Holiday Mixer @ Flatbread Company/Sacco's Bowl Haven
Dec 6 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:30 am
Join your fellow communicators for some pizza, bowling and seasonal fun at IABC Boston’s 2012 Holiday Mixer!

Date: Location: Flatbread Company/Sacco’s Bowl Haven,  45 Day Street, Davis Square, Somerville  617-776-0552
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. with 1 hour (7-8 p.m.) for bowling on 2 reserved lanes
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students
Your registration fee includes a pizza buffet, nonalcoholic beverages and bowling. A cash bar is available. Regstration doesn’t cover the $4 bowling shoe rental, but…
IABC Boston is supporting the Greater Boston Food Bank. Bring a nonperishable food donation and we’ll pay for your shoe rental! Check the list of desired food items to see what’s needed most.
We hope to see you there!
Register HERE!!
Restaurant Week Dine-Arounds @ Various - see below for details
Mar 18 – Mar 28 all-day

Restaurant Week with IABC Boston!

Good food, good company and good ideas—a winning combination every time! Don’t miss this annual favorite!

Take advantage of Boston Winter Restaurant Week by networking with other local communicators and trying a top area restaurant at a great price! IABC Boston is booking tables at participating restaurants for lunch and dinner networking dine-arounds during the weeks of March 18 and March 25.

Cost: Your meal and beverages
Who’s Invited: Members and non-members of IABC Boston
How to Register: Please email the board member listed for the date and location you want to attend (see below). You will receive confirmation that you have saved a spot at the table–first come, first served. Please note that space is limited and reservations are required.*

For information on the restaurants and their fixed price menus, go to

Monday, March 18

Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 20

Thursday, March 21

Monday, March 25

Tuesday, March 26

Wednesday, March 27

Thursday, March 28

We look forward to seeing you soon!

*IABC Boston reserves the right to cancel a reservation if fewer than four members register to attend a restaurant (at least one Board member will attend each dine-around). You will be notified if this occurs.


Strategic Creative Communications @ Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Headquarters
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Leading communication experts, Steve & Cindy Crescenzo, present a half-day workshop that teaches you how to link creative communications with the goals and strategies of your organization.  Strategic communication has never been more important.  New media, social integration, changing demographics, shifting corporate cultures, global challenges, the constant need to stay ahead and on top — all of these factors are driving a massive shift in how orgnanizations communicate to each and every audience.

At this half-day workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop the right research
  • Build your communication plan
  • Design strong tactics
  • Key in on the best channels to optimize your message
  • Meausre your outcomes
  • Use social media and multi-media tools to energize your communications
  • Build a communication strategy that makes you shine.

Costs: $199 IABC member, $250 non-member

Cost includes lunch, which will be served 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Register here:

The Dialog of Digital Innovation @ Liberty Hotel
Jul 11 @ 10:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 2:00 am
  • Keynote: Come hear Boston Red Sox Marketing SVP, Adam Grossman speak on how he accelerated the Red Sox business by using innovative marketing strategies and technology.
  • Networking & Cocktails: Mix and mingle with the digital media community in Boston.  Learn more about MediaMath, our partners, and how you can bolster your business.
The Art of Storytelling: How to Educate and Entertain Your Audience @ Your choice!
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Art of Storytelling: How to Educate and Entertain Your Audience @ Your choice!

The art of storytelling is as old as human history—we have been telling stories since the first words were spoken. We respond to stories because they touch us on an emotional level, and follow a basic logic and structure that helps us learn and understand. Join this panel of experts to hear about the elements of a good story, the role of drama and conflict, and how to inspire your audience, whoever they are.

Storytelling expert: Andrew Davis, Brandscaping
Internal expert: Maria Vandengerg, GE
External expert: Julie Hall, Havas Worldwide

Manya Chylinski, Alley424 Communications

Webex, hosted by GE (thanks to member Tracy Zimmerman)
See panel bios and register here!
Winter Mixer @ Bar Louie at Patriot Place
Feb 27 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 am
Winter Mixer @ Bar Louie at Patriot Place | Foxborough | Massachusetts | United States

Hey, time to shake off those winter blues! Come join us at Bar Louie in Foxboro for some cocktails (on you), appetizers (on us) and good company (all of us!)

Register Here
See you There!!

Leadership Development Panel Discussion @ Bentley University, LaCava Conference Center
Mar 27 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:30 am


  • Panel discussion on career, professional and leadership development
  • Networking and refreshments
  • Tweetup!


  • IABC members, their guests, our mentor/mentee pairs, and Bentley Communications students are all invited


Alyssa Hammond, Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services at Bentley University; Perspective: career development for college students and new professionals

Kristina B. Davis, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services;
Perspective: leadership/professional development for established professionals

Devin Balkaran, junior at Bentley University and particpant in our  student mentoring program; Perspective: how having a professional mentor affects both education and career planning

Allison Looney, Internal Communications Manager for The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.; an independent, private, not-for-profit engineering research and development firm.
Perspective: informal and formal mentoring for both students and professionals 

Dina Wolfman Baker (moderator), IABC Boston’s Director of Professional Development, and Director of Marketing and Communication at PCG Public Partnerships LLC (PPL), a subsidiary of Public Consulting Group. 

