Calendar

Dec
12
Thu
FLY Boston Group Lunch
Dec 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Boston FLY Group will meet for lunch in Boston once every month from 11:30AM-1:00PM. Contact Tracy  Zimmerman the Friday before the posted date and she will send you the location. Members only, please; individuals pay for their own lunch.

Mar
6
Thu
BDI: Financial Services Social Business Leadership Forum @ Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Financial Institutions are changing how they do business. Technology continues to impact the way financial services companies communicate and collaborate with customers, employees, recruits, agents, advisers, partners, media, and the public. As leading financial institutions are embracing new social technologies, they also must meet compliance and legal requirements while doing so.

BDI’s forum will focus on answering the following questions:

  • What are the best case studies of leading financial institutions becoming a social business and what does that mean?
  • What are the cost saving & revenue creating opportunities?
  • How do you enable employees to connect, collaborate, and communicate with each other and with third parties through social technologies?
  • How do you meet legal and compliance requirements and what are the technologies that help you do so?
  • What are the best examples of how major financial institutions deal with the change management & training issues while creating a culture of innovation?
  • How do you integrate social into the fabric of your brand to overcome the significant trust issues the financial services industry continues to face?
  • How are financial institutions using social platforms to recruit new talent?
ATTENDEE PROFILE
70 communications, marketing, compliance, and technology professionals from the financial services industry.


REGISTRATION FEE
$195.00, $145 for IABC Boston members with discount code “IABCB”
Oct
19
Sun
Heritage Region Conference @ Omni Providence Hotel
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

Annual IABC Heritage Region Conference — only an hour away!

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend an IABC conference in your backyard! See brochure for the line-up and registration details.

IABC Boston members have been supporting this event both behind the scenes and in the spotlight, including:

  • Andy Porter (organizer) and Tracy Zimmerman (speaker) for Sunday’s student program
  • Tim Berry, who created and maintains the conference website and supports marketing
  • Manya Chylinski, who is participating in Tuesday morning’s panel event moderated by Larry Kerpelman
  • Jeanne Brady, who is organizing the Dine-arounds, most of which will be hosted by IABC Boston Board members

So take advantage of the proximity to hear some great speakers on a wide variety of communication topics, network with communicators from all over the Heritage region, and dine at some fabulous restaurants!

See you there!

P.S. There are still a few volunteer slots open — 2 hours gets you a 10% discount!

Jun
14
Sun
IABC World Conference in San Francisco @ San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day
IABC World Conference in San Francisco @ San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel | San Francisco | California | United States

The 2015 World Conference is providing participants with a once and a lifetime experience. “Changing the Landscape: Informing the Future” is not just the theme for the conference, it is also an experience that attendees will receive. Participants will learn from keynote speakers, who will stimulate the thinking of attendees with engaging sessions that showcase the best practices and problem-solving ideas that can be placed to work now.

Jul
15
Wed
ALI’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference @ Omni Parker House Hotel
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day

INTCOMMThis Advanced Learning Institute conference will help you gain a greater understanding of the power of communications by connecting you with peers who have successfully used a variety of traditional and social tools to ignite and accelerate employee behaviors.

Nov
12
Thu
Case Study: ESN Success at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt introduced an enterprise social network (ESN) in 2014, providing a tool that would enable real-time collaboration, ideation, and information gathering. This HMH case study will take you through the critical stages of how the ESN was conceived, launched, and now managed.

Networking 5:30-6:00 p.m. with presentation by Brian Moore, Director of Internal Communications, to follow.

Apr
21
Thu
intra.Net Reloaded Conference @ Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
intra.Net Reloaded Conference @ Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Leading Event on Digital Workplace Transformation

The intra.NET Reloaded Boston 2016 brings together 100+ decision makers from corporate IT, Communications and Business departments who are responsible for creating tomorrow´s digital workplace to network, partner and exchange knowledge in a unique event format. The 2-day event is a combination of inspirational keynotes and well-moderated, interactive World Café Sessions, workshops, break outs, roundtable discussions and networking activities.

