IABC MN/U of M Convergence Summit
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Business communication is becoming evermore complex. Messages, audiences, and communication channels continue to evolve and converge. The Convergence Summit brings together experts from both the business and academic realms to explore the changes and challenges convergence presents for business communicators. The sessions will explore cutting-edge theories alongside real-world case studies to help you learn how to build your organization’s reputation, connect with your audiences, and influence stakeholders in this ever-changing environment.
Topics this year range from fake news and its impact on communications, new frontiers in newsgathering, employee communication and engagement, diversity and inclusion, and crisis management.
The opening keynote, focused on fake news, includes John Rash, Star Tribune columnist, and Rick Kupchella, former TV journalist and founder of three new media companies.
The lunch keynote will feature Ed O’Boyle, Global Practice Leader, from Gallup, speaking on how organizations can differentiate using employee engagement, customer engagement and organizational purpose. All attendees will receive a copy of the Gallup State of the American Workforce report, being released in February 2017.
Early bird deadline is Feb. 24. Until that date, the IABC member cost is $295. After Feb. 24, registration is $350 for members. If space is available, registration may be available at the door for a cost of $395 for IABC members.
We are also offering a limited number of lunch-only tickets for those who want to attend the keynote with Ed O’Boyle from Gallup.