Networking with other communicators is one of the primary benefits of IABC membership. IABC offers opportunities to network with members around the world through the IABC web site, as well as face-to-face at chapter events, the annual International Conference held in June of each year, and professional development seminars held at various times and locations throughout the year.
MemberSpeak is the meeting place for IABC members around the world. A high-powered posting area on the web site, MemberSpeak is where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with your peers…unconstrained by geography and time differences.
Online Directory of IABC Members
IABC’s online member directory includes members’ address, phone, and fax information, and is fully searchable on a number of parameters such as industry, company, or geography. You can even email other members through our confidential technology.
IABC Philadelphia offers both professional development programs and networking events throughout the year. Look for information about upcoming events on our website.
The IABC Buzz
This IABC Buzz contains member posts about personal and professional achievements, such as educational degrees, promotions, weddings, job moves, births/adoptions and the like.
Job Searching Assistance
IABC’s web site lists hundreds of jobs at all levels.
IABC offers plentiful resources to hone your skills, learn from the experiences of others, and study new areas of interest.
My Communication (MyComm for short) is an online strategic planning tool available only to IABC members. MyComm takes users through a six-step process that results in a comprehensive, strategic communication plan. The tool also allows users to share and collaborate on plans via the web.
Communication World Magazine
Chock full of detailed case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners, Communication World is delivered six times a year to IABC members. With the latest news on industry research, technology, and trends, as well as interviews and analysis, each issue of Communication World is a continuing education course in itself.
CW’s sister publication, CW Bulletin, is a monthly electronic newsletter addressing major topical concerns facing today’s communicators.
IABC’s online knowledge community lets you share ideas and best practices on employee communication, marketing/ branding and measurement.
Online Library of Content
Available only to members, IABC’s online library includes CW Online (an archive of all CW articles), handouts and presentation notes from sessions at the latest International Conference, and case studies from winning Gold Quill Award entries.
- Generous Member Pricing
IABC develops numerous events and educational products throughout the year, including the annual International Conference which draws about 1,800 communicators from around the world. Members get member pricing, as many times during the year as they like!
- books and manuals available for sale
- upcoming events
- Research Foundation reports available for sale
- Research Foundation website
We’ve partnered with vendors to bring members discounts on products and services, and to
offer products and services members might not otherwise find available to them as an
individual (such as insurance). Legal restrictions prevent some products and services from worldwide availability.
Recognition: Accreditation and Awards Programs
IABC offers the opportunity for members to receive official recognition of their competence as business communicators and dedication to the profession…a valuable addition to any resume or C.V. Entry and/or application fees are offered at a significant discount to IABC members.
The “ABC” designation conferred by IABC acknowledges an individual’s mastery of business communication, and is recognized throughout the world. A rigorous review of written and verbal tests, as well as a review of the candidate’s portfolio are required for consideration. For more information, please consult the accreditation website.
IABC offers several awards, including the annual Gold Quill Awards, an international competition that provides an opportunity to receive expert evaluation of the entry against IABC’s highest standards of excellence. IABC’s other awards recognize service to IABC and/or accomplishment in the field of business communication.