It's About Time

Schedule of Events

Below is the schedule at a glance for the World Conference 2021, taking place 28-30 June. As an international association, please note that the times listed include:

The schedule is subject to change.

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-18:00 (San Francisco)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM BST (28 June) (London)
4:00 AM - 5:30 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Gift of Communication (Americas Audience)

FORMAT: Pre-Conference Session

Each year, the IABC Foundation holds a Gift of Communication event during the World Conference. During the Gift event, conference attendees will...
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1:00 PM- 2:15 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-20:00 (San Francisco)

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM BST (28 June) (London)
6:00 AM - 7:15 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

The Vaccine Race: A Story of Collaboration & Communication

SPEAKERS: Sally Susman, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Pfizer Inc.
FORMAT: Keynote Presentation

When the high-stakes race to find an effective COVID-19 vaccine took hold in 2020, the biopharmaceutical industry quickly became the world’s...
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2:15 PM- 2:45 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-21:15 (San Francisco)

10:15 PM - 10:45 PM BST (28 June) (London)
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Speed Networking, Powered By Gatheround

FORMAT: Networking Activity

We know there is no replacing in-person networking receptions where you can mingle around the room, so we're bringing you the next best thing...
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2:45 PM- 3:00 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-21:15 (San Francisco)

10:45 PM - 11:00 PM BST (28 June) (London)
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

From Covid to Climate: Communicating the Social Transformation We Need Now

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Professional Development; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Susannah Raffe, Climate Communicator, Facilitator & Coach, Self-Employed
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

It's about time... for change. The planet has put us on notice. We need to simultaneously recover from Covid, address growing inequality,...
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Confident Communication For The Communicators

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Judith Quin, Vocal Confidence Specialist, Your Whole Voice
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

You work in communications, right? So when was the last time you avoided a challenging conversation? When was the last time you avoided delivering...
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Brand Reimagined: The DNA of Purpose-Driven Content

SESSION TRACK: External Communications; Marketing; Culture
SPEAKERS: Maliha Aqeel, Director, Global Communications & Digital Channels, Fix Network World
FORMAT: Breakout

Purpose-driven brands see more market share gains, grow their competitive advantage faster and achieve higher employee and customer satisfaction....
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Breaking Through Zoom Fatigue To Create Engaging and Meaningful Meetings and Events

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Communication Strategy; Events
SPEAKERS: Jenifer Bice, Senior Director - Event Solutions, Walmart
FORMAT: Breakout

Do you have enough TIME? Do your audiences? Are you making your content relevant in these days of Zoom fatigue to capture that precious TIME?...
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

It's About Time to W.A.T.A! An Energizing Approach to Communication Projects

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Professional Development; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Roxy Tomacder, Corporate Communication & Aloha Experience Manager, King's Hawaiian
FORMAT: Breakout

What's W.A.T.A!? As communications professionals, we are like "ninjas" behind the scenes defeating challenges and with no...
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:00 (San Francisco)

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Water Coolers and Weak Ties: Keeping Informal Networks Alive in a Virtual World

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications
SPEAKERS: Diana Hong, Managing Director, CRA, Inc.
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

What the research and our experiences show is that during virtual work, our networks narrow down – our strong ties get stronger and our weak...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Inclusive Virtual Experiences in a Post-COVID World

SESSION TRACK: External Communications; Professional Development; DE&I
SPEAKERS: Anthony DeVergillo, Internal Digital Communications Associate, Amicus Therapeutics
FORMAT: Breakout

In 2020, the world was forced to transition from in-person events to fully virtual experiences. This transition started off slow with many...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

The Communicator's Playbook to Support Non-Traditional Leadership

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Culture; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Laurence Simard, Communication advisor, PCN Physio
FORMAT: Breakout

Are you hoping your organization was a little less hierarchical? Is your organization in the process of flatening its structure? Have you joined a...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Taking the High Road: Creating Injury-Prevention Awareness for Cannabis Users

SESSION TRACK: Marketing; Public Relations (PR); Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Kelley Teahen, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Parachute
FORMAT: Breakout

Leading up to cannabis legalization in Canada in 2018, there was a concerted public relations effort to show the relative harmlessness of...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Disinformation: How We Got Here, and What to Do About It

