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Pre-conference events

We know you can't wait until the IABC World Conference 2021 kicks off, so we're excited to bring you these pre-conference events.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place on 21 June from 3:00-5:00 p.m. CST. During the AGM, members will have the opportunity to hear updates from IABC Chair, Bonnie Caver, IABC Vice Chair, Danielle Bond, SCMP, IABC Executive Director, Peter Finn, and additional members of the IABC International Executive Board (IEB).

This event will take place on Zoom during the week before the World Conference. Please stay tuned for more information on what will be discussed during the AGM and registration details.

Gift of Communication

Give your expertise to support a local charity

Each year, the IABC Foundation holds a Gift of Communication event during the World Conference. During the Gift event, conference attendees will work with the non-profits to provide pro bono communication counsel and training to help address communication challenges. We are partnering with several non-profits from around the world, making this a truly global event that provides opportunity for attendees to work with international organizations. Registration will be open to all attendees next week, but will be limited so be sure to register fast!

The Gift of Communication events will take place during the following times:

Americas: Monday, 28 June: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco)

APAC: Tuesday, 29 June: 11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m. AEST (Melbourne)

EMENA: Tuesday, 29 June: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. BST (London)

Space is limited to four spaces per organization, so don’t wait to register! Registration will be open through 27 June at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

IABC participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Make an impact that benefits the local area.
  • Provide communication advice and counsel that makes a difference.
  • Get professional development experience.
  • Be part of a success story grounded in real-world challenges.
  • See the power and value of communication in action as a force for good in the world.

Gift of Communication also supports local communities

In addition to the event at the World Conference, the Gift of Communication program takes place throughout the global IABC community; in fact, some of the most successful experiences have happened through IABC chapters. If you are part of an IABC chapter, you will gain insights on how to implement a Gift of Communication event in your own area.