Upcoming Conferences, Summits, and Webinars for Event Professionals

    While finding an event venue is paramount to the event planning process, there are also summits and meetings for event professionals to help you in your event planning career, offering tips and industry trends to keep your business competitive. This week, we’re highlighting the top events that can help you as an event professional. Check out the following conferences, summits, and webinars for event professionals that could help you in your event planning career.

    The Corporate Social Media Summit San Francisco

    Where: 1625 Post St San Francisco, San Francisco, California

    When: November 13, 2013 - November 14, 2013

    Venue: Hotel Kabuki

    Website: http://events.usefulsocialmedia.com

    Contact: hayley.dunn@usefulsocialmedia.com

    The Corporate Social Media Summit is your one-stop-shop for all the latest social media insight and best practices. It gives you a 360 degree look into building, operationalizing, and initiating a successful social media strategy at your company. Confirmed speakers include: Dell, American Airlines, AirBnb, Wells Fargo, U-Haul International, AT&T, Southwest Ailrines, Thomson Reuters, Intel, KLM, QVC, Ancestry.com and many more.

    EventTech 2013

    Where: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

    When: November 04, 2013 - November 06, 2013

    Venue: The Bellagio Las Vegas

    Website: http://eventtech.eventmarketer.com/

    Contact: Athalakotur@accessintel.com

    This three day conference is the world's only conference and exposition focused on using social media and technology to optimize experiential marketing. EventTech's unique "fast forward" content format provides deep but quick dives into the latest technologies, the hottest trends and the most important digital, live best practices. Attendees are mainly comprised of Fortune 1000 marketing department executives.

    Topics/activities include:

    • The latest trends on connecting digital and live
    • New ways to combine experiential marketing and social media
    • Test-drive hundreds of event technologies
    • Case studies, best practices, insights, ideas
    • 100+ classes on wiring your experiential marketing

    2014 Wedding Trends Webinar

    Where: The Academy of Special Events Professionals website

    When: November 21, 2013

    Venue: Online

    Website: http://www.specialeventeducation.com/webinars/

    Contact: lynne@specialeventeducation.com

    Get the inside scoop on the 2014 wedding season! Topics will include new trends, fashion mistakes to avoid, and tons of amazing inspiration to help you become the best wedding planner in the industry.

    BizBash IdeaFest New York

    Where: 655 W 34th Street, New York

    When: October 30, 2013

    Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, North Hall

    Website: http://bizbash.com/ideafestny

    Contact: bbucceroni@bizbash.com

    Don't miss the highly anticipated return of the Event Innovation Forum at BizBash IdeaFest. Following record breaking, sold out events in New York, South Florida, and Los Angeles, this TED-style conference is back with a new roster of speakers guaranteed to reignite your passion for events. Discover insider secrets about celebrity events from Tiki Barber, learn design insights from Bryan Rafanelli, meeting tips from Holly Doran of Bloomberg Link, event technology tips from Richard Steinau of AV Concepts, the man behind the Tupac Hologram at Coachella 2012, and much more.

    Also at BizBash IdeaFest New York on October 30th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, North Hall, the latest and most inspiring industry trends and technologies for event and meeting professionals, the hands-on Workshop Series, more than 100 trade show floor exhibitors, and more.

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