Why Join IABC

IABC really is all about the people. With IABC membership, you can find a connection anywhere across the globe. Someone who will take your call, join you for coffee, share ideas, engage in problem-solving, and help enhance your career.

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The benefits of IABC membership

Local chapters: Connect, learn and make new friends with communication professionals in your area by joining a local IABC chapter.

World Conference: The 2019 IABC World Conference (#IABC19) in Vancouver, happening 9-12 June 2019, will provide an opportunity to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while also offering 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. Attend our monthly free-to-members webinars on a variety of topics or visit our webinar archive.

GCCC certification: The Communication Management Professional and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) 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.

Monthly member-only webinars: IABC offers free member-only webinars with all-star speakers presenting the latest trends and best practices in communication. Join the live sessions or watch the recordings on demand, at your convenience. Non-members can sign up to sample a free members-only webinar here.

The Hub: Connect with the IABC global community through The Hub, IABC’s new online collaboration platform, for peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing.

Exclusive members-only resources: Access valuable case studies through the 80 top Gold Quill Award-winning work plans from 2013–2016 for best practices and innovation. Download our latest two recent e-books: Give Voice to What Unites Us, by Sheri Rosen, ABC, IABC Fellow, and Managing the Communication Function, 3rd edition, by Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. Watch member-only videos, including interviews with experts and how-to instruction on topics like gamification and writing for the 21st-century reader.

Job Centre: Find hundreds of communication jobs at all levels of experience and discover your next career opportunity.