Apply to speak at the 2018 IABC World Conference in Montréal

Type: Resources
By mholden
30 August 2017

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is now accepting speaker submissions for its 2018 World Conference in Montréal, happening 3–6 June 2018. This includes break-out speaking proposals, keynote applications/recommendations and IABC Fellows Circles of Wisdom group mentoring submissions. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m., PDT, on 2 October. 

Our theme this year is The Communication Crossroads. The communication profession is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, culture, functions and audience. That’s a powerful place to be. Across our programming, we want attendees to:

  • Learn how communication drives business performance and innovation.
  • Explore the rise of transformative communication and collaboration.
  • Discover the role they play at the center of culture and ethics.
  • Strengthen knowledge and confidence as a strategic adviser.

If you have ideas to contribute in these areas, we want to hear from you! This could be through sharing your knowledge, helping to build the communication professional’s skill set and/or showing innovative approaches to solving business challenges. It is the first time World Conference has been hosted in Montréal since 1984, and it’s going to be a very special event.

Submit a speaker proposal or refer a keynote



  1. I am interested in participating at the World Conference as a speaker in internal communication. I have more than 25 years of experience working on this topics in Latin America. I am a Colombian Social Communicator living in Perú. I have been working with more than 300 companies in LA. I am also a Board Member in different related institutions.

  2. I have 25+ years’ of high-octane cross-industrial Marketing experience across pharma, automobiles, telecom, infrastructure and FMCG.

    # A decade of leadership roles

    # A cross-industry experience with immense learnings

    # A strong blend of Product and Brand Marketing experience

    # Comprehensive experience of activities under the marketing value chain

    #Thought leader and regular columnist in mainline publications

  3. Hello,

    Are you able to provide an update as to when successful applicants can expect to hear from IABC? If I remember correctly it was in December but I’m not sure if it was by a particular date or just end of month. Also, will you advise applicants who are not successful?

    Thank you for your time,


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