Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in 2019

All KC IABC monthly events are held on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted.


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How to Build an International Brand at a Local Level

February 7, 5:30 p.m.

SafetyCulture, 2114 Central St., KCMO 64108

Join KC IABC’s Young Professionals at SafetyCulture on Thursday, February 7 at 5:30pm to learn how the Australian-based company found its way to Kansas City! Examine how the SaaS company continues to grow from their North American headquarters and as an international brand. Nick Topping, Head of SafetyCulture’s Marketing for the Americas will discuss the steady growth of the local office from less than 10 to now near 40 employees over the past year. In addition, we’ll look at the company’s marketing strategies and tactics that have made it one of the most successful stories this past year. SafetyCulture is on a mission is to help companies achieve safer and higher quality workplaces all around the world through innovative, low-cost mobile first products.

RSVP or ask questions by emailing us at youngprofessionals.iabckc@gmail.com.



IndyComm: Trends in Digital Marketing – What’s Now and What’s Next

February 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Bo Ling’s, 8973 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

Just when you think you have a grip on how to manage a digital marketing strategy for your clients, the rules change.

The world of digital marketing is complex and continuously evolving. The options are limitless with SEO, blogs, content marketing, email newsletters, social media and more to deal with. Independent communicators, like our clients, may struggle to find the best tactics for specific situations.

Matthew Barksdale, founder and managing director of ZAG FIRST, will give us some techniques to try and trends to watch during his presentation for IndyComm on Tuesday, Feb. 12. He’ll provide insights about how we can help our clients fine-tune their digital strategy to ensure continuous improvement. Bring your questions and get ready for a lively discussion on this hot topic.

Matthew is a pioneer in digital marketing, with his first corporate role dating to 2000, as vice president of product development and digital media for a B-2-B publishing company. He’s been an entrepreneur since 2008, founding Drive Digital Media, Engage Mobile Solutions and ZAG FIRST.




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KC IABC Business Communicators Summit 2019

February 20, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

12600 South Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213

Through the decades, KC IABC has become synonymous with outstanding professional development and networking opportunities for business communicators in the greater Kansas City area. The hallmark of KC IABC’s professional development is a highly successful Business Communicators Summit (BCS). This all-day conference focuses on engaging members and non-members in a day of learning and networking by providing programming that delivers relevant content and quality presenters.


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We’re always looking for new speakers for luncheons, conferences and special events. If you know someone who would be of interest to KC IABC’s members and guests, let us know.



We hope to see you at our next event.