Independent Communicators’ Roundtable

SF IABC’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR) meets face-to-face and communicates through e-mail to share best practices in managing and marketing our businesses, recommending resources, offering job leads, troubleshooting problems, and forming alliances. In other words, we help each other!

Our members include a wide range of consultants who help clients design and develop their marketing and corporate communications programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our ranks include marketing and communications consultants, public relations professionals, writers, editors, graphic designers, website developers, photographers, and content strategists. Join us!

Where do we meet? Given our geographical diversity, we rotate between San Francisco, Oakland and Walnut Creek/San Ramon

How often do we meet? Typically meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; however there may be certain exceptions. The 2019-2020 schedule is coming soon.

Date Meeting Type Region
February 28, 2018 General ICR Oakland
March 21, 2018 Lunch SF
April 18, 2018 ICR Connect 680 (Walnut Creek, San Ramon)
May 16, 2018 General ICR SF
June, 2018 NA NA
July 18, 2018 ICR Connect Oakland
August 15, 2018 Lunch 680 (Walnut Creek, San Ramon)
September 19, 2018 General ICR Oakland
October 17, 2018 ICR Connect Virtual or SF
November 28, 2018 General ICR 680 (Walnut Creek, San Ramon)
December 19, 2018 Lunch Oakland/Rockridge

Note:

  • General ICR meeting is a topic-based workshop or discussion.
  • ICR Connect is for structured networking between a close-knit group of eight attendees.
  • Lunch is as the name suggests an informal gathering of independent communicators.
Meeting timings and locations will also be updated on Events, so keep a look out!

Seminar-style discussions are held on topics relevant to business owners and self-employed communicators.

Check out some of our takeaways from recently held ICR events:

If you would like to know more, please contact:

Kamna Narain: coachkamna@gmail.com
Natasha Terk: natashaterk@writeitwell.com (ICR Connect)
Stacy Lavilla: slavilla@gmail.com (ICR networking lunches)

Recent topics have included:

  • e-mail marketing
  • creative writing techniques
  • videography
  • social media
  • marketing research and plans
  • IT issues and solutions
  • guerilla networking

Networking Nine Events and Discussion Topics
July 9, 2019 What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?
Sept. 10, 2019 Change Communication Best Practices
Nov. 12, 2019 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
Jan. 14, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
March 17, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
May 12, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
(Additional dates, times, and themes forthcoming)

We may explore breakfast and lunchtime options and welcome your feedback on your preferences and themes.

Although open to all SF IABC members,  demand for Networking 9 events often exceeds supply. Interested members are encouraged to join the waiting list, share their contact information and propose future topics 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. Please contact Julie Knight for additional information.

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