We offer a range of events to help our members and the greater community grow their knowledge, develop skills and build connections through professional development and networking events. Whether you are starting your career or working with C-Suite there are events to help power your communications career.

Members get a special rate to all events and only members can attend Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are small events with a focused topic where attendees can share experiences, ask questions and work on solutions together. 

Stay tuned for more events coming soon! 

“Communications is the single most important skill for C-suite leaders”

This message was loud and clear at IABC Ottawa’s revived Senior Communicator Series breakfast event on June 15. And while maybe you’d expect anyone to say that to a room full of communicators, it was obvious when it came from the mouth of guest speaker Amy Yee, Chief Digital Officer at Health Standards Organization, that…


Join us at our Season Closer on June 26!

Celebrate IABC Ottawa’s Communicators at our End-of-Season Event! Join us on June 26th for a night of celebrations as we bring our season to a close and celebrate Ottawa’s communications, marketing, and creative professionals! Our annual season closer is a fun social event to thank volunteers and provide a networking opportunity for our community. During…


Special Interest Group: Including Wellness in the Communications Practice

Physical and mental health play a significant role in our success. The pressures created by the speed of current information flow, the 24/7 “on” cycle with social media, smart phones, work email – we are accountable for the flow, for ensuring that issues are managed and crises averted. This is a lot to be responsible…


How to Execute a Stellar Government Relations Strategy: GR for Comms Pros

Communications professionals are often described as the “wearers of many hats.” Our expertise spans content creation, media relations, social media, and strategy to name just a few specialties. The plans and strategies we develop for our organizations often are multi-faceted and are designed to reach our key audiences, but few of us have formal training…


Special Interest Group for Small Communication Teams

Are you a sole-communicator, or on a team of five communicators or less? Our members are working in Ottawa’s many associations, non-profits and small organizations and face similar challenges in terms of resourcing with small communications teams. This event is all about building connections and conversations over coffee. The discussion will be led by by…


Senior Communicator Series: Communications and the C-Suite

The IABC senior communicators series are events tailored for more seasoned members who have worked 10 or more years at a senior level. Events often focus on face-to-face meeting. Format Facilitated discussion with 12-15 senior communicators. The guest speaker/facilitator is an expert on the topic who will give a 10-15 minute informal talk to set…


Maneuvering Your Career as a Young Communicator SIG: PART TWO

Are you starting out your communications career? Are you facing difficulties like finding job opportunities, feeling your skillsets are underutilized, or making the transition into a new role? Join us for our second IABC Ottawa Special Interest Group (SIG) on Maneuvering Your Career as a Young Communicator! Time: Wednesday, May 23rd from 6-7:30pm Location: BLACK…


How to increase the value of communications with public consultations

Join us to learn about building trust through public consultations on May 22 The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that people continue to distrust the media, government and organizations. As strategic communicators, we play a key role in shifting the pendulum from distrust to trust. Over the last year, Ottawa has seen an increase in…


Measuring What Matters: Communications Evaluation Special Interest Group

What are the major trends in communications measurement and social media evaluation? How will these trends shape the development of the communications field moving forward? Join us on May 2nd for this IABC member-only event on communications measurement and evaluation. This Special Interest Group (SIG) will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss current challenges…