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; External Communications; DE&I
SPEAKERS: Deanna Troust, Founder and President, 3 Stories Communications
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Disinformation campaigns are threatening lives and democracies around the world. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building in January showed...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Your Mandate Matters

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Karen Johnston, Director of Communications, IC Thrive
FORMAT: Breakout

While one might assume that the presence of a designated internal communicator implies a mandate, the harsh truth is that without an explicit...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 22:20 (San Francisco)

11:20 PM - 11:40 PM BST (28 June) (London)
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Pecha Kucha Showcase

SESSION TRACK: Professional Development; Wellness; Self Care; Marketing; Communication Strategy; DE&I; Leadership; Public Relations (PR)
SPEAKERS: Shaniek Parks, Business Communications Consultant, Cable & Wireless Communications

Vip Sitaraman, Digital Consultant / Founder

Mubashira Farooqi, Communications Fellow, FleishmanHillard Highroad

Kylie Taylor, Group Managing Director, Baldwin Boyle Group
FORMAT: PechaKucha

Get ready for rapid-fire sessions on the most pressing challenges and innovative opportunities in the communications industry. Sessions include:...
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3:40 PM- 4:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-22:40 (San Francisco)

11:40 PM- 12:40 AM BST (28 June) (London)
8:40 AM-9:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Exhibit Hall Break

FORMAT: Exhibit Hall

Head to the virtual Exhibit Hall to engage with vendors. Don't forget to scan your badge!

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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

It’s time to See and Manage the Impact of Global Trends

SESSION TRACK: Skills
SPEAKERS: Joanne B. Henry, President, PR for Good

Donna Itzoe, Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Global Medical Response
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

The Internet of Behaviors (IoB) is the holy grail for communicators like us – those who care about what our audience does, not what they say...
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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Agile for Communicators

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Caroline Kealey, Principal & Founder, Results Map
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

This active learning workshop is a deep dive exploring how communicators can adapt agile methodologies to help elevate their performance....
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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Miserable - Shift Stress to Advantage for Your Teams and Your Clients

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Professional Development; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Deborah Gilboa, Family Physician & Resilience Expert, Ask Doctor G
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

The developed world is terrified of stress. For decades we've accepted this narrative – struggle magically makes organizations, teams...
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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

What the History of Livestream Opera Can Teach Us About Zoom Calls (and Other Lessons About Virtual Connection)

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Professional Development; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Chris Graham, Principal, TellPeople
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Drawing upon the history of livestream opera (popularized by New York’s Metropolitan Opera), the history of the cubicle, and best practices...
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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Live Streaming: Communicating in Real Time Across Multiple Channels

SESSION TRACK: Skills
SPEAKERS: Shel Holtz, Director, Internal Communications, Webcor
FORMAT: Digital Bootcamp

The hottest communication technology trend is live streaming. It is easier than ever to broadcast live simultaneously to multiple channels,...
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4:40 PM - 5:10 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC- 23:40 (San Francisco)

12:40 AM - 1: 10 AM BST (29 June) (London)
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

It's About Design: The New Approach for a New Normal

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Communication Strategy; Design Thinking
SPEAKERS: Brie Thorsteinson-Ogle, Principal, Skipti Strategic Consulting
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Communicators are at the forefront of disruption as sense-makers, bridge-builders and early-adopters, so isn’t it about time we tested a...
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5:10 PM - 5:40 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-00:10 (San Francisco)

1:10 AM - 1:40 AM BST (29 June) (London)
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Rock & Roll Game Show

FORMAT: Group Activity

Part trivia, part talent show, this energetic and music-inspired competition gives teams the opportunity to blow off some steam while uniting. The...
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5:40 PM - 6:00 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-00:40 (San Francisco)

1:40 AM - 2:00 AM BST (29 June) (London)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)
6:00 PM- 6:45 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-01:00 (San Francisco)

2:00 AM- 2:45 AM BST (29 June) (London)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Topic Driven Roundtables & Boardrooms

FORMAT: Networking Activity

Meet face to face with other attendees on industry topics by joining these Roundtables and Boardrooms within the Social27 platform. Roundtables...
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6:45 PM- 8:15 PM PDT (28 June)
UTC-01:45 (San Francisco)

2:45 AM- 4:15 AM BST (29 June) (London)
11:45 AM- 1:15 PM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Gift of Communication (Asia Pacific Audience)

FORMAT: Post-Conference Session

Each year, the IABC Foundation holds a Gift of Communication event during the World Conference. During the Gift event, conference attendees will...
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-10:00 (London)

3:00 AM - 4:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Gift of Communication (EMENA Audience)

FORMAT: Pre-Conference Session

Each year, the IABC Foundation holds a Gift of Communication event during the World Conference. During the Gift event, conference attendees will...
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-13:00 (London)

6:00 AM- 6:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:00 PM -11:30 PM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Daily Opening Session

More information coming soon!

