Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's, #2 The Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63117

    Join SLSAE for lunch and learning on Tuesday, September 17th at Maggiano's Little Italy for a conversation on Contracts, Curtains and Content.  

    Whether you are planning a local seminar/meeting or a regional/national conference, the Overall Audio Visual & Production is critical – and depending on the goals and objectives of the program, it can play the most important role in the planning, and ultimately the outcome. 

    This session will explore three conversations about your next event, trade show, convention or conference:  Contracts, Curtains, and Content.


    Do we have to use the in-house AV team?

    How can we get around it?

    What are my options?


    How do we get bigger and better stage/event scenic without a bigger and better budget?


    How do we more effectively engage the audience?

    How do we ensure that the take-away message lives on with the attendees? 

    Join us for this important conversation.


    Maria Schomaker, CMP

    Senior Event Producer

    Maria is a highly experienced meeting professional with comprehensive background in live event marketing. She has a proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s live-marketing requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and present cost-saving solutions for enhancing competitiveness and increasing revenues. Maria has also been an adjunct Professor at St. Louis Community College teaching Event Planning since 2007.


    Jennifer Knapp

    VP, Business Development

    Jennifer has enjoyed over 30 years in the experiential and event production industry. She has worked with client organizations nationwide assisting them with informing, inspiring and motivating audiences through impactful live events. Jennifer joined ITC 13 years ago after 10 years with a leading meeting, event and destination management company and a 10 year stint as a successful hotel sales and marketing professional.

    CAE Credit:  One Hour
    Domain 4-C:  Meetings and Events

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chase Park Plaza, 212 Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

    Join SLSAE For lunch and learning on Tuesday, October 22nd 

    Join SLSAE and PCMA for a joint program featuring "What's Coming in the Association and Corporate Events Arena". 

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Enterprise Bank & Trust University Center, 11401 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    Join SLSAE For lunch & learning on
    Tuesday, November 19th

    TOPIC:  Building a Brand of Attraction:  the Eight Steps to Find, Attract and Retain People, Resources and Funds to your Association 

    You want to get the attention your association needs and deserves to attract long-term, loyal stakeholders...donors, sponsors, members or advocates.

    The problem is it is hard to break through the clutter and connect with new audiences while keeping up with your current ones. There’s never enough time, money or internal support to achieve this at the level you know possible.

    Learn the eight steps to grow your influence so you can grow your income and impact. This sustainable marketing system will allow you to gain momentum, increase visibility and attract whatever you need to your association.

    CAE Credit:  1.0 Hours
    Strategic  Management 1.A, 1.B
    Programs, Products & Services 4.A, 4.B


     Maryanne Dersch
    Speaker, Coach and Superstar

    Maryanne has been coaching and training nonprofits for 25 years. She teaches them to raise the visibility of their organizations so they can connect with like-minded donors and raise more money. She is author of Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What to Do About It and founder of Superstar Fundraising Academy. She is leading a movement to change "nonprofit" to "human investment company" to accurately reflect the contributions of the sector. She’s known for her love of ultrahigh heels, extra-large Diet Cokes, and short karaoke rotations.

    • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • St. Louis Club, 7701 Forsyth Blvd., 14th Floor, Clayton, MO 63105

    Join SLSAE For lunch and learning on Tuesday, December 17th

    As association professionals, we are challenged each day to lead our organizations through ongoing industry and association challenges. This dynamic presentation will help us improve our leadership, teamwork and productivity. 

    This presentation will focus on the following;

    • Defining our internal and external value
    • The 7 defense mechanisms
    • 4 E’s of authentic leadership
    • The keystone to successful teamwork

    Our Speaker:

    Jeff Koziatek

    • Jeff has delivered more than 4000 presentations
    • Award winning film producer
    • Nationally recognized speaker, certified life coach, performer and author
    • Passionate about helping others experience personal happiness & professional success
    • Entrepreneur/artist/business owner
    • Managed national touring acts

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