Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in 2018


March 8

Annual Business Communicators Summit (BCS)

Kansas City’s largest gathering of business communicators is Thursday, March 8,  8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS. Early bird registration is now open until February 4!



Register now and save big!


Early bird savings now EXTENDED to February 4
Members: $100 (regular price $200)
Nonmembers: $225 (regular price $300)
Students: $50 (price stays the same)

Quinn Tempest







Read more details about the conference and our keynote speaker, Quinn Tempest.





February 15


Smackdown: Social vs. Email vs. Print in the Ultimate Marketing Cage Match

Get ready for left hooks, sucker punches and blows to the solar plexus. Then we’ll talk about marketing.

Thursday, February 15, 7:30 a.m., Brio Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza

Are you ready to rrrruuuuuummbbbble?

It’s time to put communications tactics to the test in a no-holds barred free-for-all.

  • Is print down for the count?
  • Is email on the ropes?
  • Is social media running victory laps?

Kansas City champions for each tactic will bounce into the ring and share why their approach puts them on top of the heap. After pummeling opponents, they’ll tag team and explain how all three tactics can combine for the ultimate communications body slam. Register now!

The Competitors

Cllifton “Powder Keg of Print” Alexander

Clifton Alexander is the founder and president of REACTOR Design Studio in Kansas City. He regularly speaks to companies and industry groups on topics ranging from branding to creativity to workplace culture. His philosophy is that there’s no point in designing something unless it’s awesome. In 2012, Clifton was honored as a Rising Star by KC Business Magazine. In 2015 the firm was named one of the Kansas City’s top 25 small businesses – winning the 25 Under 25 award from Thinking Bigger Business Media.


Jessica “Email Avalanche” Best

Jessica is a self-admitted numbers nerd. She’s worked to lift ROI in customer- and data-driven marketing for a broad range of brands including Dairy Queen, Spirit Airlines, Wingstop, Beauty Brands, Hostess, Water.org, Farmland Foods, Hallmark Baby, Banfield Pet Hospitals, SelectQuote, and Boulevard Brewing Company. Jessica also spreads the good word of great email marketing from the stage and has spoken to diverse audiences nationwide. In 2016, she joined the Barkley team as Director of Data-Driven Marketing, implementing the best practices she preaches for Barkley clients.


Angela “Social Tsunami” Crawford

Storytelling is at the heart of what Angela does. The content and the medium has varied, but the end goal is always to connect with the audience in a meaningful way. She has used her skills at organizations including the NAIA, The Pittman Group and now does marketing and communications for Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

Thursday, February 15
Brio Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza
7:30 to 9 a.m.
EVENT PRICING: $25 for members and students; $35 for nonmembers


Sign up now!


January 30

IndyComm Lunch with Megan Neher & Byron Ginsburg

Tuesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnny’s, 95th & Antioch


At our Jan. 30 event, Megan Neher will share her recent experiences using Facebook Live, and Byron Ginsburg will discuss the development of an inaugural newsletter for a multi-location client.


While these tactics are very different, both can be used to help clients achieve communications goals, reinforce client retention, and be accomplished with tools and resources that are literally on-hand or nearby.

Tuesday, January 30

Johnny’s – 8719 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66212
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EVENT PRICING: FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers


Sign up now!


Mark your calendar for 2018

KC IABC will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille on the Plaza. Please note the following dates on your calendar. More event information to come closer to each date!

  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 8 is our annual, one-day Business Communicators Summit (BCS). REGISTER NOW.
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15  is our Gift of Communications


Know a great speaker?

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.