Events

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.

Want to sponsor an event? Click here for sponsorship information.

Past Meetings

2016 Holiday Party

December 01, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Ru Ru's Taco & Tequila
715 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
http://rurustacosclt.com/

Join SMPS Charlotte in celebrating this festive time of year at our annual holiday party!

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SMPS Marketing Communications Award (MCA) Submittals: How to prepare for, submit, and win an award!

November 16, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

JE Dunn
1616 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://www.jedunn.com

Come learn what it takes to submit and win an SMPS MCA award!

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Queen’s City’s NEW Metropolis: “Aerotropolis”: Panel Discussion and Site Tour

November 03, 2016
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: CLT Center/CLT Admin Building; Eagle Conference Room
5613 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208

Our panel of experts will discuss Charlotte’s “Aerotropolis” known as River District

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PR for the Marketing Professional

October 19, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

JE Dunn
1616 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://www.jedunn.com

PR for the Marketing Professional

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CPSM Study Group Info. Session

October 18, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

JE Dunn
1616 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://www.jedunn.com

Join us for a FREE CPSM Info. Session!

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Student Life Trends for the 21st Century

October 06, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
Charlotte, NC 28204
http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

Student Life Trends for the 21st Century

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Right Person, Right Message, Right Time: Bringing Context to Content for Big Impact

September 21, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

JE Dunn Construction Co
1616 Camden Road, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://www.jedunn.com

Content Marketing 201

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The MIX: Lunch Break

September 14, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

All American Pub
200 E. Bland Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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Economic Boom North of Exit 18 I-77

September 01, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Galway Hooker
17044 Kenton Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031
http://www.galwayhookerpub.com

Lake Norman Region's ECONOMIC BOOM!

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SMPS Build Business 2016

August 10, 2016
12:00 AM to 11:45 PM

Philadelpia, PA

IGNITE, INNOVATE and EXECUTE

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2016-2017 SMPS Kick-Off Social

August 04, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cantina 1511
4271 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
http://cantina15eleven.com/

2016-2017 SMPS Kick-Off Social

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Webinar: Supercharge Your Email Marketing

July 20, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A M King
1610 East Morehead, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.amkingconstruction.com

Webinar: Supercharge Your Email Marketing

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The MIX: Members Only Lunch

July 13, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

All American Pub
200 E. Bland Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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Elevate your photography skills

June 15, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A M King
1610 East Morehead, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.amkinggroup.com

Intermediate Photography Seminar to help you bridge the gap between uncertain skills to confident knowledge

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SMPS Charlotte End of Year Celebration

June 07, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Bakersfield East Blvd
1301 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://www.bakersfieldtacos.com

Join us at Bakersfield for the End of Year Celebration!

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SMPS Membership Campaign: Run for the Roses!

May 24, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Metropolitan Plaza (next to Dressler’s)
1111 Metropolitan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

SMPS Membership Campaign: Run for the Roses!

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The Ins and Outs of Business Development in the AEC World

May 18, 2016
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

FreemanWhite
8845 Red Oak Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
http://www.freemanwhite.com

Come hear from SMPS National's President

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May 2016 | Site Tour- Little Sugar Creek Greenway

May 12, 2016
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Hickory Tavern
1100 Metropolitan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
http://www.thehickorytavern.com

May 2016 | Site Tour- Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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The MIX: Breakfast Club

May 11, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Panera Bread
601 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html

Drop in on your way to work and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a cup of joe!

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Annual Member Focus Group

May 06, 2016
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

FreemanWhite
8845 Red Oak Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
http://www.freemanwhite.com

What can we do to make SMPS Charlotte even better?

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Full-Day Illustrator & Photoshop Bootcamp

April 29, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

UNCC Uptown Campus
320 E 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
http://centercity.uncc.edu/

Full-Day Illustrator & Photoshop Bootcamp

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The MIX: Members Only Lunch

April 13, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

All American Pub
200 E. Bland Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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Tourism and Hospitality and their impacts on Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

April 07, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
Charlotte, NC 28204
http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

Tourism and Hospitality: two industries that impact Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. But how and who do they impact?

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Group Therapy: SERC Debrief

March 16, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A M King
1610 East Morehead, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.amkingconstruction.com

Did you miss the conference or attend and have some great tips to share?

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The MIX: W(h)ine Wednesdays

March 09, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

DRAUGHT
601 S Cedar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Drop in on your way home and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a refreshing beverage to wind down.

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2016 Southeast Regional Conference

March 07, 2016
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC

Focus Forward

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Public Private Partnerships(P3s): Charlotte’s Real Estate and Higher Ed Future?

March 03, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
Charlotte, NC 28204
http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

P3s are on the upswing in Real Estate Development in the US but are they in Charlotte? What factors are contributing to this new movement and what affect will they have on the local AEC communities who are supporting these projects?

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SMPS Special Event with Susan Murphy: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Authentic and Effective Presentation Skills

February 17, 2016
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Freedom Park - The Mahlon Adams Pavilion
2435 Cumberland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Facilities/Reservable/Pages/Indoor.aspx#Pavilion

SMPS Special Event with Susan Murphy

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Workplace Trends in 2016

February 04, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
Charlotte, NC 28204
http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

Uptown to Ballantyne, Rock Hill to University City, new and expanding businesses are driving big demand in Charlotte’s office market, but what are the new Workplace Trends we can expect in 2016 and what impact will they have?

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The MIX: Members Only Lunch

January 13, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

All American Pub
200 E. Bland Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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