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AWE Meet & Greets, Co-Hosted Events and Industry Events

AWE Meet & Greet - August 28 at Loews O'Hare

Join fellow event professionals, current AWE members and non-members at the Loews O’Hare in Rosemont for an informal, lively and productive Meet & Greet on Tuesday, August 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary drinks 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!

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

Register here!

IMEX America - October 16-18, Las Vegas

Mark your calendars for October 16-18! IMEX America is an amazing opportunity to connect with meeting and event profs from all over the world. AWE will be exhibiting (booth number coming soon) and participating in multiple panel discussions. We will be updating this page with more information in the next few weeks. We hope to see you in Las Vegas!

Register 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!

Save the date for the following upcoming member webinars:

August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST Webinar featuring Michelle Johnson, CIO at Freeman, on Women in Technology: Making a Difference

September 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST Webinar featuring Alyssa Dver, Chief Confidence Officier, on Kickass Confidence: Neuro-based Strategies & Secrets to Stand Out and Be Heard & Have Impact


As a preview to this member benefit, non-members are able to view the January 2018 webinar here:

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. Here's a lineup of some of our past webinar speakers:

  • Kiki J. Fox, Co-Founder & President of AWE
  • Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group
  • Lara McCulloch, Chief Shift Disturber at
  • Karin Krogh, Speaker Coach, Facilitator and Meeting Expert of Karin Krogh
  • Mayor Teresa Jacobs
  • Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Co-Founder & President of AWE
  • Kelsey Dixon, Managing Partner of davies + dixon
  • Carolyn Nunez, CFP, MBA, Founder & Principal of Ithaka Financial Planning, LLC
  • Kelli Bielema, Boss Lady, Shindig Events
  • Rachael Monroe Melot, President of CKH & Company
  • Sarah Soliman, President & CEO of Soliman Productions, Inc.
  • Chris Chan, Founder and CEO of 3C Strategies
  • Joe Colangelo & Marissa Maybee of Bear Analytics
  • Ida Kroell, Founder of EventLand
  • Vicki Johnson, Founder of Vicki Johnson & Associates
  • Faith Holmes, Founder of Love 'n Faith Cafe
  • Shellie Neuman and Kimberly Willis of Think Neu Events
  • Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Past President of AWE 

AWE opened our August 2016 webinar to non-members as a member benefit preview. The full webinar can be viewed and shared here:

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