Keynote Carmen Simon to explore the neuroscience of engagement at #IABC20 World Conference

Carmen Simon, Ph.D., is changing how the world communicates. A cognitive neuroscientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Simon joins a 2020 IABC World Conference keynote speaker lineup that already includes Google’s Abigail Posner, with more announcements to come. Join us for an enlightening session that will offer new approaches to engaging your audiences. An intriguing approach to… Read More

The Excellence Gala: An evening to remember

Held each year in celebration of the highest achievements in the communication profession, the glamorous Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference is the communication professional’s night of nights, filled with inspiration, delicious food, entertainment and great company. At the Excellence Gala, IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, as well as special awards like the Jake Wittmer Research Award, Business Issue Award and Sharon Berzok Award. The Gold Quill Awards, IABC’s premier awards program, recognizes and fosters excellence in the… Read More

Need a business case for attending the World Conference?

Professional development support is not just a critical part of advancing your career, it’s an important investment in the organization you serve. That’s why we’ve developed a letter designed to help you make a convincing case for why you should get the time and resources to join your peers at the world’s largest annual global conference for professional communicators.

Join #IABC20 World Conference keynote Abigail Posner, head of strategy at Google’s Brand Unit

The world is changing rapidly. We need to innovate and get creative if we’re going to continue to capture people’s attention and deliver results. But how do we do it? This is one of the questions we’ll answer at the 2020 IABC World Conference in Chicago next June, as we connect and learn around our theme of “Shift: #AreYouReady.” And we’ve just lined up the perfect keynote speaker to help drive the discussion and inspire the ideas required to… Read More

Spice up your 2019 World Conference experience with offsite tours!

Come a bit early to the World Conference and you’ll have the chance to experience Vancouver for the first time or like never before. If you’re a foodie, a cyclist, enjoy a great walk or love exploring the world from the sky, you are in luck! We have something for everyone. Take a plane ride with a stop for a lovely lunch, tour the city on a bike, discover hidden treasures as… Read More

Here’s who you can expect to meet at the #IABC19 World Conference

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 reasons for communication professionals to attend IABC’s annual World Conference happening 9–12 June 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with… Read More

Strategic Adviser Forum: Build alignment and increase business value

Did you know that building alignment is a chance for your organizations to boost its competitive advantage? And for you as a communicator, it’s a chance to take the lead on alignment and significantly increase the demonstrable business value you provide. To learn how, join the pre-conference Strategic Adviser Forum session, “Alignment: how communicators can change the face of leadership.” The session takes place on Sunday, 9 June from 9 a.m. to… Read More

#IABC19 keynote Peter Sheahan to focus on accelerated growth, innovation and courageous leadership

Are you ready for four days of inspiring speakers, global insights and connecting with communication professionals from around the world? It’ll be here before you know it. Over 50 breakout sessions for the 2019 IABC World Conference (#IABC19) have been announced, Soledad O’Brien will give the opening talk on the state of the media, Corporate Rebels will inspire us with their mission to make work fun, and Celeste Headlee will speak on the lost art of conversation. Plus, we’ll… Read More

Discover the “lost art of conversation” with keynote Celeste Headlee at #IABC19

Celeste Headlee’s TEDx Talk, “10 ways to have a better conversation” has been viewed by millions. This June, you can hear her speak in person at the 2019 IABC World Conference in Vancouver as she puts the focus on a critical topic. In a time when conversations are often minimized to a few words in a text message and lack of meaningful communication and dialogue abounds, Celeste sheds a much-needed light on… Read More

See these new sessions and plan your IABC World Conference schedule

Just announced! Nearly 50 breakout sessions for the 2019 IABC World Conference are now online. You can browse the list, search by keyword, sort by track, click on any session for details and start planning your personal conference schedule in advance. Don’t forget to book your room early too, as the conference hotels tend to fill up quickly. There are discounted room blocks available at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Hyatt Regency Vancouver while… Read More

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