Conference

About the IABC Southern Region Annual Conference

Our IABC Southern Region Annual connect2comms Conference is a professional development event designed specifically for communicators. It’s the top communication event in the Southern Region—stretching from the southwestern United States to the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Speaker sessions are aligned to the IABC Global Standard with top-ranked presenters from around the world.
You simply won’t find a better value anywhere to gain knowledge, enhance your career, and benefit your organization. By attending our annual conference, you will expand your network and enjoy a fun opening reception; choose from professional development sessions on a variety of topics; network with peers at the CEO, Vice President, Director, and Manager levels; celebrate the best communications work and communication professionals at the annual awards ceremony; earn credits toward professional certification; and, have fun with your “IABC tribe!”

 


About the Conference Portfolio Area

Conference Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Conference …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(5) Conference Vice President (VP, Conference). The Conference Vice President shall manage the Southern Region annual conference. The Vice President shall have planned and attended a Region or International Conference no more than four years prior to appointment. The Conference Vice President shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for up to three consecutive terms, but shall not exceed four years of service. A Conference Committee will be formed annually to assist in planning the event with the Vice Chair serving as an ex officio, voting member of the committee.

Conference Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 4:
A Conference Committee consisting of two or more members, including the Conference Vice President (VP, Conference), who shall serve as chair of the committee, shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board. The Vice Chair shall serve as an ex officio, voting member of the Conference Committee. A majority of the Committee members, including the Conference Vice President (VP, Conference), shall have planned and attended a Region or International Conference no more than four years prior to appointment. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.


For more information about the Conference portfolio area or the Southern Region Annual Conference, please email connect2commsconference@gmail.com.