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AWE Meet & Greets and Co-Hosted Events

October 16, 2017: AWE Meet & Greet in York, Pennsylvania

Join current AWE members at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center for an informal, lively and productive Meet & Greet on Monday, October 16th from 6-7:30pm. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and bites will be provided.

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about this fabulous organization while networking with industry leaders in an informal setting. It's free to attend, so don't miss out on this great event!

Heritage Hills Resort is offering a special $99 room rate for AWE members. Please call 717-755-0123 and mention that you are a member of AWE to receive the rate.

Non-members: As a thank you for your attendance, we'd like to invite you to join AWE with a $15 discount code for membership! A cool location, awesome people and the chance to chat with your peers about revolutionizing the exhibition, events and meetings industry...what's not to love? 

RSVP today. Space is limited! See you there!

RSVP here!


AWE is scheduling more Meet & Greets in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details.

If you'd like to host a Meet & Greet in your city, please email us at

Non-members who join at one of these events will be given a special discount code for $15 off registration.

AWE Member Webinar Series

As a member benefit, AWE members have access to our monthly webinar series featuring influential women discussing and interacting with attendees on topics such as financial planning, negotiation, skill development, starting a business and more. If there's a topic you'd like to see featured, please email us!

Call information will be emailed to members on the day of the event. To add a reminder to your calendar, click here.

October 26, 2017 at 2pm EST: Lara McCulloch, Chief Shift Disturber of on "Making Happiness REAL through Mood Boarding"

This month’s session features Lara McCulloch, branding consultant and innovator inspiring women of all ages to find true happiness and fulfillment using mood boards as an effective tool to actualize a new lease on life.

Key items you’ll learn from this webinar:   

  • Tips on how to develop your unique mood board
  • Ideas on how to develop your definition of happiness
  • Best practices on mood board goal setting
  • Crucial elements to consider for your mood board

Please welcome Lara McCulloch, Chief Shift Disturber at and proud recipient of numerous industry awards including:  Connect Magazine's Top 40 under 40, Rejuvenate Magazine's Top 40 under 40, CSE's Best Industry Blog, BizBash Event Industry Innovator, CEIA Spirit of The Industry Award, and winner of ILEA Toronto Dedication and Leadership Awards.

In this session, we will discuss how women often become content to go with the flow of living up to family or societal goals and not being true to their authentic selves.  Learn how you too can achieve happiness through the exercise of utilizing a mood board and visualizing your way to a happier and healthier way of living.

November 30, 2017 at 2pm EST: Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group

[There will not be a webinar in December 2017]

The AWE August 2016 Webinar, CEO Cheat Sheet, Assembling Your Kitchen Cabinet with Vicki Johnson of Vicki Johnson & Associates is available for members and non-members to view. You can access the webinar here and see the high caliber of education we present each month. 

Members have access to recorded webinars in the "Member Resources" section of the Member Zone.



AWE Past Events

AWE Meet & Greets

Past Meet & Greets have been held in Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Orlando, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Miami and more. Meet & Greets are open to women and men, members and non-members

AWE Member Webinar(s)

Recordings of these webinars are available under the Member Resources tab in the Member Zone.

September 28, 2017: Karin Krogh, Speaker Coach, Facilitator and Meeting Expert of Karin Krogh, on Speakers' Coaching

August 31, 2017: Insights from a Chief Elected Official with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

July 20, 2017: Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Co-Founder & President of AWE and Kelsey Dixon, Managing Partner of davies + dixon, on Embracing Professional Failure – When Clients Become Duds and Other Trials & Tribulations

June 29, 2017: Carolyn Nunez, CFP, MBA, Founder & Principal of Ithaka Financial Planning, LLC, on Financial Wealth Planning

May 25, 2017: Kelli Bielema, Boss Lady, Shindig Events on Progress Over Perfection – Embracing Creative Event Formats

April 27, 2017: Rachael Monroe Melot, President of CKH & Company, on Actualizing a Successful, Healthy and Productive Life Without Apology - Your Own Way

March 30, 2017: Developing and Selling THE Brand…Defining Brand YOU with Sarah Soliman, President & CEO of Soliman Productions, Inc.

February 23, 2017: Diversity and Inclusion Practice 1 – Support Your “A List” of Diverse Events Professionals with Chris Chan, Founder and CEO of 3C Strategies

January 26, 2017: Reclaim the Throne - The Accessible World of Tech Careers for Women with Joe Colangelo & Marissa Maybee of Bear Analytics

November 17, 2016: The CEO Degree - What I Wish I Learned in Graduate School with Ida Kroell, founder of EventLand

September 29, 2016: Insights from a Young Lady Boss: Facing Fears and Chasing Dreams with Kelsey Dixon of davies + dixon

August 25, 2016: CEO Cheat Sheet - Assembling Your Kitchen Cabinet with Vicki Johnson of Vicki Johnson & Associates

AWE opened our August webinar to non-members as a member benefit preview. The full webinar can be viewed and shared here:

July 28, 2016: Business Secrets from the "Boys Club" with Faith Holmes of Love 'n Faith Cafe

June 30, 2016: Best Practices for Entrepreneurs and Independent Planners with Shellie Neuman and Kimberly Willis of Think Neu Events

May 26, 2016: Enchanté- an introduction to AWE and 25 Leadership Tips with Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Past President, AWE and Kiki Janssens Fox, President Elect, AWE

April 6, 2017: Global Meetings Industry Day & AWE New Zealand Launch with ShowGizmo in Wellington, New Zealand

March 31, 2017: Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum with UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida

March 13-15, 2017: EXHIBITORLIVE in Las Vegas, Nevada

November 15, 2016: AWE at BizBash Live Expo New York City

October 18-20, 2016: AWE at IMEX America Las Vegas

June 24-26, 2016: Smart Woman Summit Hosted by Smart Meetings

March 16, 2016: EventIcons Webinar

January 20, 2016: AWE Membership Launch Party in DC