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A Note From Our President – April 2018

With warmer weather on its way, you might be thinking about shaping up for the summer. Many of us pay for fitness classes or a gym membership, but sometimes we forget that our brains also need a workout. Whatever your schedule, I encourage you to think of your IABC membership as a fitness center for your career. Whether it’s bouncing ideas off peers, making new connections or giving back to the community and the communications profession, IABC/San Diego has you covered. And, as with any membership, what you get out of it, depends on how much you put in. Read more.

May 9 Webinar: The Shifts You and Your Company Need to Make in Order to Thrive in the 21st Century

Today, the world is a much different place than it was twenty years ago. Yet, we still rely on approaches to strategy that were developed in the 20th century (and a few that were developed over 2000 years ago). We need to move beyond the old methods to what works in our digital, global, rapidly changing the world. In this active, engaging webinar, we’ll explore the five shifts organizations and individuals need to make in order to lead strategy and communicate effectively in the 21st century. Attend webinar.

June 3-6: IABC World Conference 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 IABC World Conference in Montréal! At this year’s World Conference the theme “The Communication Crossroads”—will explore the major (and relevant) issues facing communication professionals around the world. Over the course of four days, you and approximately 1,000 communicators from around the world will discover and explore how communication drives business performance and innovation, the rise of transformative communication and collaboration among many other topics we communicators face in today’s digital age. Reserve your spot.

Join or Renew in April to Get Member Savings

Find your tribe! IABC is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Connect with more people like you. Get instant access to live and virtual resources, and thousands of communicators around the world ready to help you deliver results and advance in your career. Join or renew in April to get free admission to an upcoming IABC/San Diego event and be entered to win a free course from the IABC AcademyBecome a member.

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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