Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in SMPS events! With educational, networking and social events on the calendar, you are sure to find an event that meets your interests and schedule.

See the list of upcoming events below, or read about conferences here, or recurring events here. If you have questions about an event or would like more information, contact any of our board members.

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Make the Most of InDesign’s Automation Capabilities

December 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Zoom Meeting

In this special session for the intermediate InDesign user, you’ll learn how to harness InDesign’s content automation features to save time and build a cohesive look for your collateral. Award-winning AEC marketer Julie Shaffer, CPSM, will be your workflow guru, teaching you the ways of Microsoft + InDesign collaboration, maximizing styles, must-have scripts, Share for Review, and much more to end proposal inefficiency. So go ahead—click that “Register” link and get ready to improve your proposal automation.

Meet Julie

Julie Shaffer, CPSM
Owner | Consultant | Designer
Shaffer Creative, LLC


Thanks to learning how to communicate with analytical thinkers at a very young age (engineers everywhere!), Julie Shaffer, CPSM, has an innate ability to marry creativity with technical messaging. With this unique skill set, it only makes sense that she would land in a career that allows her to communicate—through imaginative strategy and design—in an analytical field. In 2012, Julie founded Shaffer Creative with the vision of orchestrating creative marketing solutions. As a bonus, she gets to work with clients who do work that matters: enhancing our lives by improving our environment.

An Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CC, Julie is passionate about helping marketers excel through efficient processes, and her popular training workshops take her all over the United States. Her work has been recognized with multiple local, national, and international awards for marketing collateral and graphic design.

When we’re not in a pandemic and she’s not making InDesign magic or collaborating with a stellar team of marketers, you can find Julie—camera in tow—seeking fresh inspiration in some far-off locale featuring incredible mountains or a gorgeous beach or exquisite architecture or... well, basically anywhere.


If you have any questions, please contact Celeste Pantuso at 704-214-2089 or [email protected]
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. All other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.



$0.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter

$0.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket

Future Meetings

Women in Leadership Series

February 03, 2021
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

The journey to success as women in the A/E/C industry

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