Who Is IABC? 

A broadly diverse community of communication professionals, IABC connects members to ideas, job opportunities, and people, through professional learning and a generous culture of sharing.

We believe that in today’s world, communication can be a force for good in business and society. We connect members and business people together for this purpose.

With thousands of members worldwide, representing diverse industries, sectors and disciplines, this is a community alive with knowledge, experience, ideas and support—all of which are freely exchanged.

Our Shared Values

IABC’s shared values, created as a result of the brand taskforce’s research, define what makes our association unique and allows us to build on these strengths.

We represent the global profession. As the only global communication association, we strive to advocate for the profession, represent best practices, define the global standard, and live by a code of ethics.

We create connection. We connect business and communication and connect people with communication. We foster community, build special relationships, and learn from each other.

We are a diverse community. We welcome diverse communication professionals of all levels and practices. We embrace diverse viewpoints, encourage conversation, and celebrate cultural differences.

We focus on insights and results. We position communication as a strategic function that impacts return-on-investment and demonstrates the business value of communication.

For 45 years, IABC has set the standard of global excellence for professional communicators—helping to forge invaluable business connections and lifelong friendships. While the logo has changed, our commitment to those values will remain steadfast.