13th Annual IABC Heritage Region Conference

Registration Extended to November 2!

Join Us November 11-13, 2018

The drums are beating. Now is the time to make sure your career is on the road to greater success! Step into a positive rhythm with us and make plans now to gather in Richmond, VA, for the 2018 IABC Heritage Region Conference November 11-13, 2018.

For the past 400 years, Richmond has been a pivotal location in U.S. history. This November you can write your own history in Richmond by taking a pivotal career step. Rally with 200 professional communicators from the U.S. and Canada who will throw away career doldrums and share new ideas at this year’s conference!

Richmond is steeped in history, but more recent revolutions in craft beer, food, fashion and the arts have led to Richmond’s being named a Travel + Leisure Top Destination. National Geographic has also designated Richmond to be a terrific place for foodies.

At this year’s conference you can engage in outstanding sessions. Plan to enjoy seminal presentations by a range of exceptional speakers sharing the latest effective communication techniques as you network with the industry’s best practitioners. And you can catch the revolutionary spirit through keynote sessions, breakouts and dining activities geared specifically to communication, public relations and marketing professionals.

The International Association of Business Communicators is a vibrant global association with members from around the world, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. At the international, regional and local level, we support our community of professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning, and career guidance.

Choose From More Than 25 Session Speakers, Including:

Copywriting … Without the Pain

Samantha Enslen, President – Dragonfly Editorial


Seeking Grammartopia: Elevating the Precision of Our Words in Email Communications and Beyond

Kris Spisak, Author / Editor, Co-Founder / Web Content Specialist
K. S. Writing / Midlothian Web Solutions

Revolutionize Digital Workplace Decision Making: Get a Better Tool

Stacy L. Wilson, ABC, Fellow IABC; President
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

Effective Crisis Communication: Putting Plans Into Practice

Deborah Hileman, SCMP; Member, IABC International Executive Board; President and CEO
Institute for Crisis Communication

Lead with STYLE to Influence and Engage Across Cultures

Theomary Karamanis, Senior Lecturer of Management Communications – Cornell University

How Communicators Can Increase Employee Engagement

Amanda Holdsworth, Director of Communications Resources – Oakland (Mich.) Schools

Creating a Communication Vortex

Renee Charney, President & Founder – Charney Consulting

Planning for the Future of Work: Plan Now for a Better Tomorrow

Justin Brunner, Associate Director, Communications – Willis Towers Watson

We Are Proud To Present Our 2018 Conference Keynote Speakers

What Are You Waiting For? Renew your Skills/Mindset/Career Today

Jennifer Wah, Chief Storyteller – Forwords Communications, Inc.

Protecting Your Brand: How to Manage Fake News in the Real World

John Deveney, Founder – DEVENEY

While you weren’t looking, Richmond got cool!

Jack Berry, President – Richmond Region Tourism

Developing a Strategic Mindset — Your Most Powerful Credential

James Lukaszewski, President, America’s Crisis Guru® – The Lukaszewski Group

Thank You to Our 2018 IABC Heritage Region Conference Sponsors: