Discover a world of learning

Innovative ideas and creative solutions are not relegated to one part of the world. They’re everywhere. That’s why IABC World Conference speakers and attendees reflect the international nature of what makes the communication profession so special—a myriad of perspectives, ideas and experiences that reflect the diverse nature of organizational communication. This year’s conference is shaping up to be more globally representative than ever before. Last year’s attendees represented nearly 40 countries. As we… Read More

Learn from the best: 2015 World Conference speakers

With more than 250 submissions, the 2015 slate of World Conference speakers are truly the cream of the crop. Who are these professionals exactly? This year’s speakers: Are globally diverse: Representing six continents, this year’s speakers will bring the latest communication trends from 19 countries around the world. Have a tradition of speaking excellence: Two TedTalk speakers, one member of the Professional Speaker’s Hall of Fame, and countless conference sessions, workshops and… Read More

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Speaker Sam Harrison: 5 tips to keep your creativity soaring

There’s nothing like a liberal infusion of personal creativity to add energy and magnetism to our communication methods. Strategy and content may be dead-on, but the ebb and flow of our creativity can determine whether our deliverables are bright or bleak, attention-grabbing or sleep-inducing. The good news is that creativity isn’t a talent granted to a privileged few—it’s innate in all humans. The challenging news is that to ignite our imaginations, we… Read More

Your invitation to career counseling with the best in the profession

On behalf of the IABC Fellows, I’d like to invite you to be part of an intimate, one-of-a-kind, IABC World Conference pre-event on 14 June in San Francisco: The Circles of Wisdom. In small group circles, we’ll share with you “What We’ve Found to be True”—the most down-to-earth, practical and useful advice that we’ve gleaned from our careers and life experiences.

Multipliers, Diminishers, and the power of not knowing

Is your organization’s leader a Multiplier or a Diminisher? In this CW Radio podcast interview, leadership expert and IABC World Conference keynote speaker Liz Wiseman talks about the danger of the Diminisher mind-set in leaders. When highly intelligent, experienced leaders think they have all the answers, they can sometimes quash the ideas and contributions of those around them, actually reducing the company’s capacity for innovation. Wiseman advocates that instead leaders adopt a… Read More

Boston Marathon bombing: What have we learned?

In April 2013, two explosions rocked the world famous Boston Marathon, in turn rocking the city and the nation. The crisis threw Boston-area communicators into the middle of events in ways they would have found hard to imagine. What have we learned? What happens when organizations are faced with not only the unexpected, but the unimaginable? How can we prepare to cope with unforeseen events? Three communicators who were close to this… Read More

You’re in good company: Look at who attended last year

It’s all about who you know. That’s why the people and the more than 800 companies they represent make the IABC World Conference the best networking opportunity of the year. Our attendees are some of the most influential decision-makers in the communication profession, from some of the most high-profile companies in the world. Last year’s list of companies ranged from Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities and major consulting firms through to small independent firms. What all… Read More

Foundation speaker Peter Penny: Reaching higher

What do you do when you know that life will never be the same? Peter Penny was an accomplished filmmaker, business communicator and IABC leader. When Penny lost his beloved wife to a brain tumor, he stood at the edge of a precipice. It was in those darkest moments that he embarked on a quest to reach new heights that would change his life forever. Come hear Penny’s awe-inspiring story at the IABC World Conference Foundation luncheon event. Giving… Read More

Before you think innovation, think simplicity

Do you sometimes roll your eyes when you hear the word innovation? Sure, it sounds great, but for many it’s hard enough just to maintain the status quo. Keynote speaker and SAP CEO Bill McDermott knows this all too well, and because of that he made “simplicity” SAP’s new priority. Simplicity can beat our common enemy, complexity, but according to McDermott it’s not as easy as it sounds: “We chose to do… Read More

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