See Bios below


At this event, we won’t ask you to turn off your phones. Instead, we’ll ask you to keep them handy to tweet live during the panel discussion. Please use the hashtag: #IABCBostonCareer


Limited to 40 people—respond before this event fills!


  • Alyssa Hammond is a Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Services at Bentley University and the dedicated career advisor for students majoring in Marketing; Information Design and Corporate Communications; Media and Culture; Liberal Studies in Media Arts and Society majors; and pre-Law students. She is also an adjunct professor for the Information Design and Corporate Communications Department at Bentley. Hammond teaches “The Business of Social Media,” which has won coverage in U.S. News & World Report (May 2011), BostInno (November 2013), and Her Campus (October, 2011). and Campus Career Connection have covered her career services and social media work.
  • Kristina B. Davis is a partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice with 16 years of experience providing operational, compliance and technology-related risk and control services to some of the firm’s largest clients in the financial services industry. She oversees 800 professionals in the U.S. and India and manages the execution of the group’s growth, marketplace eminence, talent and operational excellence strategies. Davis is recognized for her expertise in professional and leadership development. She has also served in leadership roles for the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), including serving as the WIN leader for the New England practice from 2010-2013. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BS in Business Administration from Stonehill College.
  • Devin Balkaran is a junior at Bentley University pursuing a major in Marketing with minors in Finance and Law. He is in the student mentoring program with IABC Boston. From a very young age Devin has shown an entrepreneurial spirit and has started three companies since high school. While attending school and interning at VDC Research, he has also found time to serve as the Sales and Marketing Manager for MSV Entertainment and the Brand Management Director for the popular electronic dance music blog Dance Rebels. This summer Devin will be an intern with Hill Holliday in Boston. After graduation he hopes to return home and work either in marketing strategy or at an ad agency in New York.
  •  Allison Looney is the Internal Communications Manager for The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., an independent, private, not-for-profit engineering research and development firm. During more than 20 years with Draper Laboratory she also has worked on community outreach, marketing communications, and media relations. She received her master’s degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Applied Communication Research from Boston University in 2009. Allison recently was nominated for Draper’s Outstanding Mentor award in recognition of her informal mentoring of a colleague.  She also has recruited and worked with volunteers extensively, which often incorporates a mentoring element.  For 17 years Allison volunteered with Cambridge Public Schools’ KeyPals Program, of which Draper is a corporate partner. She managed the program for a decade, including a career awareness element for the 20 to 30 Draper employees she recruited each year, a number of whom formed long-term informal mentoring pairs.
  • Dina Wolfman Baker (moderator) is IABC Boston’s Director of Professional Development and Director of Marketing and Communication at PCG Public Partnerships LLC (PPL), a subsidiary of Public Consulting Group. Reporting to PPL’s President and serving on its executive committee, Baker develops and oversees the company’s marketing and communication strategy; ongoing efforts in communicating with the media, legislative bodies, the public, clients and consumers; and organizational communication. She has presented on leadership and helped establish programs in leadership, professional development, and mentoring, as well as speaking and conducting workshops on marketing and communication. Baker is active in marketing and communication peer groups and has served on the boards of various organizations and as a mentor to young professionals.


Future of the Media Panel Discussion @ BU Photonics Center, 9th Floor
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 12:00 am

Future of the Media Panel Discussion

Sponsored by IABC Boston, PRSA Boston, BU’s College of Communication and PRSSA chapter

Thursday, April 17, 2004
BU Photonics Center, 9th Floor
8 Saint Mary’s St., Boston, MA 02215


5:00 p.m.  Registration opens, refreshments served
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion
7:00-7:30 p.m.   Q&A

(Times are approximate.)

The media landscape is constantly evolving with new owners already making their mark at the Boston Globe and the Washington Post; AOL’s acquisition of the Huffington Post and disposal of Patch; and Tina Brown’s departure from the Daily Beast to start a conference company. And then there’s legendary investor Warren Buffett, an ex-Washington Post paperboy, acquiring 70 newspapers (including 30 dailies for an outlay of some $400 million) over the past eighteen months!

 On April 17, 2014, the Boston chapters of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), Boston University’s College of Communication and PRSSA chapter are holding an informed discussion on the future of the media.  A distinguished panel of experienced luminaries and practitioners will discuss the changes that are taking place in the media industry and what the implications might be for media practitioners and students now and in the future.

Chairman and Moderator:   

Tom Fiedler, Dean, BU College of Communication, former executive editor at the Miami Herald and a Pulitzer Prize winner


  • David Fanning, Founder and Executive Producer of Frontline and Lifetime Achievement Emmy award winner
  • Kevin Cullen, columnist on the Boston Globe and a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Rhod Sharp, veteran presenter of BBC Radio Five Live’s Up All Night show (from his house on the North Shore)
  • Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia and previously director of digital content for Britain’s Guardian News & Media

IABC and PRSA Members $35
(Earlybird Rate $25)
Non-members $50 (Earlybird Rate $40)
Students $10

Register here!

Social Hour at Hertiage Region Conference @ 88Lounge
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
IABC Boston Holiday Mixer @ Back Bay Harry's
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
IABC Boston Holiday Mixer @ Back Bay Harry's | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Please join us at Back Bay Harry’s to celebrate the season and share our success (or war) stories!

Registration includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Register here!

Hope to see you there!

President Brian Moore