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Birds of A Feather: Join IABC/Pittsburgh and the Heritage Region Silver Quill Awards For A Night At the Aviary's NEW Garden Room!

The IABC/Pittsburgh Chapter is thrilled to announce the return of the Golden Triangle Awards on October 15, 2020 at the National Aviary in the heart of Pittsburgh's Central Northside. We have partnered with the Heritage Region Silver Quill Awards to bring an evening of recognition, reflection, and some of the most exotic flying creatures in the world! Early entries begin March 15. The deadline for entrants is June 7. 

***For all Information regarding the entry portion of 2020 Golden Triangle Awards please visit the entry page. This includes:
  • How to enter
  • Divisions and categories
  • Deadlines and fees 
  • FAQ's
  • Previous winners


Two For One...About The IABC/Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards Dual Partnership

The annual IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill Awards recognize excellence in business communication skills, management and creative across a wide range of disciplines. The IABC/Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards offers the opportunity to enter both the Heritage Region and local Pittsburgh Chapter. 

Entries consist of a work plan explaining the rationale, intended audience, goals and objectives, and planning steps for the campaign or project; and a work sample showcasing creative aspects and execution. The entry period opens in March, judging occurs over the summer, and winners are announced at an awards dinner.

Pennsylvania entrants from Pittsburgh are automatically entered into both the IABC Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards and the IABC Heritage Region Silver Quills. Members-at-large and non-members from Pennsylvania can elect to enter both the IABC Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards and the IABC Heritage Region Silver Quills.

The Silver Quill Awards will be announced at the Heritage Region Conference, Nov. 8-10 at the Courtyard Boston Downtown. You can find more details for this event here.  

Pricing for Entries

Early Deadline: IABC Member: $160 | Non-member: $175
Regular Entry Period: IABC Member $175 | Non-member: $200
Late (Extended) Deadline: IABC Member $200 | Non-member: $225

We Decided To Do Things A Little Different...

We are fortunate to have secured what will be one of the  most sought-after new event spaces Pittsburgh has to offer come this fall. The National Aviary traditionally is a popular venue in and of itself...but to be one of the FIRST tenants to occupy its new "Garden Room"event space is an opportunity we won't find every year.

On track to open in September, the 9,000 square-foot area gives access to habitats, a new lobby and gift shop. Due to the nature of the event, plan for an extended cocktail hour to spend more time networking with colleagues, friends and birds alike. Additionally, expect a special guest appearance from the most popular bird species in town!

You can read more about the Aviary's Garden Room in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Our Emcee Is Not Your Typical Communicator

What inspired you to to become a communicator? What we practice in this field -- and how -- is a product of our own personal experiences. However, former news reporter Courtney Brennan's journey is particularly unique. After winning four Emmys for her  outstanding work as a journalist on television, she traded microphones for cell phone cameras, a personal website/blog, and a large audience base to jumpstart her career as a social media teacher, influencer and digital content creator. 

Event Schedule

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ----- Cocktails | Hors d'ouevres | Birds 
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ----- Awards Ceremony 
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ---- Drinks | Dessert | Networking


You don't have to win an award to be a part of the action. $100 gets you a full experience with the bird habitats, dinner and access to a cash bar.

Single – $100
IABC 5 Member Bundle – $400
Table Ticket (8) – $600


Parking and Accessibility

Parking in the Aviary Parking lot is available on a first-come, first serve basis for the first 65 vehicles. Street parking in the North Side is free after 6 p.m. Visitors can access the National Aviary entrance on Arch Street using the guided walkway through the Allegheny Commons Park. The accessible walkway starts at the National Aviary parking lot and runs parallel to the driveway.



And One Of The Most Recognizable Caterers In Pittsburgh


We are thrilled to have Atria's catering for our event services. As always, the local chain promises delicious, scratch-made fare and experienced, top notch service. 

***Detailed Food & Drink Menu Coming Soon!***

Food: Your choice of appetizers and hors d'ouveres
Drinks: There will be a cash bar available with beer, wine and liquor


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