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

Cooking up fresh ideas using #OpenSpace at #IABC18

Not sure what to make of the invite to the Open Space session coming up at World Conference? It can be hard to imagine what it might be like if you haven’t been to one before. If you haven’t ‘tasted the format so to speak. Well, to that end, here’s ‘one we prepared earlier’. It is a term you might be familiar with if you’ve ever watched a cooking show, but it’ll hopefully… Read More

Meet our three CEO panelists

For the morning general session on Tuesday, 5 June, at the IABC World Conference, we’ll hold a discussion with several top CEOs on their vision and ideas for how communication can make a demonstrable contribution to business success. Moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner with Syrus Reputation, the panel will also unveil the results of Syrus Reputation’s 2018 Global CEO survey, providing a unique look into the contribution of business communicators… Read More

Gold Quill Award sessions at World Conference!

This year, we’re offering special breakout sessions from some of our most exceptional 2018 Gold Quill Award winners. You’ll get the benefit of learning about how top communication professionals applied high-level strategy and planning to create communication programs that will make a lasting difference for their organizations. Sessions that inform and inspire Don’t miss the opportunity to get a debrief on inspirational real-life case studies that exemplify best practices in organizational communication…. Read More

Attending World Conference for the first time? We’ve got you covered.

Never attended the IABC World Conference before? Wondering how to get the most out of it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Join IABC leaders on the first full day of programming for a short session where we’ll explain the ins and outs of the program, background on the different events and top tips on getting the best out of your conference experience. The Meet and Greet session starts at 8:15 am… Read More

Staffbase sponsor keynote: Reaching Non-Desk Workers

The Staffbase customer panel presentation, “Reaching Non-Desk Workers: Real-Life Lessons from SAK Construction and US AutoLogistics,” will be on Tuesday, 5 June, 8–8:45 a.m. Communication with a non-desk workforce is an ongoing struggle for many organizations. Scott Linke, Marketing Manager for SAK Construction, and Troy Griggsby, Communications & Brand Manager for US AutoLogistics, discuss their challenges in reaching non-desk workers and how they combine traditional and digital channels to make their communication efforts… Read More

Be part of the Global CEO Survey

As we prepare for the IABC World Conference, we invite you to ask the CEOs in your network to take part in a survey that will be featured at the event. The survey is short and will take only 3–4 minutes to complete. The survey will measure a CEO’s assessment of the strategic contribution of business communicators to the achievement of their organization’s business objectives. Moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner… Read More

Join Dine-Around Montréal!

Montréal is the perfect place to be hungry! Lauded as a foodie haven, Montréal has cultivated a modern haute food culture. Blend in the Old World charm and you have the perfect ingredients for an evening of fun, food, and fantastic conversation! What is Dine-Around? Dine-Around is a long-time IABC tradition where you can take an evening to explore the city via a wide array of cuisines with small groups of 8 to 10… Read More

French Connection Happy Hour: You’re invited!

The Montréal chapter of the IABC is delighted to invite the entire Québec business communications and public relations industry to join us for a very special event that happens only once in a decade. Organized by the Montréal chapter, in collaboration with the Alliance des cabinets de relations publiques du Québec (ACRPQ) and in association with the Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques du Québec (SQPRP), this Happy Hour will be… Read More

Interested in speaking at the 2019 World Conference? Join us at a special session

Calling 2019 World Conference speakers! If you’ve ever thought about presenting at IABC’s World Conference, we want to talk to you! New this year, we’ll host a “2019 Speaker Jump-Start” session for all prospective speakers for next year’s 2019 World Conference. This session is part of Unconference on Tuesday, 5 June. The theme for 2019 will be on what’s hot in business and communication today and what we see on the horizon. Think… Read More

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