IABC/San Diego | The local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators
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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

It’s Spring Break, and while many students are enjoying time off from learning, it’s a great time of year for professionals to think about their development. All too often we get caught up in the day-to-day without devoting time to continued learning. At a recent IABC conference, one of our regional leaders made a point that many of us pay for gym or health club memberships and that we should think of IABC as a fitness center for our careers. It’s a great analogy and one that adheres to the adage that you only get out as much as you put in.  Read more

April 23 Learn from IABC/San Diego’s Communicator of the Year

Cason Lane, ABC, has been named IABC/San Diego’s 2014 Communicator of the Year. He is an award-winning strategist, writer and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in internal and external business communications. At our April 23 event, Cason will be sharing best practices and insights from throughout his career. Join us at Hash House a Go Go for networking, learning and delicious food. Register now

Meet Meg Crampton

Meg Crampton is a talent acquisition employer branding coordinator for Eletronic Arts, Inc. She has been a member of IABC since spring 2013, and notes that she has loved being the bridge between USD students and the IABC organization. Further, she has enjoyed helping her fellow students to hone their professional development skills and meet the awesome members of IABC/USD. Outside of work, you can find Meg at school, where she is a part time student at the University of San Diego. Read more

May 6 Webinar: How to Manage Up Without Getting the Smackdown

Life is too short and you are too talented to sit and wait for your boss, a mentor or fate to boost your career to the next level. There is no guarantee that someone “older and wiser” is ever going to give you appropriate marching orders or come up with something brilliant for you to do. Stop waiting. Join us May 6 from 12-1 p.m. and get tips on how manage up and pave your own path to success without even leaving your desk. Margie Newman is an award-winning public relations strategist and founder and managing partner of Intesa Communications, a full service PR firm serving clients nationwide. Find out more and register

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Keep your skills and knowledge at the forefront of the profession. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a worldwide alliance of 16,500 professionals dedicated to continually improving our professional abilities, progressing in our careers, sharing information and resources, uniting as a community, setting standards for excellence, building our credibility in the business world, and (best of all) having fun. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members, including a newly formed student chapter at the University of San Diego.


IABC links communicators in a global network that inspires, establishes and supports the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in organizational communication. We are recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel. Rather than being industry or discipline specific, IABC’s focus spans the breadth of the communication ecosystem, enabling you to network, share ideas and best practices, and enhance your knowledge of this diverse profession.


Our chapter serves as a vibrant resource for career growth, professional development, networking, mentorship and channels for you to Be Heard. As a member of IABC/San Diego, you have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues you face today and will face tomorrow.

Benefits include: 

  • Member pricing on all IABC events
  • Exclusive members-only networking opportunities
  • Mentor/mentee opportunities
  • Blogging/speaker opportunities
  • Accreditation coaching
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Discounted pricing on industry events
  • Opportunities to gain industry recognition through awards and accreditation
  • Access to our Special Interest Groups
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Discounted pricing on industry events
  • Access to International benefits

New and renewal membership rates for 2013 are as follows:

  • New Membership: $304 annual dues+ $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
  • Renewal Membership: $304 annual dues RENEW NOW!
  • New/Renewal Student Membership: $49 annual dues JOIN NOW!
  • *Transitional Membership: 50% off international dues JOIN NOW!*Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate

For more information about membership options including corporate memberships and payment plans, click here.


IABC/San Diego has more than 120 members from a variety of backgrounds and representing all facets of the communications profession. Each month, we highlight a different member on our website, in our monthly newsletter and through our social media channels. Our goal is to learn more about each other, and help foster connections and networking opportunities.

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At IABC/San Diego, we’re working hard to provide the most valuable resources and programs, but what do our members think? Hear about member benefits, initiatives and programs directly through our video testimonials.

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Missed an event? Don’t sweat! Our members get exclusive access to presentations in our event archive. Just log in using your IABC Member ID and password, and a wealth of knowledge and best practices will be at your fingertips. You’ll get the most out of our programs if you attend in person. Check our events page and social media channels to sign up for future events.

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IABC/San Diego connects you to a range of communication resources and tools designed to help you take the next step in your career – whether you are just starting out, or are looking for your next challenge. Through career planning, mentorship, special interest groups and accreditation/certification, you can count on IABC to help you succeed.

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