by Ed Lallo/Newsroom Ink
Charleston is known as The Holy City. Church steeples prominently dot the historic skyline situated on the calm waters of Charleston Harbor. It was once one of the few cities in the original colonies to provide religious tolerance to all faiths.
In September, Charleston will offer a safe haven and a tolerant climate as communicators from around the country attend the IABC Southern Region Conference for three days filled with networking, education, dining, fun libations and enjoying the company of their peers.
“As communication professions, this year’s conference will focus on the various platforms and tools we use reach our targeted audiences,” said Tammie Epps, co-chairing the conference and media relations manager at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC. “Communicators today are required to have the fundamental skills that are required and the latest technology won’t replace the ability to write, make an effective presentation or be a creative problem solver. We plan to have speakers that will deliver that message with one of the most beautiful cities in the South in the background.”
To find speakers of the highest quality, and thought-leaders in all aspect of communications, the Southern Region Conference committee, of which all Texas chapters are a member, has initiated the process of searching for speakers for the conference.
“We are looking for speakers that have a great insight on an emerging trend or a great project to share,” said Epps. “As technology advances communicators, real people do still talk and it’s an integral part of our profession. We need communicators that can engage their fellow peers and customers on a personal level.”
The Southern Region is reaching out to communicators across the globe to bring them to Charleston for the regional conference on Sept. 26-28, 2012. For more information on speaking opportunities contact the IABC Southern Region conference planning team.