Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Topic: “Live From New York: Lessons Learned from the 2013 IABC World Conference”

Date: Thursday, October 3

Speaker: Larand Lancaster, Vice President of Communications, IABC/Richmond

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members

Location: Owens & Minor, 9120 Lockwood Blvd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Register at iabcrichmond.com by Tuesday, October 1

“Live from New York: Lessons Learned from the 2013 IABC World Conference”

It was summer, it was IABC, and it was New York!

IABC offers a number of professional development opportunities to communicators from all over the globe throughout the year, and for Larand Lancaster, the 2013 IABC World Conference was one such opportunity that became one of the most memorable experiences of her career.

Join us as Larand shares her experiences from the conference - the people she met, the advice she got from the taxi driver, the celebrities she saw and the knowledge she gained from the sessions at the 2013 IABC World Conference in New York City.

About Our Speaker
Larand Lancaster is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech.

Larand also has completed graduate coursework in Digital Media and earned a certification in Strategic Communication Management.

Larand Lancaster has been a member of IABC/Richmond for nearly four years and currently is the Vice President of Communications for the chapter. Larand’s primary role is to create communication campaigns to promote IABC/Richmond activities and events through e-mail, the IABC/Richmond web site, local media and social media and through developing relationships with other professional organizations. During her time on the IABC/Richmond board, Larand served as a judge on a Silver Quill Award judging committee.

During her career, Larand has worked in the marketing, public relations and human resources departments of organizations in various industries, including non-profit, the arts, the private sector and public agencies to develop communication products that maximize the use of technology.
Larand has experience in strategic communication, print publication management, web site management, branding and identity campaigns and graphic design for internal and external audiences.

Currently, Larand works at a state government agency where she is responsible for employee communication, the intranet and digital signage.

In her free time, Larand enjoys creative writing, all things media (movies, television, etc.), trying new restaurants, keeping up with new technology and relaxing with family and friends.