About

The membership of ABC, like the field of business communication, is richly interdisciplinary, drawing members from such fields as management, marketing, English, speech communication, linguistics, information systems, to name only a few. Our membership also encompasses communication consultants and other business practitioners. We have a strong membership base in North America, Europe, and Asia and the Pacific.

Our Mission

The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.

Our Vision

The Association for Business Communication (ABC) seeks to become the foremost authority in the field of business communication by promoting excellence in teaching, increasing knowledge within the discipline, enriching business communication classes to better prepare students, and improving the quality of communication in the workplace. Because we recognize the importance of globalization, the Association seeks to continue to expand its international membership as well as its international point of view. To reach all members, we plan to incorporate many technologies for enhanced communication and provision of the services they most need.

The values and responsibilities of the Association are outlined in a code of professional ethics adopted in October 2005.

The priorities of the Association are detailed in the strategic plan (accessible to members only).

Strategic Goals

ABC’s three primary goals for the next five years (2020 to 2025) are to:

1. help define the future of the business communication discipline
2. do more to foster the development of talent and ideas
3. do a lot more to make ABC a truly global association

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

"No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your areas of interest in business communication are, ABC welcomes you. Come find your niche with us—or start your own.  ABC is a leader in making all conferences, resources, and networks accessible to all people.  Blend your talents with ours to help us evolve and become even stronger.  We all can make a difference.  We all can be that difference.  Let us start today."

A Statement of Support for Freedom, Social Justice, and Equity


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