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

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, IABC Fellows, and winners of the Jake Wittmer Award, Business Issue Award and Sharon Berzok Award. The Gold Quill Awards, IABC’s premier awards program, recognizes and fosters excellence in the field of… Read More

#IABC19 Corporate Rebels: They’ll change what you think you know

The Corporate Rebels are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their frustrating, corporate jobs and set out to visit the world’s most inspiring organizations, from well-known examples such as Spotify, Google and Patagonia to lesser-known companies that organize work in radically different ways. Based in The Netherlands, the Corporate Rebels’ blog is read in more than 100 countries and they’ve been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the… Read More

Opening IABC World Conference keynote Soledad O’Brien to speak on the state of the media

When IABC signed with other organizations to support the freedom of the press, we showed our deep commitment for this global value. With award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien as our opening keynote speaker, we’ll carry that commitment forward at the 2019 IABC World Conference. Fitting with this year’s theme, “Think Forward,” we’ll look at major changes affecting the communication landscape, including the freedom of the press and its relation to the global business community. We’ll consider… Read More

How can you make a conference reach around the world?

Actionable strategic insights from #IABC18—for participants—and event and conference organizers… This year IABC’s World Conference got its mojo back. In-person participation was at a five-year high and a new record was set for virtual participation. Well done Team IABC. Now what might we learn from this that can be used to help you make your next event or conference reach around the world? This brief article breaks down the numbers, and shares… Read More

IABC World Conference is coming to Vancouver in 2019!

Breathtakingly beautiful, with a mild climate, and heralded as one of most uniquely diverse cities in Canada, Vancouver is the chosen location for the IABC World Conference! Join us for IABC’s premier annual conference designed for the communication professional. Save the dates The World Conference will take place Sunday, 9 June, through Wednesday, 12 June, at two hotels: Hyatt Vancouver and Fairmont Vancouver. If you attended the 2018 conference in Montréal, then… Read More

Apply to join the World Conference Program Advisory Committee

Help shape the 2019 IABC World Conference! You can help advance the communication profession, meet thought leaders and new colleagues, and learn about new trends in the field by volunteering for the IABC Program Advisory Committee (PAC). This opportunity is a great fit for people with tighter schedules who cannot make a huge time commitment but want to make big impact. We are searching for a diversity of disciplines within the communication… 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

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