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President’s Letter – September 2017

September signals the start of the school year. And while I can’t say I wish I was back in high school, seeing students heading off to university makes me a little envious of what’s ahead for them and the time they have to focus on learning. Juggling life and a full-time job makes it hard continue our educational journey. There’s seemingly no time to spend learning new things when deadlines are looming. Read more.

Oct. 16: Oktoberfest Brewhaha

Get in the Oktoberfest spirit at our upcoming Brewhaha event. Enjoy a flight of award-winning beers and a light bite, while learning from Stone Brewing Company PR Manager Lizzie Younkin. Lizzie will tell us about Stone’s unique approach to marketing, which dates back to the release of Arrogant Bastard Ale in 1997. Early-bird pricing ends Oct. 4. Buy your ticket today!

Meet our Members: Dave Flynn

Dave is a Corporate Communications Manager at Scripps Health in San Diego. He likes to spend his free time with his family, reading and listening to podcasts and he admits to a borderline unhealthy obsession with the Padres. He has been a member since 2011 and has enjoyed the chance to meet some excellent communications professionals since he joined IABC. Learn more about Dave. 

Nov. 9: Webinar – How to Reestablish Trust in the Media 

Free to IABC Members

69% of Americans do not believe the news media are “honest and truthful.” How do you regain trust? What makes a good media campaign in today’s environment? How do communication specialists battle public opinion to continue advocating for their clients? One word: Storytelling. Join Annie Scranton, Founder of Pace PR, to learn how truth and honesty can re-enter media through storytelling. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Learn more.

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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