Learn More about IABC

The Iowa chapter of IABC is dedicated to serving communications professionals throughout the state of Iowa. Want to learn more about what IABC also offers throughout the world? Check out IABC International.

Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network to help advance your career.

IABC’s professional network serves as a vibrant resource to:

Make A Bigger Impact in Your Job
Tap into hundreds of case studies, CW magazine articles and curated industry news that share the experience of your peers for new ideas, fresh insights and problem-solving assistance.

Find the Hidden Job Market
Looking for the next step in your career? Networking with other communication professionals in IABC can help you uncover the hidden job market. And post your résumé and view targeted job listings at the Jobs Centre.

Enhance Your Skills
IABC offers professional development conferences, a three-day World Conference and online classes through the year. Our library of webinars to help sharpen your skills in social media, business writing and change management is exclusively available to members.

Find Clients, Find Friends
If you’re a freelancer, IABC is a great place to find potential clients. And if you’re looking to expand your social network, there’s no better place than an IABC chapter.


Who Is IABC?

The following information on our members provides an overview of IABC and is based on information from 1 October 2014.


Where is IABC?

Our members live and work in the following countries:

Angola • Argentina • Australia • Barbados • Belgium • Bermuda • Bosnia and Herzegovenia • Botswana • Brazil • British Virgin Islands • Bulgaria • Canada • Cayman Islands • Chile • China • Colombia • Croatia • Czech Republic • Denmark • Egypt • Finland • France • Germany • Ghana • Honduras • Hong Kong • India • Indonesia • Ireland • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Jersey • Kenya • Kuwait • Lebanon • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Mexico • Namibia • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nigeria • Norway • Oman • Pakistan • Panama • Papua New Guinea • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Puerto Rico • Qatar • Republic of Moldova • Russia • Saint Kitts & Nevis • Saint Lucia • Serbia and Montenegro • Singapore • Slovak Republic • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Tanzania • Thailand • Trinidad and Tobago • Turkey • Turks and Caicos Islands • Uganda • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • Uruguay • USA • Venezuela

IABC has over 100 chapters around the world, and the number is growing!


What IABC Membership Provides

Since 1970, IABC has been a vibrant resource to help corporate groups, students and professional communicators like you:

  • Learn and grow with innovative CONTENT. As a member, you’ll have access to a collection of thousands of articles, peer-reviewed research and fresh insights at your fingertips.
  • Build and accelerate your CAREER. Tap into industry-specific resources and international communications experts. IABC helps guide you through your career path with the Career Road Map and comprehensive educational offerings to assist in achieving your career goals
  • Connect with like-minded professionals by engaging in a COMMUNITY. You’ll network with thought leaders at the local, regional, and international levels. Make life-long business and personal connections through your IABC membership.


IABC provides educational and career enhancing programs designed to meet the needs and recognize the accomplishments of professional communicators throughout the globe.

  • WORLD CONFERENCE – A multi-day event held annually to provide an opportunity for IABC members and non-members alike to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while also networking with colleagues who attend from around the world.
  • GOLD QUILL AWARDS – The only global program designed to recognize the broadest spectrum of communicators. Each year hundreds of applicants submit their best work in areas as diverse as branding, research, employee engagement and social media.
  • MEMBERS-ONLY WEBINARS – By partnering with known experts in specific fields, IABC offers webinars just for members that help you stay current about topics that are important for professional and personal growth.
  • COMMUNICATION WORLD (CW) – Our monthly magazine is now entirely digital. With more interactive content, the ability to share articles immediately and availability on nearly every mobile device and platform, the new CW digital is meeting the need for access to more in-depth content on leading-edge communication topics.



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