The 2021 IABC Southern Region connect2comms Conference will be held in Denver October 6-8, 2021. The format will be a combination of keynotes and breakout tracks on communication-related topics.
The Southern Region encompasses 13 U.S. states and three Caribbean countries. It is one of the largest and most diverse regions—truly representing the “International”—in the global association of communication professionals that is the International Association of Business Communicators. The connect2comms Conference will attract attendees from coast to coast, representing a variety of industries and settings, including corporate, academic, not-for-profit and small businesses. While the bulk of participants will be IABC members, other communication practitioners, agency employees and students also will be there. 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, breakout sessions will explore vital topics affecting business communicators, covering both internal and external communications. If possible, it is suggested that presentations align with the IABC Global Communication Certification Council recommendations for professional development. Some attendees will be using the conference programming to meet continuing education requirements.
Broad topic examples include:
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