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A Note from Our President – September 2019

After serving on the IABC/San Diego Board as VP of Finance for many years, I am honored to assume the President’s role from the past president, Robynn Rockstad-Rex. We appreciate the excellent programs Robynn and the Board delivered last year and look forward to continuing that momentum by producing relevant content, engaging networking and professional development opportunities for our members. Our goal this year is to help you “Shine Brilliantly” as communicators. Communication, in all its forms, is at the heart-and-soul of what we do. Read more.

Meet Our Members: Jayanti Menches

A dynamic communications leader and strategic business partner, Jayanti has built a career in marketing communications, employee engagement, media relations, crisis communications, branding, advertising, corporate social responsibility and reputation management. Learn more about Jayanti.

September 6 Event: Beyond Books: Communication in the Academic Library

IABC-San Diego is kicking off the 2019-20 year with an exclusive, members-only event at Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus. Join us on Friday, September 6 from 9:00-11:15 a.m. Learn how internal communications operates at the UC San Diego Library, get special access to view behind-the-scenes Dr. Seuss collections, experience how the library communicates via public tours, and discover cool media technology in the Digital Media Lab. Register here.

September 12 Webinar: Understanding the Nuances of Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace

This webinar will share insights into the nuances of reading cross-cultural cues. You’ll learn how to stay attuned as a communicator in business interactions among people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Participants will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the finer points of cross-cultural communication with takeaways on how to respond in real time to interpersonal exchanges, awkward moments and potentially embarrassing miscommunication, and golden opportunities that develop connection understanding. Register here.

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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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