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Join us November 11–13 as 2020 as connect2comms Goes Virtual!

We’re bringing the annual IABC Southern Region conference to you! The same great content and speakers will be delivered directly to you, no matter where you’re located in the IABC global community. Virtual participation in the 2020 connect2comms Conference offers engagement in professional development and networking with your communication colleagues from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Look at the great value with our digital event:

  • Lower registration fees
  • Access to recorded sessions for six months after the event
  • Flexible schedule, meaning less time away from work
  • No travel expenses

While hosted by IABC Southern Region, the conference is open to all—from any region, member or non-member.

Attendance at connect2comms will help you meet the requirements for Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification. And if you already have your certification through the GCCC (Global Communication Certification Council), those credits may be applied toward maintaining your certification.


Call For Speakers: Submissions are Due on Friday, September 18.

If you are a dynamic, engaging presenter with novel content of great interest to present virtually, we invite you to submit your speaker proposal.
All applications are due by Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and must include a link to a sample presentation video.


Sponsorships are available!

The IABC Southern Region connect2comms Conference is your opportunity to promote your brand to potential attendees and speakers from the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America, Canada, and Europe, providing your company with true geographic exposure! We have more than 20 chapters in 13 U.S. states, the Caribbean, and Latin America, encompassing some of the top U.S. markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando, and Phoenix.

Our conference typically draws mid-to-senior level professionals in some of the most prestigious firms in the U.S. IABC members hold positions of influence—and have spending power! Employed in more than half the Fortune 500 companies and in 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, 35% hold one of the following titles:  CEO, President, Officer, Partner, Vice President, Managing Director, Director, Practice Leader, or Principal.

Benefits of connect2comms Conference sponsorship:

  • Increase awareness of your brand, product, and/or service with the best communicators from the IABC Southern Region and beyond!
  • Reach your target audience of decision-makers and influencers!
  • Create an experience for your brand!
  • Differentiate yourself from your competition!
  • Showcase your community involvement!
  • Connect with the only global brand for communicators—IABC!

Learn more about sponsoring the 2020 Virtual connect2comms Conference now!

Questions about sponsorship or interested in creating a custom sponsor opportunity?
Contact Conference VP Mary Hardin Francis.