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May 2018

What communicators need to know about podcasting in 2018

May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre, third floor, 50 Carlton St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2 Canada
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Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street, third floor, Toronto Podcasting is hot, and communicators need to know why and how to use audio as part of their outreach to employees, customers and prospects. In this professional development session, you’ll learn about the latest trends in podcasting from Donna Papacosta, who has been producing podcasts since 2005. Find out: • The latest trends driving the popularity of podcasting (including just-released Canadian stats) • How communicators…

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June 2018

PIC presents: PIC’s 20th anniversary social

June 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Thursday, June 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto Come walk down the yellow brick road to our Emerald City of memories (green being the colour for commemorating 20 years) as IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators celebrate our 20th year. Join in '90s trivia – we've got prizes! – and tales of days gone by of our independent communications professionals in Toronto. Bring your 1998 memories and enjoy a pint within the cozy confines of…

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July 2018

PIC Summer Social

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m. onwards, Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto Join members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) for a casual summer get-together in a cozy (and central) location. It’s summer in the city and a great time to meet with friends old and new at the PIC summer social. Have a drink and grab a bite to eat while you make new friends and get to know others better. Get advice from…

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September 2018

IABC Insiders’ Panel: Starting an Independent Communications Practice

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, Blue and Gold Room (Room 3310), 3rd Floor, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2 Canada
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Thinking about starting a freelance communications practice? Or want to learn how to grow your independent business? In this professional development session, three seasoned, successful independents will share their experiences and tips on how to get started, how to manage hurdles along the way, and how to keep your business growing. Our three panelists will share their experience and perspectives on: • How they managed the transition from full-time employment to freelancing • How they chose markets and specialities •…

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October 2018

PIC Fall Social

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
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Thursday, October 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto Fall is here, and it’s time to rev up and reconnect with your indie peers at the PIC Fall Social. Network and catch up with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at this casual get-together in a cozy (and central) location. Have a drink and grab a bite to eat while you make new friends and get to know others better. Get…

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November 2018

From Tactician to Strategist: The trends shaping communications with PR pro Daniel Tisch

November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Canadian Place, FCP Gallery, 100 King St. W. (entrance near Cactus Club)   Are you a tactician or a strategist? Clients and colleagues appreciate the value that a communications strategist can add, in addition to supporting them with tactics and tools. Whether you’re an independent communicator, work in an agency, the sole communicator or part of a larger corporate communications team, you’ll take away valuable tips about how to expand your practice,…

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February 2019

PIC Winter Social

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Ready to shake off those winter blues? Join us at the PIC Winter Social and warm up with your indie peers. Network and catch up with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at this free casual get-together in a cozy (and central) location. Have a drink and a bite to eat while you make new friends and get to know others better. Get advice from your fellow indies, or compare notes about how small communications businesses can…

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April 2019

How to outsource and expand your communication business

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5 Canada
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Are you ready to take on larger or more financially lucrative work in your communications practice, but concerned about your ability to manage such projects? A great option exists between hiring staff and keeping your practice small. Working with subcontractors to get the skills or support you need for larger projects is an ideal way to grow your business at a pace you can manage. Join IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) to learn how a panel of accomplished communicators have…

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May 2019

PIC Spring Social

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Spring is here, and it’s time to socialize! Join us at the Duke of York on Wednesday, May 8 for the PIC Spring Social and find out what your indie peers have been up to. Network and catch up with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at this casual get-together in a cozy (and central) location. Have a drink and a bite to eat while you make new connections and check in with the colleagues you already…

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July 2019

Network at the PIC summer social

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Celebrate the summer in style with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators at the PIC Summer Social. Grab a drink and a bite, and network and catch up at this casual get-together. Socialize and make new connections, and check in with the colleagues you already know. Hear about the experiences of fellow indies, compare notes about how small communications businesses can succeed and thrive, and make valuable contacts. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at…

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