Insights and Highlights

Rápido returns: Dynamic learning at its best

imageThis fast-paced special session with content-rich, time-limited presentations offers an innovative way to take in new ideas. Developed, curated and moderated by communication leader Ezri Carlebach, attenders experience an exciting collage of five-minute stories presented by a group of selected conference delegates.

Presenters cover a variety of timely subjects that connect to the main conference theme, Changing the Landscape: Informing the future. The combination of compelling topics and brevity of the format is what makes this such a valuable part of the conference experience. Learn more…

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IABC Fellows Circles of Wisdom: “What I’ve found to be true.”

CirclesLearning from the best of the best

–Sunday, June 14, 1:30 to 4:30pm–

Soak up years of experience and wise counsel from the best of the best—IABC’s Fellows—during the second year of the popular Circles of Wisdom pre-conference event. Meet with the Fellows in small, informal groups, with time for Q&A — and discover answers to some of the most pressing questions of the profession when the Fellows explore “What I’ve found to be true.”  Get inside knowledge that will support your career with an intimate and personal learning experience like no other. Every culture has it’s Masters, those whose work sets them above. In IABC we call them Fellows. They have gone through what you are going through. Don’t miss this chance to learn what they have learned in their work and careers. Launched in Toronto last year to overwhelming rave reviews, the Circles of Wisdom is limited to 250 participants, so register now to reserve your place in the Circles! Learn more

Rethinking our ideas of structure, power and planning: An interview with Aaron Dignan

Executive Editor Natasha Nicholson recently spoke with Aaron Dignan, founding partner of the New York-based digital strategy firm Undercurrent, about the structure and values organizations need to embrace in order to be successful today.

Author of the book Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success, Dignan translates disruptive innovations at the fringe of the digital space into meaningful lessons for the mainstream.

Learn more during his keynote session at the 2015 IABC World Conference.

Watch the interview here.

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Multiple session formats offer new ways to learn

We know that you are coming to the World Conference to have a full learning experience—not to be talked at, but to be engaged with. Because we appreciate your individuality, understand your need for variety and respect our speakers’ abilities to be free with how they convey innovative ideas, we are launching this conference with some fresh new session formats.

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Gift of Communication — Giving back to the community

imageThis is IABC’s annual pre-conference community program. Working with Bay Area nonprofits, volunteer communication professionals provide advice and counsel to help organizations address their most pressing communication challenges. It’s social responsibility and professional development at its best.

Participating communicators benefit from the session in many ways. You’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Provide advice/counsel to help local nonprofits
  • “Make a difference” using your professional skills
  • Get real-life professional development by applying your skills/experience in a unique setting
  • Support IABC’s advocacy efforts by demonstrating what we do and its value to the success of the enterprise

This is among the highest-rated sessions at the World Conference. Participants enjoy the reward of social responsibility while gaining valuable professional vitality in the process. Every session is unique because it involves a totally new and diverse group of nonprofits. The global component of our participants further enhances the overall value to both the agencies and the participating communicators. Read more

1:30–4:30 p.m. Sunday, 14 June 2015

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Liz Wiseman: Top leadership thinker to be keynote

imageListed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world, Liz Wiseman is dedicated to teaching leadership to executives around the globe. IABC is honored to have her speak as a keynote at the 2015 IABC World Conference.

As President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Genentech, Nike, PayPal, and Twitter.

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and regularly writes for the Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership journals. Her books include Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.

A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, Harvard, the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford and Yale and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Check out the first 30 World Conference sessions

3d black crystal shapesRepresenting some of the most innovative ideas of the profession, combined with real-life practical communication solutions–descriptions for the first 30 World Conference breakout sessions have just been published.

This global mix of speakers  includes seasoned communication experts like Sam Harrison, John Deveney, ABC, IABC Fellow, Barbara Gibson, ABC, and Ann Wylie who combine their expansive knowledge with next-level thinking to support your ability to elevate your organization. New speakers like Jana Sedivy, Jill Hirz, Stacey Gordon, Carlo Figueroa and many more, offer fresh perspectives and immediate take-aways that you can put to work now.

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:

  • How to apply innovative solutions for long- and short-term problem-solving
  • Ways to integrate internal and external communication through authenticity
  • The science behind strategic communication
  • Creative methods for building connections that result in unencumbered engagement
  • New tools and technology to break through to your audience

Check out the speaker list and session descriptions here to get all the details.

Wondering if machines can ever totally replace people? Geoff Colvin will let you know.

Geoff Colvin homepageGeoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. In addition to being a general session keynote presenter, Colvin will serve as panel moderator at the IABC Foundation luncheon.

Respected Commentator

As Fortune’s senior editor-at-large, he is considered one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the InfoTech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

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