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About the Move to a Virtual Event

After evaluating the ongoing uncertainty surrounding worldwide travel precautions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IABC’s international executive board (IEB), program advisory committee (PAC) and others throughout the association have made the decision to host the World Conference 2021 virtually. IABC’s priority is – and always has been – the health and safety of our community, and we believe hosting a virtual conference is the best way to protect this commitment.

The shift to a virtual experience, following the successful World Conference 2020, is an exciting opportunity for our global audience to convene once again in an online space.

Of course, this decision was not made without considerable thought and planning – by making this decision now, we’re able to fully shift our focus to the virtual environment and the engaging, insightful experience we’re crafting for you. As you’ll recall, we made a quick shift last year from an in-person to virtual conference, and with this early decision, we are incredibly well-positioned to capitalize on the successful elements of last year’s conference and address areas we’d like to improve upon.

Media registrations are available for the IABC World Conference 2021.

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