2021’s Virtual, In-person and Hybrid Industry Conferences

If 2020 was the year of the virtual industry conference, 2021 could be the year that hybrid meetings allow people to choose how they engage with their fellow meetingprofs. Check out below to see what’s upcoming in the year to come.

SITE Nite  all Nite

April 28

A telethon-style extravaganza of connections, learning and discovery, brought to you by SITE global network of chapters. Register for free.

Smart Meetings Mid-Atlantic Regional 1-Day, D.C. 

April 29

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring serial entrepreneur Annie Meehan on How to Be the Exception at Landsdowne Resort & Spa. Register today.

World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

April 25-27

The 20th Global Summit, organized in partnership with the government of Quintana Roo (Mexican Caribbean), will be in Cancun, Mexico as a hybrid event. Learn more here. 

Smart Meetings National 3-Day, Mid America

May 16-18

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring humorist Joy Earle and Chief Celebration Officer Scott Friedman at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas. Register today.

IBTM Americas

May 19-20

Meet event professionals from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Register your interest on the contact form here.

Event Tech Live U.S. and Canada

June 8-9

The virtual North American debut of the popular European event education conference will focus on solutions to help organizers continue hosting events through the pandemic and, ultimately, the pivot back to some sort of normal. more than 100 exhibitors are expected with action broadcast from two live stages. A third platform will be running highlights, exclusive interviews and tech trials.

MPI World Education Conference

June 15-17

This year’s WEC hybrid event will focus on how to Make Your Future and will be at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas. It will also be tied in to MPI’s virtual 2021 European Meetings and Events Conference, moved to land during the same week.

Smart Meetings Southern California 1-Day, Los Angeles

June 24

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring negotiation guru Linda Swindling at W Hollywood Hotel. Register today.

Destinations International Hybrid Annual Convention and CDME Courses

July 13-15

This flexible event based in Baltimore, Md., gives attendees the option of experiencing education and networking opportunities in person or virtually. The theme is “Embrace Disruption” and will feature Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore.  

Smart Meetings Northeast 1-Day, Boston

July, 15

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring peak performance expert Bill Guertin at Encore Boston Harbor. Register today.

GBTA Convention 2021

July 17-21

Global Business Travel Association will bring the industry together in Orlando, Florida at Orange County Convention Center as part of Ready. Safe. Travel. Learn more.

Smart Meetings 3-Day, West

Aug. 8-10

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring ALHI CEO Michael Dominguez and change management expert Caroline Gross at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Register today.

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2021

Aug. 14-17

ASAE is shifting its annual conference for association professionals to a hybrid format with small, regional hub meetings. Registration opens May 3.

Smart Meetings 3-Day, Las Vegas

Sept. 12-14

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring Dr. Anne Harbison on making the most of a crisis and communications expert Brian Powers on team power. Register today.

Smart Meetings 3-Day, Southeast

Oct. 17-19

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties featuring sales coach Ryan Dohrn on power negotiating and “What If? and Why Not?” author Jen Groover on masterful career building at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida. Register today.

Expo 2020

Oct., 2021 – March 2022

The World Expo hosted by Dubai was postponed to start in Fall of 2021 with the premiere of Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, an immersive journey through the wonders of the natural world. Alif: The Mobility Pavilion and Mission Possible: The Opportunity Pavilion will follow in February and March.

Event Tech Live UK and Europe

Nov. 3-4

The educational conference around all things event technology will return to Old Truman Brewery in London and online. It will feature 100 educational sessions, 100+ Exhibitors, and some 3,500 attendees.

IMEX America

Nov. 9-11

Network, connect and learn at IMEX America in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Register your interest here.

Smart Meetings Incentive Experience-Mexico

Dec. 5-7

Sophisticated business meetings, networking and education at top properties at Hotel Xcaret Arte in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Register today.

 

 

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