their alignment to the conference theme GLOBAL BUSINESS: Lead Communication, Make Real… Read More

An interview with Sarah McLaughlin, chair of the World Conference Program Advisory Committee

Sarah McLaughlin, PMP, is the chair of the 2017 IABC World Conference Program Advisory Committee (PAC). In this interview with Natasha Nicholson, Director of Content at IABC, Sarah describes her experience with IABC and the World Conference, what she feels is special about this event and why she thinks that all communication professionals will benefit from the learning, inspirations and discoveries. Natasha Nicholson: What is special about IABC and the World Conference in… Read More

Keynote Denise Jacobs: Creativity Evangelist

Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, she teaches game-changing techniques for busting through creative blocks, cultivating collaboration, and up-leveling creative productivity. She leads workshops and trainings that unlock creativity in individuals, teams, and workplaces. Her focus is on creating real-world results where teams work better, produce more, and skyrocket their company’s success. Through speaking, writing, training, consulting, and coaching, she… Read More

Keynote Gabrielle Dolan: Authentic leadership and storytelling

Gabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling. She’s worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world, helping them to become better leaders and communicators using the art of business storytelling. Gabrielle is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker, and works with some of Australia’s top 50 ASX companies, including National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Telstra and ANZ, and multinationals such as Accenture, Bupa, Ericsson and… Read More

What makes the IABC World Conference so extraordinary? (Videos)

Did you attend this year’s IABC World Conference? If so, you’ll know what we mean when we say this is one extraordinary event. So what makes the World Conference so special? It’s the people, the content and the all of those opportunities you get to learn and connect with a community of people who share the honor, the joy and yes sometimes the frustration of being a communication professional. You are coming to a… Read More

Excellence Awards Gala: Honoring brilliance and achievement in the communication profession

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, top-quality entertainment, and hours of enjoyment. This is an event you won’t want to miss. IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, IABC Fellows, and winners of the Chairman’s Award, Jake Wittmer Award, and Sharon Berzok Award. The Gold Quill Awards are IABC’s premier awards… Read More

Foundation Reception: Celebrate the Gift of Communication, Experience, Excellence and Insights

The Foundation Reception is on Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Dating back to 1892, 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. Learn… Read More