Conference Showcases Best New Waves in Communications: Social Networks, Storytelling and Imagery
WHISTLER, BC, Oct. 6, 2011
WHISTLER, BC, Oct. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Professional communicators across
Canada are congregating in scenic Whistler, November 6 - 8, 2011 for
the 2011 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Canada Western Region conference. Themed the Best of the Best, this year's conference showcases expert sessions in three key areas:
Personal Best, Best Practices and Best are Back - Conference All Stars.
Kicking off the three-day event are stellar pre-conference workshops.
Explore employee communications in the new social workspace with Ron
Shewchuk, ABC, MC; learn to captivate your audience through
storytelling in a business environment with Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC; and
gain new insights into communicating through images during a fast-paced
interactive session with Chris and Suzanne Salvo. These in-depth
sessions are designed to expand your skill set and tap into new ideas
in approaching strategic communication.
Pre-conference workshops have limited space, and booking now is
encouraged. "You really dig in at these sessions, learning to apply new
tactics to transform the way you support your organization," says
Therese Mickelson, ABC, IABC Canada Western Region Conference Chair.
"The workshops are a precursor to a line-up of extraordinary speakers,
including some of IABC's top-rated 'all stars' including Steve
Crescenzo, Kellie Garrett, ABC, MC, and Mark Schumann, ABC. Accessing
this talent all in one conference is why the IABC Canada Western Region
Conference receives top marks for quality content and value for our
Sessions will delve into trending topics in communication, from
strategic communication planning and brand management to crisis
communication and social media. Paul Mlodzik, ABC, MC, focuses on
connecting with stakeholders to uncover the drivers associated with
building an authentic brand. Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, challenges delegates
to move from tactician to strategist in building key relationships
within your organization. Donna Papacosta examines best practices in
content curation and teaches delegates how to integrate content
curation into communication strategies.
Celebrating communications excellence will take place at the conference
during the 2011 IABC Silver Leaf Awards Gala on November 6. IABC
national awards will be presented as well as this year's recipient of
the prestigious Master Communicator (MC) Award and newly Accredited
Business Communicators (ABC) in Canada.
The IABC Canada Western Region Conference takes place at the Hilton
Whistler Resort & Spa. Register today as pre-conference workshops and
the special conference hotel rates are booking quickly. Conference
rates and registration information are available at http://cwr.iabc.com/conference/registration.
IABC Canada West wishes to thank its conference sponsors including:
PSAV, twentyten group, Marketwire & Sysomos, Weber Shandwick,
MediaMiser Ltd., Farm Credit Canada, Ipsos ASI, CNW, and our many
in-kind contributors. For a list of conference sponsors or for more
details on the conference, visit http://cwr.iabc.com/conference.