IABC World Conference Comes to D.C.

IABC World Conference Comes to D.C. in 2017
The IABC World Conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The only major conference of its type, the event typically draws 1,000  to 1,200 attendees from around the world. Keynote speakers include top business influencer Mark Jeffries, authentic leadership expert Gabrielle Dolan, leading creativity evangelist Gabrielle Dolan and Jon Iwata, architect of IBM’s strategic brand platforms.

11–14 June 2017 at the Washington D.C. Hilton.

See the schedule here.

World Conference Pricing & Packages

Package Type Includes Full Conference Standard Conference Sunday,

11 June



12 June



13 June



14 June


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Super-saver deadline: 31 December
(IABC member) PASSED
$1,290 $1,115 $500 $675 $850 $500
Super-saver deadline: 31 December
$1,650 $1,475 $500 $675 $850 $500
Early-bird deadline: 1 March
(IABC member)
$1,503 $1,328 $500 $675 $850 $500
Early-bird deadline: 1 March
$1,875 $1,700 $500 $675 $850 $500
Full price (IABC member) $1,715 $1,540 $500 $675 $850 $500
Full price (Non-member) $2,100 $1,925 $500 $675 $850 $500
Registration rates in U.S. dollars

Pre-conference workshops

Presented by the IABC Academy, pre-conference intensive workshops are offered by proven experts in the communication profession. They deliver interactive learning that will open your mind to creative problem solving, support life-long learning and contribute credits toward qualifying or maintaining your professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC).

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 June 2017
TAKE PRIDE: Building organizational success through people $250 member, $300 non-member
Reinventing communication for high impact and high value in a global world $250 member, $300 non-member
1:30–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 June 2017
Socal media master class $250 member, $300 non-member
NEW WORKSHOP COMING SOON! $250 member, $300 non-member

Special events

Welcome Reception – Sunday, 11 June 2017

Upscale event to be held at the Washington D.C. International Trade Center


Included with full/standard packages and Sunday pass

Social Lunch – Monday, 12 June 2017

Games, prizes and surprises at the Hub (exhibit hall)

Included with full/standard packages and Monday pass
Speed Networking Lunch – Tuesday, 13 June 2017

An accelerated way to meet your peers and make connections

Included with full/standard packages and Tuesday pass

(advance sign-up required)

Excellence Awards Gala – Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Reception, ceremony and dinner party to celebrate excellence in the communication


Included with full/standard packages and Tuesday pass

Workshop and special event rates in U.S. dollars. Tickets are non-refundable.


Registration confirmation

If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation immediately once you have completed your registration. If you mail or fax your registration, you will receive an email confirmation within two weeks, once payment has been processed. Please include your email address with mailed or faxed form to complete your registration and to expedite receiving your registration confirmation. If you need an invoice, please request one by emailing us. Invoices will be sent to you by email. You will not be registered until payment is received in full.



Your IABC conference badge must be worn for admittance to all keynotes, sessions, the exhibit hal and non-ticketed events. Every person must have his/her own badge; sharing of badges is not permitted.


Corporate Member

Corporate members will receive a 10 percent discount for World Conference registrations. You must belong to an active corporate (group) membership to qualify. Discounts cannot be combined.


Only full-time educators and students who are IABC members can register at the educator/student rate (10 percent discount) for the Standard Conference package, which includes one Welcome Reception ticket and all general and break-out sessions and excludes extra-fee events. For students, please go through the registration process and identify yourself as a student. For educators, please e-mail a PDF copy of a valid full-time staff ID iabc@experient-inc.com to get your discount code.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations can be made by made online or by mail. If we receive your cancellation before 25 May 2017, you’ll receive a refund, less a 10 percent handling fee. Credit card payments must be refunded to the card originally used to pay the registration. If we receive your cancellation between 25 May 2017 and 11 June 2017, you’ll receive a credit, less a 20 percent handling fee, toward a future IABC headquarters-hosted conference. Registered attendees who cancel after 11 June 2017 or who do not attend will be charged the full registration fee with no refund or credit.

There are no refunds for special event tickets (additional Welcome Reception tickets and Excellence Awards Gala tickets) and/or pre-conference events.


If you’re unable to attend the conference after registering, you may send someone in your place. Substitutions may be made before 25 May 2017, with written confirmation from the person registered. If you are an IABC member and your replacement is a non-member, that person must pay any outstanding balance as a result of the difference in fees.

All dates and times are in Pacific time.

If you have questions about registration, please contact 800.310.7554 (toll-free in the U.S. or Canada) or +1 240.439.2554 (outside the U.S. and Canada) or email iabc@experient-inc.com.