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September 25, 2013 Guy Westermeyer Conference Co-Chair 317-517-5893 guy@westcommonline.

com Contact: Camille Downing Conference Co-Chair 412-492-8867 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS GEARED TO ENERGIZE 2013 IABC Heritage Region Conference Features National Thought Leaders Indianapolis, IN - The 2013 IABC Heritage Region Conference, Oct. 13-15 in Indianapolis, will feature several keynoter speakers whose expertise and perspectives address current communications issues across the business spectrum. The conference kicks off with a welcoming reception at the NCAA Hall of Fame on Sunday with a visit from the Butler University bulldog mascot and his official caretaker, Michael Kaltenmark, director of web marketing and Communications, who will talk about the success and power of social media at the university. On Monday morning, Tim McCleary, founder and principal, The Involvement Practice, will provide a highly interactive keynote session on how the art of involvement in communications can boost audience understanding and ownership. Monday lunch features discussion by corporate leaders on global trends impacting internal communications by Jeremy Schultz, communications manager, Intel; Alexander V. Taratov, employee communications supervisor, UPS World Headquarters; and Chuck Gose , vice president, Global Practice Leader - Employee Communications, RMG Enterprise Solutions.

On Monday afternoon, the IABC Heritage Region and 2013 Heritage Region Conference Knowledge Sponsor, Dulye & Co., will present the 2014 Workplace Trends in Communication. The research will present findings on the future of workplace challenges and opportunities and uncover whats hot and whats not for 2014. The conference wraps up on Tuesday with a keynote by discussion by Cindy L. Graham, vice president, Marketing. Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. about how brands can use solid research-driven results to strengthen and drive public relations and marketing strategies in both the for-profit and non-profit world. For a full schedule of conference events or to register, visit

IABC Heritage Region Conference The IABC Heritage Region represents more than 2,800 business communications from 17 chapters throughout the Northeast and Midwest United States. Formed in 2005, IABC Heritage Region supports the IABC mission by providing guidance, support and professional development opportunities for chapter leaders and members; fostering Region growth; and serving as a communication conduit between members, chapters and the IABC Executive Board. The geographic area includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. For more information on the region, visit ###