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A Note from Our President – June 2018

As I wrap up my term as President, I want to take a moment to thank all the members and non-members who have invested in their professional development by attending one of our events this year.  It’s been so rewarding to make new connections, to hear different perspectives, and to see that the work our board is doing is resonating with many of you. I’d also like to thank the 2017-18 board members. This team of volunteers has made great efforts to help better service our IABC community, and their hard work has not gone unnoticed. We’ve seen greater engagement in our events, and with our email and social media communications, and we’ve seen memberships and renewals increase. Read more.

Cast Your Vote for the 2018-19 Board Slate

IABC is an organization run by members, for members.  As we get ready to transition to a new board on July 1, please take a few minutes to vote for our incoming members who are volunteering their time to help make IABC/San Diego even better. Your participation is important to ensure the bylaws pertaining to the board election process are met. Cast your vote by June 20. Are you interested in joining this award-winning team? We still have a few opportunities remaining. Read more at the foot of our board directory page.

June 20: How to Get Leaders to Listen to You

Join us June 20 for a session with internationally recognized measurement expert Angela Sinickas, ABC, on how to make yourself more credible when advising your management team. If your professional experience and your title seem to have less impact on getting leaders to listen to good communication advice than you would like, this is the event for you. Angela will help you understand how to speak a leader’s language to get their attention, how to use more effective techniques for presenting your solutions, and how to be ready to address a leader’s objections. Learn more & register.

August 22: Summer Social 

Summer never really ends in San Diego, but help us see out the season in style at our annual Summer Social! Join us at The Wine Pub on Shelter Island to connect with IABC/San Diego members and local communicators in a fun, relaxed environment. You’ll also have a chance to meet and mingle with some of our incoming board members as we get ready to kick off the 2018-19 board term. Your ticket includes appetizers, and your first drink is covered thanks to our event sponsor Intesa Communications, a full service communications and government relations firm providing strategic counsel to clients nationwide. Register today!

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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.


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.


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

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.


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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