Association for Business Communication


About Association for Business Communication

Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an interdisciplinary organization that supports a global network of professionals, educators, and researchers in business communications. ABC provides an extensive network, resources, and professional development opportunities to excel in the business communication practices of its members. 

ABC is a fee-based membership organization dispersed throughout nine geographic locations. Headquartered in Roanoke, VA, ABC is a hub for diverse communications professionals fostering innovative approaches to business communication. The association welcomes individuals from various communication fields, including management, marketing, speech communication, linguistics, and information systems

ABC members can access exclusive publications, including the renowned International Journal of Business Communication (IJBC) and Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (BPCQ). Members can also access regional events, interest groups, and teaching materials. ABC’s conferences, webinars, and workshops allow members to stay informed on the latest industry trends, research, and insights on business communication. 

Membership is open to individuals, students, and organizations interested in business communications. Individual membership fees vary based on annual income level, ranging from $25 to $180 annually. Institutional membership fees are determined by the number of students and the university’s location, ranging from $78 to $1,703 per year. 


Association for Business Communication Facts

Year Founded


Member Count


HQ Location

Roanoke, VA

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$25 - $180