As more news comes out about COVID-19, the health and safety of our members and event attendees is our highest concern. Given recent developments, IABC Waterloo has decided to postpone the 2020 Break Through Communicatons Conference. We hope to bring you our amazing lineup of speakers at the beautiful Walper Hotel sometime in the next few months. If you’ve purchased tickets, you will get a full refund.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see all of you at our rescheduled date.
IABC Waterloo started Break Through in 2017 to offer something totally new to communicators in the Waterloo Region. The conference provides attendees with the skills and strategic thinking they need to effectively engage their audiences in today’s rapid-fire communication landscape. Communicators will learn about the latest and greatest industry info and trends, so they can take the next step in their careers.
Attending Break Through is a great way to grow your knowledge and network with fellow professionals. This conference offers comprehensive and focused topics highly relevant to communications professionals in a variety of fields.
By attending the IABC Waterloo Break Through Conference, you will:
For communication professionals in or aspiring to be in a leadership role, this track will explore your leadership style and teach you how to organize your efforts to strategize for success.
Arrival & Registration
Keynote: Caroline Kealey
Expecting the Worst: The Power of Effective Crisis Communications, Laura Silver
Building an Allstar Team, Stephanie Nadalin
Failing to Succeed: How to Take Creative Risks and Supercharge Your Career, Paula Barrett
The Leader Within, Cathy Bouwers
This track offers both what communication professionals need to know and how to do it. Sessions will offer case studies and examples of strategy in action.
Thanks for hosting such a fantastic local event! Usually we have to travel to a major city to find a high quality communications conference and it was wonderful that this one was so close to home and offered a taste of local talent.
An invigorating and informative conference. I walked away feeling inspired, motivated, and knowledgeable of key strategies that can/should be used in communications.
As a student this was a fantastic experience! Though all speakers gave me a lot to put into my toolkit, the panel was especially relevant for me. So many tips and encouraging stories for me to consider as I enter the workforce!
IABC’s Break Through conference gave me the opportunity to connect with engaging and thought provoking people in my field. Applying the innovative tips and tricks I learned from the speakers and other event attendees has already made a positive impact on my professional and personal life.
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IABC Waterloo has been bringing together communication professionals in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas since 1983.
IABC Waterloo is managed by a board of volunteer leaders who support our community of business communication professionals by bringing together both IABC members and engaging non-members.
We aim to connect and empower local communicators. We put on numerous PD and networking events that cover a range of topical professional development areas, like communications strategy and ROI, social media and digital ads, visual communications design, and more.
If you have any questions about IABC Waterloo, would like to join the Board or be a part of Break Through next year, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.