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May 2016

Communicators as Change Agents: Championing Women @ Work

May 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Faurecia North America, 2800 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 United States
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As communicators, we are in a unique position to champion change within our organizations. Join IABC Detroit to hear how communicators are supporting development, growth and equality for women at their companies. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Faurecia North America 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, MI 48326         ADMISSION: $15 for IABC & PRSA members | $25 nonmembers | $5 full-time students IABC May 2016 Program IABC & PRSA Members $15.00 USD…

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June 2016

Renaissance Awards 2016

June 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comcast Cable Regional Headquarters, 41112 Concept Drive
Plymouth , United States
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You’re Invited to IABC Detroit’s 35th Annual Renaissance Awards. Join us for an evening of excellence and celebration as IABC Detroit honors top business communicators. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, the Renaissance Awards reception is sure to inspire and deliver many opportunities for professional growth. There will be a special presentation to IABC Detroit’s 2016 Communicator of the Year Gary Spondike, Pitch Black Media. Reserve your spot by June 16! Renaissance Awards 2016 Tickets Members $35.00 USD Nonmembers…

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September 2016

After Hours Networking at Motor City Brewing Works

September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SGT. MAJ. JOSE A. VELAZQUEZ, JR., THE ARMY’S TOP ENLISTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS ADVISER Join us to kick off a year of inspiration and collaboration with IABC Detroit and communicators across southeast Michigan in the outdoor Bier Garden at Motor City Brewing Works (weather permitting). Enjoy a cold brew, tall glass of wine or Motor City soda (cash bar available). And don’t miss the opportunity to meet award-winning Army broadcaster Sgt. Maj. Jose A. Velazquez, Jr., to get…

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October 2016

Video Storytelling with PRSA Detroit

October 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Dr.
Troy, MI 48083 United States
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IABC Detroit members are invited to join PRSA Detroit for a discussion on video storytelling, moderated by Daniel Duggan, managing editor of custom and special projects for Crain’s Detroit Business. Featured panelists include: - Don DiPace, Riff-Lab Studios - Rich Donley, Mort Crim Communications, Inc. - Paul Long, Paul Long Productions - Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell, Saga Marketing LLC - Detroit   The program will discuss: - Why video is compelling and effective for storytelling - How to extend the life of a…

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Keeping the Conversation Rolling with the M-1 RAIL

October 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Pitch Black Media, 24242 Woodward Ave
Pleasant Ridge, MI United States
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From concept to completion, M-1 RAIL Communications Officer Dan Lijana talks about keeping the buzz around M-1 rolling. As the founder of Beyond the Brand, a strategic communications firm, Lijana helps shape public opinion by helping people tell their story. Beyond M-1 RAIL, Lijana's resume includes work with the Heidelberg Project, servicing as an advisor to winning political campaigns and leading communications for the City of Detroit during Mayor Dave Bing's administration. Join IABC Detroit to learn more about the strategy…

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December 2016

Holiday Huddle with the Michigan Humane Society

December 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Michigan Humane Society, 7887 Chrysler Drive
Detroit, 48211 United States
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Celebrate the holidays and support a pawesome cause with IABC Detroit and the Michigan Humane Society. Join us for networking, tours, and a chat with MHS staff about nonprofit communications and the opening of their newest facility in Detroit. You'll even have the chance to meet some furry faces in search of their furever home this holiday season. Free admission with a donation of pet food or supplies.

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February 2017

“Wine” Down and Network at Cork Wine Pub

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cork Wine Pub, 23810 Woodward
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069 United States
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Wind down from a busy work week with IABC Detroit and get to know your fellow communications professionals. Whether you grab a glass of chardonnay, cabernet or a coke (cash bar available), enjoy an array of appetizers on us. Hope to see you there! No RSVP required. Contact Nancy Skidmore at 248-546-5490 with questions.   

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April 2017

Meet the Media: TV News Panel

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Embassy Suites Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI 48034 United States
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Join Business Wire, IABC Detroit and PRSA Detroit for another installment of the Meet the Media event series. This event will focus on local television news featuring the following panelists: Rhonda LaVelle, News Director, WXYZ Channel 7 ABC Kevin Roseborough, Vice President and News Director, WJBK Channel 2 FOX Kim Voet, News Director, WDIV Channel 4 NBC The panel discussion will discuss today's media climate, the role of social and digital in local news operations and best practices for communications…

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June 2017

Detroit Historical Museum Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Detroit Historical Museum

Riot? Rebellion? Revolution? You're invited to continue the conversation through oral histories and the new PERSPECTIVES Exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum. This presentation will be focused on the communication/messaging plan and how the Detroit Historical Society team and partners came together to produce the overall campaign. Speakers: Rebecca Salminen Witt, Chief Development and Communications Officer Marlowe Stoudamire, Detroit 67 Project Director Tracy Irwin, Director of Exhibitions and Collections There is no charge to attend; kindly RSVP to Nancy Skidmore…

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Managing Communications in the Storm of the Century

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DTE Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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On March 8, 2017, sustained tropical storm-force winds battered southern Michigan, toppling trees into power lines and snapping utility poles, leading to the largest weather event in DTE Energy's history. Nearly 800,000 customers lost power. For nine straight days, DTE's corporate communications team worked around the clock to keep the public and employees informed about the status of restoration, shaping the story and staying on top of shifting customer, media and social sentiments as crews worked tirelessly to get the…

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