The theme for the 2017 World Conference is GLOBAL BUSINESS: Lead Communication, Make Real Impact. It represents our mission to elevate your career, to highlight the global rise of communication as a business-crucial part of the organization, and to showcase the stunning transformation made by Washington D.C., our conference city, as it tackles challenges to become a strong and growing hub for innovation.
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.