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Conference Sessions S1 – S4 (1 – 4 pm)
S1: Ranly review: Grammar, style and punctuation (Skills Development)
Presenter / Don Ranly, Ph.D. / Missouri, USA
S2: After the merger: Creating a new identity from the inside out (Public Relations)
Presenter / Barbara Gibson, ABC / United Kingdom
S3: How to give journalists what they want (Public Relations)
Presenter / Mark Nusca / Ontario, Canada
S4: Beyond a corporate fad: How to make sure employee engagement becomes a reality in your organization (Employee Communication)
Presenter / Kieron Shaw / United Kingdom

Conference Orientation (4 – 5 pm)
Whether you’re a first-time conference attendee or a veteran; a potential member, a new member or long-time member, you need to attend this session! Popular IABC conference speaker Karen Susman will teach you skills that you can use immediately to build your business, enhance your career, improve your conference experience, and make important IABC connections. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself and enter into conversations, set a goal for the conference, ask for what you need, and build connections during and after the conference. Bring business cards!

Presenter / Karen Susman / Colorado, USA, works with clients like Marriott, NBC and Ketchum Public Relations. Karen has spoken at five international IABC conferences and for IABC chapters and districts in South Africa, Colorado, New Jersey, Kansas City and Iowa. Karen’s guidebook is 102 Top Dog Networking Secrets.

Refreshments will be served

Opening General Session and Keynote Address (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
James Carville and Mary Matalin
All the world's a stage: An evening with James Carville and Mary Matalin

Join Washington's most famous political strategists and husband-and-wife team in an entertaining and enlightening look at international politics and the issues that continue to shape the new millennium. Mary Matalin and James Carville have been key players on the world stage for more than two decades, and offer fiery discourse and unmatched insight on how today's leaders communicate their news and views on global issues. Matalin and Carville will provide lively debate and incisive commentary on how world leaders tell their stories, with practical lessons for communication professionals.

Matalin formerly served as assistant to United States President Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and was the first White House official to hold a double title. Before joining the White House, she hosted CNN's acclaimed show Crossfire and was the founding co-host of CNBC's weeknight talk show, Equal Time. She coauthored the best selling book, All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President with Carville, who was the chief campaign strategist for U.S. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore in 1992.

Carville has managed more campaigns than any other political consultant, and has a client list that has included Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, Brazilian President Fernando Enrique Cardoso, Honduran Prime Minister Carlos Flores; President Jamil Mahuad of Ecuador; and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Captured in action on the HBO series K Street and in the Academy Award-nominated documentary The War Room, Carville has devised the most dramatic political victories of our generation.

IABC and Agilent Technologies invite you to join us for a memorable and thought-provoking experience.

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Welcoming Reception (6:30 – 8 pm)
IABC’s Sunday evening Welcoming Reception is your opportunity to reconnect with distant colleagues, make new acquaintances from around the world and network with business contacts. And as you mingle with the diverse collection of individuals who have come to experience the IABC conference along with you, you’ll rediscover the joy of communication that led you to this business in the first place. Welcome to Washington!

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