Networking 9

Connecting communicators around the dinner table




You can now join Networking 9 gatherings online! We’re continually brainstorming new topics to discuss, so check back often for details and registration info.

Imagine the value of bringing together a group of seasoned SF IABC members to share stories, challenges and solutions from their work with companies, clients and colleagues.  

Since 2003, SF IABC has offered a unique professional development and networking program called Networking 9. Featuring a handful of small-group, evening 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. Formerly staged in restaurants in the Bay Area, Networking 9 has moved online for the rest of 2020.


Networking Nine Events and Discussion Topics
September 15, 2020 The Impact of WFH on Communications
November 10, 2020 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
January 12, 2021 Topic to be confirmed; please submit your ideas!
March 9, 2021 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.

Examples of past topics include: Let’s Share Measurement Best Practices, Taking Employee Communications from Dull to Daring, Change Communications Best Practices and What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid.

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 our chapter for additional information.

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