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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

With the beautiful San Diego summer behind us, there are so many exciting things to look forward to this fall: cooler weather, colorful autumn leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, football (for some) and of course, events and networking opportunities with your favorite fellow communicators. Join us for our upcoming IABC/San Diego Brewery Tour and Social on October 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more.

October is Membership Month

October is Membership Month! Join or reinstate your lapsed membership in October and we’ll give you 10% off international dues AND waive the $40 application fee. IABC/San Diego is also offering FREE attendance to an October or November event. 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. Join or reinstate now!

Meet Justin Carey

Former Senior Sales Coordinator for Better Business Bureau, Justin Carey is currently the Business Development Officer for the San Diego County Credit Union. A new member of IABC/San Diego, Justin is also the VP of Membership for the IABC/San Diego board. He thinks the greatest value of his membership with IABC is the ability to connect with such a high caliber of like-minded professionals, and the opportunity to expand his own skill-set. Outside of work, you can find Justin at the gym, exploring the outdoors around San Diego County, or traveling. Additionally, before he worked for a bank, he toured the U.S. playing lead guitar in a punk band. Read more.

Marilyn Olson, Named IABC/San Diego Communicator of the Year 2015!

Marilyn Olson is the recipient of our 2015 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 through their quality of work and contributions to the communications profession. Read more.

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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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