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IASB 2018 Convention

4/12/2018 to 4/14/2018

When: April 12-14, 2018
Where: Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin Land Blvd
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02142
United States

Phone: 480-839-1423

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Registration is now closed; if you are an IASB Member you may register by calling the IASB Office at (480) 839-1423 by Friday, April 6.



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Why You Should Attend

This premiere event of the year is the largest gathering of speaker bureau, agency and speaker management professionals in the world.  The annual convention provides members with unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and build relationships. The IASB Convention is a MUST ATTEND event of the year for owners and employees of companies that operate as speakers bureau, lecture agency or speaker management company.  Top reasons for attending include:

  • Experience customized content for owners and agents presented by industry experts and thought leaders.
  • Engage in face-to-face networking opportunities and build prosperous professional relationships.
  • Take away new techniques, business practices and innovative strategies for growing your business.
Special thanks to our Program Partners!



 Platinum Sponsor   Gold Sponsor  Gold Sponsor  Gold Sponsor  Mobile App Sponsor 
Event Hosts:     
Saturday Breakfast Engage Lounge Fri Night Experience







Silver Sponsors   Silver Sponsors Silver Sponsors Silver Sponsors  Welcome Reception Hosts  Video Promos


For more info on engaging with us as a Sponsor or Advertiser with this program, click here or contact Marie in the IASB Office.



Featuring thought leaders and content experts from around the world combined with peer-led learning sessions designed to foster knowledge, engagement and collaboration. 

  • For more information about the speakers, click here.
  • For more information about the sessions, click here.
 Masterclass:   Masterclass:   Emcee:  Keynote:  Keynote:  Concurrent Session:  
 Ryan Estis  Seth Mattison  Scott Bloom  Keith Ferrazzi  Bob Woodward  Jay Baer  

Chester Elton Adrian Gostick  Yossi Ghinsberg  Jia Jiang  Nataly Kogan Kelly McDonald Chris Riddell  



  • For more detailed information about the schedule, click here.

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.



 **Included in registration fee; advance registration required - see registration form.




Attendance is open to employees of IASB Members and non-member companies* that meet the current membership guidelines and apply by the deadline indicated below.  There is a discount for additional attendees from the same Member company.  

After April 1, prices increase by $100.

   Full Registration 1-Day Registration
 Member (1st Person):  $695 $349
 Member (Additional from same company):  $595 $299
 NonMember*:Must Apply by February 15  $895 N/A

*NonMember companies must meet the current membership eligibility requirements in order to attend the convention and must apply through the online registration process - see registration form for more details or contact the IASB office.



This year's convention is being held at the Royal Sonesta Boston.  The IASB room block has single and a limited amount of double occupancy rooms with complimentary WIFI in the guest rooms and meeting space at a nightly rate of $259*.   

*Based on availability.  All prices are in USD per person and exclusive of tax. There is an additional charge of $25 for each guest over the first two in a room.  There may be an extra charge for a roll-away bed (these are limited, please request at time of reservation).


Our block is nearly sold out - other hotels may be available nearby.   

Note: As part of the registration confirmation process, attendees will be provided with an email with the link to reserve a room in the group block.  If you have registered but did not receive the email with the reservation link or need assistance, please contact the IASB office.  



  • Click here to download the Sponsor Prospectus for convention.
  • Click here to view other Visibility Opportunities available throughout the year.

Enjoy strong branding and enhanced visibility in a focused environment as a Sponsor at the premiere gathering of representatives from companies around the world that connect speakers to audiences, the IASB Annual Conference. Space is limited!  Reserve Your Opportunity Today!  We have a variety of opportunities designed to maximize your experience and exposure, including packages, event hosts, room drops and program/event app advertising.


Contact Marie in the IASB Office for more info.
Note: Application & Artwork deadline is March 1st.


Need Assistance?

If you have a question, please contact the IASB office at (480) 839-1423 or


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