Membership Benefits

  • IABC – San Diego events – The greatest benefit of being part of IABC-SD is establishing and developing relationships with other members. Our six annual networking events expose members to like minded communication professionals who are working in the San Diego area, and our six annual professional development events offer a chance to develop your thinking and skills in areas such as establishing and communicating your business value, executive presence, crisis communication, financial communication, and more. We alternate between virtual professional development events and in person networking events monthly and aim to offer relevant and timely topics that inspire members to implement learnings in their roles today.
  • Communicator of the Year – This local annual award program recognizes one greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic communication excellence
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities – Build your skillset and your resume by volunteering your time. Our chapter welcomes both one-time and ongoing support – from assisting with an event to filling a board role. Regional and global positions and opportunities are also available
  • Special Interest Groups – Connect with like-minded communication professionals within any of the following areas: healthcare; student/early career; education; change management; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and consultants
  • IABC Advance – This professional development portal includes free content from other chapters
  • IABC World Conference – Members receive discounted registration rates for this annual event
  • The Hub – A place to participate in conversations and join Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Tap into a global network of peers who will help you work through challenges and find mentors to guide your work and career 
  • Catalyst – The online publication that includes articles and podcasts
  • Communication certification program – Only one in the world that’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant. Members receive discounts when applying and testing for the Communication Management Professional and Strategic Communication Management Professional certifications
  • Gold Quill Awards – Members receive discounts when submitting work for this global excellence in strategic communication program