What makes a conference extra special—aside from great content, exceptional speakers and an exceptional location? Here’s the answer. It’s the connections we make, the welcoming atmosphere we experience and that sense of renewal that comes with stepping away long enough to come back refreshed and ready to tackle your biggest challenges.
Ideas and connections
All of this is why we’ll have the “The Hub” exhibit hall at the World Conference. Yes, the conference keynotes will amaze and the sessions will illuminate, but you also need a place to absorb ideas and meet new people in an informal and natural setting. The Hub will be the place to network, learn and enjoy. Attendees will meet up for breakfast, lunch and coffee and join in activities—all with a heaping dose of fun.
Solutions and discoveries
As a central part of this experience, we’re bringing in some of the best solution providers in the industry to share ideas and talk through your needs in a space that makes it easy to learn and connect. And this isn’t just about finding solutions, it’s about opening your eyes to discover unexpected opportunities. Venture into conversations with professionals who understand how to help, get great advice and see where that takes you. Learn more about our sponsors and exhibitors.
12 reasons to visit The Hub
- Learn from informal presentations and dynamic demonstrations.
- Connect with Solution Providers and get answers to your most pressing questions.
- Explore new and exciting products and services being demonstrated.
- Meet speakers at the book signing and sales table.
- Enter to win valuable raffles and prizes from IABC and conference sponsors.
- Attend the IABC Foundation Reception on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
- Get your caffeine fix. Fresh coffee and tea will be provided during scheduled coffee breaks on Monday and Tuesday.
- Enjoy breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
- Enjoy lunch on Monday and Tuesday.
- Catch a photo-op with IABC leaders and conference VIPs.
- Use this space to network, catch up on emails with complimentary Wi-Fi, or just relax.
- Visit the Photo Booth, sponsored by Sinickas Communications, Inc., where you can pick your own digital backdrops of Washington, D.C., and leave with a commemorative print.
Monday, 12 June
|8 a.m.–6 p.m.||The Hub is open|
|8–8:20 a.m.||Gold Quill Awards case study presentations||Fairchild|
|8–8:45 a.m.||New attendee orientation/Meet and greet|
|8–9 a.m.||Coffee and light breakfast|
|8:30–9 a.m.||What’s in store for The IABC Academy|
|10:30–11 a.m.||Circles of Wisdom: How to Use Research to Fine-Tune Your Strategies Facilitated by Angela Sinickas, ABC, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|11–11:30 a.m.||Circles of Wisdom: Nurturing and Recruiting the Next Generation of Corporate Communicators Facilitated by Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC, IABC Fellow, FRSA||Gunston East|
|11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.||Social Lunch in The Hub for all attendees|
|12:15–12:45 p.m.||PoliteMail: How to Improve Internal Communications Using Outlook Presented by Michael DesRochers||Cardozo Room|
|3–3:20 p.m.||INXPO: Enterprise Case Studies on Corporate Communication Initiatives Using the Power of Video Presented by Malcolm Lotzof||Cardozo Room|
|3–3:30 p.m.||Coffee break|
|3–3:30 p.m.||Gold Quill Case Studies (4 sessions)||Fairchild|
|3:15–3:30 p.m.||Global certification overview|
|3:30–4 p.m.||Circles of Wisdom: Compel and Persuade Facilitated by John Deveney, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|3:30–4:30 p.m.||Cerkl: 2 requirements to avoid being noise – insights from analyzing 200 million emails Presented by Tarek Kamil||Dupont Room|
|4–4:30 p.m.||Circles of Wisdom: How to Use Research to Fine-Tune Your Strategies Facilitated by Angela Sinickas, ABC, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|4:45–6 p.m.||IABC Foundation Reception|
Tuesday, 13 June
|8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||The Hub is open|
|8–9 a.m.||Coffee and light breakfast in The Hub|
|8–9 a.m.||Gold Quill Case Studies (8 sessions)||Fairchild|
|8–8:20 a.m.||Global certification overview|
|10:30–11 a.m.||Circles of Wisdom: Compel and Persuade Facilitated by John Deveney, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||Balihoo Productions: The Rockstar Employee Experience Presented by Shel Holtz, Rob Biesenbach, Michael Bly||Dupont Room|
|11:00am-11:30am||Circles of Wisdom: Beyond Talking Points: Creating a Leadership Engine Facilitated by Jim Shaffer, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.||Speed Networking Lunch (pre-registration required)|
|1–1:20 p.m.||Bananatag: Meet Bananatag – A New Approach to Internal Email Presented by Chris Wagner||Cardozo Room|
|1:45–2:15 p.m.||Circles of Wisdom: Nurturing and Recruiting the Next Generation of Corporate Communicators Facilitated by Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC, IABC Fellow, FRSA||Gunston East|
|1:45–2:45 p.m.||USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: Turning Leaders into Communicators and Communicators into Leaders Presented by Rebecca Weintraub||Dupont Room|
|2:15–2:45 p.m.||Circles of Wisdom: Beyond Talking Points: Creating a Leadership Engine Facilitated by Jim Shaffer, IABC Fellow||Gunston East|
|2:45–3:15 p.m.||Gold Quill Awards case studies|
|2:45–3:30 p.m.||Coffee break|
|3–3:30 p.m.||Raffle drawings and prize winners announced|
Wednesday, 14 June
|8–11 a.m.||The Hub is open|
|8–9 a.m.||Coffee and light breakfast in The Hub|
Take time to connect, discover and enjoy — join us at The Hub. Register for the World Conference today.