Member Month 2023 – Why you should join us now!

March is Member Month! This year, our focus is empowerment through communication – communication professionals have proven their power and ability to affect change. IABC supports and empowers communication professionals to highlight their worth by providing the connections, tools and resources they need to succeed and grow.

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to join, exclusive to the Edmonton chapter, you could win your IABC membership for FREE for renewing or joining by March 31st!

We definitely think you should join, but don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what two current IABC Edmonton members have to say:

“I joined IABC in November 1984 on the advice of a trusted colleague who made the move from journalism to organization communication shortly before me. As a newbie, I was in awe of the polished professionals who led the Edmonton chapter at the time. I learned and earned accreditation, and volunteered countless hours including as Edmonton’s president in 1991 and as a director on the international board. IABC was my training ground, my proving ground, and my North Star as I moved cities and changed jobs. IABC is where I found mentors, opportunities and lifelong friends, and the ROI has truly been second to none.”

Lyn Brown, ICD.D, MBA, BA, ABC

With over 30 years of experience in business strategy and communications systems, Lyn Brown knows what it takes to be a successful communicator. Lyn is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Alberta Innovates, Alberta’s full-service innovation engine. She also holds the Institute for Corporate Directors Designation, which represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective director.

“For me, IABC is all about community. We have an exceptionally talented community of communicators here in Edmonton. And that community is uniquely giving. We build each other up, celebrate each other, and help each other discover opportunities. In many ways, IABC is at the centre of that community, celebrating us all with competitive awards, recognizing leaders in our community, and connecting the next generation of communicators with folks in the industry. I’m grateful that we have an organization that helps to keep our community connected and vibrant.”

Tyler Butler, BA

Tyler Butler is a Managing Partner and Strategist at Adverb Communications. He strives to make an engaging workplace a reality for himself and those around him. Through content marketing, podcasting, and extensive social media and digital communications, Tyler has made a lasting impact on Edmonton’s communication industry. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys playing guitar and is currently working towards a best-chef-of-my-house certification out of his home kitchen.

Whether you are looking to connect with fellow global communication professionals, access educational resources to further your career, gain distinction through GCCC certification programs or simply stay on top of the latest news in the global communication industry, IABC membership is here for you. With multiple membership options (including student and corporate memberships), and flexibility when it comes to payments, you can choose the membership that best fits your lifestyle and career goals.

Join us – you won’t regret it!

Written by Maneesha Jaswal, Director of Content and Sana Shakeel, content volunteer