Human head dots modelThe Convergence Summit debuted in 2015 from the need to get a larger look at the communication profession at a time when business communications practices, messages, channels and creators have morphed and changed over time. How do we make sense of this convergence?

IABC Minnesota and the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication have joined together to answer that question by connecting theory and reality in business communication.

Communications Management Professionals (CMPs) and Strategic Communication Management Professionals (SCMPs) can earn 10 points towards their annual certification maintenance requirements by attending IABC Minnesota’s Convergence Summit.


IABC is where Minnesota business communications professionals come together to share. Share ideas. Share knowledge. Share best practices. SHARE success. This is why we want you to come join us. Nonmembers can take advantage of our special Join and Go CONVERGENCE 2020 pricing. See our REGISTRATION page for more information.

The Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators brings together professionals who want to excel in the communications field. We provide lifelong learning opportunities by giving members the tools and information needed at any stage of their career.

Our diverse membership ranges from independent consultants to corporate executives in employee communications, marketing communications, public relations, public affairs and more.

IABC Minnesota members are also part of the International IABC organization with nearly 15,000 members working in more than 80 countries, as well as the Pacific Plains Region, which supports leaders and members of the Region’s IABC chapters with resources and professional development opportunities.

Our goal is to encourage a collegial network of professionals engaged in all aspects of business communication and to extend opportunities to members to expand their leadership skills and experience by participating at the local, regional and international level.

About the Minnesota Journalism Center

The Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication strives to prepare students for professional work in the complex and critically important media world and for informed, thoughtful engagement in their communities and public life.

Our location in the heart of Minneapolis – a media powerhouse – enables vital professional connections for students and faculty alike. Innovative partnerships with media organizations and corporations allow us to teach professional skills classes embedded inside real-world settings. Public television and radio, weeklies and major daily newspapers provide internship and career opportunities for journalism students. Organizations such as Target, General Mills and UnitedHealth offer high-potential opportunities for students of strategic communication.

To learn more about the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, visit https://cla.umn.edu/hsjmc.