*** IABC/Washington January meeting: Looking Back, Looking Ahead


*** IABC/Washington January meeting: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Jan 14, 2010 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza, Washington, DC

As we complete the first decade of the 21st century, communicators have seen dramatic changes over the past few years.

We've just come out of a challenging year filled with uncertainty and apprehension, the likes of which some of us have never seen before. We saw record unemployment and a global economic meltdown that impacted our field as much as any other. And we also saw the emergence and dominance of social media and tools such as Facebook and Twitter that have turned the communication profession on its head.

So what will 2010 bring? Can we expect any changes for communication professionals in the National Capital area? What should we do to increase business opportunities and employee morale for and in our organizations? What are the communication trends we are likely to see in this second decade of the new millennium? And how can we learn to harness technology to work even better for our organizations, clients and work?

While no one has a crystal ball, IABC/Washington is extremely pleased to bring together some of the area's leading business communicators to discuss these questions, as well as answer those you might have, at our January chapter meeting.

Panelists include Shashi Bellamkonda, director of social media and “social media swami” for Network Solutions; Torod Neptune, senior vice president/Global Public Affairs practice leader and general manager of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide's DC, office; John Taylor, senior manager of public affairs at Sprint Nextel Corporation; and Paul Sherman, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Tech Wire Publications.

Daria Steigman, former chapter president and founder of Steigman Communications, will moderate what promises to be a lively discussion. Bring your business cards, your questions, and yourself!

Also in 2010, we'll kick off the year with a new location and be making our meetings increasingly mobile to serve more chapter members. So please join us!

Hamilton Crowne Plaza

1001 14th Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

(Intersection of K and 14th Streets, NW)

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