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       February 2012

From the President


Well hello all!

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? It’s hard to fathom that January has already slipped away and we are into the second month of 2012.

So what’s happening in IABC land? Well, while you’ve all been over-indulging on Christmas ham and champagne across the new year, we’ve been planning our events for 2012. We’ll be kicking things off with a night of networking at our Be Heard event on February 21. Lachlan Drummond from Newspoll will be leading the discussion on research trends and tools. It’ll be a chance for you to join in and share your tips when it comes to research, and enjoy the company of your fellow Victorian communicators.

Keep reading Kate's President's letter >>


IABC Vic member profile - Keith De La Rue


This month we speak to Keith De La Rue of AcKnowledge Consulting.

1. Keith, what's your current role?

I am currently running my own business, AcKnowledge Consulting, consulting in Knowledge Management and Communication. This sees me engaged in a range of client projects, and I also develop and deliver postgraduate and undergraduate education in these and related fields.

2. Why did you decide to join IABC Victoria?

I joined IABC Victoria a few years ago while working in Knowledge Management at Telstra. In our work, knowledge sharing was the main focus; through this I had exposure to the Communications field.  I first heard about IABC when I bumped into another Australian - Adrian Cropley - while speaking at a Communications conference in Singapore, who prompted me to join.

Keep reading Keith's member profile >> 


Thank you for participating in the IABC Vic survey!


We would like to thank all those who took the time to give feedback in the 2011 IABC Victoria Survey.

We had a great number of respondents and look forward to tailoring our operations this year more around what you want.

Congratulations also to the winners of the Gold Class tickets - Catherine Adler and Nicole Latham. Enjoy your night at the movies on us ladies!

Full details of the results are in the process of being analysed. Pelase keep your eye on the IABC Vic website where we will publish the full survey results shortly.


Final Call: IABC Gold Quill 2012 Awards


The final deadline for the 2012 Gold Quill Awards is this Friday, 10 February. All Victorian Gold Quill entries are automatically entered into our local Bronze Quill awards.

IABC VIC Bronze Quill awards are presented to all Victorian gold quill entries that progress to the blue ribbon judging stage in San Francisco. That’s double your chance to win! Hurry there’s only a few days left to submit your work.

For more information, please contact our Education Chair Belinda Lawrie.


FIR Podcast with IABC's John Clemons



As part of their For Immediate Release podcast series, IABC international members Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson recently interviewed IABC's interim Executive Director John Clemons to discuss issues and challenges facing the profession and IABC in 2012.

Click here to listen to the podcast >>


IABC student webinars


IABC is currently running a number of free webinars for students to assist in their professional development.

The next in the series, How to build and maintain your personal brand, is scheduled for 7 March, and will be hosted by Heather Huhman.

Click here for more & to register >>

If you are a student member, don't forget to visit the IABC Student Connection blog or follow @IABCstudents on twitter for all your news, information, resources and discussions to help you develop as a communicator.


Special thanks to our professional partner


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Research Trends & Tools for Communicators

Date: February 21

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lt Lonsdale St

Cost: Members $45, Non-Members $65

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