IABC/Chicago holds professional development events throughout the year, including our recently added hot topic sessions called Coffee Club. Our monthly luncheons became webinars during the pandemic, and we look forward to bringing back in-person events in the near future. We also like to host special interest group events for the Emerging/Young Professional as well as Senior Communicators. In accordance with its mission, IABC/Chicago seeks to provide area communicators opportunities to network, learn and keep up-to-date on communication best practices.
Coffee Clubs are held several times a year and offer an informal discussion on hot topics impacting the comms field. This member-only activity is offered in the morning. Watch for details on upcoming sessions on our main page.
Monthly Luncheons: held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Luncheons are held several times a year, traditionally the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. These in-person events allow members, non-members and students to learn from a communications expert or panel in an hour-long session. Each luncheon starts at 11 a.m. with networking time; food is served at 11:30 a.m.; and each speaker/panel presents from noon to 12:45 p.m. During the pandemic, we shifted to online sessions and continue our cadence of monthly Noon events. Watch for more information on upcoming activities as we transition back to a regular cadence of programming once again.
If you have a topic of interest, a case study to share, or would like to volunteer to help plan our professional development activities, please reach out to a member of the board.