Events

Mar
30
Thu
ICR: Community Building Using Digital Platforms
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

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Internal digital platforms can be a powerful way to engage employees. The growth in tools such as Slack, Workplace by Facebook, Yammer and others promise to elevate the way organizations communicate and collaborate. However, unlocking the true value of digital transformation requires more than technology — it also requires building a strong community inside a company.

Join us at the next SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR) where Emery Lees, Sr. Consultant at ROI Communication, will lead us in a discussion about some of the popular enterprise social tools and current community building practices for communicators. Emery will also walk through practical steps consultants can use to help clients evaluate the right approach.

About our speaker: Emery Lees helps organizations use digital tools to build engaged employee communities. Previously, Emery led social strategy for a large engineering and infrastructure firm in SF, where she launched Yammer to over 50,000 employees. Currently, Emery works with ROI Communication, helping big companies in the areas of employee engagement, community building, and digital strategy.

For questions about the event, please contact Erin Hosilyk: ehosilyk@roico.com or 415.595.8457

Apr
18
Tue
Unprecedented: Being a Communicator in a Post-Election World
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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After the 2016 election, the lines between business and civic life have blurred. With a mood and climate that is anything but ordinary, communications professionals are required to think and perform in extraordinary ways as they serve as trusted advisors to executives and create relevant messages for employees, customers and consumers.

The scenarios are unprecedented and aplenty. Seasoned communicators, as well as those just starting their career, are finding that nobody is an expert and no one has all the answers. Join fellow SF IABC members to discuss these issues, share examples and exchange ideas.

We’re reviving a popular format for this SF IABC Idea Exchange event! Over the course of the evening, you will participate in multiple rapid round discussions during which you can network and exchange ideas with a different group each time. After an interactive hour, all attendees will come together to share key takeaways,

Topics you can choose from (you’ll join three rapid round discussions over the course of the event):

  1. Meet the Facts: How do you clearly and ethically communicate in the era of fake news and reader skepticism? What resources and support does IABC offer with its public stance on this issue?
  2. United We Work: Whether your employees are in one office or around the world, how can you reimagine internal communications to empower employees, ease anxiety, celebrate diversity and promote respect and tolerance of varied political viewpoints? How do you partner with HR on key areas such as employment status, diversity and inclusion or benefits communication?
  3. Executive Affairs: What nuances need to be added to the executive voice given the current climate? How do you best support the vocal executive taking a public position on politics and how do you advise the one who risks creating a public relations storm by remaining quiet?
  4. Brands, Boycotts and Being Authentic: How do you deal with scrutiny and assumptions made by consumers, partners, and potential employees about your brand? Is this an opportunity to add dimension to your brand?
  5. The Independent: For independent consultants, small business owners or job seekers, can expressing your convictions on social media (or even “liking” or “retweeting” someone else’s) impact your personal brand? When is it worth it and where do you draw the line?

Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot! This event is only open to SF IABC members. Not a member? Join today so you can join us on April 18!

Ticket Pricing – This event is only open to SF IABC Members

3/22-3/31
Early Bird
Members: $15.00

4/1-4/12
Regular
Members: $20.00

4/13-4/18 (10:00am)
Final (space permitting)
Members: $25.00

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Please contact the organizer after 10:00am on April 18 to check on space. Only checks will be accepted at the door.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be granted for cancellations made by April 11, 2017. Please email us at sfiabc1@gmail.com to request a refund.

May
9
Tue
Net9: Creative Career Pivots for Communications Professionals
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Net9: Creative Career Pivots for Communications Professionals

Connecting communicators around the dinner table

As professional communicators, we all know that simple ideas can be the most powerful. Imagine the value of placing nine SF IABC members in an intimate private dining venue, serving them dinner, and launching a conversation on a fascinating communications topic.

Since 2003, SF IABC has offered a unique professional development and networking program called Networking 9. Featuring a handful of small-group, dinner-discussions each year, Networking 9 gives participants the opportunity to explore new ideas, share real-world challenges, and build deeper IABC relationships.

If you’re interested in participating in a Networking 9 event, please contact Jeff Leslie or Corey Connors, our program directors. Each participant pays for their own meal and the events typically run from 6 – 9 p.m.

May
18
Thu
Reinvigorating the eBay Brand from the Inside Out @ WeWork Golden Gate
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Are you ready to turn your employees into vibrant brand advocates?

How do global technology companies like eBay harness employees’ passion to energize their brand?

eBay and Instinctif Partners are pleased to present a look inside how one of the world’s iconic e-commerce companies re-energized itself — starting with its own employees.

eBay is one of the world’s largest marketplaces and it’s going places. With over a billion live listings, 167 million active buyers and 348 million downloads of their mobile app – the company is getting faster, more relevant, and energized with a new purpose that is making a real difference with employees being the heart of the brand.

Tobias Huebscher and Phillip Sontag discuss how to harness the power of employee passion and share programming that illustrates how eBay is re-energizing its brand around the globe.

Bring your questions for this lively discussion.

About our Speakers:
Tobias Huebscher, ABC, is Director of Employee Communications at eBay.

Ebay Speaker 2

Phillip Sontag is Engagement Director at Instinctif Partners.

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This event is sponsored by Instinctif Partners.

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Ticket Pricing – reserve your spot early and save money!

3/15-3/31
Member Pre-Sale
$10.00

4/1-4/23
Early Bird Discount
Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

4/24-5/14
Regular
Members: $20
Non-members: $35

5/15-5/18 (10am)
Final (space permitting)
Members: $25
Non-Members: $45

3/15-5/18
Students
Members: $10
Non-members: $15
Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Only checks will be accepted at the door.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be granted for cancellations made by May 11, 2017. Please email us at sfiabc1@gmail.com to request a refund.

 

Jul
11
Tue
Net9: Best Practices in Crisis Communications
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Net9: Best Practices in Crisis Communications

Connecting communicators around the dinner table

As professional communicators, we all know that simple ideas can be the most powerful. Imagine the value of placing nine SF IABC members in an intimate private dining venue, serving them dinner, and launching a conversation on a fascinating communications topic.

Since 2003, SF IABC has offered a unique professional development and networking program called Networking 9. Featuring a handful of small-group, dinner-discussions each year, Networking 9 gives participants the opportunity to explore new ideas, share real-world challenges, and build deeper IABC relationships.

If you’re interested in participating in a Networking 9 event, please contact Jeff Leslie or Corey Connors, our program directors. Each participant pays for their own meal and the events typically run from 6 – 9 p.m.