Jeremy Schultz: Straddling the Firewall

My schedule for the 2009 IABC World Conference

Posted in Development by Jeremy Schultz on June 6, 2009

I’m in San Francisco for the next couple days attending the annual conference of the International Association of Business Communicators. Roughly 1,000 communicators from around the globe are converging to share best practices for communications on both sides of the firewall.

It’s been quite a rush already. I’m speaking on a panel Tuesday afternoon to talk about social computing for internal communication. Besides that, I’m going to cram in as much knowledge as I can.

My fellow communicator Linda Johannesson set the good example of posting her schedule on her blog, so I thought I’d follow suit. At the worst, it’ll serve as a handy reference for myself.



  • 8 a.m. – 9: Idea Jam on Employee Communication (we use jams pretty frequently internally; nice way to harvest a huge number of ideas or direct feedback and an easy, time-boxed way for leaders to dip their toes in social computing)
  • 9:15 – 10:15: General Session with IABC’s 2009 EXCEL Award Winner with Best Buy President, COO, and soon-to-be CEO Brian Dunn
  • 11:15 – 12:30 p.m.: Stop the world, I want to communicate, a panel
  • 2 – 4:30: Measuring the success of your communication with Angela Sinickas
  • 5:30 – 7: Mixer with regional communicators



Needless to say, I’m going to learn a lot this week.


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