Opening IABC World Conference keynote Soledad O’Brien to speak on the state of the media

When IABC signed with other organizations to support the freedom of the press, we showed our deep commitment for this global value. With award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien as our opening keynote speaker, we’ll carry that commitment forward at the 2019 IABC World Conference. Fitting with this year’s theme, “Think Forward,” we’ll look at major changes affecting the communication landscape, including the freedom of the press and its relation to the global business community. We’ll consider… Read More

Register by 31 December and save on the #IABC19 World Conference

Registration for the 2019 IABC World Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, is now open! Register by 31 December to take advantage of the super-saver rate and you’ll save hundreds of dollars. And if you’re not a member of IABC, join now for an incredible deal. The theme of this year’s conference is “Think Forward.” From 9 to 12 June 2019, more than 1,000 of your peers will gather to discuss what’s new… Read More

How can you make a conference reach around the world?

Actionable strategic insights from #IABC18—for participants—and event and conference organizers… This year IABC’s World Conference got its mojo back. In-person participation was at a five-year high and a new record was set for virtual participation. Well done Team IABC. Now what might we learn from this that can be used to help you make your next event or conference reach around the world? This brief article breaks down the numbers, and shares… Read More

IABC World Conference is coming to Vancouver in 2019!

Breathtakingly beautiful, with a mild climate, and heralded as one of most uniquely diverse cities in Canada, Vancouver is the chosen location for the IABC World Conference! Join us for IABC’s premier annual conference designed for the communication professional. Save the dates The World Conference will take place Sunday, 9 June, through Wednesday, 12 June, at two hotels: Hyatt Vancouver and Fairmont Vancouver. If you attended the 2018 conference in Montréal, then… Read More

Apply to join the World Conference Program Advisory Committee

Help shape the 2019 IABC World Conference! You can help advance the communication profession, meet thought leaders and new colleagues, and learn about new trends in the field by volunteering for the IABC Program Advisory Committee (PAC). This opportunity is a great fit for people with tighter schedules who cannot make a huge time commitment but want to make big impact. We are searching for a diversity of disciplines within the communication… Read More

2018 World Conference recap, day three: Making leaders great communicators

by Charmane Russell On day three of the 2018 IABC World Conference, the theme of the communication crossroads continued to dominate presentations and conversations, particularly as this applies at a leadership level. General session: CEO panel The opening general session, a panel moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner with Syrus Reputation, introduced three CEOs: Luc Sabbatini, of PBSC Urban Solutions; Eugène Lapierre, of the Rogers Cup; and Ralph Hosker, of Belron… Read More

World Conference recap Monday: Inspire, connect, engage, collaborate

by Paula Bernardino I started my day at the World Conference by attending the mindfulness meditation session by local coach Lucie-Anne Fabien. What a great way to kick off the week. I was told to be prepared for an interesting keynote address, led by futurist Anab Jain. I was quite curious about what I was about to hear. As communicators, we always need to keep an eye on what’s next, right? I… Read More

2018 World Conference recap day one: Changing how we think about our profession

by Elizabeth Krecker The first two sessions I attended on the opening day of the 2018 IABC World Conference snapped us out of our comfort zone and began the change in our approach to our profession as communicators that is the focus of the 2018 conference. When IABC Chair Sharon Hunter introduced Seth Godin, the opening keynote speaker, she pointed out that the theme of our conference “communication at the crossroads,” reflects… Read More

Cooking up fresh ideas using #OpenSpace at #IABC18

Not sure what to make of the invite to the Open Space session coming up at World Conference? It can be hard to imagine what it might be like if you haven’t been to one before. If you haven’t ‘tasted the format so to speak. Well, to that end, here’s ‘one we prepared earlier’. It is a term you might be familiar with if you’ve ever watched a cooking show, but it’ll hopefully… Read More

Meet our three CEO panelists

For the morning general session on Tuesday, 5 June, at the IABC World Conference, we’ll hold a discussion with several top CEOs on their vision and ideas for how communication can make a demonstrable contribution to business success. Moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner with Syrus Reputation, the panel will also unveil the results of Syrus Reputation’s 2018 Global CEO survey, providing a unique look into the contribution of business communicators… Read More

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