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 13:30 (London)

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Evaluate E-Communication

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Susan Walker, AES Research

Rachel Tolhurst, Head of Internal Communications Group Strategy, Amey plc
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Social media has become part of everyday life. An integral part of our organisational communication toolkit, it has new prominence today in our...
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 13:30 (London)

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

From Measurement to Meaning - Listening Grows Up

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Mike Pounsford, Founder, Couravel

Howard Krais, Communications Manager, Johnson Matthey

Kevin Ruck, Co-founder, PR Academy
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

This session will develop and explore the insights generated by the IABC Foundation sponsored Listening survey conducted during the pandemic which...
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 13:30 (London)

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Immersive Communication: The Third Dimension to Digital Employee Experience

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications
SPEAKERS: Monique Zytnik, Senior Communication Advisor, Open Communication

Andreas Ringsted, Chief Digital Officer, Open Communication
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

New technology is exciting, but are we losing sight of the human aspect of what we’re trying to achieve? Through global and regional case...
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 13:30 (London)

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Time Will Tell

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; Leadership
SPEAKERS: D Mark Schumann, Principal, Re-Communicate

Brad Whitworth, Senior Advisor, Smarp
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

We fill our days fighting the realities of time. Let’s stop the clock, take time to reflect and recommit to what we contribute. During our...
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2:30 PM- 2:50 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-13:30 (London)

6:30 AM- 6:50 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM- 11:50 PM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Group Meditation

FORMAT: Group Activity

Take advantage of this opportunity to disconnect and reconnect. A pause to break from the daily stress, immerse in a unique calming space and...
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2:50 PM- 3:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-13:50 (London)

6:50 AM- 7:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
11:50 PM- 12:20 AM AEST (29 June) (Melbourne)

Regional Meet Up (Americas, EMENA & Africa Audiences)

FORMAT: Networking Activity

Come together with peers in your region to discuss ongoing activities, ideas for the future, and how you can get involved! To help you...
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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 14:20 (London)

7:20 AM - 7:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
12:20 AM - 12:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 14:40 (London)

7:40 AM - 8:10 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
12:40 AM - 1:10 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Telling Your DE&I Story: The Secret Ingredient for Success

SESSION TRACK: Skills; DE&I; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Neil Griffiths, Global Head of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, Environmental Resources Management
FORMAT: Breakout

There is no doubt that diversity, equ(al)ity and inclusion has been a huge part of the discourse in organizations around the world like never...
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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 14:40 (London)

7:40 AM - 8:10 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
12:40 AM - 1:10 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

No More Town Hall Meetings and Other Evolutions in Leadership Communications

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Elizabeth Williams, Co-founder, The Academy of Business Communications

Andrew Brown, Co-founder, Academy of Business Communication
FORMAT: Breakout

Let's face it, most employee town hall meetings are pretty terrible. Even before the pandemic forced our leadership teams to find the mute...
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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 14:40 (London)

7:40 AM - 8:10 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
12:40 AM - 1:10 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Build a Freelance Mentality... Especially If You’re Employed!

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Skills; Professional Development
SPEAKERS: Tiffany Markman, Copywriter, Trainer & Speaker, Tiffany Markman Writing & Training
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Employees, it is time to act like CEOs! The world has changed. And to survive in it, we must learn from the lessons of the thriving gig economy...
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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 14:30 (London)

7:40 AM - 8:10 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
12:40 AM - 1:10 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Creating Communication That Inspires Positive Action

SESSION TRACK: Communication Strategy; Leadership; Crisis Communication
SPEAKERS: Patti Sanchez, Chief Strategy Officer, Duarte, Inc.
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

According to research conducted by Duarte, Inc., during 2020, communication has grown more important since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Why? The...
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4:10 PM - 4:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-15:10 (London)

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
1:10 AM - 1:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Exhibit Hall Break/Solution Provider Sessions

FORMAT: Exhibit Hall

Head to the virtual Exhibit Hall to engage with vendors. Don't forget to scan your badge!

