DC Means Business.

Enhance your skills, network with industry leaders and drive more business at Connect DC—the event for planners and suppliers focused on national association and corporate events. Experience a quality packed day of general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and networking.







Connect DC is the business marketplace where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business.



2019 Agenda

Subject to Change

Monday, Dec. 16
2 p.m.Registration
2:30 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
3-3:45 p.m.Education
4-4:45 p.m.Education
5-6 p.m.Wine Education
6-8 p.m.Reception
Tuesday, Dec. 17
7:45-8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments




2019 Education

Subject to Change

Monday, Dec. 16
3-3:45 p.m. | Education Session

Presented by Courtney Stanley and Sarah Daudin

#MeToo. These words have sparked a powerful movement from Hollywood to Corporate America to the technology sector and beyond.

How can we, as planners, suppliers, or attendees, help prevent sexual harassment at events? Event professionals have the power to influence the harassment epidemic beyond our own industry. Join us to discuss preventing and addressing misconduct at meetings and events.

4-4:45 p.m. | Education Session

Presented by Terri Woodin

Hotel contracts are complicated, but are a must to define responsibilities and make mutual obligations perfectly clear. In the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) landscape, hotel contract risk mitigation has become an important metric. In this interactive workshop, attendees will discuss a multitude of topics on methods to negotiate contracts that assure added meeting value, cost savings and risk mitigation, including dispute resolution.


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