Smart Meetings


The Smart Woman Summit 2018

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront • Chicago, IL

Thursday • April 19

The Smart Woman Summit is sold out. Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you next year!

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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Keynote Speakers

Farnaz Wallace

Tracy Butz

Be the Architect for Your Life
Carol Frohlinger

Carol Frohlinger

Achieve Maximum Personal & Professional Potential Through Authentic Negotiations
Carol Frohlinger

Sarah Moshman

Being Bold & Naïve: Stories of Extraordinary Women
The Empowerment Project
Carol Frohlinger

Winners Panel

"Turn Inspiration Into Action" with the 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners

Featured Speakers

Farnaz Wallace

John Cychol

Vice President, Sales at Visit Fort Worth
Program Partner
Carol Frohlinger

Kiki Fox

President, Association for Women in Events (AWE)
Carol Frohlinger

Natasha Miller

Founder/CEO, Entire Productions
From Concertmaster to CEO: The Accidental Entrepreneur


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!

Live Musical Performance

Hear the voice of Ameritonk musician, Summer Dean, live at a cocktail reception.

Ice Cream Social

Support Melt, a woman-led business, with a scoop of their handmade ice cream!

Fab Gifting Experience

Score extra inspo and bonus delights from complimentary swag and giveaways!

Speaker Panel

Learn from industry peers at an interactive session led by the award honorees.

Perfume Blending Workshop

Sample scintillating scents & create your own custom eau de parfum.

Customized Candy Gift Box

Customize your own candy gift box full of your favorite sweets and eats—our treat!

Super Psychic Readings

Let the crystal ball read your future with 2 fun and unique psychic readings.

Cocktail Reception

Mix and mingle with fellow attendees at a pre-awards cocktail hour.

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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