Smart Meeting Northern California

Palace Hotel • San Francisco, CA

Thursday • January 25

Reasons to Attend

Seize valuable CEUs from thought-leading industry speakers

Execute up to 15 one-on-one highly targeted appointments with premier properties

Propel connections with your highest-caliber associates at exclusive VIP networking meet-ups

Win unforgettable prizes, overnight getaways and fabulous giveaways from top hotels

Thought-Leading Speakers

Donna Hartley

Fire Up Your Life! A Journey to Transformation

Listen in with Donna Hartley to discover 9 strategies to overcome daunting challenges, tactics to get unstuck and how to move toward greater fulfillment and transformation. You’ll hear Donna’s incredible and life-altering story of survival after a plane crash, stage 3 melanoma and open heart surgery—all on March 1 spanning across the years. Join Donna and master the leadership techniques it takes to survive today’s ever-changing times.

Eileen McDargh

Cultivating Radical Resiliency in These Changing Times

Meet Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer for The Resiliency Group. Since 1980, Eileen has helped people and their organizations to transform the lives of their businesses—and the business of their lives—through conversations that matter and connections that truly count. She believes that resiliency is a critical life skill and one that requires the energy of connections.

Palace Hotel

Drenched in historic elegance, the Palace is steeped in original architecture and classically modern decor. With a symphony of features for your meetings convenience, the Palace offers 44,000 sq. ft. of function space, 23 meeting rooms, three elaborate ballrooms and multi-level connectivity. Ruthlessly classic with stunningly appointed details throughout, the Palace elicits an air of uncompromising magnificence, opulence and visual drama that cannot be ignored.



Nosh and sip at a classically-California pre-party and welcome reception at local SF hot spot, the French Parlor.

Garden Court Luncheon

Delight in an alfresco refreshment and luncheon featuring a locally sourced menu, city-chic cocktails and sparkling wines. Cheers!

Gourmet Meet-Up

Delight in vino from Wine Militia, creamy local favorites by Cowgirl Creamery and Philip Marks Chocolates and sip signature drinks from a trendy mixologist!


Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018


Smart Meeting events are 100% complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Hotels and destinations, please contact your sales rep at for your best available rate.
With two power-house presenters speaking at Smart Meeting Northern California, meeting planners will receive two CEUs toward their CMP certification.
We accept premier hotels and destinations from across the United States and our top-tier list of suppliers is updated regularly. Please contact our Events Team at for an updated listing of properties.
We use a sophisticated software to custom match our planners with premier properties that fit your region, budget and venue preferences. As the event nears, planners and suppliers will have the opportunity to select their appointment preferences to ensure their highest attendee satisfaction.
Yes! Planners are welcome to attend one regional event and one national event each year. Hotels and destinations may attend unlimited events.
Yes. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for both our meeting planners and our valued hotels and destinations. To ensure our suppliers receive their highest value and client satisfaction, we require meeting planners to attend the entire event in order to receive their airfare reimbursement.

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