Member Benefits


Why Join IABC?

This is your community. You may not know them yet, but IABC members are your colleagues, your friends, thought leaders, and your go-to professional resources. And they are all across the globe, ready to connect with you wherever you are.

Your time is valuable and there is just never enough of it. IABC saves you time by providing the most cutting edge content and educational resources that allow you to find what you need quickly to solve your professional challenges, enhance your perspective, and stay abreast of innovations and trends in the field.

Your career matters. Whether you are looking to enhance your current role or examining your next steps, IABC keeps you connected with people, recognition, credentials, and job opportunities to help move your career forward. IABC membership is a commitment to your career success.

Benefits include:

  • Local Chapters: Connect, learn and make new friends with communication professionals in your area by joining a local IABC chapter.
  • World Conference: #IABC17 in Washington, D.C. 11-14 June 2017 will provide an opportunity to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while also networking with colleagues who attend from around the world.
  • Gold Quill Awards: The only global program designed to recognize the broadest spectrum of communicators. Submit your best work in areas as diverse as branding, research, employee engagement and social media.
  • The IABC Academy: The IABC Academy offers webinars, online workshops and face-to-face training that help you stay current on topics that are important for professional and personal growth.
  • GCCC Certificiation: The current CMP certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise.
  • Communication World (CW): IABC’s monthly digital magazine is now for members only and provides access to more in-depth content on leading-edge communication topics.
  • Job Centre: Find hundreds of communication jobs at all levels of experience and discover your next career opportunity.

Now is a great time to join – October is Member Month at IABC! Join IABC or reinstate your membership during October and we’ll give you 10% off international dues AND waive the US $40 application fee. You’ll also be entered to win one of two US $500 Amazon gift cards, exclusively for new and reinstating members.

This is YOUR community. What are you waiting for? Join Now!

For additional questions about membership, please contact our Vice President of Membership for the IABC/San Diego chapter.
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