IABC/San Diego | The local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators
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LATEST NEWS
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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

Spring has sprung! What that means for us at IABC/San Diego – besides even more amazing weather – is that the IABC/San Diego Communicator of the Year event is right around the corner! On April 21, we’ll celebrate our 2015 COTY winner Marilyn Olsen with a special reception at Hash House in Hillcrest. Join us for a chance to hear from an expert San Diego communicator, as well as network with fellow IABC members and guests. Seats are limited, so register soon. Read more.

Join IABC Today!

IABC provides educational and career enhancing programs designed to meet the needs and recognize the accomplishments of professional communicators throughout the globe. Connect, learn and make new friends with communication professionals in your area by joining a local IABC chapter. Attend meetings, take advantage of professional development opportunities, and even find your next job. Join today!

Meet Meredith Mentzer

Former Product Development Supervisor for The UPS Store Inc., Meredith Mentzer is the Communications Supervisor for The UPS Store, Inc. She has been a member of IABC since January 2015 and is looking forward to all the networking, learning opportunities and getting involved. Outside of work, you can find Meredith spending time with her husband, two young children and furry four-legged best friend. Read more.

Marilyn Olson, Named IABC/San Diego Communicator of the Year 2015!

Marilyn Olson is the recipient of our 2015 Communicator of the Year (COTY) award.  The COTY recognizes a greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication and serves as an outstanding example to others through their quality of work and contributions to the communications profession. Read more.

ABOUT IABC
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WHO IS IABC?

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.

WHY IABC?

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.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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
JOIN IABC

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.

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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