June 24 Proclaimed IABC Day in Chicago

Don't Miss the Learning, Networking and Fun: Early Registration Ends May 25 For 2012 IABC World Conference

May 15, 2012, 12:30 ET from IABC/Chicago

CHICAGO, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday, June 24 has been proclaimed IABC Day in Chicago – offering a warm Chicago welcome to the more than 1,400 business communicators from 40 countries who will attend the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Waters St., on June 24-27.

"We're fortunate that this year's IABC World Conference is taking place in our own backyard, allowing Chicagoans to network and learn from so many of the world's brightest communications pros," said Ken Groh, president, IABC/Chicago. "We expect quite a turnout from IABC members and nonmembers alike, because the value is so compelling."

Another date to remember: Friday, May 25 is the last day for early registration savings. Other opportunities for registration savings include a $100 discount (each) when you register with two or more other people from your organization. Not an IABC member? "Join and Go" for just $25 more than the nonmember rate. Or, just register for a single day.

The conference will offer more than 70 professional development sessions that feature the latest developments and best practices in communication leadership, public relations, change management, employee communication, strategy and counsel, marketing/brand communication and skills development. Speakers continue to be added, and include keynote addresses by noted environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy and best-selling author Kevin Carroll.

Social events include a "Give the Gift of Communication" community service project on Saturday, June 23, a walking tour also on Saturday, June 23; a Chicago photo walk on Sunday, June 24, daily complimentary yoga classes, and a "Dine-Around" that matches Chicago and out-of-town communicators on Tuesday, June 26.

For details on conference sessions and to register online, visit http://www.iabc.com/wc. You also can follow the conference on the social media channels below:

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 70 countries with a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate communication, public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, media relations, community relations, public affairs, financial communications and government relations. IABC/Chicago (http://chicago.iabc.com) is the oldest IABC chapter in the world.