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.
See the schedule for upcoming Networking 9 events, and topics, below. 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.
Upcoming Networking Nine Events and Discussion Topics
- January 24, 2017: Be Your Own Boss: Becoming a Communications Consultant
- March 14, 2017: Communications Technology: Keeping Up with Trends
- May 9, 2017: Creative Career Pivots for Communications Professionals
- July 11, 2017: Best Practices in Crisis Communications
Past Networking 9 topics have included:
- Collaboration & Communities: Tools & Techniques
- A Culture of Communications
- Election 2012: Lessons from the Campaign
- The Nimble Communicator
- Bring Your Own Device
- Communicating With Confidence: The Role Of Trust In Professional Communications
- A Sustainable Conversation About CSR
- Communicating In The Age Of WikiLeaks
- Modern Public Relations: The Impossible Dilemma
- Blurring The Boundaries: The Future of Blogging
Click on the topics above to hear individual participants describe Networking 9 in their own words.
Although open to all SF-IABC members, demand for Networking 9 events always exceeds supply. As topics and invitations are generated from individual IABC profiles, members are encouraged to update their information online or join the waiting list by proposing a future topic to our co-Directors.
Attention IABC Chapter Presidents: SF IABC has developed “Networking 9 in a Box” – a step-by-step guide to establishing and conducting Networking 9 events in your chapter.