IABC regional conferences and GCCC exam opportunities

Don’t miss your chance to connect with other communicators in your area and sit for your exam!

IABC regional conferences are opportunities for you to collaborate and network with other business communication professionals in your area. At these conferences, you’ll discuss and learn about the latest trends, pressing industry issues and concerns, new techniques and best practices while connecting with other forward-thinking communication practitioners. Each conference comprises keynote sessions, breakout sessions and dining experiences—all specifically geared to communication, marketing and public relations professionals.

If you’re looking to get more involved with your chapter or if attending your regional conference is something you regularly plan for, you may also want to consider taking the next step in your career by sitting for the Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) exam at the same location. We know your time is invaluable, which makes regional conferences the perfect opportunities to learn, network and prove your knowledge and expertise.

Take a look at the calendar of upcoming regional conferences and GCCC exam opportunities below and make plans to connect and learn with other communicators in your area.


17-19 October 2018: Nashville, TN, US
Connect18 (Southern Region Conference)
GCCC exam opportunity


24-25 October 2018: Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa Region Conference
GCCC exam opportunity


11-13 November 2018: Richmond, VA, US
Heritage Region Conference
GCCC exam opportunity


7-9 February 2019: Long Beach, CA, US
2019 IABC Leadership Institute
GCCC exam opportunity


11-12 February 2019: Manama, Bahrain


9-13 June 2019: Vancouver, BC, Canada
2019 IABC World Conference
GCCC exam opportunity


If you’re planning to take the GCCC exam and none of the above dates and/or locations work for you, view the full exam schedule here.