Dare to Lead

2017 IABC Dare to Lead conference
May 27-28
Vancouver, BC



Each year, IABC Canada West Region hosts the Dare to Lead Conference (D2L), which is attended by Board Members from six chapters in the four western provinces. This two-day conference provides a chance for chapter leaders to come together to focus on professional development, strategic planning, board governance and to learn about innovative practices and trends in the industry. Each year, 60 to 80 conference attendees participate in a series of sessions including keynote speeches, professional development presentations and interactive workshops.

Who should attend?

Returning IABC Canada Western Region board members
New IABC Canada Western Region board members

Why should you attend?

Be Inspired | Professional development and strategic planning opportunities.
Have Fun | Expand your network and get to know your own team better. Capitalize on the energy of like-minded individuals to boost your energy for the year ahead.
Collaborate | Meet portfolio counterparts face-to-face to collaborate and learn from each other.
Stay Informed | Learn about new trends, tactics and tools in the Communications field.
Invest in Yourself | Break out of your comfort zone and take advantage of everything that Board Leadership has to offer.
Build Your Resume | Apply to present and host a workshop that is for your fellow-Board member


Located on Canada’s West Coast, Vancouver offers easy access to outdoor adventure, shopping, dining and all the amenities you would expect from a world class city. Located in the heart of downtown, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa will be the location of Dare to Lead Conference and guestrooms.

Find out more about the venue


The conference program offers informative presentations and insightful discussions with your fellow board members from across the region. Networking opportunities are woven throughout the whole conference.

Find all the details on the program page.


Dare to Lead includes two days of presentations, an opening reception, and various social activities and opportunities to connect with your fellow attendees.

Register today


There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available to boost your company profile among more than 60 of Western Canada’s most influential communicators. Sponsorship and support can be as little or as much as you decide.

View sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please contact D2L@iabc.bc.ca.

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