Sit for the CMP or SCMP certification exam while at World Conference

Professional certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. Becoming certified engages you in a process of life-long learning that elevates your career and provides a structure for keeping your skills fresh and applicable. While you’re in Montréal for the 2018 IABC World Conference, you’ll have more than one opportunity to work on earning certification as a professional communicator.   On Sunday,… Read More

Join one of three incredible off-site experiences!

Off-site visits are part of the Tuesday, 5 June unconference portion of the World Conference. These special visits offer a chance for attendees to experience local Montréal businesses and culture, including company visits, artistic adventures and some downright fun! Participating organizations include Ubisoft, PR Without Borders and National PR. We’ll also host a group brain puzzler experience with A/Maze. Proceeds go to the IABC Foundation. Space is limited, cost of attendance is… Read More

CEO Panel: Are business communicators the next chief strategy officers?

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 and explore the question of whether business communicators are well-positioned to become the next chief strategy officers. Moderated by Hugues Mousseau, vice president and partner with Syrus Reputation, the panel will also unveil the results… Read More

Open Space

Taking place during the special unconference portion of the IABC World Conference (1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.,Tuesday, 5 June), and one of several options you can choose from during this time, read on to learn more about this exciting Open Space-style addition to the event! What is Open Space at the World Conference? Open Space is a self-organizing group activity where participants select and lead discussions on topics of their choosing. Discussions can… Read More

Start your day with our Wellness program

At the IABC World Conference, we’re concerned about all of you—body, mind and spirit. That’s why we’re offering a new morning wellness program to get the day started with you feeling centered and energetic. Begin with a sunrise yoga session that will raise your energy and brighten your outlook for an exciting day ahead. Yoga is followed by meditation, leaving you with lasting health benefits and a readiness to take in new knowledge while… Read More

Why sink or swim when you can play?

Astronauts do it. Air Force pilots do it. Educated children with their toys do it. Let’s do it. Let’s simulate. We have taken a little creative freedom with Cole Porter’s lyrics about falling in love to make a point: communicators need creative learning methods to help us navigate the new—sometimes uneven—professional paths. As we progress in our communication careers, most of us come to a point where we move ahead—or not—by doing… Read More

Real life at the communication crossroads: Creating courage

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you hear the word courage? Do you picture the firefighter, walking into the wall of flames when everyone else is running the other way? Or the extreme sports expert, defying gravity and risking death to achieve a certain level of awe? Or the internal communication leader who decides to miss a deadline because the project isn’t on the right track? Wait—what?? Hold up a minute. Yes,… Read More

Ryan McCarty on a “Culture of Good”

As the former director of customer and employee relations at TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., Ryan McCarty is no stranger to empowering employees through a powerful cultural movement. Speaking on creating a “Culture of Good,” Ryan will join the 2018 IABC World Conference as an inspirational and thought-provoking closing keynote. Under Ryan’s guidance, TCC’s “Culture of Good,” which enables others to do good in their communities for the… Read More

Introducing Unconference

At the World Conference this year, we are stepping it up a notch, bringing some of the best experiences of modern conferences to Montréal. We are turning over our afternoon on Tuesday, 5 June, to something we’re calling “unconference,” where delegates will choose between one of four options.

Bushcraft for communicators: Travelling fast and light in the new world of work

How do leaders, managers and teams work quickly and effectively in an uncertain world confronted by fierce competition and rapidly evolving technology? How do communicators equip their colleagues with the tools they need in this new world of work? Some lessons from history tell a powerful story of what is needed now. In the center of London stands a monument to folly. A monument to Sir John Franklin, leader one of the most… Read More

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