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President’s Letter- October 2016
One of the things I value the most about the International Association of Business Communicators is the diversity of functions represented in our organization. IABC members come from a wide variety of communication disciplines, including: corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, marketing, human resources, community relations, writing, editing, social responsibility, investor relations, government relations, leadership coaching, photography/video production and many more.
Our next event is a great example of this diversity. Join us for Inside-Out: How the San Diego Zoo Engages Internal and External Audiences on Friday, October 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. Read more.
2017 Gold Quill Awards
Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.
- As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
- Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale
Entering is a straight-forward process
- Details are online
- You can enter in multiple divisions
- Division 2: Research and Division 3: Education have been updated to better reflect best-practices in these areas
IABC/SD Mixer at Rough Draft Brewery
Put aside your pen and notebook…and catch up with IABC San Diego members and local fellow communicators at Rough Draft Brewing Company. Join us for a fun and relaxed evening on November 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, to polish off a flight of innovative, high-quality craft beers.
PRIZE DRAWING: Each person attending will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Best Buy gift certificate. For every guest you bring, you will get an additional entry into the drawing!
The event is FREE to all IABC/San Diego members. Remember, October is IABC Membership month — with a waived enrollment fee (normally $40) and 10% off annual dues. Become a member today!
October is IABC Member Month
Current members who renew in October will receive a 10% discount on International IABC dues. They will also be entered into a drawing to win one of two $500 Amazon.com gift cards!
ABOUT IABCSee All
WHO IS IABC?
IABC is the association of choice for communication professionals around the world. Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 12,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members representing many of our city’s most recognized companies.
IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.
Whether you’re a corporate communicator, independent consultant, academic or student, IABC has the resources, connections and learning opportunities you need to move your career forward. We give you the ability to connect to a global communication network, stay informed about emerging trends and best practices, learn from top experts, gain recognition for your outstanding work and join a community of communication professionals around the world who are striving to be the best in the 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 may face tomorrow.
- Member pricing on all IABC events
- Exclusive members-only networking opportunities
- Blogging/speaker opportunities
- Accreditation coaching
- Volunteer and leadership opportunities
- Discounted pricing on industry events
- Opportunities to gain industry recognition through awards and certification
- Access to our Special Interest Groups
- Access to International community
New and renewal membership rates for 2015 are as follows:
- New Membership: $304 annual dues + $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
- Renewal Membership: $304 annual duesRENEW 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.
MEET OUR MEMBERS
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.
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.
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.
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.