Media Room

This Media Room is an online toolkit for IABC members, volunteer leaders, sponsors, attendees and the media to learn more about the IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017 in Washington, D.C., and to help spread the word about this global event for communication professionals. See our featured news stories and access sample tweets, posts and images. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just let us know.

Featured news

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


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


We appreciate your interest in covering the World Conference. For press attending the event, we consider and screen each request to make sure press partners align with IABC standards of communication. Please apply here to be considered for a press pass.

About the conference

Our theme for the upcoming IABC World Conference, happening 11–14 June 2017, is GLOBAL BUSINESS: Lead Communication—Make Real ImpactIt represents our mission to elevate your career, highlight the global rise of communication as a business-crucial part of the organization, and showcase vibrant and exciting Washington, D.C., our conference city. All sessions were peer-reviewed by the conference’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Presentations were evaluated against the IABC Global Standard and this year’s conference theme. Learn more…

Our sponsors understand great communication

IABC sponsors are more than just contributors to the conference; they are partners who appreciate, understand and exemplify great communication. See our sponsors from the 2016 World Conference and learn about the benefits of sponsorship.

All the news

This multifaceted event covers all of the most critical aspects of organizational communication. Get up to speed on the latest happenings at the IABC World Conference by going to Previews and News.

Sample ads

Help spread the word about the 2017 World Conference in Washington, D.C. with this series of web ads in standard leaderboard, sidebar and other sizes. See the full gallery.

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Sample tweets


  • The 2017 #IABC World Conference heads to Washington D.C.! Don’t miss out. Register now #IABC17
  • Lead communication and make a real impact through global business at the 2017 #IABC World Conference #IABC17
  • Want to make a positive impact on your career? Join us as we highlight the global rise of communication at the #IABC World Conference #IABC17
  • The 2017 World Conference is the premier #comms conference of the year. Come join your peers. #IABC17
  • Register now to save on the 2017 World Conference. Join us! #IABC17
  • #Communicators, elevate your career at the 2017 #IABC World Conference #IABC17

Sample Facebook/LinkedIn posts

    • As IABC rolls out an exciting, all-new 2017 World Conference program, the theme of “Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact” speaks to what the organization believes about the profession. It represents our mission to elevate your career, highlight the global rise of communication as a business-crucial part of the organization, and showcase vibrant and exciting Washington, D.C., our conference city. Don’t miss out. Register soon at
    • Fitting with its conference theme, “Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact,” IABC has rolled out an impressive group of keynotes for the 2017 IABC World Conference, including Gabrielle Dolan, an expert on authentic leadership, Jon Iwata, architect of IBM’s strategic brand platforms, Denise Jacobs, a leading creativity evangelist and Mark Jeffries, a top business influencer. Learn more



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