Join 1,000 of your communication peers at the IABC World Conference. Register by 1 March and save US$200!


Join more than 1,000 of your communication peers at the 2017 IABC World Conference, 11–14 June 2017 in Washington D.C. If you register for the early-bird rate by 1 March you can save over US$200 compared to the full price. And if you become an IABC member at the same time, you can save even more. Just follow the prompts during the online registration to make that happen. Join communication professionals from around the world to learn, network,… 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

A look at last year’s World Conference: Learn more and hear from attendees


Unparalleled networking with peers from around the world. Inspiring speakers who will change the way you think about your work, and the world at large. A chance to hone your skills and learn about how to meet the challenges of the future from the best in the business. These are just a few of the benefits of attending IABC’s annual World Conference. To give you an idea of what’s in store at this year’s event… Read More

The World Conference to address key communication issues and world events


The world is changing and challenging the basic tenets of the communication profession: ethics, truth and transparency. Now more than ever, we must come together to sort through how we will address these challenges that are shaping and will continue to shape the future of the communication profession. We are developing the World Conference program to address key global events that impact all of us as communication professionals. One of our general… Read More

World Conference is filling up fast. Book your room soon.

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Early registrations for the IABC World Conference in Washington D.C., happening 11–14 June 2017, are filling up fast. Don’t wait to register, make travel plans and book your discounted hotel room. Claim your spot at this year’s most important gathering of communication professionals from around the world. Join your peers to address major communication issues, explore innovative ideas and discover new solutions to your biggest communication challenges.

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

World Conference to tackle critical communication issues at World Café session


If there’s ever been a time when the communication profession must join together to work through some especially difficult issues, this is it. Key values that guide the profession, like ethics, truth and transparency, are under scrutiny. The proliferation of “fake news,” normalizing of “alternative facts,” questioning of the media’s role in society and a devaluing of diversity is creating a backdrop for new challenges ahead. As part of our commitment to open dialogue and… Read More

Secrets of the thoroughbred leader…Are you one?


Think back to the best leader you ever had. Did they have a magical quality that made you want to walk on hot coals if they asked? Do you have those same leadership qualities? Oftentimes, we assume that being that “great leader” is out of reach for us because we don’t have that charismatic personality, but that’s not true! Most of us can dramatically improve our leadership abilities and become the leaders… Read More

Keynote Mark Jeffries, trusted adviser to some of the world’s largest corporations


Author, keynote speaker and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker Mark Jeffries has become a trusted adviser and communication consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships. Dividing his time mostly between the U.S., Canada and Europe, Mark is invited to deliver his highly effective keynotes on “Business Communication, Influence and Presentation” to audiences across many industries. His speeches are relevant, entertaining, and filled with instantly useable takeaway ideas…. Read More