Network growth, idea discussion, professional development and good connections are offered through IABCLA’s Coffee Connections.

We match and introduce similar professional profiles. After the introduction, you and your new connection have a casual, one-on-one, 20-minute conversation.

Interested? Make sure to reach out to and complete our IABCLA New Direction Survey if you haven’t already!


Volunteer Spotlight: Whitley Crawford

Whitley Crawford helps IABCLA with ideas for future meetings and functions. She is helping build our popular Coffee Connections to become a great network for people to learn and share new skills. She is starting a marketing company that focuses on placing freelancers...

This Pandemic is a Communications Emergency

This week’s New Yorker magazine had a riveting article about how coronavirus outcomes varied because of the way doctors communicate in a public health crisis. One sentence jumps out: One of the E.I.S.’s core principles is that a pandemic is a communications...

Trust and Structure Are Keys to Effective Team Building

By Eli NatinskyIABCLA Vice President / President-Elect What are your experiences working on a team? What makes a team work well? What might get in the way of a team working well? Those are some of the questions IABCLA board member Ephraim Freed asks when he...

Volunteer Spotlight: Eli Natinsky

Eli Natinsky is IABCLA’s vice president/president-elect. He works closely with the chapter's president and its other leaders to ensure the group is operating efficiently. His various duties include creating board discussion agendas and distributing meeting minutes,...

IABCLA Leaders Reveal Their Pandemic Comms “Aha” Moments

Managing communications around coronavirus requires a balance of structure and humanity, agree IABCLA members. Last week, we held a “COVID-19 Comms Tactics” webinar where Los Angeles-based professional communicators came together to share insights they’ve...


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