IABC provides opportunities for networking, learning, recognition, career search assistance and affinity programs for business communicators around the world. Get access to the latest news and information through the IABC web site. Develop your career and professional goals through networking events.

Fuel your creativity and innovation through educational programs. Timely programs address the challenges facing today’s communicators. Attendees become empowered with ideas that can be put to work immediately – the latest findings in research, creative trends, new business strategies, and more.

The impact of joining is profound. And the process is simple.

Chapter Benefits

  • Professional Development Events hosted throughout the year on a variety of topics

  • Networking with other communicators in the chapter

  • Opportunities to get involved to develop your leadership skills and raise awareness of the profession and adoption of best practices

  • Online discussion boards and member news

  • Discounts to IABC/NJ chapter events

  • Recognition of communication excellence through the IRIS Awards

International Benefits

  • Networking opportunities with communicators from around the world through the IABC web site, the annual International Conference, and professional development seminars held at various times and locations throughout the year

  • MemberSpeak is a high-powered posting area on the international web site, where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with your peers unconstrained by geography or time differences

  • Access to IABC’s Online Directory of IABC Members, which includes address, phone, and fax information, and is fully searchable on parameters such as industry, company, or geography. You can email other members through our confidential technology

  • IABC’s International Job web site listing jobs at all levels

  • My Communication (MyComm) is an online strategic planning tool available only to IABC members. MyComm takes users through a six-step process that results in a comprehensive, strategic communication plan. The tool also allows users to share and collaborate on plans via the web

    Communication World, IABC’s premier publication, detailing case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners

  • CW Bulletin, is a monthly electronic newsletter addressing major topical concerns facing today’s communicators

  • Unlimited Member Pricing for numerous IABC events and educational materials, including the annual International Conference which draws about 1,800 global communicators

  • Recognition through Accreditation and Awards Programs: IABC offers the opportunity for members to receive official recognition of their competence as business communicators and dedication to the profession… a valuable addition to any resume.

    • Accreditation: The “ABC” designation conferred by IABC acknowledges an individual’s mastery of business communication, and is recognized throughout the world. Rigorous reviews of written and verbal tests, as well as a review of the candidate’s portfolio are required for consideration. For more information, please consult the accreditation website.

    • Awards: IABC offers several awards, including the annual Gold Quill Awards, an international competition providing an opportunity to receive expert evaluation of the entry again.