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AWE Meet & Greets and Co-Hosted Events

AWE Meet & Greets

July 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

Join current AWE members with the Hyatt Place Washington, DC/National Mall for an informal, lively and productive Meet & Greet on July 20th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Light refreshments 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 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!



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

July 20, 2017 at 2pm EST: 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

There are so many things that can go wrong when planning for an event or exhibit in our industry. Unrealized expectations, poor and late communication, internal sabotage and politics and even professional bullying. Worse still, you may suddenly realize you have a client that misled you into believing they were something they are not and never will be. Your reputation and pride is on the line, and the very first thing you want to do is gloss it over, dust yourself off and move on before someone mentions it.     
Join us for this month’s webinar with two of our most entrepreneurial AWE personalities. Please welcome Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP in her newest role as Director of Meetings at AORN, notorious Jill of all Trades and Co-Founder & President of AWE along with Kelsey Dixon, Managing Partner of davies + dixon, Marketing Extraordinaire and AWE Committee Advisor. Both of these highly decorated industry leaders have volumes of experience with start-ups, running multiple businesses, utilizing their wheelhouses and making positive industry change in spite of the nay-sayers along the way.
Don’t miss this month’s session which will address the cleansing and eye-opening process of fully embracing professional failure while engaging in constructive change for your business or organization’s well-being, structure and networks. 

August 31, 2017 at 2pm EST: Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County, Florida, on Women Officials

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

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

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.

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