Apply or recommend a keynote speaker for the IABC World Conference: Deadline 30 November

27491247502_94d45e02df_kIABC is considering potential keynotes for the World Conference, 11-14 June 2017 in Washington D.C. With over 10,000 members, IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) is the largest global association for communication professionals. The annual World Conference typically draws about 1,000 attendees from nearly 40 countries.

The following are criteria that we consider when selecting a keynote speaker:

  • An authentic, dynamic and effortless speaker with a commanding stage presence who is able to connect with audiences in a meaningful way;
  • Knowledgeable about international business communication and able to articulate the tangible importance and critical value of communication to an organization;
  • Prepared to offer innovative content that will resonate with an audience of international business communicators;
  • Proven ability in terms of presentations to large, global audiences at commercial business conferences.

Our theme is #IABC17: Global Business – Lead communication, make real impact. Conference attendees are experienced, seasoned professionals and the vast majority work in corporate environments.

2016 keynotes:

Helen Marriage, Artichoke
Seth Mattison, FutureSight labs
Andy Gibson, Mindapples
Geoff Colvin, Fortune magazine

Previous keynotes:

Maya Angelou, Author/Poet
Guy Kawasaki, Innovator/Entrepreneur
Robert Kennedy Jr., Radio Host/Author
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
Salman Rushdie, Author

Leaders of IABC’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) will review proposals regularly through November 30, 2016. Submit soon for early consideration. We typically receive about 200 recommendations, from which a shortlist of 20 will be developed and a final selection of 4-5 keynotes. We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply or recommend a keynote please fill out this short survey.