We’re dedicated to helping our members by growing their communications knowledge, skills and connections through a broad range of professional development and networking events.
Below are upcoming business communications events that may be of interest to our members. If you’ve missed an event or want to refresh yourself on lessons learned, you can also check out our past events resources.
NOTE – Some new members have been a experiencing a temporary issue registering for the member rate for events. If you are a new IABC member and need support, please contact our office admin team, Office Suites, by phone at 604-878-1320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 26th, 2018
IABC/BC Summer Kick-off
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ The Distillery Bar + Kitchen 1131 Mainland Street Vancouver, V6B 2S2
You’ve had a busy year. You carefully crafted the deepest of thoughts in 280 characters or less. You engaged and inspired audiences with expertly tailored...
June 12th, 2018
IABC/BC Wave Awards
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Blackbird Public House 905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8
Wave Awards are IABC/BC’s signature awards program, designed to recognize the people behind the great work in our chapter. Join us June 12 for a...
June 12th, 2018
IABC/BC Annual General Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ 905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8 Suite 300, Donnelly Hospitality Suite at the Blackbird Public House
It’s that time of year again! Join us for some vibrant conversation while we wrap up another great year with fellow IABC/BC members at the...
May 30th, 2018
Health Communicators SIG: Measuring communications success
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Provincial Health Services Authority 1380 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K2 7th floor - Meeting Room A
A weak point for many communicators is measurement. After all, you likely didn’t go into communications because you love math. While we can all agree...
May 24th, 2018
Crisis communication in action: Managing the unexpected
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Brix Studios, 102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5
This expert panel explores how communications teams at three BC organizations navigated high-pressure crises. Panelists from City of Vancouver, BC Hydro, and TransLink will each...
May 23rd, 2018
Internal Communications SIG: Staying on brand as internal communicators
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ BC Hydro offices 333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5R4
This meeting will be an open discussion to talk about the importance of brand reinforcement in internal communications. With employees being an organization’s number one...
May 17th, 2018
Comm 101: Learning on-the-job duties
5:15 pm - 8:30 pm @ Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC) Harbour Centre, 800-555 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
When searching summer jobs, co-op work terms and entry-level communications positions, do you ever wish you had more experience with some of the requirements? Post-secondary...
April 19th, 2018
6th Annual Signature Storytelling Event: Imposter Syndrome
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
The theme of IABC/BC’s 6th annual signature storytelling event this year is Imposter Syndrome. As we navigate our communication careers, there are times we experience...
April 17th, 2018
Post-Secondary Communicators SIG: The changing role of communicators at post-secondary institutions
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mahoney & Sons, 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Z1
With the advent of digital channels, devices and practices, the role of all communicators – whether internally or externally focused – is rapidly changing. What...
April 10th, 2018
Health Communicators SIG: Storytelling the way to better health care
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Suite #201 - 750 Pender St W Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7
Stories have been used to pass down lessons, history and knowledge for thousands of years. They’re also more interesting than a memo or a brochure,...