Now is the time to enter your best work in one or more of 28 categories.
Awards are available in the following categories:
- Education & Training
Winners will be recognized with an engraved award, an announcement on the IABC Heritage Region website and a presentation at the IABC Heritage Region Conference, to be held in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 22-24.
Silver Quill Award recipients who attend will receive their awards during a Sept. 23 luncheon presentation in front of their peers.
Deadline & Fees
Early Bird Pricing through April 8, 2019
Members: $85 | Non‐members: $110
Full‐time student members: $25
Regular Deadlines & Fees
April 9 - May 13, 2019
Members: $100 | Non‐members: $125
Full‐time student members: $35
Complete information, including past winners and selected work plans, is available at silverquill.iabcheritage.com. Choose Previous Recipients for examples of award-winning work.
How to Enter
1. Visit our website: silverquill.iabcheritage.com.
2. Read "How to Enter".
3. Choose your division and category.
4. Write your work plan and save it as a PDF (or fill in the online questionnaire for Skills Division entries).
5. Gather your work sample(s). You may submit up to five.
6. Upload your entry and submit payment at iabchrsilverquill.awardstage.com
IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill Chair
Stacey Smulowitz, Ph.D, ABC is a recipient of one of the Heritage Region's scholarships to attend the IABC Virtual World Conference. She first joined IABC as a student where she served as President of the University chapter. After graduation, she joined the Lehigh Valley chapter and served as the PR Director, Director of Professional Development, President (2 terms) and Delegate. She also served as an IABC Portfolio mentor under the ABC program. Stacy shares her experience with the 2020 World Conference for our blog.
I am sitting on my couch watching…no not Netflix! I am watching an engaging speaker at the first-ever virtual IABC World Conference. Another first is that my conference sweater is also sitting next to me on my couch. If you’re like me, you have a conference sweater for those rooms that are just too cold.
It’s an interesting set up. The Wi-Fi signal in my office just wouldn’t do. After all, I’m competing with two teenagers who really are watching Netflix. I’ve relocated my home office…
We're giving away two scholarships to the annual IABC World Conference. Submit your application by Monday, May 25.
Connect with communications professionals from around the world when the IABC World Conference goes virtual for 2020. You can join your peers online from June 14 - 17 to explore the newest challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession.
Keynote speakers include:
Scott Amyx, technology thought leader
Max Luthy, innovation and trend expert
Abigail Posner, brand strategist at Google
Carmen Simon, neuroscientist on engagement
Scholarships are available…
Forging the Next Generation of Communications Leaders in a Time of Crisis: Insights from Leadership Institute
Jeremiah McWilliams, a member of the IABC Greater Cincinnati Chapter board, was among many chapter, region and international leaders who attended IABC's International Leadership Institute in Austin earlier this year. He recently shared this post with us, highlighting the value gained and lessons learned at this in-person event … taking place right before times became extra challenging worldwide . He also shared thoughts about how communicators can continue to make a meaningful difference..
Things can change so quickly.
On February 22, I was boarding a flight at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, returning to Cincinnati after an energizing two days at the International Association of Business Communicators’ Leadership Institute. Leaders and practitioners from New Zealand to Boston to Atlanta had gathered in Texas to brainstorm ways to advance the profession, create connections and develop strategic communicators. And yes, to sample the world’s best brisket.
To help develop our volunteer leadership and increase member value, the IABC Heritage Region offers conference scholarships and Leadership Institute stipends to chapter leaders and members-at-large. Here are some details.
To help develop our volunteer leadership and increase member value, the IABC Heritage Region offers Conference scholarships and Leadership Institute stipends to chapter leaders and members-at-large. Details are in the overview below. Chapter leaders also can download this file for yearly planning.
The region sends email notifications and scholarship application details several weeks ahead of each opportunity.
Local chapters in the IABC Heritage Region offer innovative and practical professional development sessions like the inaugural “Challenge Accepted!” program held earlier this year by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter, now 40 years strong, using a Ted Talk style format. If your chapter or local interest group is looking for some new inspiration, take a look. If you’d like to share your program success, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a summary of the Cincinnati event by Krista Kuhlman, Experiential Marketing Manager at Giveback Sports, LLC
The inaugural Challenge Accepted event held by IABC Greater Cincinnati in March 2019 featured local communicators sharing unique solutions to communication problems they have faced in the workplace. In the “Ted Talk style” format, each presenter walked the audience through a specific communication challenge they experienced, how it was resolved and the impact of the solution. Then,…
Special Training for Chapter Leaders and Members-at-Large Interested in IABC Leadership Opportunities
If you are a chapter leader within the IABC Heritage Region or a member-at-large interested in regional leadership opportunities, now is the time to register for the 2019 Heritage Region Leadership Institute (RLI), timed with the 2019 Heritage Region Conference. We encourage each Heritage Region chapter to send at least one chapter leader to RLI this year.
Leadership in Overdrive
A session dedicated to revving up the leadership engine to
drive connection, community and change within IABC and beyond
When: noon – 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (A working lunch at noon is planned, covered by a small registration fee)
Where:Greektown Casino‐Hotel. 1200 St. Antoine Street, Detroit MI 48226 (Salon B. 5th Floor)
The region is also providing your chapter a $500 stipend to help offset travel and lodging costs. The registration fee is just $20. Chapters can…
The IABC Heritage Region awarded two members with scholarships to the World Conference in Vancouver earlier this year. Nancy Sarpolis from the Detroit Chapter shares the key themes from the conference in her blog.
Attending the recent IABC World Conference was like being the proverbial kid in a communications candy store. Just look at the conference line-up: Communicating artificial intelligence. Driving culture change. Standing out in a noisy market. Engaging remote workers. Yes, please!
But with nearly a hundred sessions and networking events at this year’s event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, choices had to be made. And even though I couldn’t attend them all, there were several common themes…
The IABC Heritage Region is currently accepting nominations for scholarships to attend the annual conference in Detroit this September. Nominations must be submitted by August 23, 2019.
The IABC Heritage Region is excited to deliver our annual conference in Detroit from September 22-24. The role communicators play within organizations continues to grow and evolve. This year’s conference is designed to equip you with the best practices and case studies that will help you elevate your role and influence.
Keynote speakers include:
Alison Davis, founder and CEO, Davis & Company – “Becoming a Superstar Communicator”
Aaron Foley, chief storyteller, City of Detroit –…
The IABC Heritage Region offers a variety of webinars on topics related to corporate communication, marketing communication, public relations and more.
Topics this year have included managing fake news in the real world, public relations for the revitalization of an iconic landmark, renewing yours skills, mindset and career, and turning civic storytelling lessons into inspiration for your organization.
Later in the year you can attend Heritage Region webinars on communicating across generations, gaining professional certification and more.
To see details, view slides/recordings and register for coming webinars, go to https://iabcheritage.iglooc…
Professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise—and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. Here's information on benefits, preparation and steps to becoming certified.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise—and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities.
You can view a quick video with testimonials on the benefits of certification here.
The Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification exams will be offered at the IABC…
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Earning an IABC Silver Quill award is a mark of distinction in the communication profession. Complete information is available on our website at https://iabcheritage.igloocommunities.com/silver quill.