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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

This year has been a great one – thank you all for being a part of its success! As I have said before, it is truly the people who make IABC an exceptional resource for communicators in all fields across all industries. I especially would like to thank the 2015/2016 IABC/San Diego Board of Directors for their incredible work this year to provide you meaningful events and opportunities to learn from and connect with San Diego’s finest communicators. Please let me know if you are interested in joining the 2016/2017 IABC/San Diego Board of Directors – there are still a couple of positions open. Read more.

Anna Davison Named IABC/San Diego 2016 Communicator of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Anna Davison is the recipient of our 2016 Communicator of the Year (COTY) Award! The COTY recognizes a greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication and serves as an outstanding example to others in the communication profession. Anna was chosen for her leadership ability and the high quality of her work in communications. With over 15 years of experience, Anna has expertise in strategic messaging, public relations, creative media campaigns, brand messaging, executive consulting, acquisition communications, crisis communications, social media, employee communications and intranet management. Read more.

Summer Mixer with HCCSD and IABC/San Diego: July 28, 2016

Mark your calendar for the IABC/SC & HCCSD Happy Hour on July 28! Celebrate summer and make new connections with IABC/SD and the Healthcare Communicators of San Diego County (HCCSD)! Join us at 57 Degrees for a fun networking event designed for local communicators. The event takes place on July 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for members (IABC or HCCSD) and $20 for non-members. Registration includes one free drink and light appetizers (the full menu will be available for personal purchases). Parking is free. Register today!

Press Release: IABC San Diego Announces Incoming Officers for 2016-2017 Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 8, 2016) — The San Diego Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 board of directors.  Board terms for the upcoming year began on July 1, 2016. IABC San Diego is a membership-based trade association for business communicators who live or work in the San Diego area. Among the communications professionals who comprise the board is Anna Davison, serving her first term as president of IABC San Diego.   Read more.

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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.

Benefits include: 

  • 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.


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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