Membership in IABC is about more than monthly meetings. Members have access to an array of exclusive benefits and resources including:
MemberSpeak is the meeting place for IABC members around the world. MemberSpeak is where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with your peers…unconstrained by geography and time differences.
Online Directory of IABC Members
IABC’s online member directory includes members’ address, phone, and fax information, and is fully searchable on a number of parameters such as industry, company, or geography. You can even email other members through our confidential technology.
The IABC Café
See what IABC’s executive board leaders and senior staff have to say on the IABC Café, as their individual blogs address what they’re thinking.
The IABC eXchange
The IABC eXchange allows you to create private websites or blogs, as well as traditional public blogs. You control the content and who gets to see it.
Job Searching Assistance
IABC’s Job Centre web site lists hundreds of jobs at all levels, which you can search by keyword, location, or job type.
The IABC Marketplace
The IABC Marketplace is a service to connect consultants and freelancers with prospective clients. While the public can view the directory, only IABC members can create entries describing their services.
My Communication (MyComm for short) is an online strategic planning tool available only to IABC members. MyComm takes users through a six-step process that results in a comprehensive, strategic communication plan. The tool also allows users to share and collaborate on plans via the web.
Communication World Magazine
Chock full of detailed case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners, Communication World is delivered six times a year to IABC members. With the latest news on industry research, technology, and trends, as well as interviews and analysis, each issue of Communication World is a continuing education course in itself.
Communication World’s sister publication, CW Bulletin, is a monthly electronic newsletter addressing major topical concerns facing today’s communicators.
Discovery is our new online archive of content available exclusively to IABC members. Members have complimentary access to CW and CW Bulletin articles along with select Research Foundation reports and US$1,800 of Knowledge Centre content resources—all in one easy-to navigate place.
The “ABC” designation conferred by IABC acknowledges an individual’s mastery of business communication, and is recognized throughout the world. A rigorous review of written and verbal tests, as well as a review of the candidate’s portfolio are required for consideration.
IABC offers several awards, including the Bronze Quill Awards sponsored annually by IABC St. Louis. The Gold Quill Awards are an international competition that provides an opportunity to receive expert evaluation of the entry against IABC’s highest standards of excellence. IABC’s other awards recognize service to IABC and/or accomplishment in the field of business communication.
Networking with other communicators is one of the primary benefits of IABC membership. IABC offers opportunities to network with members around the world through the IABC web site, as well as face-to-face at chapter events, the annual International Conference held in June of each year, and professional development seminars held at various times and locations throughout the year.
Club Quarters Discount
IABC is a member of Club Quarters—a group of private hotels for the exclusive use of guests and employees of member companies. Club Quarters offer unique, user-friendly services for the business traveler in a club-like setting. Members pay the lowest rates for a quality hotel room in 14 prime locations. Club Quarters are located in New York City, Boston, London, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and Houston.