Introducing the 2019 World Conference Brief

IABC is excited to announce that we have partnered with B2B publisher MultiView to produce the official e-newsletter for the 2019 World Conference event, the IABC World Conference Brief. With this customized conference publication, we’ll offer a curated selection of both World Conference news and insights on critical communication issues. If you’re attending the event, you’ll have a head start on the some of the learning you’ll experience at the event. And if you… Read More

2018 World Conference recap, day three: Making leaders great communicators

by Charmane Russell On day three of the 2018 IABC World Conference, the theme of the communication crossroads continued to dominate presentations and conversations, particularly as this applies at a leadership level. General session: CEO panel The opening general session, a panel moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner with Syrus Reputation, introduced three CEOs: Luc Sabbatini, of PBSC Urban Solutions; Eugène Lapierre, of the Rogers Cup; and Ralph Hosker, of Belron… Read More

World Conference recap Monday: Inspire, connect, engage, collaborate

by Paula Bernardino I started my day at the World Conference by attending the mindfulness meditation session by local coach Lucie-Anne Fabien. What a great way to kick off the week. I was told to be prepared for an interesting keynote address, led by futurist Anab Jain. I was quite curious about what I was about to hear. As communicators, we always need to keep an eye on what’s next, right? I… Read More

2018 World Conference recap day one: Changing how we think about our profession

by Elizabeth Krecker The first two sessions I attended on the opening day of the 2018 IABC World Conference snapped us out of our comfort zone and began the change in our approach to our profession as communicators that is the focus of the 2018 conference. When IABC Chair Sharon Hunter introduced Seth Godin, the opening keynote speaker, she pointed out that the theme of our conference “communication at the crossroads,” reflects… Read More

IABC World Conference Tuesday recap: Going deep in the conversation

by Kristen Delphos Tuesday at the IABC World Conference is a “sweet spot” day for many attendees. In the sea of hundreds of people, we start to recognize and create our own little tribe of conference friends. By this time, a day and a half into the program, we’ve networked, tweeted, retweeted, followed, and smiled when the notifications appeared on our devices to let us know that we’ve been followed back.

World Conference recap Monday: A day of discoveries

by Peg Champion “We will all become cognitive communicators,” says Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications for IBM. Iwata led a brilliant, if sometimes unnerving, session about artificial intelligence (AI) and its broad application across every field. Iwata discussed IBM’s AI system, Watson, which can see, hear, understand, read, comprehend and recognize language. Watson was developed to “enhance and extend human capability, expertise and potential” though it’s best known… Read More

World Conference Sunday recap: Jump-starting the right and left brain

by Shea Sullivan Every time I attend the IABC World Conference, I always feel like the first sessions are brushing the cobwebs off my brain. Two of the pre-conference workshops not only dusted it, but jump-started it. And these were two sessions that engaged both sides of the brain in very different ways. If this made some uncomfortable, then good. We shouldn’t come to conferences to stay in our comfort zones of… Read More

Download the app for the World Conference

We’ve built a mobile app for the 2017 IABC World Conference! It has all the important information you’ll need for the event, and features to enhance your event experience. Here’s how to download it and get started building your schedule, connecting with other attendees, and getting oriented. Step 1: Download the app. All registered conference attendees should have received an email about downloading the app. The email contains complete instructions for downloading the… Read More

Stay energized and focused with yoga classes at the World Conference

Get the body moving and keep your energy level up so you can take in all that the IABC World Conference has to offer. Jump-start your day with a sunrise yoga class with Kirsten Peterson, RYT-200, on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Kirsten’s classes focus on breath-guiding and mind-focusing movements to build strength and flexibility. You can expect to be guided through sun salutations, hip openers, heart-opening back bends and twists to… Read More

60 days until the World Conference: Register now and be entered to win Excellence Gala tickets

The start of the 2017 IABC World Conference is now only 60 days away and we have some exciting news to share about something we’ll be celebrating there. We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards! There are more than 227 award recipients in total, with 74 recognized as Excellence winners and 153 as Merit winners. A testament to IABC’s diverse, international community, winners come from around… Read More

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