Conference Notebook

  • More than 1,400 communications executives converged on Washington for the conference, nearly besting the attendance record set at the Toronto conference four years ago.
  • New media communications consultant and long-time IABC supporter Shel Holtz won the Chairwoman's Award for contributions to the field.
  • Unisys Chairman Lawrence Weinbach won the Excel Award for communications leadership by a corporate CEO. Towers Perrin consultant James Shaffer was tapped as this year's Fellow of the organization in recognition of his 20 years at the forefront of the field.
  • Next year's conference jumps to the West Coast: June 25-28 in Vancouver, B.C.