Challenge Accepted!


event-page-boxChallenge Accepted! is a NEW event that lets local communicators share their unique solution to a communication problem they’ve faced in the workplace. Each 5–7 minute presentation is an opportunity for a communicator to showcase his or her best work.

The audience – including fellow communicators and leaders at area businesses and nonprofits – will vote on the best solution. The winning communicator gets the thrill of choosing a favorite local nonprofit to receive a financial donation, compliments of IABC Greater Cincinnati and our event sponsors.

Join us to celebrate excellence in communication and our 40th anniversary as we mark this milestone with a gift to the community.

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Our presenters will share their communication challenges–and how they solved them. It’s a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues’ case studies. And your votes will decide the winner!


mary_boganBankable Idea Delivers Long- and Short-term ROI

Mary Bogan, Consultant, Kroger Company







margee-garbschCreating a Local Identity and Support Base for an Innovative National Education Model

Margee Garbsch, Director of Communications & Marketing, DePaul Cristo Rey High School





kristaStuck With a Name

Krista Kuhlman, Experiential Marketing Manager, Giveback Sports






arlaMaximizing the Impact of Corporate Giving (Without Annoying Your Audience)

Carla Landon, Senior Communications Consultant, TriHealth





Plan now to attend, and help us meet our goal to raise at least $1,000 for a local nonprofit! Are you up to the challenge? The donation amount, the winning communicator and the lucky nonprofit will be announced at the end of the evening.

Emcee: Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg


March 14, 2019

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Union Hall Cincinnati

Guests will enjoy:

Attire is business casual.

Ticket prices

Regular Registration – General Admission: $60

Regular Registration – IABC Member: $45

Regular Registration – Full-time Student: $30

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Be a sponsor

The more sponsors we have for Challenge Accepted!, the more opportunity we have to meet or exceed our goal to donate $1,000 to a local nonprofit (final amount raised will be unveiled at the end of the event).

Download our sponsorship packet.