IABC/San Diego | The local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators

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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s now the season of tricks and treats. I don’t have many tricks up my sleeve, but we do have a few treats we’ve been working on. First, it’s International Membership Month! If you’ve been thinking about joining or re-joining IABC, October is a great time to do it. For the remainder of the month, IABC will waive your $40 application fee. Take advantage of membership discounts to professional development events, exclusive member networking opportunities, educational resources, and more. Read more.

Internal Communicators Special Interest Group Meeting – Nov. 5

No one understands organizational communications like a corporate communicator. Please join us Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 8-9 a.m at Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery in La Jolla. This special interest group (SIG) is open to anyone who deals with the ins and outs of leading change and communicating business strategies while gaining internal support. Register now!

Meet Kevin Dinino

Former Vice President of Public Relations for LPL Financial, Kevin Dinino is the Founder and President of KCD PR. He has been a member of IABC since 2012 and thinks the networking capability with like-minded professionals in all industries has been a huge asset to his membership with IABC/San Diego. Outside of work, you can find Kevin watching football, playing hockey, and going to brunch with his lovely wife. Read more.

A Makeover For The IABC Brand

First, apologies for missing a fortnight’s post. My favourite daughter did get married OK in mid September, but only after we’d needed to change the entire venue for both the ceremony and the after-party for 300 guests at six days’ notice.  This blew me out a bit. The full story will be available as a new year blockbuster from Amazon, priced £9.99 ($15 in US and Canada, $16.50 in Australia and New Zealand). Meanwhile, your International Board have been making good progress pursuing our goals to right the Association financially and grow it into new areas; this while keeping the Chapter network, and being a member-based Association, at the heart of what we do. 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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