IABC DC Metro

A Global Network of Communication Professionals

Welcome to IABC DC Metro, a diverse spectrum of professional communicators based in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. We continuously learn to advance our profession, engage to expand our network, and grow to advance our careers. Join us!

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What We Do

LEARN

IABC offers access to global and local education events in person and online. Whether your specialty is public relations, corporate communications, journalism, writing, editing, videography, design or another field, we’ll provide frequent opportunities to learn something new.

ENGAGE

As a member, you have a unique opportunity to meet communication professionals from around the globe. Don’t miss our social or professional networking events. Ready to jump in? Contribute your expertise as a volunteer working with others.

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GROW

IABC offers professional accreditation, annual, regional and local conferences, webinars, and volunteer opportunities to help members sharpen current skills or develop new skills. Members also have access to thousands of online resources and experts in the IABC HUB.

Membership

How to Join

Joining IABC is your first step toward participating in the DC Metro chapter. Just click this link and follow the prompts to complete the process.

Testimonials

What Members Are Saying

“When I transitioned to my current role three years ago, I started thinking about certification and looking for ways to amp up my management skills. Getting involved in IABC has been a great way to build my professional network.”

Amy R.

Manager, Store Communications at Giant Food

My first boss invited me to join her at an IABC/DC Metro chapter meeting, which began my 30+ year relationship with IABC! My first international conference opened my eyes even further to the benefits. Later, I became chapter president and then an IABC executive board member. I’m certain the corporate, agency, and teaching positions I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without the career and leadership development benefits of IABC.”

Karen V., ABC

Communications Consultant and Adjunct Professor (GWU and AU)

“IABC provides opportunities to serve that give something of yourself to help others, but also helps you in so many ways.  The more you serve, the more you learn, and the more networking opportunities come your way. You will find you have a world of communicators available at the click of a mouse who are able and willing to help you.”

Ed L.

Blog

What’s New

You’re in the Right Place

You’re in the Right Place

Back before the IABC/DC Metro chapter existed, pro communicators in the DMV often found themselves silently singing the Rolling Stones lyric, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” They had nowhere to go. Other organizations just didn’t provide the right fit, because many...

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Reducing Unconscious Bias

Reducing Unconscious Bias

Reducing Unconscious Bias and taking ownership of creating an equitable future for all of us. Let’s face it: the marketplace across all sectors has been and remains non-inclusive. A stark reminder of this comes from The Wall Street Journal in a recent article that...

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