Signature Events

Signature Events

Thank you for joining Visit Alexandria for this year's educational forum. In order to accommodate all planners we have moved the event from a face-to-face networking event to a webinar format. We still promise you an incredible learning experience with a topic that is very timely. We look forward to connecting with you.

Our Most Recent Annual Breakfast & Blossoms ~ Webinar Edition
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 9:30am-10:30amEST
EIC Clock Hour Approved | Domain B: Project Management


Smart Project Management and Engagement Tools for Smart Planners
Ready to up your game with some unique alternatives to PowerPoint?  Know you could be more proactive in improving the methods your team uses to collaborate and manage a project?  In this session, we’ll delve into a multiple platforms with useful features, show you how you can customize them to best suit your needs, and transform the way you plan and execute your tasks and milestones.  We’ll also review some creative communication tools you can use to enhance your events, train your presenters, and conduct more engaging meetings of any size with sleek slides, polls, quizzes, infographics, whiteboard animations and more.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the top tools for managing projects and tasks
  • Hear the latest in alternative approaches to a standard PowerPoint presentation
  • Understand best practices for getting team adoption and using new tools and the tools you have

Tara Thomas Guest Speaker:
Tara Thomas │Co-Founder, Editor
The Meeting Pool

Tara’s extensive background in the marketing of technology applications and online services spans SaaS, B2B, enterprise, financial services, publishing, real estate, and automotive markets. She has over 15 years of expertise managing strategic event marketing programs for companies including Oracle, IPIX and The Cobalt Group, a leader in the automotive marketing space. Tara also served as VP Global Marketing at Certain, Inc., a leading event technology provider, where she oversaw a myriad of strategic initiatives that were critical to Certain’s evolution.



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Our Past Events:

Building Social Capital for Event Success (by invitation only)                 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 8:30am-10:30am
McChrystal Group - 333 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA
EIC Clock Hour Approved (1.5) | CMP IS Domain F: Stakeholder Management

Annual Breakfast & Blossoms (by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 8:30am-10:30am
The National Press Club | 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045
EIC Clock Hour Approved | CMP-IS Domain F: Stakeholder Management 

Bows, Baskets & Bikes (by invitation only)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm - Bike Building Event
Christ Church Auditorium | 118 N. Washington Street, Alexandria
Reception 5:00pm to 7:00pm  | Murphy's Grand Irish Pub | 713 King Street, Alexandria

5th Annual Top Golf Networking Social
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
Topgolf | 6625 S Van Dorn St | Alexandria, VA 22202

Here's what planners have to say about our Topgolf event:

"That was a great event. One I actually loved attending and I getting to meet the hotel sales teams in a ‘no-sell- zone.” –Jimmy Stewart, National Director, Internal Strategy & Support, National Alliance on Mental Illness

"Great event, as usual! Thanks so much for making life so fun in this industry." –Leslie Zeck, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings, International & American Association for Dental Research

Visit Alexandria's Annual Breakfast & Blossoms (check out our Post Event Blog)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 8:30am-10:30am | The National Press Club
Guest Speaker: MPI's Manager of Professional Development, Jessie States, CMM
Named 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events - 2017, Successful Meetings
Trendsetter - 2017, Meetings Today

Topic: Event Tech – The Meeting of the Future
(EIC Clock Hour Approved)

Meetings in the Life Science/Healthcare Sector and the Value of the CMP-HC Certification
In Collaboration with the Events Industry Council
Monday, February 5, 2018 | 12:30pm - 3:30pm | Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Catapult Your Brand Into 2018 - LinkedIn Workshop
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 8:30am-11:00am
Visit Alexandria Offices | Alexandria, VA 22314

4th Annual Top Golf Networking Social
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
Topgolf | 6625 S Van Dorn St | Alexandria, VA 22202

Visit Alexandria's Annual Breakfast & Blossoms
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 8:30am-10:30am | The National Press Club
Guest Speaker & Panel Moderator: Gene Lundgren, President of Aquarian, a Shepard Company
Topic: Contingency Planning: Developing Your Crisis Management Plan
(EIC Clock Hour Approved)

Meet the Team Look for us at AMPS, MPI Potomac Chapter, PCMA and SGMP each month. Let's talk ›



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