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4:40 PM - 5:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 15:40 (London)

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
1:40 AM - 2:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

It’s Time To Thrive, Not Survive: Communicate and Accelerate Your Organization’s Strategy To Win in 2021

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Human Resources (HR); Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Gary Magenta, Chief Change Architect, Root Inc.
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

It’s time to close the door on survival mode. 2020 put the world through the wringer and organizations were thrown into survival...
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4:40 PM - 5:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 15:40 (London)

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
1:40 AM - 2:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

The Enlightened Workplace; Isn’t it About Time?

SESSION TRACK: Culture; DE&I; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Barbara Fagan-Smith, CEO and Founder, ROI Communication, ROI Communication

Kristin Brownstone, VP, Strategist, ROI Communication
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Employees today want to work for companies who have a positive impact on society, who value their employees and treat them with respect, and whose...
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4:40 PM - 5:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 15:40 (London)

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
1:40 AM - 2:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Time to End the Needless Damage Caused by a Mishandled Crisis: How Communicators Can Spot and Avoid the 10 Most Common Crisis Management Traps

SESSION TRACK: Professional Development; Leadership; Crisis Communication
SPEAKERS: Jonathan Hemus, Managing Director, Insignia Crisis and Reputation Management Limited
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

COVID-19 has reinforced the criticality of getting communication right in a crisis, yet many organisations continue to make the same predictable...
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4:40 PM - 5:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 15:40 (London)

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
1:40 AM - 2:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

[It's About Time We] Unleash the Power of Social Impact Communication

SESSION TRACK: External Comms; Culture; Communication Strrategy
SPEAKERS: Mari Lee, Founder and CEO, DevCom
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Today, no continent, no country and no communicator can ignore the impact of social issues - against the backdrop of challenges like disease...
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5:40 PM - 5:50 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 16:40 (London)

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
2:40 AM - 2:50 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)
5:50 PM - 6:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 16:50 (London)

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
2:50 AM - 3:20 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Take Time to Tune Up Your Career and Conquer the Competition

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; Career Trends
SPEAKERS: Edward Lundquist, Publisher and Editor in Chief, The Job of the Week

Mary Hills, Business Principal, HeimannHills Marketing Group
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

No matter what your job is, or how satisfied you are in your position, you owe it to yourself to keep your fingers on the pulse of the...
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5:50 PM - 6:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 16:50 (London)

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
2:50 AM - 3:20 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

It's About Time to Think Like a Marketer

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Brittany Barhite, Strategic Advisor, SocialChorus
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Time is running out .... change your communication ways before it is too late. Do you recognize these subject lines from marketing emails? Do your...
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5:50 PM - 6:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 16:50 (London)

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
2:50 AM - 3:20 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Meetings Using PowerPoint

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; External Communications; Marketing
SPEAKERS: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon
FORMAT: Digital Bootcamp

Remote meetings are here to stay, as is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is becoming ever more...
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5:50 PM - 6:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC- 16:50 (London)

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
2:50 AM - 3:20 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Shaping and Influencing Culture in a Remote Work Environment

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Culture; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Leslie Krohn, Chief Communications Officer/Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory
FORMAT: Breakout

Working remotely is not a new concept, but now so many companies and organizations are making it a permanent work solution. While this is a...
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6:20 PM-6:40 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-17:20 (London)

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
3:20 AM- 3:40 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Quiz Quest - Trivia Game

FORMAT: Group Activity

Join your peers in a fun, interactive game of trivia! Bring your mobile device to participate in a game with all of your IABC peers.

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6:40 PM- 7:20 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-17:40 (London)

10:40 AM- 11:20 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
3:40 AM - 4:20 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Topic Driven Roundtables & Boardrooms

FORMAT: Networking Activity

Meet face to face with other attendees on industry topics by joining these Roundtables and Boardrooms within the Social27 platform. Roundtables...
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7:20 PM- 7:50 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-18:20 (London)

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
4:20 AM - 4:50 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Exhibit Hall Break/Solution Provider Session

FORMAT: Exhibit Hall

Head to the virtual Exhibit Hall to engage with vendors. Don't forget to scan your badge!

