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April 2018

Annual Open Forum 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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  Get to know IABC Chicago!  The IABC Chicago Board of Directors invites members and nonmembers to our annual Open Forum Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. We have opened this meeting to all 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,…

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Professional Development 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 flair 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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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

Coffee with Communicators

May 16 @ 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 16,…

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