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November 2018

Webinar: Preparing for Cyber Security and a Data Breach

November 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney Cyber-attacks have become a destructive and common problem. From compromised point-of-sale transactions to personal information security breaches, cyber-attacks can debilitate a business in the short-term and cause reputation damage in the long-term. What was previously considered an IT issue is elevated to the boardroom. Join John Deveney for a lesson in how to navigate a difficult media landscape post-crisis to improve public image, brand reputation and reinstate consumer confidence. Understand what vulnerabilities lurk behind every corner,…

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Webinar: How to Manage Fake News in the Real World 

November 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by John Deveney No matter your industry, the fake news hysteria should not be taken lightly. As consumers become more empowered by social media, brand reputations lie in the hands of anyone with an internet connection and malicious intent. Companies that are proactive in crisis management are more likely to minimize damage and maintain good standing. Join John Deveney as he uncovers the approach brands must take to keep viral storms from escalating in the face of fake news, featuring…

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Coffee with Communicators: Effective Storytelling Can Move Business

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Please join the IABC Chicago chapter for coffee, light breakfast and networking as we welcome Damian Joseph of SE10, an international public relations firm with offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, to IABC’s Coffee with Communicators. While storytelling is a key tool for today’s communicator, applying effective storytelling that impacts business in terms of brand awareness, relationship building and even sales can make a difference in today’s dynamic world of business. Joseph will share his unique approach to storytelling and lead…

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December 2018

Webinar: Mind-Blowing Powerpoint. No, Really!

December 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Why are most presentations so bad? Truly terrible? Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. This session explores techniques to create mind-blowing presentations using nothing but standard PowerPoint. Want to know how to create visual slides? Manipulate images? Master animations? Make it interactive? And produce presentations that will astound your audience? Then come along for a masterclass in ways to capture your audience’s attention and help them learn. This is a highly practical session…

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Holiday celebration

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beatrix River North, 519 N Clark St.
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Another year is winding down and we’re ready to tie a bow on it on Thursday, December 13 at Beatrix, River North. Come join us for the festivities of the holiday season and network with fellow communications professionals at this year’s IABC Chicago’s holiday party. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Bring a guest. The more, the merrier!   WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Beatrix River North 519 N Clark St. Chicago, IL REGISTRATION:…

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January 2019

IABC Chicago Suburban Sips

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You spoke and we listened! Because of your feedback from our last membership survey, we are piloting a new event series that will host intimate networking groups across the city and suburbs in Evanston, Naperville, Wheeling and Chicago's West Loop. Join fellow communicators at an IABC Chicago Suburban Sips event—a great opportunity to network and socialize in an informal setting in your choice of four venues. Suburbanites and city dwellers alike are invited on Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. CST,…

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PD Luncheon: Define and Activate Your Employee Value Proposition

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Defining the relationship between employer and employee is easier said than done. When done well, a compelling employee value proposition (EVP) can improve retention and recruitment, reduce compensation premiums when hiring, and boost employee productivity and long-term commitment. Help us kick-start the New Year with a luncheon led by Dionne Gomez and Adam Fuss from Gagen MacDonald where you will learn: Why it’s critical for organizations to have an impactful EVP. — Tips for defining and activating a successful EVP.…

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February 2019

FREE WORKSHOP: How to Brew Your Business Case with Communication Outcomes That Sell

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Club Quarters Hotel, Chicago Loop, 111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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  IABC Chicago is pleased to partner with Internal Comms Pro to offer you this free opportunity to connect with others in the field and learn how you can deliver your best this year. How to Brew Your Business Case with Communication Outcomes That Sell Location:  Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time:  8 to 10 a.m. Cost: Free The Morning Brew: Join Jason Anthoine, Managing Founder of Audacity, as he shares some of his 30…

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March 2019

Coffee with Communicators, Mastering LinkedIn

March 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Beatrix Streeterville, 671 N St Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Most people think of LinkedIn as an extension of their resume. While this was true 5+ years ago, this social media platform is very different today. Are you looking to build your personal brand or help your company grow? If so, you need to know the seven key ingredients to master LinkedIn. Steve Goldhaber from 26 Characters shares how to take your LinkedIn marketing to the next level. You'll learn overall strategies and tactical tips to ensure you have more success. About Steve…

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2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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SPOILER ALERT! The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, including their employers. Join us on March 28 to learn what else the 19th Edelman Trust Barometer reveals at this interactive luncheon!  Presented by Tamara Snyder, Executive Vice President of Employee Experience, Edelman. When: Thursday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Osteria via Stato 620 N. State St., Chicago REGISTER HERE

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