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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Communicator of the Year celebration last month and we appreciate Hash House A Go Go for generously sponsoring and hosting the event. It was a lovely evening of great food, people and fun! And congrats again to the 2016 COTY, Anna Davison, who delivered an engaging and insightful acceptance speech. I am happy to share that we have extended the opportunity to enter to win free attendance to the Intranets for Employee Communications Conference – valued at $2,099! There are three things you can do for a chance to win – the deadline to enter is now May 31Enter today!

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.

IABC/San Diego Breakfast: Communicating the Value of Research: May 18, 2016

Are your communications as effective as they could be? Are you exposing your company’s reputation (as well as your own) to unnecessary risk? As professional communicators, we know that the cost of recovering and rebranding after a fiasco is far greater than doing the right research in the first place. Yet far too often, our organization’s leaders or clients push back on the need for research due to time or budget constraints, or because the environment is changing so rapidly that it seems like all we can do is react. Learn from successful researcher John Nienstedt. Register today!

Win FREE attendance to the Intranets for Employee Communications Conference: June 21-23, 2016

Need some inspiration to make the most of your intranet? Want to learn what leading companies are doing to engage their employees through social tools? Then the Intranets for Employee Communications Conference is for you! Hosted by the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI), the conference will help you innovate your intranet to build engagement, collaboration and productivity to achieve organizational goals and business impact. IABC/San Diego has teamed up with ALI to offer you the chance to attend the conference for free (a $2,099 value!). Learn 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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