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8:00 PM- 9:30 PM BST (29 June)
UTC-19:00 (London)

12:00 PM- 1:30 PM PDT (29 June) (San Francisco)
5:00 AM - 6:30 AM AEST (30 June) (Melbourne)

Excellence Gala (Americas, EMENA & Africa Audiences)

FORMAT: Group Activity

More information coming soon!

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC-22:00 (Melbourne)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:00 PM -11:30 PM BST (30 June) (London)

Daily Opening Session

More information coming soon!

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

It's About Time For... A Leader Like Me

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; DE&I; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Priya Bates, Co-founder, A Leader Like Me

Advita Patel, Director, CommsRebel
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

2020 highlighted both challenges and opportunities for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Starting with protests and performative...
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

New Internal Comms Platforms: Robbers of Time

SESSION TRACK: Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Kirsten Major, Communications Strategist, Josh Walker Digital Strategy
FORMAT: Breakout

Over the past decade, starting with major players such as Slack, Yammer, and Salesforce, there has been a movement to adapt and offer social media...
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

Building a Culture of Communication and Collaboration

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Skills; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Colin Ellis
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

2020 will be forever remembered as the year that organizations around the world finally embraced technology, which for too long had been held back...
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

From Communications Leader to Business Leader

SESSION TRACK: Leadership
SPEAKERS: Catherine Ducharme, Co-Founder, Fluency Leadership
FORMAT: Breakout

Massive disruption and pervasive uncertainty vaulted the communications role and contribution right on stage, under the brightest of lights, in...
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

All > Some: The Importance of Accessible Content in Communications

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; DE&I
SPEAKERS: Matisse Hamel-Nelis, Project Manager, Inclusive Workplaces, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

Imagine if your business could reach millions of potential clients your competitors are missing, just by changing your outlook on the world?...
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 22:30 (Melbourne)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM BST (30 June) (London)

The Art of Engagement and Connection in Our Virtual Communication

SESSION TRACK: DE&I; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Cecilia Lui, Founder & Director, ILIA Connect
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

In the era that is Covid-19, everyone has been pushed to the virtual space for their professional, personal and social needs. Yet, engagement has...
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 23:00 (Melbourne)

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Regional Meet Up (Asia Pacific & Americas Audiences)

FORMAT: Networking Activity

Come together with peers in your region to discuss ongoing activities, ideas for the future, and how you can get involved! To help you...
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC-23:00 (Melbourne)

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Speed Networking, Powered By Gatheround

FORMAT: Networking Activity

We know there is no replacing in-person networking receptions where you can mingle around the room, so we're bringing you the next best thing...
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9:30 AM- 10:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC-23:30 (Melbourne)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
12:30 AM-1:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Exhibit Hall Break/Solution Provider Session

FORMAT: Exhibit Hall

Head to the virtual Exhibit Hall to engage with vendors. Don't forget to scan your badge!

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10:30 AM - 10:50 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM -1:50 AM BST (1 July) (London)

You're Worth It. Prove It! Move Beyond Metrics and Measure What's Most Important: Behavior.

SPEAKERS: Cindy Crescenzo
FORMAT: Breakout

It IS about time! We've finally got a seat at the table, and we've got to keep it!   But, that's not going to happen if all...
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10:30 AM - 10:50 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM -1:50 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Making Meaningful Change: Improving the Representation of Women and Girls in Sport in New Zealand

SESSION TRACK: External Communications; Communication Strategy; Research and Evaluation
SPEAKERS: Ngaire Crawford, Insights Director, Australia and New Zealand, Isentia

Philip Clark, Strategic Communications Manager, Sport New Zealand
FORMAT: Breakout

It's about time that the fair representation of women was a discussion no one needs to have. But we know that women are still underrepresented...
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10:30 AM - 10:50 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM -1:50 AM BST (1 July) (London)

How to Effectively Tackle Misinformation?

