Save the date: The World Conference goes to Montréal in 2018!

We just wrapped up a World Conference that explored the critical issues of our profession, offered new solutions to your most pressing challenges and gave you a chance to connect with your peers in a meaningful and lasting way. Now is the time to save the date for the 2018 World Conference, to be held in the lovely and cosmopolitan city of Montréal, Canada.  2018 IABC World Conference Palais des congrès de Montréal 3–6… Read More

IABC World Conference Tuesday recap: Going deep in the conversation

by Kristen Delphos Tuesday at the IABC World Conference is a “sweet spot” day for many attendees. In the sea of hundreds of people, we start to recognize and create our own little tribe of conference friends. By this time, a day and a half into the program, we’ve networked, tweeted, retweeted, followed, and smiled when the notifications appeared on our devices to let us know that we’ve been followed back.

World Conference recap Monday: A day of discoveries

by Peg Champion “We will all become cognitive communicators,” says Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications for IBM. Iwata led a brilliant, if sometimes unnerving, session about artificial intelligence (AI) and its broad application across every field. Iwata discussed IBM’s AI system, Watson, which can see, hear, understand, read, comprehend and recognize language. Watson was developed to “enhance and extend human capability, expertise and potential” though it’s best known… Read More

World Conference Sunday recap: Jump-starting the right and left brain

by Shea Sullivan Every time I attend the IABC World Conference, I always feel like the first sessions are brushing the cobwebs off my brain. Two of the pre-conference workshops not only dusted it, but jump-started it. And these were two sessions that engaged both sides of the brain in very different ways. If this made some uncomfortable, then good. We shouldn’t come to conferences to stay in our comfort zones of… Read More

Download the app for the World Conference

We’ve built a mobile app for the 2017 IABC World Conference! It has all the important information you’ll need for the event, and features to enhance your event experience. Here’s how to download it and get started building your schedule, connecting with other attendees, and getting oriented. Step 1: Download the app. All registered conference attendees should have received an email about downloading the app. The email contains complete instructions for downloading the… Read More

Stay energized and focused with yoga classes at the World Conference

Get the body moving and keep your energy level up so you can take in all that the IABC World Conference has to offer. Jump-start your day with a sunrise yoga class with Kirsten Peterson, RYT-200, on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Kirsten’s classes focus on breath-guiding and mind-focusing movements to build strength and flexibility. You can expect to be guided through sun salutations, hip openers, heart-opening back bends and twists to… Read More

Can’t attend the conference. No problem. Now you can access sessions virtually!

Join IABC’s first Virtual World Conference, an online companion to the association’s annual in-person World Conference event. Now you can you can attend two live days of select break-out session workshops, all without leaving the office. Complimentary access for attendees If you’ve purchased a full/standard package, all of the virtual sessions will be provided to you as a complimentary part of your experience. Just add them to your registration to gain access. So,… Read More

Personal invite from keynote Mark Jeffries, trusted adviser to major organizations

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

Ethics are at the forefront, so let’s talk about it. Join the World Café general session for learning and discovery.

As part of our commitment to open dialogue and problem-solving, the World Conference will provide a forum for tackling major issues emphasized by the rise of related world events. If there’s ever been a time when the communication profession must join together to work through some especially difficult challenges, this is it. Key values that guide the profession, like ethics, truth and transparency, are under scrutiny. This will be the feature of a new event at the conference,… Read More

Special events and highlights of the IABC World Conference

In addition to a stellar line-up of keynotes tailored to the unique needs of a communication audience, as well as a slate of outstanding break-out sessions, this year’s IABC World Conference,  happening 11–14 June in Washington, D.C., includes special events and all-new sessions that will take you on the journey of what it takes to lead communication and make real impact. More than 1,000 of your peers will join for an event that… Read More

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