YOU & IABC/Montréal
September 2016

A word from Maria

And, just like that, it's September

Do you remember the last time you had a “slow summer”? Right.  Neither do we at IABC/Montréal.
We’re moving at a fast pace and we’re excited to share the highlights.

Earlier this year we were invited to a special event, where the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, sat down with a group of entrepreneurs to discuss emerging technologies and their impact on the way we do business.  Seeing communications represented at the business table was a breath of fresh air. We talked about crowdfunding and blockchain technology and, since we don’t want you to miss a single beat, we’re sharing a book recommendation and a blog contribution by one of the participants - Benoit l’Archevêque, CEO Azzimov Mobile Inc - on the differences between various crowdfunding platforms. You’ll be glad to know this emerging industry is keen to welcome communications support.

Events have kept us very busy: we closed the summer season with a dynamite panel on the challenges facing the fashion industry and we’re kicking off the fall season with a half-day video bootcamp on September 10th.  Seats are limited, so register fast! 

We’re also working to help you hone strategic skills aligned with your company’s business priorities and bring you examples of best international practices in business communication. Stay tuned for our video interview with U.S. business advisor and leadership coach Jim Shaffer and discover some of the  highlights here.

Warm thanks go to our technology sponsor, Montréal web agency Kantaloup, and to 2015-2016 IABC/Montréal Board members Gabrielle Dufour and Isabelle Poirier for helpin us launch a new website and for giving us a fantastic milestone to celebrate. Check out our brand new website and say “hello” to your 2016-2017 Board. We’ve built a dream team who’s raring to go and will certainly take you places this year.

It’s September. A busy fall awaits. Let’s make the best of it. 

Maria Constantinescu
President, IABC/Montréal | @miarmc
IABC/Montréal Events
September  10th
We’re proud to partner with Candidio, a U.S.-based video production company, for our first video boot camp. Join us on September 10th for a half-day video workshop that will to help you plan and shoot your own web videos with nothing but a smartphone. Full details and registration here.
Buy your ticket now!
Crowdfunding - The same, yet different
While many of us are familiar with this new funding practice, few communicators understand the differences between the various crowdfunding platforms. Discover Benoit L'Archevêque’s guest blog post, exclusively for IABC/Montréal. In French only.
Changing the terms 
We've all heard the saying "the rich get richer". And with the Internet facilitating access to the global economy, this saying takes on a whole new meaning. But it also means that fraud, identity theft and the like continue to be on the rise.  Blockchains ― incorruptible ledgers of public records and transactions made on the Internet ― are slowly forging their way revolutionizing the way we do business by reducing costs, errors and points of attack.
Ready to learn more? A great read awaits: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind Bitcoin is changing Money, Business and the World. Don Tapscott is a Fellow at the Rotman School of Management and ranks #4 on Thinkers50, a list of most influential management thinkers.
2016 IABC World Conference
The Best of Show webinar series is a global virtual learning experience that brings you five of the most highly rated sessions from the 2016 IABC World Conference. All sessions match IABC’s Global Standard and career paths, giving you the opportunity to map your learning to your personal career roadmap and to IABC’s certification program.  Check out the individual “Best of Show” sessions and register here.
IABC/Montréal is proud to partner with the Global PR Summit Canada and welcome the two-day conference to Montréal. Take advantage of the early bird rate until September 30. A 10% discount applies to IABC/Montréal members. The Summit agenda and registration details available here.
Are you publishing? We want to know!

Are you publishing articles or posts which may be of interest to other members of IABC Montréal? Or have you recently read publications by other members of the association? Make sure you tell us so we can include a hyperlink in our monthly newsletter. We had this idea when we found a post by Corinne Lalonde in LinkedIn Pulse entitled La créativité prend du temps (Creativity Takes Time) which we invite you to read. Please submit all hyperlinks in writing to
IABC around the world
Our journey around the IABC world brings us to London for a glimpse at the increasing hype around virtual reality, a new technology that is taking the world by storm and disrupts the future of many industries.  Meet FIR’s own digital natural Neville Hobson and discover his take on Hyper Reality - a new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged.
Senior business consultant at IBM Social Consulting, Neville is an internationally recognized speaker, blogger and podcaster. Follow him on Twitter @jangles and LinkedIn for the latest on trends, behaviours and practices in digital communication.  
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