Networking 9

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

  • July 11, 2017: Best Practices in Crisis Communications
  • Sept 12, 2017: Data Driven Communications, Analytics, Results
  • Nov 14, 2017: Effective Video – Tools, Methods, Results

Additional Dates – Times/Themes Forthcoming, we may explore breakfast and lunchtime options. We would love your feedback on your preferences and upcoming themes.

  • Jan 16, 2018
  • Mar 13, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • Jul 10, 2018

Past Networking 9 topics have included:

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.

Networking 9 Contacts: If you would like to know more, please contact our co-Directors, Jeff Leslie or Corey Connors.