Smart Woman Summit 2018

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront • Chicago, IL

Thursday • April 19

The Smart Woman Experience

Welcome to the 3rd annual Smart Woman Summit! 2018’s power career conference hits Chicago this April at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront for a powerful day of education, networking and camaraderie for women in the meetings industry.

Join an energized, influential group of female luminaries and leaders to energize your career, hear inspirational stories from your planner peers and help us shine the spotlight on this female-driven industry we’re all so passionate about.


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Thought-Leading Speakers—Coming Soon!

Fawn Germer

Fawn Germer

"Stand Up and Lead"
Betsy Bondurant

Betsy Bondurant

"Giving Your Career Positive Momentum"
Audrey Nelson

Audrey Nelson

"He Speaks, She Speaks: Different Things They Say"
Laura Stack

Laura Stack

"Workflow Mastery: Organize Your Time, Tasks and Inbox"

2017 Speakers


Swag Bag & Gear

Score your free swag bag filled with amazing goodies and giveaways.

Education & CEUs

Advance your CMP certification with powerful educational workshops.

Power Networking

Build business relationships with the industry’s top meeting professionals.

Surprise Features

Stay tuned for more fabulous event features and attractions!

Smart Women in Meetings Awards Dinner

Smart Meetings will honor the winners of the Smart Women in Meetings Awards at the Smart Woman Summit. This annual awards program honors the talents and triumphs of the meeting industry’s most dedicated meeting professionals. From leaders and innovators to entrepreneurs, doers and rising stars, we’ll recognize the top women in meetings who continue to not only break barriers, but shatter them! Please join us in saluting 2018's most outstanding women in meetings (and collect your own prize if you’re named a winner)! Hear the inspiring stories of your talented peers, elevate our growing community of ambitious women in meetings, and delight in an exquisite seated dinner at the 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Dinner (included with your Smart Woman Summit ticket).

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

The Smart Woman Summit Host Hotel
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

$199 + tax per night

Make your reservation online today!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Of course! We’d love for you to invite your friends, business colleagues and peers to enjoy this fabulous day with us.
Yes, our educational sessions and workshops are CEU-accredited. You will earn one CEU per session and we will have multiple presenters throughout the day.
Smart Woman Summit attendees include meeting professionals from myriad company types and levels of experience. CEOs, entrepreneurs and the industry’s rising stars will be in attendance—all learning from one another and sharing this unforgettable experience as a growing, supportive community.
We understand that life happens and even though you may be just as delighted to attend the Smart Woman Summit as we are to have you, you may need to cancel your reservation. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Once purchased, you may request a refund until 21 days before the event, less a $50 administrative charge per person.
Please use this link to book your hotel.


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