The Original Gathering of Influential Women in Meetings!

At Smart Meetings, we are thrilled to have so many smart, accomplished, resilient women within our industry. Now is the time to come together to network with admirable women, create a supportive circle of influence, and learn from each other.

Join us at the Smart Woman Summit & Gala to celebrate our newest Smart Women and empower your professional and personal growth by spending time with this community of influential, talented women.

COUNTDOWN

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SMART WOMAN SUMMIT

Smart Woman Summit is a celebration of leadership in the hospitality industry.

The full-day event will advance careers and launch friendships that change lives. Then a star-studded gala will recognize the individual contributions of a new cohort of Visionaries, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Stellar Performers, Industry Leaders and Rising Stars. Winners from all 7 years will be on-hand to welcome the new members of this exclusive Smart Women VIP Club.

You want to be in the room with this powerful group.

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

  • Full Smart Woman Summit conference and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala pass (including a 1-year membership in Smart Woman VIP Club [a $199 value], welcome reception on August 2, gourmet meals, workshopping with peers, career-boosting speakers [see below], gala dinner and entertainment): $799
  • Smart Woman Summit (conference only): $499
  • Smart Women in Meetings Awards Dinner & Gala: $499
  • Guest of Smart Women in Meetings Awards Dinner & Gala: $249
  • Table for 8 for Smart Woman Summit and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala: $4,995

SMART WOMAN VIP CLUB

Because one gala night a year is not enough, we are inviting you to learn from each other all year long. This exclusive society of inspiring women will keep the energy going in an infinite mentoring circle. Included in attendance at the transformational Smart Woman Summit will be your annual membership in Smart Women VIP Club (a $199 value), which includes:

  • Smart Woman Sessions: Quarterly virtual conversations
  • Mentorship circles “matched peer learning”
  • Regional in-person events
  • Dedicated monthly newsletter with strategic and empowering curated content
  • Partner discounts
  • And much more!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - All Times Eastern Standard Time

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception: Mix and Mingle at a fabulous networking reception

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - All Times Eastern Standard Time

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast: Check in and fuel your day with tasty morning bites
8:45-10:00 am Welcome Remarks & Keynote
10:00-10:30 am Inspiration Networking Break: Spark creativity and inspiration with your fellow event attendees
10:30-11:45 am Keynote Speaker
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Keynote: Speaker
2:15-4:00 pm Keynote & Wrap up
6:00-7:15 pm Awards Gala Cocktail Reception
7:15-10:00 pm Smart Woman Summit Awards Gala

HEAR WHAT OUR SMART WOMEN HAVE TO SAY

Love this event!! Incredible couple days! It is such a community!! Need just this type of program for us to invest in ourselves not just our careers, businesses, etc.  As soon as next Women’s Summit is announced mark your calendar’s!! Truly a not to be missed event!

Nanci Gage, Proton Therapy Partners

 

The Smart Woman Summit was a thoughtful event, focusing on celebrating and elevating women who lead the event industry forward. It’s beautiful to see women supporting women, and I urge those entering our industry to get connected and become part of this amazing community of women who will lift them up. I was proud to be among these fabulous ladies and will continue to cheer them on long after the event.

Jenn Artura, CMP

 

I had no expectations when attending the Smart Woman Summit. I quickly made friendships that I hope to see last for years to come. Gained valuable insight into how to better myself and making me better in my career and was inspired by all the incredible woman that are apart of this event!

Dianna, ADI Meetings

 

The Smart Women Summit was not your typical event for the meetings industry. We shared stories and learned from empowering speakers who gave us tools as smart women to take on the world. The connections made will last a lifetime as a support system.

Debbie, virsitour

 

It was an experience I am delighted to have attended that allowed me to forge new connections with like-minded women in the industry and reconnect with peers that inspire me.

Lauren Siring,  CMP,  Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

CONFERENCE PACKAGES & FAQ's

Full Smart Woman Summit Conference and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala pass (including a 1-year membership in Smart Woman VIP Club [a $199 value], welcome reception on August 2, gourmet meals, workshopping with peers, career-boosting speakers [see below], gala dinner and entertainment): $799 Smart Woman Summit (conference only): $499 Smart Women in Meetings (Gala only): $499 Guest of Smart Women in Meetings Awards (Gala only): $249 Table for 8 for Smart Woman Summit and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala: $4,995

Full Day Conference Attendee Welcome Reception on Wednesday and all scheduled conference meals, General Session, Education Sessions, Gifting Experiences and SWAG bag is included in your conference pass . Full Day Conference Attendee & Gala & Awards Dinner Everything included in the full day conference pass and the awards gala and dinner. Travel and Hotel Accommodations are not included

We ask that you RSVP for the Wednesday evening welcome reception in your event profile We will assume you will be participating in all other scheduled event that are included in your purchased conference ticket.

Smart Meetings has secured a limited number of guests rooms for our conference attendees. You will be responsible to secure your own hotel accommodations using our group room block link. Once you secure your conference pass, you will receive an email confirmation with the link to access our room block. Guest room rate is $269 plus applicable taxes. Parking is not included Please note guests rooms are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Extended stays are currently being offered from Tuesday, August1 through Friday, August 4th.

What works best for you, works best for us. As a conference attendee, you are responsible to secure all of the necessary travel arrangements therefore we do not have any restrictions. Feel free to check out the hotel website for more information New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, New York, USA, 10036 https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/overview/

Dress Code Casual Cocktail - Welcome Reception Business Attire - Conference & Education Sessions Prepare yourself for a day of Inspiration, Motivation and Goal Setting. Formal - Reception & Gala Glam up for an elegant evening and walk the red carpet!

Yes! You will receive CEU credits for each Keynote sessions that you participate in. Our event team will submit them on our behalf within 7 days of the event.

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