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IASB 2019 Convention
IASB 2019 Convention

4/4/2019 to 4/6/2019

When: April 4-6, 2019
Where: Vancouver, BC  

Phone: 480-839-1423

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Online Registration is now closed.

If you are a Member and would like to register, please call the IASB Office at (480) 839-1423 by March 29.




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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.


Speakers & Sessions

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

Best Practice




 Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry  Colonel Chris Hadfield Jade Simmons Cheryl Cran, CSP  Chris Mathers  Jessica Holmes
Melissa Agnes  Risha Grant Stacey Hanke Phill Nosworthy Duncan Wardle Spencer West


Entertainment                             Member Panel
 Wayne Lee  

 Nick Gold, 

Speakers Corner

 Diane Goodman

Goodman Speakers

 Shawn Hanks

Premiere Speakers Bureau

 Tim Mathy 

Speak Inc.


Featuring a robust line-up of both formal and informal learning opportunities as well as fun, engaging social events designed to help attendees meet their industry colleagues.  Below is the schedule overview.  


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. - 4:00 p.m.



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

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

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


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



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


6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


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


Registration Rates

Attendance is open to employees of IASB Members and individuals from 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.  Attendee Registration includes all the sessions and meals served as part of the program including: Thu Reception; Fri Lunch; Fri Reception; Sat Breakfast; Sat Lunch; Sat Reception & Dinner.

After March 15, prices increase by $100.

   Full Registration 1-Day Registration
 Member (1st Person):  $795 $399
 Member (Additional from same company):  $695 $349
 NonMember*  Must Apply by February 15  $995 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 Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.  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 $239+* CAD.  Rooms are on a space-available basis until March 13, 2019. 

*Based on availability.  Rates are in Canadian Dollars (approximately $183USD - subject to change) and are exclusive of tax. There is an additional charge of $30CAD 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).

Note: As part of the registration confirmation process, attendees will be provided with an email containing a 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.  


Airport & Ground Transportation

The closest airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is serviced by major airlines. The hotel is located approximately 40 minutes from the airport. There are a variety of ground transport options including hired and public transportation - visit the airport website for more info. Please note there is not Uber service in Vancouver.



A Passport is required to enter Canada. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, a visa may also be required - visit here to determine if a visa is needed (this link will take you to a website page hosted by the Canadian Government).  



Special thanks to our Program Partners!



Platinum Level

   Gold Level (Engage Lounge) Gold Level (Friday Lunch) Gold Level (Mobile App)  Gold Level (Welcome Reception) Gold Level (Saturday Lunch)  Gold Level (Awards Reception)
   Masterclass Host
Saturday Breakfast Host
   Silver Level  Silver Level  Silver Level Silver Level

  Silver Level  Silver Level Silver Level Silver Level    

  • 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! Our Packages Sell Out Quickly! 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.


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