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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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"The Smart Woman Summit has been one of my favorite events to date and is a MUST attend for me for 2018. The quality of education and insight, combined with the networking and connections, puts the summit in the rankings as a top industry conference." —Kate Patay, Chief Strategist at Patay Consulting
Score your free swag bag filled with amazing goodies and giveaways.
Advance your CMP certification with powerful educational workshops.
Build business relationships with the industry’s top meeting professionals.
Stay tuned for more fabulous event features and attractions!
Hear the voice of Ameritonk musician, Summer Dean, live at a cocktail reception.
Support Melt, a woman-led business, with a scoop of their handmade ice cream!
Score extra inspo and bonus delights from complimentary swag and giveaways!
Learn from industry peers at an interactive session led by the award honorees.
Sample scintillating scents & create your own custom eau de parfum.
Customize your own candy gift box full of your favorite sweets and eats—our treat!
Let the crystal ball read your future with 2 fun and unique psychic readings.
Mix and mingle with fellow attendees at a pre-awards cocktail hour.
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).
"Smart Woman Summit 2017 was an unforgettable event. It gave me the opportunity to learn, meet phenomenal ladies, and take away key skills that I can pass on to my team, family and friends. Attending this event empowers you to do more and go after what women deserve and I was honored to attend. Thank you SmartMeetings and I cannot wait for next year!" —Julie Green Davis, Senior Sales Director at etouches