Join IABC World Conference in Chicago, 14–17 June 2020

World Conference pricing & packages

Package Type Includes Full Conference Standard Conference Sunday,

14 June


15 June


16 June


17 June

Sessions  X X X X X
Keynote Speaker X X X X X X
Welcome Reception X X X
Strategic Adviser Forum X
Excellence  Gala  X X
Pre-registration: 31 August
(IABC member)
Super-saver deadline: 31 December
(IABC member)
$1,445 $1,250 $560 $756 $952 $560
Super-saver deadline: 31 December
$1,848 $1,653 $560 $756 $952 $560
Early-bird deadline: 6 March (IABC member) $1,683 $1487 $560 $756 $952 $560
Early-bird deadline: 6 March (Non-member) $2,100 $1,905 $560 $756 $952 $560
Full price (IABC member) $1,921 $1,726 $560 $756 $952 $560
Full price (Non-member) $2,352 $2,157 $560 $756 $952 $560
Onsite price (IABC member)* $2,032 $1,837 $560 $756 $952 $560
Onsite price (Non-member)* $2,464 $2,269 $560 $756 $952 $560
*Onsite rates start after 31 May at 11:59 PDT.
Registration rates in U.S. dollars


Strategic Adviser Forum

Facilitated by industry leaders, this special pre-conference session offers an immersive experience that will show what it takes to be at the top of your field as a strategic adviser. You’ll gain innovative ideas to build on your current skills and discover how to elevate your career to the next level. This session is included in a Sunday day pass and offered as an additional-fee event for others.

Date: Sunday, 14 June
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Advance sign-up: Can be added to registration (space is limited)
Cost: US$350 members, US$450 non-members

Gift of Communication

The Gift of Communication is a pre-conference event at the World Conference which is presented under the umbrella of the IABC Foundation. It provides an opportunity for communication professionals to contribute their expertise to help local charities.

Date: Sunday, 14 June
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Advance sign-up: Can be added to registration (space is limited)
Cost: Included with a Sunday, standard or full conference registration


Special events

Welcome Reception – Sunday, 14 June

Opening networking event


Included with full/standard packages and Sunday day pass 

Excellence Gala – Tuesday, 16 June 

Reception, ceremony and dinner party to celebrate excellence in the communication profession.


Included with full package and Tuesday pass

Special event rates in U.S. dollars. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Registration confirmation

If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation immediately after completing your registration. If you mail or fax your registration, you will receive an email confirmation within two weeks, once payment has been processed. Please include your email address on the mailed or faxed form to complete your registration and to expedite receiving your registration confirmation. If you need an invoice, please request one by emailing us. Invoices will be sent to you by email. You will not be registered until payment is received in full.


Your IABC conference badge must be worn for admittance to all keynotes, sessions, the exhibit hall and non-ticketed events. Every person must have his/her own badge; sharing of badges is not permitted.


Corporate member

Upon registration, corporate members will receive a 10 percent discount on Standard conference registrations. You must belong to an active corporate (group) membership to qualify. Discounts cannot be combined.


Full-time educators (faculty) and students who are IABC members can register at the educator/student rate (10 percent discount) for the Standard Conference package, which includes one Welcome Reception ticket and all general and break-out sessions, but excludes extra-fee events. For students, please go through the registration process. If you are identified as an IABC student member, you will receive a discount. If you are not currently an IABC student member, please go here to join IABC. For educators, please ensure that your IABC membership is current and email a PDF copy of a valid full-time staff ID to to get your discount code. 

Discounts do not apply to the pre-registration rate.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations should be sent via email. If we receive your cancellation before 24 May 2020, you’ll receive a refund, less a 10 percent handling fee. Credit card payments must be refunded to the card originally used to pay the registration. If we receive your cancellation between 24 May 2020 and 9 June 2020, you’ll receive a credit, less a 20 percent handling fee, toward a future IABC headquarters-hosted conference. Registered attendees who cancel after 9 June 2020 or who do not attend will be charged the full registration fee with no refund or credit.

There are no refunds for special event tickets (additional Welcome Reception tickets and Excellence Gala tickets) and/or pre-conference events.


If you’re unable to attend the conference after registering, you may send someone in your place. Substitutions may be made before 24 May 2020, with written confirmation from the person registered.  If you are an IABC member and your replacement is a non-member, that person must pay any outstanding balance as a result of the difference in fees.

All deadline dates and times are in U.S. Pacific time.



If you have questions about registration, please contact 800.310.7554 (toll-free in the U.S. or Canada) or +1 240.439.2554 (outside the U.S. and Canada) or email