The IABC sunshine conference


I did like the "Hello, sunshine!" greeting on the promotional postcard mailing you see here that I received this week from IABC about the 2011 World Conference taking place in San Diego, USA, next month. In British usage, ‘hello sunshine’ is an informal friendly greeting although I couldn’t find the origin of the phrase in […]

IABC EuroComm 2011 in Turin


Europe’s leading conference on corporate communication from the International Association of Business Communicators Europe Middle East Region takes place on April 7 and 8 in Turin, Italy Starting today, EuroComm 2011 features a line-up of great speakers, from the opening keynote by Stephane Dujarric, the Director for News and Media for the United Nations overseeing […]

IABC/Buck survey offers employee engagement insights


In June, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and Buck Consultants published the 2010 IABC Employee Engagement Survey, the results of research on employee engagement strategies, the second year the two organizations have worked together on such research. Let me begin with a chart from the 21-page survey report: a contemporary picture of social […]

FIR Interview: Chris Hall and Natasha Nicholson demonstrate IABC Discovery


IABC – the International Association of Business Communicators – launched the beta version of the member-only service Discovery at the World Conference in Toronto, Canada, earlier this month. According to the Discovery site, "Discovery is a powerful, new, online tool that will help you find the content you need – fast. More than a search […]

IABC 2010 conference underway


The IABC 2010 World Conference takes place in Toronto, Canada, this week, where an expected 1,400 communicators from around the world gather for four days of listening and learning. Pre-conference events started yesterday – including, for the first time at an IABC event, an unconference session – and the actual conference runs until June 9. […]

FIR Interview: Linda Johannesson and Christopher Swan on the IABC Unconference


For the first time, the IABC World Conference – set to begin this coming Sunday in Toronto, Canada – will be preceded by an unconference. Several online properties have been developed around the “Toronto Talks” unconference, including a central repository of information and interactivity at Here’s what the IABC website has to say about […]

A conversation with Roger D’Aprix

A couple of days ago, I had the great pleasure of engaging in conversation with someone who has been a huge influence over the past twenty years in shaping a great deal of my thinking about organizational communication and employee engagement. That ‘someone’ is Roger D’Aprix, a man who IABC named as “one of the […]

IABC employment survey paints mixed picture

The results of the latest IABC member survey on employment issues carried out in June indicates that over 14% of members have lost their jobs in the last 12 months. That’s a lot of people as the professional association currently counts 15,500 members worldwide, so if you project the figure out, it translates as about […]

Inputs on IABC conference connectivity

One thought about the 2009 IABC World Conference in San Francisco has been floating in my mind since I was at the event in early June. That thought is to do with connectivity. By that, I mean the difficulty I experienced (as did others) in getting a consistent and reliable-strength wifi signal in most of […]