2018 IABC World Conference – open call for Program Advisory Committee members now open!

19066704066_5b1a67caaa_bIABC is seeking passionate, connected and creative volunteer leaders to serve on the 2018 Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the 2018 IABC World Conference (#IABC18) in Montréal, Canada. This group plays a key role in making sure IABC’s flagship event stays relevant to and provides unforgettable content for a global audience of communication professionals.  IABC members interested in serving are encouraged to apply here. Please note that this is a one-year volunteer commitment.

The role of a PAC volunteer leader

IABC’s annual World Conference is a high-value professional development experience for communication professionals from around the world. The role of the PAC is to:

  • Conduct research and planning where appropriate.
  • Provide direction, consulting, counsel and recommendations to IABC staff for implementation.
  • Ensure appropriate governance and documentation of the PAC process.


  • Develop the content themes/issues for the World Conference
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff as requested (e.g., Call for Presentations process, theme and tracks, conference marketing)
  • Identify sessions and speakers
  • Support the speaker invitation process (PAC Chair)
  • Participate in the planning of the program content
  • Identify and recommend keynote speakers for staff to invite and contract
  • Review and evaluate presentation proposals
  • Recommend slate of speakers for each track
  • Develop strategies to fill open speaking spots (PAC Chair & Vice Chair)
  • Recruit additional speakers as needed
  • Recommend onsite support strategies and participate in such support where required
  • Review and support communication of feedback to speakers
  • Promote the event to personal connections and audiences

Review the PAC Terms of Reference here.  

See a list of this year’s PAC members here. If you have questions, contact the 2018 PAC chair, Neil Griffiths, ABC, Chart.PR.

Take on a volunteer leadership role with the IABC World Conference. Apply to serve on the PAC.