09Sep 2020

CONVERGENCE Summit 2020 Recap

September 9, 2020

Like so many other conferences this year, CONVERGENCE Summit 2020, went virtual. More than 150 summit attendees tuned in between August 12 and August 13 for inspiring speakers, informational sessions and networking via Zoom. IABC Minnesota and the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota presented this fifth annual event […]

19Aug 2020
Michael Walsh

By Michael Walsh, president, IABC Minnesota Board of Directors Everything is different. The words almost read like a cliché as I type them. Alas, they are nonetheless true…. How, where and when we work is different. The way our kids go to school is different. The way we eat, date, shop, and visit with family […]

10Jul 2020

A guest post by Caitlin McArthur, Recruitment Marketing Specialist at Celarity  Industry trends are changing rapidly right before our eyes. It’s difficult to predict how soon the economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels or what new trends or markets will emerge in the next few years. Building new skillsets and maintaining professional networks […]

04Jun 2020

When you hear the word mentoring, it’s easy to conjure up the conventional arrangement: the fresh-faced rookie partnered with the seasoned pro. But what happens when it’s not business as usual? How does a peer-to-peer mentoring match work? In today’s column, we hear from senior communications professionals Tammy Nienaber and Polly Filing who were partnered […]

05May 2020

By: Camie Melton Hanily, IABC-MN President Our heroes today are health care workers, delivery drivers and grocery store employees. Many have made remarkable sacrifices to care for our communities during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we cannot thank them enough. I want to thank one other group of professionals who are stepping up to help: our […]

29Apr 2020

Author: Kim Ramsden, IABC-MN, Communications Director  Communicators are tired. Some of us, especially those working inside global companies, have been working on COVID-19-related communications on top of already busy jobs since February. Each of us is juggling a variety of stresses in these challenging times.  Video conferencing has been a lifeline for businesses during the […]

10Mar 2020

By: Irene Connors, Blogger Tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential to help people improve their performance in the workplace and make a difference in the bottom line. For example, AI is used in everyday tools such as virtual assistants (Alexa and Siri), media streaming services and navigation applications. However, AI might not be […]

06Mar 2020

By Mike Worthington, Vice President of Sales, Bolger Bolger is a sponsor of the 2020 Convergence Summit. Be sure to stop by their booth to pick up your personalized Convergence Summit notebook and learn more about their services including SmartQ. Many organizations, particularly those with user communities of employees, partners, and customers, face the challenge […]

11Feb 2020

Bridget Nelson Monroe, vice president at Bellmont Partners For communications professionals who work in nonprofits, it’s no surprise that there are unique challenges that come with the territory. Whether it’s a lack of financial resources or a lack of communications personnel on staff to help harness and share your organization’s story, it can be an […]

22Jan 2020

By: Carmen Ramson-Herzing, IABC-MN, mentorship director When Sue Otten asked our SW Masterminds group for volunteers to start a mentorship program, I was one of three members at the table to hesitantly raise a hand. While I loved the idea, I have a knack for over-extending myself with enthusiastic (but sometimes unrealistic) optimism for my […]

02Dec 2019

By: Paul Omodt, IABC-MN board member For the past four years, I’ve found one day each year to be particularly valuable to me as a communications professional: IABC Minnesota’s annual CONVERGENCE Summit conference. CONVERGENCE Summit brings together the Midwest’s leading communicators, public relations educators, and communication researchers who eagerly share what is new and fresh […]

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