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Early registrations for the IABC World Conference in Washington D.C., happening 11–14 June 2017, are filling up fast. Don’t wait to register, make travel plans and book your discounted hotel room. Claim your spot at this year’s most important gathering of communication professionals from around the world. Join your peers to address major communication issues, explore innovative ideas and discover new solutions to your biggest communication challenges.

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 program includes these exciting events:


Welcome Reception

In the center of Washington, D.C., you’ll find International Trade Center, a splendid space to welcome IABC’s attendees. You’ll partake in outstanding wine and exquisite cuisine, as an award-winning, in-house culinary team, led by Executive Chef Xavier Deshayes, blends seasonal ingredients, regional flavors and international inspiration to create innovative dishes presented in uncommon ways. Learn more…


World Café

On day one of the main conference you can be part of an innovative form of crowdsourcing to tap into the collective intelligence of attendees. Imagine having the chance to connect 1,000 communicators in a room to tackle major questions affecting the profession. Learn more…

Foundation Reception

This networking reception will highlight the work of the IABC Foundation since its relaunch in 2016, and specifically will highlight the Gift of Communication program across the globe. Join us and learn more…


Here’s a chance to sample the best cuisine that Washington, D.C., has to offer. Choose from a variety of dining experiences selected for you by the local chapter—people who know the city best. At the same time, you’ll connect with new colleagues and find friendships that could last a lifetime. What could be better?


Speed Networking lunch

Make the most of your conference experience by expanding your networking of communication professional colleagues. Here’s the chance to make lasting connections that count. Join an event that will give you maximum access to IABC’s welcoming and supportive community. Learn more…

Excellence Awards Gala

This year’s Gala has been reimagined to include dedicated time for all award winners to be recognized on stage, starting with a pre-event reception, followed by a special ceremony and capped off with a sparkling dinner party. Learn more…


Closing events

Cap off the conference with a final opportunity for networking during breakfast, a selection of special workshops, sessions and a thought-provoking closing general session.