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June 9th, 2019 - June 12th, 2019    
All Day

Event Type

The IABC World Conference is coming to Vancouver. It will take place Sunday, 9 June, through Wednesday, 12 June, at the following two hotels: Hyatt Vancouver and Fairmont Vancouver.

You’ll get the latest trends, solutions and answers to critical questions facing the communication profession. Along the way, you’ll also make valuable connections that will support you and your career for years to come.

Think Forward

Think Forward is the theme for the 2019 IABC World Conference. You will spend 4 days with IABC and get insights and inspiration about what’s trending and what you can expect in the future as a communication professional. You’ll also gain global connections with peers. Communicators from nearly 40 countries attended last year’s IABC world conference in Montreal.

Tracks with a focus

Our sessions will be organized by these five tracks.

Leadership and Strategy: This track is geared toward seasoned communicators and those aspiring to leadership roles. Business leaders are looking to communications to have a “seat at the table” to help guide and share business goals and strategies. These sessions will help attendees lead and build respected, high-value communication functions.

Marketing and Brand: This track shows how to unlock your creativity as a communicator and how best to support an organization’s brand. Today’s tools and creative techniques to reach your audiences are nearly limitless. In these sessions you’ll get insights, expertise and new ideas to make your messages stand out.

Reputation: These sessions uncover the importance of stakeholder management and the role communication professionals play in building relationships in/outside the organization. This track incorporates social responsibility and the strategic role of a communication professional in times of crisis.

Employee Engagement: Through case studies, best practices and highlighting creativity in employee communication, sessions in this track demonstrate the power of communication in building a strong internal culture and the behaviors that support organizational goals.

Communication Skills: This track has a mix of offerings for communicators early in their careers, as well as seasoned professionals. Here you’ll get insights and tools about what communication professionals need to know and know how to do. We’ll explore trends, the latest research and the skills needed to remain current now and in the future.