The Ritz-Carlton Denver
April 22-23, 2020
Welcome to the 5th annual Smart Woman Summit! Get inspired by today’s leaders at The Ritz-Carlton Denver on April 22, 2020. The gala event celebrates all women in the meetings industry (and the men who support them) with powerful opportunities for education, leadership and camaraderie.
Join Smart Meetings in a celebration of people who work tirelessly toward a vision of a better world. Every year we share the stories of women who are living muses, showing other people the way through their actions and words. At this special event, you’ll meet an accomplished, influential group of female leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs and women-on-the-rise for an unforgettable networking experience with like-minded peers and colleagues.
The Smart Woman Summit delivers actionable business strategies, tools for professional growth and stories of personal success to cultivate and empower a community of female ambassadors in the meetings industry.
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The Power of Negotiation
Alison Fragale is dedicated to helping everyone use the predictable, behavioral rules of psychology to negotiate successfully.
As an athlete and the first female coach in the NFL, Jen Welter knows that greatness is a choice you make over and over.
Make Unreasonable Requests
The founder of Chic CEO served more than 100,000 female entrepreneurs from all over the world.
The Tech You Need
How to Meet with Mindfulness
Connecting People with Purpose
Best Practices for Diversity,
Inclusion and Leadership
Your Strategic Marketing Call to Action
Advance your CMP certification with powerful educational workshops.
Score your free swag bag filled with amazing goodies and giveaways.
Build business relationships with the industry’s top meeting professionals.
Honor the winners of the 2020 Smart Women in Meetings Awards at an evening ceremony and seated dinner.
Learn from industry peers about hard-hitting social issues that affect the meetings and hospitality industries.
Stay tuned for more fabulous event features and attractions!
The Smart Woman Summit culminates with a night of celebration as we honor the winners of the 2020 Smart Woman Summit at The Ritz-Carlton Denver. Winners will receive on-stage honors at this awards ceremony and dinner. The night will include a cocktail reception, after-party and special photo opportunities.
The awards gala is included in a full-summit pass and all summit attendees are encouraged to attend. Full-summit attendees are welcome to purchase Plus One tickets to the awards gala for guests.
Cocktail attire suggested.
|3:30-6:00 pm||Welcome Reception
Mix and mingle at a fabulous networking reception
Check in and fuel your day with tasty morning bites
|8:45-10:00 am||Welcome Remarks & Keynote: Choose Greatness with Dr. Jen Welter, NFL Coach|
|10:00-10:30 am||Inspiration Networking Break
Spark creativity and inspiration with your fellow event attendees
|10:30-11:45 am||Keynote: The Power of Negotiation with Alison Fragale|
Delight in a chef-prepared plated lunch
|1:45-3:00 pm||Panel: Changemakers of the Meetings World|
|3:45-4:15 pm||Keynote: The Big Ask—Make Unreasonable Requests with Stephanie Burns|
|6:30-7:45 pm||Awards Gala Cocktail Reception
|7:45-10:00 pm||Smart Woman Summit Awards Gala
Inspired by both the beauty of the landscape and the energy of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver welcomes guests with its own interpretation of modern luxury. Here, guests can retreat to some of Denver’s most spacious accommodations while enjoying views of the skyline or Rocky Mountains.
1881 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202