IABC/San Diego | The local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators
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President’s Letter

Spring is here, and although we lose that initial hour of sleep, I love the lighter evenings. It feels like there are more hours in the day. Good thing too, because the board and I have been working hard to bring you some great events over the next few months. I’m thrilled that on March 20, IABC/San Diego members will be giving back to the community at our Gift of Communication event. We are teaming up with United Way to help seven local non-profits overcome their communication challenges. Read more

April 23 Learn from IABC/San Diego’s Communicator of the Year

Cason Lane, ABC, has been named IABC/San Diego’s 2014 Communicator of the Year. He is an award-winning strategist, writer and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in internal and external business communications. At our April 23 event, Cason will be sharing best practices and insights from throughout his career. Join us at Hash House a Go Go for networking, learning and delicious food. Register now

Meet Anna Davison

Anna Davison is the director of corporate communications and employee experience for Provide Commerce in San Diego. She has been a member of IABC since November 2013, and notes that IABC has given her a chance to meet other local communicators and build her own community of people and colleagues she can reach out to when she needs to brainstorm. She also values the events and opportunities to talk with other communicators. Read more

April 11: The Communicator’s Critical Role in Change

Join us April 11 for a workshop with Organizational Change Expert Annette Martell. Intended for communicators at all levels of the organization, you’ll leave with tips on how you can effectively lead, manage, and support change projects on behalf of the business/organizational leader; specific steps to provide discipline and practice to the execution of a change management plan; and ways to provide more value to any organization when you combine excellent communications skills along with the strategic mindset of change management. Find out more and register

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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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