Dating back to 1982, the IABC Foundation was established as a charitable, not-for-profit organization with a mission to support strategic initiatives that advance the practice, perception and effectiveness of the communication profession across the globe. Over the years the Foundation has supported both small and large projects, moving the profession forward through seminal research and educational support.
The Foundation Reception is on Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:45 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
During #IABC16, IABC announced is mission to re-launch the IABC Foundation around the following strategic pillars:
- Gift of Communication– Providing the tools and funding for chapters to give back to their local communities.
- Gift of Experience– Invest in experience-gaining activities for the next generation and those in transition. Includes scholarships, internships, mentoring and more.
- Gift of Excellence– Support certification of professional communicators around the world
- Gift of Insights –Grants for targeted research that results in case studies, white papers or other publications supporting member needs, IABC thought leadership and advocacy for the profession.
In the spirit of the Foundation itself, we will be holding a networking reception to highlight the work that has been ongoing since the re-launch in 2016 and specifically, to highlight the Gift of Communication program across the globe.
This event is included with a full, standard package or Monday day pass registration. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration!