Last Days of Early Bird Discount for 2010 IABC Heritage Region Conference in Philadelphia

IABC_Heritage-Region_Conf_Logo_2010PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2010 – The Early Bird Discount for the upcoming 2010 Heritage Region Conference will be expiring soon with the event dates rapidly approaching. IABC Philadelphia, the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), will be hosting the conference from Sunday, Oct. 17, through Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the historic Center City Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The annual conference typically draws more than 300 communications professionals from around the United States.

“This centrally located conference in Philadelphia is a perfect opportunity for many businesses and individuals that are looking to stretch their dollars by enhancing their communications skills with practical, how to, resources that have become necessary to connect with customers and attract prospects,” said Tony DeFazio, president, IABC Philadelphia. “With the extraordinary line-up of speakers, it presents a rare opportunity for those in this profession to hear the best ideas moving the marketplace from the industry’s information leaders at a phenomenal price.”

The three day conference will consist of over twenty breakout and five in-depth sessions on key topics affecting today’s communication and public relations practitioners. A special discounted Student Track will allow full-time students and faculty to network and learn more about careers in the field. Tourism excursions will also be available for attendees to see many of the well known as well as lesser know historic attractions that the Philadelphia area has to offer. Internationally known speakers will cover a wide range of today’s cutting edge topics.

“It’s going to be an outstanding time of learning and networking,” said Elvin Montero, the Heritage Region’s director. “This conference is filled with added value and is definitely the premiere professional development and knowledge sharing event of the year in this area of the country.”

To catch a preview of the conference, join IABC Philadelphia during a special happy hour at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  To register for the 2010 Heritage Region Conference, visit the IABC Heritage Region website. To stay updated on latest news for the conference, follow IABC Philadelphia on Twitter at or IABC Heritage Region on Twitter at @iabcheritagereg or search using hashtag #iabchr10.

About IABC Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) links communications professionals in the Delaware Valley. IABC Philadelphia provides members and guests a range of services, including professional development meetings and workshops, networking with peers, knowledge and resource sharing, job placement and accreditation. Members have access to over 200 communication professionals including corporate communications, public relations/media relations, editors, public affairs, investor relations, marketing communications, graphic designers, and writers in a variety of industries. For more information, visit

About IABC Heritage Region

The IABC Heritage Region has the largest number of members of any region, serving 17 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. The region covers Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. The IABC Heritage Region supports IABC’s mission by serving Region members, primarily through providing guidance, support, and development opportunities for Chapter leaders; fostering growth within the Region; and serving as a communication conduit between members, chapters and the IABC Executive Board. For more information, please visit



September 8, 2010

Press inquiries: Chris Berger


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