Conference Highlights

Video interview with #IABC20 Program Advisory Committee Chair, Nic Pearce

Trying to stay up-to-date in the continuously evolving communication industry? Join us at #IABC20 where we will explore the latest trends and key issues business communication professionals face each day. Nic Pearce, the chair for the IABC Program Advisory Committee met with Dan Gold to discuss how he thinks #IABC20 will tackle these topics in Chicago.

More sessions added to #IABC20 World Conference line-up

We’ve added more IABC World Conference breakout sessions! Experts were drawn from around the world to shape a slate of session offerings that will give you the ideas you need to create communication results that will elevate your company and your career. Sessions will focus on innovation, best practices and an understanding of how to leverage the unique power of communication. See the full conference schedule.

To provide you with the highest quality experience, presenters were selected by the IABC Program Advisory Committee through a standardized evaluation system to ensure that each session aligns with IABC’s Global Standard and fits this year’s theme, Shift: #AreYouReady. With an eye toward the latest trends, solutions and ideas, the 2020 IABC World Conference will explore the newest challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession. Read More

Video interview with #IABC20 keynote Abigail Posner, brand strategist at Google

Do you really understand the human needs of your audiences? How does anthropology impact effective communication? Abigail Posner, brand strategist with Google (@aposner), joins the @IABC International Podcast to speak about her upcoming #IABC20 keynote session.

Interact – Marquee Level Sponsor

Interact is a global enterprise software company that serves intranet software to over one million users across more than 850 organizations. We specialize in solving internal communication and collaboration challenges by combining our sophisticated intranet software with outstanding professional services, focusing on developing long-term strategic partnerships with our customers. Interact has offices in Manchester, Boston and New York and operates across the whole of the US and Canada, EMEA and Australia. To learn more visit at Interactsoftware.com or call us at +1 (646) 564 5775

 

 

Innovation and trend expert Max Luthy to be opening keynote at #IABC20

IABC is thrilled to have innovation and trend expert Maxwell Luthy as the opening keynote at the 2020 IABC World Conference. This year’s IABC World Conference is about exploring the unexpected, disruptive and startling changes affecting businesses today. And it’s more than just about understanding what’s ahead, it’s about the leadership role we as business communication professionals can play to make our businesses thrive in a newly discovered future. Max Luthy will share discoveries, ideas and insights on innovations, trends and changes affecting businesses now and into the future. You’ll find out what you need to be watching for and when you need to act.

Max is the Director of Trends & Insights at TrendWatching and head of their North America office. He speaks at conferences around the world and delivers consumer insights to clients such as Google, the Walt Disney Imagineers, Spotify and the Dubai government. Max has been quoted by the Financial Times, strategy+business and The Next Web. He previously ran the company’s 3,000 member spotter network and wrote the book Trend-Driven Innovation.

Learn more about Max Luthy.

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Staffbase – Marquee Level Sponsor

Staffbase is the world’s leading employee app for improving business and internal communication in large companies. Our mobile-first platform provides a secure channel for employers to reach their global workforce for increased access to corporate information and workplace tools, including existing intranets. Headquartered in New York and Germany, Staffbase makes the difference for leaders who foster alignment, engagement, and relevance for hundreds of enterprise customers like Brinks, Adidas, Audi, Siemens, Rio Tinto, and UC Health. Learn more at Staffbase.com, or contact us at 929-900-1500.

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

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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 Chicago for the 2020 IABC World Conference, you’ll have more than one opportunity to work on earning certification as a professional communicator.  

On Sunday, 14 June, you can sit for the GCCC’s Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) or Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exams. You need to apply to one of these GCCC programs at least two weeks before the conference and register for the exam at least one week prior. 

Attending the conference as well as the pre-conference Strategic Adviser Forum are ways to earn credit toward obtaining or maintaining certification offered by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC).

Review the GCCC Candidate Handbook for more information about conference attendance pertaining to the training requirement of the application. If you’ve already earned your certification, learn more about maintaining your credentials by reviewing the GCCC Renewal Rubric.

Email the GCCC with any questions about these certification or earning credits.

Did you know World Conference attendance counts toward professional certification?

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Yes, that’s right. Both the main IABC World Conference sessions and the Strategic Adviser Forum, which is the event’s pre-conference workshop, will help you meet the eligibility requirements for certification programs offered by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC).

As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land your next big opportunity or perform at a higher level in your current role. Read More

Keynote Carmen Simon to explore the neuroscience of engagement at #IABC20 World Conference

Carmen Simon, Ph.D., is changing how the world communicates. A cognitive neuroscientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Simon joins a 2020 IABC World Conference keynote speaker lineup that already includes Google’s Abigail Posner, with more announcements to come. Join us for an enlightening session that will offer new approaches to engaging your audiences.

About Carmen Simon

Carmen Simon is the founder of Memzy, an agency that helps corporations use brain science to create memorable messages that influence customers’ decisions. Carmen has two doctorate degrees, one in instructional technology and another in cognitive psychology, and is a recognized expert in applying neuroscience to leadership, communication design, and customer engagement. Her most recent book, Impossible to Ignore: Creating memorable content to influence decisions, has been selected as one of the top books on persuasion. Her sought-after keynote speeches unveil science-based techniques for getting others to see your way, remember your way, and go your way.

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