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A Note from Our President – May 2019

It’s the merry month of May, and we’ve got some celebrating to do! I’m delighted to announce IABC/San Diego’s Communicator of the Year (COTY)Mike Godfrey. In reflecting back on our present and past IABC/SD COTY winners, it’s clear to see what they have in common: They dare to be different. To take risks and lead the way. And to relentlessly look for new ways to add value and elevate the strategic importance of communications in the organizations, companies and causes they serve. Read more.

Meet Our Members: Vonnie Madigan

Vonnie is an expert in audience engagement, content strategy, writing for all platforms, and measuring new media performance and effectiveness. When she’s not practicing her first loves – writing, storytelling and editing – you’ll find her exploring the hiking trails around San Diego County with her family. Learn more about Vonnie.

May 22 Event: Learn from 2019 Communicator of the Year Mike Godfrey

Join us May 22, 2019 at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Sorrento Mesa to celebrate and learn from IABC/San Diego’s 2019 Communicator of the Year (COTY) Mike Godfrey. The COTY Award recognizes one greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication and serves as an outstanding example to others though his or her quality of work and contributions to the communications profession. Buy tickets here.

May 28 Webinar: Increasing Leadership Engagement Using Video and Live Events

Learn how to use live events and video to enable leadership and internal communicators to better inform, lead, engage, and empower employees across your organization. This webinar will provide best practices and technical guidance on how to use Yammer to create, promote, and manage these to help accelerate cultural transformation by building an ongoing, two-way connection between leadership and employees. Register here.

ABOUT IABC
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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