Events

Mar
1
Wed
Journey to 2025: PR & Communications in the Future – An Evening with Lou Hoffman & Shel Holtz @ Variety Club Screening Room
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

What will PR/Communications look like in 2025? Are we ready?

Living in the Bay Area gives us a front-row seat to the disruption in other industries (when was the last time you rented a DVD?). Technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality could be game changers. Big data analytics are already impacting our profession. What about the lasting impact of fake news – and cybersecurity – that came to the forefront during the Presidential election? It stands to reason that radical changes will reshape communications in the coming years.

Bring your questions. It should be a lively discussion.

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Shel Holtz – Principal and founder of Holtz Communication + Technology

Shel consults with organizations on internal and corporate communications with a focus on the integration of digital channels in communications strategies. Author of six communication-themed books, and Founding Fellow of the Society for New Communication Research, he was named an IABC Fellow, the highest honor IABC confers on its members. The agency: http://holtz.com and his blog, http://holtz.com/blog/

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Lou Hoffman – CEO of The Hoffman Agency

Lou and his wife Heather launched the consultancy in 1987, expanding from Silicon Valley into a global player with offices in Asia and Europe as well as the U.S. Starting with a focus on the tech sector, the firm’s work today cuts across both consumer and B2B markets with clients ranging from Google to Nautilus to the French government. An advocate of the communications profession, Lou writes on areas that touch the broad communications sphere – storytelling, branding, digital, paid media, journalism, etc. – at www.IshmaelsCorner.com. The Agency’s site is at www.hoffman.com

Tickets include drinks and appetizers during informal networking prior to the evening’s program.

Pre-Sale (Members Only) – January 16-22
$20
Early Bird – January 23-31
Members: $25
Non-members: $30
Students: $15
Regular – February 1-23
Members: $35
Non-members: $40
Students: $20
Final – February 24-28 
Members: $40
Non-members: $50
Students: $30

Walk-ins will be accepted space permitting. Please call the event organizers the day of the event if you have not registered yet. We will only be able to accept checks at the door.

** Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be available for cancellations made by February 22, 2017. Please email sfiabc1@gmail.com wiith cancellation inquiries or questions.

Mar
14
Tue
Net9: Communications Technology – Keeping Up With the Latest Trends
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Net9: Communications Technology - Keeping Up With the Latest Trends

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
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.

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.