FAQs

How often does IABC Philadelphia conduct meetings?

IABC Philadelphia usually has one program for members every month. These include in-person meetings and online meetings. In typical years, we take a break during July and August. Our program year begins in the fall.

How can I find out about upcoming IABC Philadelphia programs?

Information about programs is posted in the events section of our website and on our LinkedIn business profile. Active members also receive email announcements about upcoming programs.

Are non-members able to attend IABC Philadelphia events?

Everyone is welcome to attend IABC Philadelphia events. This includes non-members, who pay a modestly higher registration fee to attend.

Where does IABC Philadelphia meet?

Our meetings are held at various locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area, including Center City Philadelphia and suburban venues.

From IABC research, we know the most effective form of communication is face to face. However, until the restrictions on in-person gatherings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are eased, our meetings are virtual only. Once the pandemic is over, we’ll resume in-person meetings. Until then, we'll continue offering webinars, conference calls and other virtual programs. 

By the way, we welcome your suggestions for program topics and locales. 

How can I be a speaker at an IABC Philadelphia meeting?

We are always looking for good programs that add to the professional knowledge of our members. If you’re interested in making a presentation on a topic that’s relevant to business communicators, let us hear from you.

How do I volunteer to help IABC?

We encourage everyone in IABC Philadelphia to get involved to maximize the value of your membership. Your involvement is vital to our future, and we are always looking for help. There are volunteer opportunities at every level of participation, from occasionally helping out with programs to serving on an IABC committee, to opportunities for being a member of our board of directors.  Let us know your interests by completing our volunteer registration form.

How do I join IABC?

The membership enrollment process is straightforward. Join us by completing a membership application. If you have questions about becoming a member, please contact our Vice President of Membership, Alex Spooner.

How much does it cost to join IABC?

IABC Philadelphia membership dues cost $329 annually. This covers local, regional and international dues. Dues are renewed on your membership anniversary.

Please note that if your employer has paid for your annual membership, you retain your membership in IABC Philadelphia - even if you change jobs or are laid off or furloughed. It is always best to use a personal e-mail address when joining our chapter - just in case you experience a change in your employment.

I am interested in finding a new or better job in the communications field. How can IABC Philadelphia help me?

As the premier professional association for business communicators, IABC provides information on job openings in our field. You can browse communication job openings throughout the world at International’s job site https://jobs.iabc.com/

For Philadelphia-area job openings, visit our own jobs page.

IABC Philadelphia also regularly sends emails regarding communication jobs in our area. If you are interested in receiving these emails, please let us know by registering at jobs@iabcphiladelphia.org

If your organization is recruiting for a communications job, we’ll gladly spread the word. Let us know at jobs@iabcphiladelphia.org.

These job search and posting services are available at no charge. Some jobs on the International site are for members only.

Does IABC offer corporate memberships?

IABC does indeed offer corporate memberships, which offer full membership benefits at a reduced rate. See all the details at: https://www.iabc.com/membership/corporate-membership/corporate-benefits/.

I have a friend interested in joining IABC. How do I get them started?

Send us an email with your friend’s contact information to president@iabcphiladelphia.org and we’ll take care of the rest.

Who are the leaders of IABC Philadelphia?

Members of the IABC Philly Board of Directors represent a diverse array of professionals across a variety of industries. .

Contact information for each Board member is listed with their biography. If you have a question or suggestion about anything related to their area of responsibility, feel free to get in touch with them.