IABC Members receive a host of benefits through their membership in the organization. From discounts to local events to national and international networking opportunities to virtually unlimited communications resources, membership in IABC New Orleans opens doors for communicators.
A Note for your Employer
Communication with your employees and external audiences is vital to your business success. Learn more about how IABC membership adds value in the workplace.
Networking with other communicators is one of the primary benefits of IABC membership. IABC offers opportunities to network with members around the world through the IABC web site, as well as face-to-face at chapter events, the annual International Conference held in June of each year, and professional development seminars held at various times and locations throughout the year.
MemberSpeak is the meeting place for IABC members around the world. A high-powered posting area on the website, MemberSpeak is where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with your peers…unconstrained by geography and time differences.
Online Directory of IABC Members
IABC’s online member directory includes members’ address, phone, and fax information, and is fully searchable on a number of parameters such as industry, company, or geography. You can even email other members through our confidential technology.
IABC offers over 100 local chapters around the world for face-to-face networking and professional development. The New Orleans chapter if IABC offers additional services such as local job postings and social outings. To see our upcoming events, visit the Events page.
The IABC Buzz
The IABC Buzz shares member posts about personal and professional achievements, such as educational degrees, promotions, weddings, job moves, births/adoptions and the like.
The IABC eXchange
The IABC eXchange allows you to create private websites or blogs, as well as traditional public blogs. You control the content and who gets to see it.
Job Searching Assistance
IABC’s Job Centre
IABC’s Job Centre web site lists hundreds of jobs at all levels, which you can search by keyword, location, or job type. IABC members have an advantage, as they can see new job listings for a full seven days before the public can.
The IABC Marketplace
The IABC Marketplace is a service to connect consultants and freelancers with prospective clients. While the public can view the directory, only IABC members can create entries describing their services.
IABC offers plentiful resources to hone your skills, learn from the experiences of others, and study new areas of interest.
IABC offers web seminars throughout the year at no extra cost to members on a variety of communication topics.
Discovery is our online archive of content available exclusively to IABC members. Members have complimentary access to CW articles along with Research Foundation reports; Gold Quill Award-winning case studies; and more than US $5,000 in Knowledge Centre manuals, books and communication templates—all in one easy-to navigate place.
Communication World Magazine
Chock full of detailed case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners, Communication World is a digital magazine delivered 12 times a year to IABC members. With the latest news on industry research, technology, and trends, as well as interviews and analysis, each issue of Communication World is a continuing education course in itself.
A collaborative website providing resources and fostering conversations, SR Link helps communicators advance their role in the field of social responsibility.
Generous Member Pricing
IABC develops numerous events and educational products throughout the year, including the annual World Conference which draws about 1,500 communicators from around the world. Members get special discounted pricing all year long!
IABC offers several awards, including the annual Gold Quill Awards, an international competition that provides an opportunity to receive expert evaluation of the entry against IABC’s highest standards of excellence. IABC’s other awards recognize service to IABC and/or accomplishment in the field of business communication.
Club Quarters Discount
IABC is a member of Club Quarters, —a group of private hotels for the exclusive use of guests and employees of member companies. Club Quarters offer unique, user-friendly services for the business traveler in a club-like setting. Members pay the lowest rates for a quality hotel room in 14 prime locations. Club Quarters are located in New York City, Boston, London, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and Houston. For more information, please visit our Club Quarters Discount section (members only).