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March 2018

Young Professionals: Luck O’ the IABC Networking Bash

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, 400 N McClurg Court
Chicago , 60611 United States
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  Celebrate an extended St. Patty’s Day with your favorite communications professionals at Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub in Streeterville from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22! Join us for great networking opportunities with your IABC Chicago friends. The event is open to professionals of all ages, and you need not be an IABC member to participate. The small fee covers your first drink, light appetizers and a night of low-pressure fun and networking with the finest group of communicators Chicago has to offer. Tuesday, March…

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Webinar: Be a Talent Magnet—How to Retain, Engage and Attract the Millennial Workforce

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Be a Talent Magnet—How to Retain, Engage and Attract the Millennial Workforce  Presented by Jeff Butler Recently, the millennial generation took the stage as a the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Millennials (also known as Generation Y), born between 1981 to 2000, are your current and future leaders and they are bringing tremendous change, innovation and opportunity. In this program, you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies, as author Jeff Butler helps you better understand your organization’s millennials and…

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April 2018

Annual Open Board Meeting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ROC Group, 300 E Randolph St., Suite 3400
Chicago, IL United States
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  The IABC Chicago Board of Directors invites all chapter members to our annual Open Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. We have opened this meeting to all members to provide an opportunity to share plans for coming months and to solicit ideas regarding ways we can better serve our members. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00–8:00 p.m. ROC Group 300 E. Randolph St., Suite 3400 Chicago, IL Light refreshments will be provided.  FREE TO ATTEND, BUT PLEASE RSVP TO dgomez3488@gmail.com…

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PD Luncheon: How to be Your Organization’s Go-To Speechwriter

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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  Crafting powerful speeches and remarks requires more than a flare for writing. But what are those things? Don’t miss this special presentation by Mary Jo Bohr, a communications and speechwriting pro who’s written speeches for scores of CEOs and other executives. In her presentation she’ll explore: -- The key differences between writing for the “ear” and writing for the “eye.” -- How to make “tired” topics sound fresh … even riveting. -- Keys to capturing the voice and style…

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Webinar: How to Define, Articulate and Activate Your Company’s Purpose

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  How to Define, Articulate and Activate Your Company’s Purpose Presented by Guusje Bendelert In today’s climate, purpose plays a bigger role in business than ever before. Purpose can be the keystone of your brand story or the X-factor for retention and recruitment efforts. But, what really is purpose? How should it be communicated? What value can purpose add to your business? Having worked with companies like Southwest Airlines, International Paper and Qualcomm around integrating purpose into their communications, we have seen the…

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April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Gagen MacDonald, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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  Rápido, the Spanish word for "rapid," is our annual high-octane event that challenges presenters to share an innovative campaign in under five minutes, using no more than 20 slides. This year, we’ve invited a wide range of professionals to present on their campaigns, strategies and tactics, results and lessons learned. Presenters will include representatives from ROC Group, Investis, Gravel Agency, Alight and more. This is a great opportunity for attendees to learn what goes into planning and executing winning…

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May 2018

Webinar: Stuck in the 20th Century? The Shifts You and Your Company Need to Make to Thrive in the 21st Century

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Stuck in the 20th Century? The Shifts You and Your Company Need to Make to Thrive in the 21st Century Presented by Maya Townsend and Martha Miser Today, the world is a much different place than it was twenty years ago. Yet, we still rely on approaches to strategy that were developed in the 20th century (and a few that were developed over 2000 years ago). We need to move beyond the old methods to what works in our digital, global, rapidly…

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Coffee with Communicators

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Morningstar, 22 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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  Join us for breakfast, networking and a discussion with Morningstar’s Sasha Bidga, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Communications, as she walks us through Morningstar’s campaign to protect the company’s brand through a coordinated suppression plan to debunk a Wall Street Journal article that called their fund ratings into question. All levels of communications expertise and experience are welcome, and you need not be an IABC member to attend.  A light breakfast will be served. Tuesday, May 15,…

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June 2018

2018 IABC World Conference

June 3 - June 6

  Save the date for the 2018 IABC World Conference, June 3–6 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada! For more information or to pre-register, visit the IABC World Conference website.

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Webinar: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations Presented by Richard Goring PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull and boring. This session will help you revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other training materials more effective using visuals, diagrams and animation. It covers productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting and animating graphs in two clicks. It will help enhance your content with better design techniques, image…

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