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Spreading the Love: Internationally 

Resources offered by IABC International 

As a member or supporter of the IABC London Chapter, you are a part of a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic business communication.

IABC serves members working in a wide variety of industries in 80 countries, helping them to make a bigger impact at work, uncover opportunities in the hidden job market, enhance their skills and expand their social network. Tap into industry-specific resources to accelerate your career, learn and grow with innovative content, and connect with thought leaders and like-minded professionals.



Click here to read more about accessing these great resources.


FEBRUARY EVENT: Project Management: Part 2

If you enjoyed the 2015 Project Management event,  this  year's event is for you! 

We are partnering with local, communications and certified project management professionals to learn practical tips for managing marketing and communication projects. The event will feature a communications case study scenario which our speakers will walk through, including how they would plan and oversee it from start to finish.

Guest speakers:

Liisa Sheldrick - Communications and Community Relations, 3M Canada
Andrew Murray - Project Management Professional

Learn more.

When: Thursday, February 25th, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Western University Continuing Studies, Citi Plaza
Tickets: $20 Students | $25 Members | $35 Non-members

RSVP is required by Wednesday, February 24th at 12:00pm.
Register online here.

Virtuoso Awards: Taking Submissions Now! 

Put your time to good use: Submit an application for Virtuoso Awards

By Adam Veen

You've likely already heard, but we're pleased to tell you again the Virtuoso Awards Call for Entries is open. We all know time flies, but this month you get an extra day, so put it to good use.

Here's a quick reminder about changes to the application process:

Previously, categories in Communication Skills (Division 4) required the same work plan as Communication Management divisions. This year, a Division 4 work plan has been shortened to just six questions (with 100 word responses).

These recent changes make it easier for you to submit, but also for you to showcase your skills and talents in marketing and communication and be recognized.

Learn more at  www.virtuosoawards.com

Featured Member: Adina Chirita 

Adina Chirita from London and St. Thomas
Association of REALTORS® is a passionate
and engaged member of our IABC 

Adina has been a dedicated IABC member for the past 11 years. Since joining, she has been a passionate and engaged member of IABC. From Adina's perspective, 

"one of the main benefits of being an IABC Member is the possibility to meet and network with like-minded professionals from the local community and - why not? - the international community."

She has also been honoured with an IABC Award of Merit for Communication from IABC International in 2011 at the Leadership Institute in Nashville, which proves she truly has taken advantage of the resources and networking IABC has to offer.

Read more about Adina! 

Calling all Volunteers! 

Do you want to connect with your communications community? Do you want to help shape the future of the industry in London? Are you looking for ways to give back using your mad skills?

The current IABC London board is starting to peer into the future and is looking for London's best and brightest to participate in committees and serve on the 2016-17 IABC London Board.

Committees include:
  • Virtuoso
  • Communications
  • Membership
  • Professional Development
We have one of the strongest IABC chapters worldwide and we want you to be a part of the future. If you have any questions, or are interested in joining this world-class team,

Please contact: 

Past President - Matt Quin - iabclondonpp@gmail.com by March 11.

Get Involved.
Gain valuable volunteer experience with IABC.
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Join Us.
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Find Your Calling.
Find out the benefits to post job opportunities with IABC London. Learn more.

About Connect
Connect is the monthly newsletter of IABC London.
Feedback and news ideas are always welcome.
Please contact Meghan Matthies
 at iabclondonconnect@gmail.com

Director of Communications: Andrea Lukac, iabclondoncomms@gmail.com 

About IABC
IABC London is a chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that fosters business communication excellence in southwestern Ontario by providing professional development, recognition, accreditation and networking opportunities through a local, national and international network of communications professionals.