New: Speaker proposal deadline extended to Monday, May 22.
connect17, our annual regional conference, will be held at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX on October 25-27, 2017.
Southern Region members hail from Colorado to the Caribbean. While the bulk of participants will be IABC members, other communication practitioners, agency employees and students also will be there. Conference attendees represent a variety of industries and settings, including corporate, academic, not-for-profit and small businesses. The audience will reflect all stages of experience, with past regional conferences drawing sizable participation by senior level communicators with 16 or more years in the field.
In addition to keynote presentations, up to 15 breakout sessions will explore vital topics affecting business communicators, covering both internal and external communications. Broad topic examples include:
Presenters have the option of several session formats. What’s most important is that your audience is engaged, energized and amazed.
One-hour presentation by a single individual with ample time allotted for audience discussion and engagement
One-hour shared presentation between two individuals with time set aside for audience discussion and engagement
One-hour session for a three-person panel. Brief opening remarks followed by audience questions and engagement
One-hour workshop that provides an interactive, practical hands-on learning session
But don’t let that get you down … all selected speakers will receive
a complimentary registration to the conference in appreciation for participation.
Speak for an hour, then network with the finest business communicators for a day and a half!