Calendar

Jan
14
Thu
New Year’s Mixer @ Battery Park
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re celebrating the New Year! Join us for drinks, apps and conversation at IABC Boston’s networking mixer at Battery Park in the Financial District. We hope to see you there!

Feb
18
Thu
IABC Networking Mixer @ The Naked Fish
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in Waltham, MA for an evening of networking with your fellow ‘west of Boston’ communicators at The Naked Fish. Your first drink, appetizers, and good conversation included!


Cost:

Members: $20 + eventbrite fees will apply

Non-members: $30 + eventbrite fees will apply

Student: $10 + eventbrite fees will 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.

Apr
13
Wed
Crisis Prep Involves More Than a Plan @ Office of O’Neill and Associates
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Successful crisis management recognizes that the manner in which an organization responds to the media is as important as the content of its response.  An organization that doesn’t handle reports well leaves in question its ability to manage the authorities and the victims.

Ultimately, successful crisis management greatly depends on having people share their problems, making those outside of their areas of responsibility aware at the earliest possible time of issues that could become public communications challenges.

Join IABC Boston for what is sure to be an engaging and topical presentation by Hugh Drummond, SVP Communications with O’Neill and Associates, which is holding the event in their downtown Boston office near Government Center.

Prior to the presentation, IABC Boston is hosting an on-site reception with wine and light refreshments. Please join us!

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. — Reception

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Presentation followed by Q&A


Presenter: Hugh Drummond

Hugh’s expertise in media relations, corporate communications, crisis management and public affairs is gleaned from positions in the private sector, nonprofits, the United States Senate and several political campaigns.  Prior to joining O’Neill and Associates, Hugh was director of communications for the Massachusetts American Red Cross, and served as spokesperson on disaster relief operations including Hurricane Katrina, the Danvers (MA) chemical plant explosion and several major fires, storms and flood emergencies.


 Directions

O’Neill and Associates’ Boston office is located at Thirty-One New Chardon Street, near the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall, a few minutes’ walk from North Station and Haymarket Station. Paid Parking is available at the Government Center Garage at 50 New Sudbury Street. Entrances to the garage are located on New Chardon and New Sudbury Streets. There’s also street parking.

Register five members of your team and pay for four — use promo code 544. This will discount 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.

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.

Jun
15
Wed
IABC Summer Kick-Off Mixer @ Tia's on the Waterfront
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IABC Summer Kick-Off Mixer @ Tia's on the Waterfront | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join IABC Boston on the waterfront for an evening of networking with your fellow Boston-area communicators!

First drink and appetizers included.

Getting there:

SUBWAY
1. GREEN LINE  INBOUND TO GOVERNMENT CENTER. WALK EAST TO THE WATER THRU FANEUIL HALL. TIA’S IS ADAJCENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

2. BLUE LINE INBOUND TO AQUARIUM.  TIA’S IS ADJACENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

3. ORANGE LINE INBOUND TO STATE STREET. TIA’S IS ACROSS THE STREET ADJACENT TO THE MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

4. RED LINE INBOUND TO PARK STREET.  GREEN LINE INBOUND TO GOVERNMENT CENTER OR ORANGE LINE  INBOUND TO STATE STREET. TIA’S IS ADJACENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

PARKING
1. BOSTON HARBOR GARAGE AT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
2. STANDARD PARKING:   260 COMMERCIAL STREET
3. LAZ PARKING:  290 COMMERCIAL STREET


Cost:

Members: $20 + eventbrite fees will apply

Non-members: $30 + eventbrite fees will apply

Student: $10 + eventbrite fees will 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.

 

Apr
26
Wed
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Shake off winter at IABC’s Spring Mixer and Volunteer Reception!

Now that spring is here, get out and mix and mingle with fellow communications professionals. Take this opportunity to expand your network and share tips and tricks of the trade with colleagues. See familiar faces and meet new ones, too!

This evening we will also celebrate the great work our volunteer leadership team has accomplished for the chapter this past year. We invite you to come learn about getting involved with the chapter – meet our Board of Directors and find out why lending your talents to the chapter not only keeps us going but also furthers your career.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at Meadhall!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact us at BostonIABC@gmail.com.

May
31
Wed
The Competencies & Skills Comms Leaders Need @ Northeastern University Alumni Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Northeastern University for a night of networking and communications industry conversation.

Dr. Carl Zangerl is the Faculty Director of Graduate Communication and Human Resource Management programs at Northeastern University. In developing a management track for the Organizational and Corporate Communication master’s program, Dr. Zangerl and student Zorana Mihic investigated the skills and competencies required of communication leaders. They will discuss the major research findings, including:

  • Review of major trends in the communication field
  • The attributes and competences in demand for communication leaders
  • Perspectives of current leaders of the communication function
  • Educational implications

You will have the opportunity to speak with Northeastern faculty, industry professionals, and alumni from the Corporate and Organizational Communication program. Food and drinks will be served (alcoholic drinks for purchase).

About The Presenter

Carl Zangerl is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the academic director of the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication program. He designs and delivers courses on Meeting Management, Communication Assessment, Communication Networks, and Foundations of Organizational Communication. He is the co-author of several articles on meeting facilitation, organizational assessment, and meeting effectiveness. He served as the VP of Professional Development for IABC Boston for three years.

Previously, Dr. Zangerl was a principal of ZHC Partners, a strategic planning and communication firm, and the director of field and executive communications at New England Financial/MetLife. Prior to a 23-year corporate career, he taught at Stanford University and Purdue University, and he was the chief of staff to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.