This site is compatible with the following web browsers: IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome. Download the latest version of IE hereContact us with any questions about our site.

LATEST NEWS
See All

Three Reasons You Should Apply for 2017 Communicator of the Year
President’s Letter – February 2017

Communication can be challenging. We all know it. We live it. The IABC/San Diego 2017 Communicator or Junior Communicator of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate it. There are so many communicators doing great work in San Diego. There are also many young communication professionals who are rising stars.

But what if you are doing the great work? Have no fear. We encourage you to nominate yourself. That’s right! We want you to toot your own horn. Brag shamelessly. Why? Because you’ve earned it. Read More.

Show Your Commitment to Ethical Communication 

In these days of social and political change, now more than ever is the time to take a stand for transparent and ethical professional communication. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has created this petition to publicly stand in support of the IABC Code of Ethics and what it means to live them every day.

Please join us in signing it to show your commitment to ethical communication at all levels – you don’t need to be a member of IABC to stand with us.

Are You IABC/SD’s 2017 Communicator of the Year?

Do you know a fellow IABC member in the Greater San Diego Area who is a leader in the communication profession? How about a young communication professional who is already doing amazing work? Or, do you want to see your own work recognized? If so, we’d like to hear more. Nominations are now open for our fourth annual Communicator of the Year (COTY) awards.

Nominate or enter by March 6 to join this growing group of recognized communications leaders. Learn more.

Join us for the 2017 World Conference in Washington, D.C. – June 11-14

This year’s theme of “Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact” speaks to what IABC believes about the profession and what it honors in its beautiful venue. It represents our mission to elevate your career, to highlight the global rise of communication as a business-crucial part of the organization, and to showcase the stunning transformation made by Washington D.C., our conference city, as it tackles challenges to become a strong and growing hub for innovation. Don’t miss out, and register for the 2017 World Conference today! Learn more.

ABOUT IABC
See 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.

WHY IABC?

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.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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
JOIN IABC

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.

Read more

VIDEOS

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.

Read more

EVENT ARCHIVE

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.

Read more

CAREER RESOURCES

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.

Read more