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

IABC announces first World Conference keynote: Jon Iwata, architect of IBM’s strategic brand platforms

Jon Iwata leads IBM’s marketing, communications and citizenship organization. His global team is responsible for the marketing of IBM’s product and services portfolio in more than 170 countries, market intelligence, communications, and stewardship of the IBM brand, recognized as one of the most valuable in the world. Jon is the architect of IBM’s strategic brand platforms, including e-business, Smarter Planet and Watson. He is recognized for innovation – from creating Think Academy,… Read More

Welcome Reception at the International Trade Center

The Welcome Reception will take place in the lovely Atrium at the International Trade Center on Sunday, 11 June 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get ready for a night of enjoyment and fascinating conversation at one of the most beautiful spaces in Washington D.C., the magnificent International Trade Center. Make new connections, meet up with old friends, and experience upscale cuisine and libations in the warmth of IABC’s welcoming global community…. Read More

Speaking proposal deadline extended to 3 October: Submit today!

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is accepting break-out session speaking proposals for its 2017 World Conference in Washington D.C., 11–14 June 2017. Our audience of communication professionals seeks dynamic speakers who offer new, innovative and career-supporting knowledge and skills. The 2017 conference theme is #IABC17 Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact. We seek presentations that: Focus on leading communication that makes a real impact in our organizations; Build on the best… Read More