Multiple IABC Membership Options

Gain instant access to the people who drive Houston’s communications industry – join IABC Houston. With nearly 250 members, we are among the largest chapters within the international organization. Those who join IABC enjoy local as well as international benefits.

To join IABC/Houston you start by joining IABC International online. Your membership includes full benefits from the international organization, the Southern Region and the local IABC/Houston chapter. There are several membership types:


The vast majority of IABC members are professional members. IABC/Houston members pay $304 annually. New and lapsed members pay $344, discounted $10 if you enroll online.

Corporate Package
Corporate packages offer discounts to five or more employees from the same company. To initiate a package, please see our corporate package information page.

Student memberships are available to full-time students of colleges, universities and other educational institutions as well as part-time students working toward a degree, or a certificate program in Canada, who are not presently working in the communication profession. Student dues for IABC/Houston are $57 annually. Membership in the University of Houston student chapter is $49 annually, as local and regional dues are waived.

Student Transition
Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate. For student transition members, the regular application fee is waived, and the student pays half of the international dues plus full region and chapter dues. Members can have only one year at the student transition rate; they must then become professional members at the full professional rate. Please see Student Transition membership for details.

Individuals who have been professional IABC members for at least five years, are retired from employment in the communications industry, and are at least 55 years of age are eligible for retiree status. Annual IABC/Houston dues for retired members are US $49.

IABC membership belongs to the member, even if the employer paid for it. If the employer pays for the membership and the member moves to another employer, the member retains IABC membership for the duration of the year and can renew without paying a reinstatement fee.

To learn more about joining IABC, visit the IABC Member Centre and join online.

For IABC/Houston membership information, contact Vice President of Member Services John Harris.