Deadline extended: Register by September 9 for the IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference in Detroit


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We heard your call to extend the registration deadline, so now you have until Monday September 9 to reserve your spot at the 2019 IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference taking place September 22‐24 at the Greektown Casino‐Hotel in the heart of Downtown Detroit.

Register Here!

Communication professionals from across the 17-state region will learn from nearly 30 top-notch speakers in the conference line-up, including:

  • “Beyond Thought Leadership: A Case Study in Driving Awareness, Credibility and Lead Generation,” with Peggy Fenwick, Founder & Principal, Markit Strategies & PR, and Julie Rogier, Director of Marketing for Ultra Consultants
  • “How to be Human…in a World of Bots” with Trisha Thompson, Senior Manager of Corporate Relations for Allstate
  • “Using Personalized Video to Enhance Student Recruiting” with Bill Haley, President, Allied Pixel, and Cathy Toner, Assistant Dean of Communication and Marketing at Villanova School of Business
  • “Vulnerability in Today’s Digital World” with Tina Kozak, President of Franco
  • “How Communication Professionals Can Best Leverage SEO in 2019 and Beyond” with Justin Seibert, President, Direct Online Marketing

Visit the conference website  for the full list of conference speakers on topics from marketing and social media to employee communication, public relations, crisis communication and more. The official hashtag for the conference is #IABCHeritage19.

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Communicators, marketers or strategic partners can network, share best practices and grow their skills at the conference while also savoring the sights, sounds and tastes of Detroit.

Full-conference registration is $799 for members and $899 for non-members who register by the August deadline. Student, one-day and keynote-only rates are also available. To be eligible for special conference hotel room pricing, reservations must be made using this link or by calling 313-223-2999 and requesting the IABC Conference rates.

IABC Detroit and the Heritage Region thank the following sponsors: Davis & Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, ToyotaDTE Energy, Internal Comms ProCerkl, Franco, Barton MalowOakland Community CollegeDragonfly EditorialBusiness Wire, Willis Towers Watson, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Igloo Software, Ink Factory and Linx Consulting, LLC.


About IABC’s Heritage Region

With one of the largest International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) membership totals, the Heritage Region serves members in 17 states including Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.


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