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AWE Meet & Greets and Co-Hosted Events

September 14, 2017: AWE Meet & Greet in Oxon Hill, Maryland

Join current AWE members at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, for an informal, lively and productive Meet & Greet on September 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Light refreshments and wine and beer will be provided.

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

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!


October 10-12, 2017: AWE at IMEX America 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada

AWE will exhibit at IMEX America 2017. IMEX is America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. Register for IMEX 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.

August 31, 2017 at 1pm EST: Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County, Florida, on Women Officials

As Mayor Teresa Jacobs closes out her second and final term of office, AWE takes a look at her accomplishments, aspirations, and vision for the future footprint of Orange County, Florida.  Known for her strong form of government, Mayor Jacobs has literally transformed the leisure and travel and tourism industries of Orange County into a flourishing model for success.  Unlike other city governments, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ office has a direct impact on the agendas and budgets that affect the tourism and events industries.  If you are attending or planning a meeting in Orlando and surrounding Orange County, don’t miss this one on one interview.

Join us for this month’s podcast with Mayor Teresa Jacobs of Orange County, Florida. Mayor Jacobs hosts the second largest convention center in the U.S. and her jurisdiction receives an astounding 68 million tourists and visitors each year. 

Don’t miss this month’s session which will address issues specific to women leaders in elected office, managing and attracting key stakeholders to your city events from around the world, knowing what meetings mean to the health and success of a community, and how urban planning affects the future of events and tourism.

September 28, 2017 at 2pm EST: Karin Krogh, Speaker Coach, Facilitator and Meeting Expert of Karin Krogh, on Speakers' Coaching

October 26, 2017 at 2pm EST: Lara McCulloch, Chief Shift Disturber of on The feelings of success - How to design a mood board to shift from achievement to fulfillment

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, Orlando 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.

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


6th April, 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