IABC Membership Benefits

Connect, learn and make new friends with communication professionals in your area by joining the Waterloo chapter of IABC.

Here are our member perks:

Local events: Meet other communicators in the Waterloo Region by attending some of our fun and exciting events. Last year, we held a wine tasting and personal brand workshop, a social media presentation, a session at the Waterloo Art Gallery on how to execute on a small budget and much more. Members attend at a discounted rate.

Break Through Conference: IABC Waterloo puts on a phenomenal local conference every year. The last two years it's taken place at the The Walper Hotel and at the Cambridge Mill respectively. You can find out more on the Break Through Conference site. Members attend at a discounted rate.

International online community: "The Hub" is an exclusive IABC community that allows members to network, share resources and best practices, host and participate in discussion groups and much more. What’s the best part? Connecting with other communication thought leaders from around the world —potential peers, clients, mentors and friends you possibly wouldn’t have met otherwise.

Find great jobs: Find hundreds of communication jobs at all levels of experience and discover your next career opportunity through IABC International's Job Centre. Stay in the know about local opportunities as well: IABC Waterloo has a local job board too. New opportunities are shared by social and email with members.

World conference: Every year, IABC International puts on a members-only World Conference that provides an opportunity to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while also offering networking with colleagues who attend from around the world.

Awards programs: IABC International puts on the Gold Quill Awards annually to recognize members' achievements and excellence in the field of communications. Locally, we offer a Communicator of the Year Award.


The IABC Academy: The IABC Academy offers webinars, online workshops and face-to-face training that help you stay current on topics that are important for professional and personal growth. Every month there are free webinars for members. Non-members can sign up to sample a free members-only webinar here.

Communication World (CW): IABC's monthly digital magazine is a members-only digital publication that provides access to more in-depth content on leading-edge communication topics.

Exclusive members-only resources: Access valuable case studies through the 80 top Gold Quill Award-winning work plans from 2013–2016 for best practices and innovation. You can also watch member-only videos, including interviews with experts and how-to instruction on topics like gamification and writing for the 21st-century reader.