SESSION TRACK: External Communications; Communication Strategy; Crisis Communication
SPEAKERS: Elisabeth Spits, Strategic Government Advisor l Behavioural and Communication Strategist, Phillips Group
FORMAT: Audio Only

Behavioural strategies for combating misinformation. We live in a era of rampant misinformation, most recently and globally about voter fraud and...
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10:30 AM - 10:50 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM -1:50 AM BST (1 July) (London)

HEROES2021: Employee Volunteerism Elevates CSR Through Innovative Campaign

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Communication Strategy; corporate social responsibility
SPEAKERS: Dave Devilles, Vice President for Employee Relations, CSR and Sustainability, Union Bank of the Philippines
FORMAT: Breakout

In the Philippines, when the corona virus pandemic hit, the digital capability of a local bank was leveraged to mount a campaign that sought to...
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

The Power of Play in Virtual Meetings

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Culture; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Caelan Huntress, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

The present moment is what makes a live presentation matter. If you send a prerecorded video to someone, they can ignore you in favor of a...
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 00:30 (Melbourne)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:30 AM -2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

It's About Time We Made Our Communication Less Boring!

SESSION TRACK: Marketing; Communication Strategy; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Kieran Flanagan, Co-founder, The behaviour report
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

The biggest danger facing our communications is them being invisible. Human beings are overwhelmed with information and communication. Every year...
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10:50 AM- 11:10 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC-00:50 (Melbourne)

5:50 PM- 6:10 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
1:50 AM- 2:10 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Coffee Chat with Fellows

FORMAT: Networking Activity

Grab a cup of coffee and join IABC Fellows for an interactive chat about the following topics: Rajeev Kumar and Ritzi Ronquillo: The...
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11:10 AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:10 (Melbourne)

6:10 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:10 AM - 2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Speaking Virtually? Remember the Triangle!

SESSION TRACK: Skills; Professional Development; Leadership
SPEAKERS: Anand Tamboli, Principal, Anand Tamboli & Co
FORMAT: Virtual Variety

For any professional relying on communication getting the message across is the key. Yet, most people make a mistake by assuming that content is...
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11:10 AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:10 (Melbourne)

6:10 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:10 AM -2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Applying Neuroscience to Your Corporate Communication

SESSION TRACK: Culture; Skills; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Laura McHale, Leadership Psychologist, Conduit Consultants Limited
FORMAT: Interactive Workshop

It's about time that we upped our game, transforming the practice and delivery of corporate communications using neuroscience. Join business...
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11:10 AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:10 (Melbourne)

6:10 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:10 AM -2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

It's All About Employee Experience

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; Culture; Communication Strategy
SPEAKERS: Drew Munn, Future Impact Advisor, Gallagher
FORMAT: Breakout

Millions of dollars are invested each year by e-commerce firms into making it easier for people to get to what they need: from the age-old...
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11:10AM - 11:30 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:10 (Melbourne)

6:10 PM - 6:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:10 AM -2:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

PR Tech, Apps & Tools : Create Human Connection in a Digital World

SESSION TRACK: Internal Communications; External Communications; Marketing
SPEAKERS: Kristy Christie, Director
FORMAT: Digital Bootcamp

As the technology landscape changes and everything from departments to press conferences have gone online, PR & communication practitioners...
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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:30 (Melbourne)

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:30 AM -2:45 AM BST (1 July) (London)
11:45 AM-1:00 PM AEST (1 July)
UTC- 01:45 (Melbourne)

6:45 PM- 8:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
2:45 AM - 4:00 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Giant Leaps Start Here: It’s About Time…to Explore!

SPEAKERS: Isidro Reyna, Senior Communications Specialist, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
FORMAT: Keynote Presentation

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as the iconic setting to some of humankind’s greatest achievements. For nearly 60 years, as...
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1:00 PM- 1:30 PM AEST (1 July)
UTC-03:00 (Melbourne)

8:00 PM- 8:30 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
4:00 AM -4:30 AM BST (1 July) (London)

World Conference Summary Song

FORMAT: Group Activity

With music’s proven links to happiness and memory, a Summary Song from SongDivision is the perfect way to conclude the event and make...
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1:30 PM -3:00 PM AEST (1 July)
UTC-03:30 (Melbourne)

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT (30 June) (San Francisco)
4:30 AM - 6:00 AM BST (1 July) (London)

Excellence Gala Watch Party (Asia Pacific & Americas Audiences)

FORMAT: Group Activity

More information coming soon!

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