Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Joule, named for the international unit of energy, occupies a revitalized 1920's neo-gothic, landmark Dallas building. The hotel is well into a two-year $78 million renovation and expansion expected to be complete by early 2013, including a subterranean spa by ESPA, new suites and multi-story penthouses, the Taschen Library and retail by Traffic Los Angeles and Tenoversix.
A visual masterpiece from award-winning designer Adam D. Tihany, the hotel creates a tasteful union of Old World quality and contemporary design with original marble flooring, richly colored fabrics, millwork, chrome, glass and populated throughout by original artwork from names including Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss and Richard Phillips.
In addition to 121 uniquely designed guest rooms and a spectacular penthouse, the property currently includes a cantilevered glass rooftop pool and bespoke lobby environment. Set in the heart of a burgeoning downtown, adjacent to the flagship Neiman Marcus and within walking distance of the internationally acclaimed Dallas Arts District, the hotel is ideally located. The Joule is an artfully delivered experience in an iconic setting infused with energy, style and passion.
The expansion includes 11,000 sq. ft. of function space allowing event capabilities from 10–400 people. All meeting and event space will be dressed up with sophisticated design details, including magnificent custom chandeliers and a dramatic oversized exterior all-glass elevator. The elevator will escort guests directly to the new 5,000 square-foot rooftop terrace and garden.
For more information, visit thejouledallas.com.
Attend our exclusive networking event for meeting planners and you will:
• Meet in one-on-one appointments with premier properties
• Stay educated on cutting-edge industry topics for CEU credits
• Network with senior meeting planners and leave with new friends
• Gather ideas for your programs from our unique thematic live elements
• Simplify your life by completing your site research in one place
• Get a chance to win giveaways from luxury resorts and suppliers
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
8:30–9:15 a.m.: Registration & Welcome Full Breakfast
9:30–10:30 a.m.: Educational Session: The Top Technology Trends Transforming the Events Industry with Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: One on One Appointments
1:30–3:00 p.m.: Network Lunch
3:00 p.m.: End
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Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP
The Top Technology Trends Transforming the Events Industry
This fast-paced and interactive session will cover the most significant technology trends impacting meeting planning, associations and society in general. It will finish up with the opportunity to share your views, ask questions and learn from each other about how these trends will affect us all.
–Understand the important technology trends, including low-cost Web tools for meeting professionals, social media, mobile technology, tablet apps, virtual/hybrid meetings and more
–Receive dozens of ideas, links, apps and other Web tools that can be put to use immediately
–Gain insight into how they will change our industry dramatically in the next two to three years
–Learn steps to prepare for these changes and work more efficiently and effectively
About Corbin Ball:
Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP is an internationally recognized expert on technology. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. He was been named one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" four times by industry publications. Corbin has spoken to groups in 33 countries on five continents in a manner that is engaging, understandable and fun. He can be contacted at his extensive website, corbinball.com, and followed at twitter.com/corbinball.
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1. Who attends The Smart Event?
2. How do I qualify to attend The Smart Event?
3. Where do I register for The Smart Event?
4. How much does The Smart Event cost?
5. What exactly do the one-on-one appointments entail?
6. Can more than one meeting professional from a company attend?
7. When and where should I plan on arriving/departing?
8. May I arrive early or extend my stay?
9. I’m a planner. Should I bring an RFP?
10. What should I wear?
11. May I bring a guest?
12. Whom should I contact with any questions?
People like you—highly qualified meeting professionals and highly recognized hotel partner properties in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Are you a meeting professional who:
–Has a verifiable history of conferences, meetings, events, incentives, training/conference programs or conventions?
–Contracts hotels with an average room rate of $150 or more per night?
–Plans groups of 10 or more attendees with room nights yielding a minimum of 30 room nights?
–Is considering planning a meeting in the U.S., Canada or Mexico in the next two years for which you haven’t yet contracted a hotel or destination?
Answered “yes” to these questions? Register above to attend.
Meeting Professionals: Apply online by clicking on the “Register Now” button above. Submit your application today as space is limited!
Suppliers: Call 415-339-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact your local sales representative to discuss participation in this event and/or future events.
Meeting Professionals: Smart Meetings provides parking at the host hotel, meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges and transportation.
Suppliers: Contact your local sales representative at 415-339-9355 to get the best deal! Base rates are available online. Suppliers receive meals as outlined in the agenda and registration materials. Attendees are responsible for incidental charges, transportation and accommodations, although Smart Meetings has secured a special event rate, which can be redeemed through reservations when mentioning The Smart Event.
Our one-on-one appointments are set up as a convenient way for you to research multiple properties, destinations and other services in one place, at one time. Each appointment lasts 12 minutes and you will have 15 pre-scheduled appointments.
Our policy typically only allows one meeting professional to attend per company; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the events staff at 415-339-9355 or email@example.com to inquire.
Information to come.
The hotel has provided a special pre/post-event room rate for those attending The Smart Event. Please ask the events staff at Smart Meetings for more information by calling 415-339-9355 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All planners are encouraged to bring open RFPs with them, as suppliers are ready to book during the appointments.
Recommended attire is business casual. Please, no jeans.
We suggest that you and a guest enjoy the city together before or after The Smart Event. Unfortunately, our policy does not typically allow guests to participate in The Smart Event activities; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the Smart Meetings events staff at email@example.com or 415-339-9355.