A look at last year’s World Conference: Learn more and hear from attendees

Unparalleled networking with peers from around the world. Inspiring speakers who will change the way you think about your work, and the world at large. A chance to hone your skills and learn about how to meet the challenges of the future from the best in the business. These are just a few of the benefits of attending IABC’s annual World Conference.

To give you an idea of what’s in store at this year’s event in Washington, D.C., here’s a look back at some statistics from the 2016 event in New Orleans. These numbers demonstrate the conference’s focus on excellent content, delivered by high-caliber, dynamic presenters.

Satisfaction and key facts

For the 2016 conference we received high attendee ratings, above 80 percent, on satisfaction with the overall conference, as well as satisfaction with the breakout sessions.  The keynote speakers received an even higher satisfaction rating, at nearly 90 percent.

Here are some other key facts:

  • 36: The number countries represented at the 2016 conference, including Australia, India, the Philippines, and the U.K.
  • 16: The number of Fortune Global 100 companies represented, including Walmart, HP, Citigroup, McKesson Corp. and BP.
  • No. 1 reason for attending: The content of the sessions.
  • No. 2 reason for attending: The networking.

Check out how some of last year’s attendees described the experience in their own words:

“For four days, I’m part of a group of colleagues who’ve joined together to collectively search for greater professional enlightenment through hearing inspiring speakers [and] learning from each other.”

—Sylvia Link, MC, ABC, Retired Teachers of Ontario, Toronto

“With more than 1,100 attendees from more than 35 countries, I connected or reconnected with countless communicators from around the world. Attendees shared work- and IABC-related challenges and solutions.”

—Gabrielle Loring, ROC Group, Chicago

“The IABC World Conference is a high-octane gathering that mixes big picture ideas on business and societal transformation with insights for improving business communications practice. But the real kicker is the international connections and the buzz of being in a great city.”

—Leanne Joyce, Leanne Joyce Consulting, Canberra, Australia

“IABC—consistently THE BEST thing to happen (& keep happening) to my career!”

—Jennie Lamb, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, Texas

We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s event in Washington, D.C.! Register now.