Join us in New Orleans!

Come join your fellow IABC Southern Region members in New Orleans for our 2011 conference Oct. 12-14.

Join us in New Orleans!

Come join your fellow IABC Southern Region members in New Orleans for our 2011 conference Oct. 12-14.

Join us in New Orleans!

Come join your fellow IABC Southern Region members in New Orleans for our 2011 conference Oct. 12-14.

Hit the Right Note in New Orleans

Do your communications sing? Are you in tune with the latest trends? Is your communications team in perfect harmony? This fall, don’t miss a beat. Join the IABC Southern Region in New Orleans Oct. 12-14 for our annual Southern Region Conference at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center.

Experience world class speakers and mingle with professional communicators from throughout the Southern Region and beyond.  No matter what your role is in your organization, we’ll have something for you.  Speakers will present on topics such as employee communication, media relations, public relations, marketing communication and more.

We have a full complement of speakers representing companies from throughout North America and the UK.  You’ll hear from representatives of top companies, such as Cisco Systems, Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, Chevron and Royal Caribbean. Our opening and closing keynotes are top-ranked IABC World Conference speakers Steve Crescenzo and Shel Holtz.

To see our full list of  conference speakers and topics, click here. You can also scroll over the Programming button at the top of this page to view presentation details for each track. You can register by visiting:

https://www.regonline.com/IABCSoReg2011

A pre-conference luncheon and panel will also be held on Oct. 12:

What We Learned Communicating on the Front Lines of the BP Oil Disaster: How Louisiana’s Seafood, Restaurant & Tourism Industries Responded to the Crisis and Saved the Bottom Line.

Details and registration information are available here.

Need more reasons to visit New Orleans? In the Big Easy, we call that lagniappe:

  • Cuisine. New Orleans is known for its food, and you’re sure to find something to satisfy any craving. Here are just a few of the authentic dishes you can check out while you’re in town: gumbo, jambalaya, charbroiled oysters, fried shrimp po’boys, muffalettas, grits and grillades, and more. Start your day with a beignet and end it  with bread pudding, crème brûlée or bananas foster.
  • Music. From jazz and blues to the unforgettable sounds of a brass band, you’ll be able to find it all within walking distance or a short cab ride from the conference hotel. Check out world-famous Bourbon Street, or we’ll help you find that perfect music club just off the beaten path.
  • History. Many say that New Orleans has a soul. You can see it in the historic architecture of the French Quarter, and in the grand mansions of St. Charles Avenue. Step back in time with a streetcar ride, or visit our “Cities of the Dead” during a cemetery tour.
  • Shopping. Whether you’re looking for a traditional shopping experience or would like to find something unique, you can do it in New Orleans. Check out the French Market for flea market atmosphere, or one of Royal Street’s many art galleries and shops. Magazine Street features six miles of shops and restaurants, ranging from art and antiques to clothing and shoes.

For more information about the City of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans CVB site: http://www.neworleanscvb.com. Stay tuned for more information about the 2011 IABC Southern Region Conference.

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