Calendar

Jun
11
Sun
IABC World Conference 2017 @ Washington Hilton
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day

The IABC World Conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The only major conference of its type, the event typically draws 1,000  to 1,200 attendees from around the world. Speakers are selected through a peer-reviewed process, with evaluations conducted by top experts in the field. Selections are based on alignment to the IABC Global Standard, and the degree to which the sessions will inform, engage and deliver on the conference theme.

Following through on this year’s theme, a focus on innovation will be carried throughout the program, building on the best of what we’ve learned about outstanding communication, and aiming high to capture the newest knowledge and ideas in the profession. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Learn how to drive innovation and reinvent your communication practice.
  • Access ideas about new tools and techniques that will foster your ability to innovate.
  • Experience truly inspirational keynotes who can expand your ideas about the future of the profession.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Jul
19
Wed
ALI Conference: Strategic Internal Communications @ Omni Parker House
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

4th Annual Strategic Internal Communications East Coast

 

IABC Members get $200 off! Email us to receive the promo code.

Sep
12
Tue
IABC Boston Back-to-School/Business Mixer @ Warehouse Bar and Grille
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IABC Boston Back-to-School/Business Mixer @ Warehouse Bar and Grille | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Kids Are Back to School and That Means Back to Business.

Now that summer is officially over, it’s time to 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!

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

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

Oct
18
Wed
Visual Measurement Dashboards — Tell Your Impact Story @ Northeastern University and Online
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us either live or online!

Wouldn’t you love to be able to share a report each month or quarter that makes it easy to understand what your communications programs are accomplishing? How about using data to tell a story that helps you build a case for more resources?

What we’ll cover:

  • How Visual Dashboards help demonstrate communication impact
  • Three dashboard design principles
  • Designing intuitive visuals

Join Northeastern University’s Carl Zangerl for this special session on creating visual dashboards. The session will be offered live at Northeastern University and via webinar.

Directions for the live session:

The College of Professional Studies building address is 40 Belvidere Street, with the lobby entrance opposite the reflecting pool on the Christian Science Plaza. The Orange Line stop at Mass Ave is two blocks from the building, as is the Green Line E Branch stop at Symphony. Underground parking is available at the Christian Science Plaza Garage.

About the Presenter:

Carl Zangerl is the Faculty Director of Graduate Communication and Human Resources Management Programs at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois and MPA from New York University. Dr. Zangerl has been teaching in the MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication program since 2005, including a course in communication measurement and assessment.

Prior to joining Northeastern’s faculty, he was the director of executive and field communication for New England Financial, a subsidiary of MetLife. During a 23-year career at New England Financial, he was responsible for a wide range of communication activities, from webmaster to executive speechwriter to brand manager in support of a nationwide sales force of financial advisors. He has also been active in the Boston Chapter of IABC, serving as the VP for Professional Development between 2005 and 2009.

 Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or email bostoniabc@gmail.com for more information.

Jan
22
Mon
New Year’s Networking Mixer @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kick Off 2018 with IABC’s Mix and Mingle Event!

Once the holiday madness is over and you’ve settled back into a rhythm, come mix and mingle with fellow communications professionals to get the 2018 year started off right. Take this opportunity to bounce a business challenge off of colleagues, share a new tip you picked up at a recent conference, and expand your network. See familiar faces and meet new ones.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here.

Feb
27
Tue
How to Increase Your Influence with Executives @ Bose Corporate Headquarters
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How to Increase Your Influence with Executives

Communications people are often “cobblers’ children,” advancing everyone else’s image and cause before their own. Learn how to frame your ideas, position yourself and overcome habits you can’t even see that undermine your effectiveness.

This is a rare opportunity to participate in a live, interactive session that will give you the insights and practical tools to elevate your own ‘executive presence’ to drive more action, get faster buy in and more resources, and take your career to the next level. Come by yourself, bring your whole team, send a mentee for 90 minutes of high value professional development.

We’ll have appetizers and drinks 6:00-6:30pm for socializing before the interactive session begins. And try your luck in our raffle for copies of “All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence,” by Suzanne Bates.

 

Speaker bio:

Image result for margery myersMargery Myers is a principal consultant at Bates Communications, an executive development and consulting firm that helps leaders successfully transition into top executive roles and drive business performance by increasing their influence and inspiring followership. Her clients master executive presence and quickly earn credibility in their roles. Prior to joining Bates in 2010, Margery was SVP of Communications for Dunkin’ Brands, and earlier she was head of communications at Talbots.

Venue:

Bose Corporate Headquarters

100 The Mountain Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

Parking is unrestricted except where specified. Be sure to check in at the front desk.

Cost:

Members: $20.00

Non-members: $40.00

May
1
Tue
Spring Networking Mixer @ King's Dining and Entertainment
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spring Into 2018 with IABC’s Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception

Dust off the cobwebs and come mix it up with some like-minded comms pros. We’re kicking the fun up a notch with our 2018 Spring Mixer. You’ll definitely want to be a part of this – get to meet our Board of Directors, learn about getting involved in the chapter, and expand your network. It’s going to be a blast!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at King’s!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here.

May
22
Tue
Networking Happy Hour in Boston @ Tia's Cafe & Bar
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Happy Hour in Boston @ Tia's Cafe & Bar | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Come Join Us For a FLY Happy Hour After Work

Meet us at Tia’s on the Boston Waterfront and get an early start on your Memorial Day weekend. There will be drinks, apps and some fine company to be had in a beautiful outdoor atmosphere. This is where you’ll want to be when your day is done and you’re ready to have some fun. A great opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas. IABC Past-President Elise Mesedahl will be there to make sure the conversation flows as freely as the cocktails. Questions? Email the IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

What’s A FLY Happy Hour?

A chance to end your work day by meeting up with some fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group get-togethers allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY Happy Hours are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own lunch. This is a great opportunity to explore IABC or bring along a friend or co-worker who is considering IABC membership and wants to experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing works.

If this FLY Happy Hour is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast, lunch, and happy hour events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar and join us for one near you.

(Want to host a FLY breakfast, lunch or happy hour in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Oct
23
Tue
Fall Networking Mixer 2018 @ The Smoke Shop BBQ
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Expand your horizons at our IABC Boston Fall Mixer!

Need a good reason to celebrate the cooler season? We’re inviting you to socialize with fellow communications pros at one of the hottest BBQ joints around. Nosh on some seriously delicious fare while our board shares a taste of what IABC is all about. Get to know your board members, learn how IABC membership can turbocharge your career, and network with communications folks from across the industry.

We’ll have complimentary appetizers, harvest treats, and raffle prizes. Cash bar.

See you at the Smoke Shop!

Dec
7
Fri
AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop @ Boston Public Library, Copley Square; Kirstein Business Exchange Room (Lower Level)
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even wider for black women, Latinas, and Native women.

Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

IABC Boston logo

Established in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of over 15,000 communication professionals in more than 70 countries. The Boston chapter of IABC offers regular professional development programs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities to help members connect with other local communicators and advance their careers. Our 200 members (approximately) hail from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, forming a diverse network of people with ideas and experience to share. For more information, visit boston.iabc.com/membership.