What makes the World Conference a must-attend event?

31047523_mInspiring speakers that will change the way you think about your work, and the world at large. Connecting with fellow communicators from all over the globe, and from all types of industries, from technology and finance to nonprofits and universities. A chance to hone your skills and learn about what makes for stellar communication in today’s world from the best in the business. These are just some of the benefits of attending IABC’s annual World Conference.

To give you an idea of what’s in store this year, here’s a look back at some statistics from the 2015 event. These statistics highlight the conference’s global scale, its focus on excellent content, and the caliber of the presenters.

  • 84%: Satisfaction rate with the overall conference in 2015
  • 92%: Approval rating of keynote speakers
  • 84%: Approval rating of breakout speakers
  • 43: The number countries represented at the 2015 conference, including Australia, India, the Philippines, South Africa and the U.K.
  • 22: The number of Fortune Global 100 companies represented, including Walmart, Boeing, Microsoft, Toyota and GE.
  • Top three reasons given for attending: Knowledge about trends in communication gained from speakers, practical tools to use in my job gained from speakers, and networking with peers

While the numbers give a broad-strokes idea of what you’ll experience, nothing compares to hearing from your peers. Check out how some of last year’s attendees described the experience in their own words:


Leanne Joyce

“The IABC World Conference is an annual feast for communicators. It offers a mix of exceptional and visionary keynote speakers through to small expert workshops.”

—Leanne Joyce, Leanne Joyce Consulting, Canberra, Australia



Allyson Neal

“As a conference speaker and an attendee, I can attest to the outstanding networking and professional development opportunities that gave communicators the motivation that they need to excel in their careers.”

—Allyson Neal, Chevron, Houston, Texas



Sue Stoney

“I am not typically a ‘rah-rah’ person…unless you count events I attend that more than deliver on their promise. IABC’s 2015 World Conference in San Francisco was just such an event…. Now, I’m hooked and can’t wait to attend in New Orleans next year…. An excellent example of what IABC is all about all year ‘round: connecting, showcasing and educating communicators who make a positive contribution to businesses and organizations across the globe.”

—Sue Stoney, The Message Crafter, San Francisco



Maria Constantinescu

“What better way is there to meet peers and new contacts to open the door to a new stage in your professional development than by attending the conference? It’s a wonderful opportunity to get exposed to new practices, to get a glimpse into new research, to find out what makes the heart of our community beat.”

—Maria Constantinescu, Business Development Bank of Canada, Montréal


We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s event in New Orleans! Register now.