Welcome to something entirely different.
SPIN is the only network of senior-level meeting and event planners with 10 or more years of full-time planning experience. We are serious about the industry, but SPIN is so much more than industry talk.
We believe we ALL are so much more than the job we do. That's why SPIN focuses on the whole person - not just the part that does planning. Our four pillars are BRAIN, BODY, BEING, and BUSINESS.
When you do what we do, you often work alone a lot of the time. Then, you show up on site to serve everyone else. Who focuses on YOU? We do - together. We average 20+ years in this crazy industry, and together we make it so much more rewarding.
In addition to meeting & event strategies, health, mental wellness, and business strategy matter to us. In our group, you can ask for help, you don't have to be 'on' all the time, and you'll get straight answers to your questions. It's a NO-B.S. kind of environment, but with ridiculous amounts of fun, because our jobs are too stressful without a place to unwind with those who get it.
You will find a safe haven of support with your peers who are there to cheer you on or lift you up. There's plenty of discussion on industry happenings, along with open discussions on matters of importance to you and other planners in North America. You are allowed to share, vent, celebrate, and be the amazing you. Authenticity and real conversations are encouraged, and asking for help is a sign of strength.
Our planner members are located across the US and Canada (and a few far-flung places we all want to visit), and they plan meetings and events all over the world. Altogether, they manage budgets of $6 Billion annually on their corporate, association, incentive and special events. Most of our members are management level in their company or own their small business outright. They are difficult to reach, but eager to find the next cool trend.
SPIN members impact personal success through an authentic community that is rich in meeting & event expertise by providing Support, Education, Rejuvenation and Fun. For each other. Whenever they need it.
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How Much Does it Cost?
We are NOT a typical association, which means we don’t have all the overhead, fees, rules and regulations.
Because of our amazing year-round sponsor family members of SPIN, membership is FREE to all planners (must have 10+ years' experience though). , and a ridiculously cheap registration fee for our live and virtual events like SPINCon and AdventureCon.
Member communications happen exclusively in our Members-Only Facebook Group daily. We also meet in person annually for SPINCon - the least expensive conference in the industry (aside from hosted events).
Can Suppliers Join?
We love our supplier family members! SPIN is described as a place where suppliers don't have to put on airs, and they feel refreshingly embraced, not avoided like they sometimes feel elsewhere.
To keep the focus on the planners AND to provide a more exclusive experience for suppliers, we only allow a limited number of suppliers to join. Therefore, you must be a year-round sponsor of SPIN to participate. Suppliers comprise no more than one third of SPINCon attendance, so planners outnumber you for a change!
Thanks to Our Sponsor Family!