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SPINCon 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don CeSar Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL.

Expertise summarizes the members of SPIN. With an average of 20 years of experience in the industry, they know what they are talking about and can make it happen. Some things DO get better with age, and SPIN wants to celebrate it.

Through June 25 nominations are being accepted for those who are outstanding in the meeting and events industry and are still rocking it at 40+ years old.  Self-nominations are encouraged as well as nominations from peers or colleagues. Applicants do not have to be SPIN members – they just need to be at least 40 years old, have over 10 years of experience as a meeting planner, and still be actively planning full- or part-time.

A selection committee will choose the final 40 honorees, who will receive two complimentary registrations (one for the honoree and one for their nominator or a fellow qualified planner guest*) to attend SPINCon 2018. Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony amongst their peers. SPINCon 2018 will be held at the DonCesar in St. Petersburg, FL, November 11-13.

*To attend SPINCon, all planners must have at least 10 years of planner experience; suppliers may only attend in a sponsorship capacity.

Click here to nominate yourself or a planner.


  Click here for SPINCon registration updates.


We are not all things to all people, we're just for you--for us--senior-level planners. By ‘senior’ we mean you’ve been in the industry for 10 years or more. Over the years you’ve likely dealt with robust budgets and belt-tighteners. You’ve had a really good boss or two, maybe a couple bad ones, and now you might even be the boss - running your own company. You may have fretted about losing your job or maybe you’ve actually lost one… or two--it’s okay, so have some of us.


Here’s the thing: Whether you’ve got reason to celebrate or vent, whether you need solutions or have solutions, or if you simply want to be with people who get it,  SPIN is your place!



"Wanted to reach out and say CONGRATS on SPIN’s anniversary! It’s hard to believe the organisation is already 10 years old; it’s a phenomenal group … and garners SUCH massive amount of  experience, wisdom; Only wish I was close enough to enable attendance at some events!" ~Dawn Farrell CMP, CEM - Owner / Managing Director, Farrell Events~

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