1-day sale and other great ways to save on the IABC World Conference

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As we count down the days to this year’s World Conference, we wanted to do something special to ramp up the excitement. As of today, there are only 80 days left until this year’s event, and in honor of that milestone, we’re offering a one-day sale. From now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, 23 March, you can save US$100 off World Conference registration. Just use the discount code Save100 at checkout… Read More

Join the World Conference community on Facebook!

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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

Missed the early-bird deadline? Register in March and enter to win a free hotel room, worth over US$200!

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If you missed the early-bird deadline, you may still be able to find savings! Register for the World Conference between 2 March and 31 March and you’ll be entered to win a free hotel room night. At the IABC rate (available for a limited time), hotel rooms are $249. That’s a great rate for a top tier city like Washington D.C., but wouldn’t you like to save it for yourself? There are… Read More

A simple approach with a real business result

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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. Simple yet vital His message is a simple, yet vital one—communication excellence leads to increased connections, trust and success. According to Jeffries, the best news… Read More

Thought leadership: What does it really mean?

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Gabrielle Dolan, a keynote speaker at the IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017, doesn’t just talk about being an authentic thought leader, she lives her life like one. Her motto is “I believe the best relationships are built on trust and mutual respect, so if that sounds all good to you…let’s go.” In 2015, Gabrielle became an Australian and New Zealand Partner of Thought Leaders Global, where she works with organizations to… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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