Key Themes Covered at intra.NET Reloaded Boston 2016

  • Roadmapping: How to set up and execute a successful and lasting digital workplace concept?
  • Business Governance: How to operationalize and streamline workflow processes and involve stakeholders?
  • Return on Investment: How to measure and illustrate the business value of social platform strategies?
  • Unified Communications: How align, virtilize and customize collaboration systems effectively?
  • Collaboration: How to harness real-time and interactive digital communication processes in the business context?
  • Governance: How to break up silos and deal with privacy concerns?
  • Content Management: How to effectively merge, provide and govern content for diversified communication channels?
  • Knowledge Management: How to capture, retain and share critical knowledge and information?
  • Social: How to embed social, mobile & automated tools in an enterprise network?
  • User Adoption: How to increase user adoption and leverage employee engagement?
May
18
Wed
Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States
The world of business is changing. Organizations are transforming. What can internal communicators do?

Drawing on a wealth of experience and perspective on internal communications, panelists will provide insights into various ways to approach internal communications during times of change. The discussion will touch on strategy, tactics and measurement—and lessons learned along the way. The audience will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Join IABC Boston for an engaging and topical presentation at the corporate headquarters of our host, Bose Corporation, in Framingham, Mass., near the intersection of Route 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

IABC Boston will be hosting a networking reception prior to the event.

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Reception
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Panel discussion followed by Q&A

 

Panelists:

  • Jodi Freedman, ABC and Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Bose Corporation
  • Kristen Garvey, Director of Internal Communications, EMC
  • Chris LaFontaine, Director of Internal Communications, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Moderator:

Jen Shatwell, Co-founder, CEO and Principal Consultant with KTNZ, a communication consulting firm. Prior to this role, Jen served as Managing Director – Global Advisory Services with Melcrum.

Cost:

  • Member – $20 (eventbrite fees apply)
  • Non-Member – $30 (eventbrite fees apply)

Register five members of your team and pay for four — just use promo code 544 to receive your discount. This will discount for both members and non-members at 20% of the total price. You must register at least five people to use the discount code.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah, for more information.

Oct
5
Wed
Oktoberfest Mixer @ Jack's Abby Beer Hall
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oktoberfest Mixer @ Jack's Abby Beer Hall | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States

We are happy (hour) pleased to announce our fall Oktoberfest-themed mixer at Jack’s Abby in Framingham, MA. The beer will be cold and delicious, the food might be even better, and the company will be top notch! Don’t worry, you don’t have to wear lederhosen…but it would be amazing if you did.

Everyone receives one drink ticket and there will be heavy appetizers. We will raffle off a Jack’s Abby t-shirt to one lucky guest, so bring your business cards for a chance to win.

Come join us!

 

Not an IABC member yet? Find out about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah for more information.

Nov
2
Wed
Use Storytelling to Powerfully Connect with an Audience @ District Hall
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How well are you telling your brand story?

Most companies have great products and great people, but need help making sure their customers and audiences truly connect with the brand. Storytelling can help bridge this gap.

In this session, you’ll learn methods that any professional can use to move past writer’s block and on to deeper engagement with an audience, including tips and tricks from the school of brand journalism, tapping into common themes, and harnessing emotion and authenticity.  You will walk away with:

  • How to find and tell your brand’s story.
  • Ideation strategies to fill content needs and campaign demands.
  • Case studies using cause and social marketing.
  • Imagery and video best practices that apply to any form of storytelling.

Communications practitioners, entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to better translate their vision and expertise to customers, employees, and other stakeholders will find this session invaluable. Watch this highlight video.

Join us for an exciting evening of knowledge sharing and networking. Appetizers, soft drinks, and one drink ticket are included. Cash bar available.

About the Presenter

jolean-olsonJolean Olson is the Director of Development for Scenic Road, an agency that helps brands connect with their audiences. Jolean is an Emmy award-winning media professional with an extensive background in TV development and production. Notable clients include Southwest Airlines, UBS, Walmart, JP Morgan, Sams Club, Merial Pharmaceuticals and Applebys. Her work has appeared on DIY, HDTV and CNBC.