Call for Storytellers!

Back to Blogs By Christine Ackerley, Event Director Posted: March 12, 2018

Deadline extended

The deadline for speaker submissions has been extended to end of day Saturday, March 31.


On April 19, 2018, IABC/BC will host its 6th annual signature storytelling event—an inspiring and entertaining evening of communicators sharing their career stories.

This year’s theme is:
Imposter Syndrome – Stories about overcoming doubt and owning success while climbing the career ladder

Even the most accomplished communicator has moments of feeling like a fraud. Success can prompt uncertainty: Do you belong at the table? Are you cut out to lead the team? Did you deserve that promotion? Are you adding value? Pushing through these moments of self-doubt can be hard – and we want to hear your stories!

If you’re a local professional communicator and have an authentic five-minute story to share about tackling imposter syndrome at work, want to hear from you by end of day Saturday, March 31.

We’re looking for:

  • Title of story and 100-word story pitch
  • Two references who can speak to your public speaking ability or a video of a past presentation
  • Email to:

You must be available to attend the event on Thursday, April 19th. Your talk should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Our panel will select up to 8 speakers. While being an IABC/BC member isn’t a requirement it will be a factor in the selection process.

To apply, please send an email to: pdevents@iabc.bc.caFor inspiration, check out our speaker videos from previous events. Videos courtesy of IABC/BC video production sponsors Basetwo Media.

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