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

Keynote Jon Iwata: Communication in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn’t science fiction anymore. It is at work in the world today, augmenting humans’ ability to do everything from find more targeted cancer treatments to challenge a parking ticket, to compose hit music. What does this mean for communicators? At his keynote presentation at the IABC World Conference on Monday, 12 June, in Washington D.C., IBM’s Jon Iwata will share how communication is changing in an era of data and… Read More

Authentic leadership. What does it really mean?

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.” As a communication professional, you are in the best position to use the power of communication to unify and support… Read More

Make valuable connections at the new Speed Networking lunch (nearly full, sign up soon!)

The 2017 IABC World Conference will see the introduction of a special Speed Networking lunch session. This fast-moving session will enable you to meet up with other attendees, create contacts and share what you’ve learned. Speed Networking sessions involve moving from one table to another in intervals, chatting with fellow attendees and making new connections. Share, discover and grow You’ll have a chance to meet people who you might otherwise have missed, enabling… Read More

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