Meeting/Event Information

Past Meetings

Fellows Forum | Straight Talk with Our Fellows

December 08, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Lease Crutcher Lewis
2200 Western Ave – Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121
http://www.lewisbuilds.com

To end the year, five former Fellows Scholarship winners will interview our five Fellows to uncover lessons learned about strategic planning, leadership, job transitions, organizational involvement and more. Nothing is off limits!

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November Breakfast | Client Connections

November 15, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Interested in learning more from clients about what they really want to see when it comes to project teams, proposals, and presentations? Join us for Client Connections to learn about the selection processes used by various agencies.

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Networking | Celebrating New Members & CPSM Week

November 03, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Catalyst Loft
701 Pike Street, Suite 2125
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.catalystactivation.com

Come celebrate our newest members and CPSMs at our next SMPS networking event. All members are invited to this free event! Not a member or CPSM yet? Join us and learn about the benefits!

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Monthly Breakfast | Social Media Trends and Tips

October 25, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.wac.net

Learn the latest social media best practices, how to adjust your social content strategy in an ever-changing environment, and how to optimize campaign measurement and ROI.

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Educational Workshop | Better Networking, Interviewing, and Presenting Strengthen Your Interactive Skills

October 11, 2016
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

AGC Building, Second Floor Conference Room (near Starbucks)
1220 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.agcwa.com

Strengthen your interactive skills and learn to “think on your feet” when the pressure is on.

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SMPS Seattle Networking | Trivia Night

October 06, 2016
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/seattle/

Join us at Pyramid Alehouse for the SMPS’s fall trivia night benefitting the SMPS Seattle Scholarship Fund!

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Monthly Breakfast | Neuroscience and Other Strategies to Help your Company Innovate

September 27, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.wac.net

Attend the September 27th breakfast and learn how to consistently deliver innovative results.

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Networking | SMPS Seattle 2016/2017 Kick-Off Party

September 15, 2016
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Pike Place Market PDA, Atrium Suite
85 Pike Street, Room 500
Seattle, WA 98101
http://pikeplacemarket.org/meeting-event-rooms

Come celebrate at SMPS Seattle’s annual networking event, the 2016-2017 Kick-Off Party! Members bring a guest for free!

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Quarterly Fellows Forum | Integrated Marketing Communications: Making the Connection

September 08, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ankrom Moisan Architects
1505 5th Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101

Learn how to design and implement an Integrated Marketing Communications strategy that fuses traditional and modern communication platforms to build a meaningful brand experience for your target audience.

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Members-Only Brown Bag Lunch | SMPS National Conference Recap

August 19, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Westlake Tower, 4th Floor Conference Room, Hosted by KPFF
1601 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.kpff.com/

Join us for the official recap of the SMPS National Conference, Build Business where we’ll share key takeaways from this year’s conference.

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Workshop | InDesign Advanced Strategies

July 28, 2016
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Skanska USA Building
221 Yale Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98109

Luminous Works' Steve Laskevitch, Adobe Certified Instructor, will decipher the many workflow choices within Adobe InDesign’s advanced features.

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SMPS Seattle Networking | PROJECT TOUR: The Allen Institute’s New Headquarters

July 27, 2016
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Allen Institute
615 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA
http://www.alleninstitute.org/facility/

Discover the innovative architecture of the new headquarters for the Allen Institute during this exclusive tour for members only. Happy hour to follow. Registration closes on July 20.

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Webinar Screening | Leveraging Your Skills: Building Value for Your Firm (and Your Career) Beyond the Marketing Role

July 14, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lydig Construction
3180 139th Ave SE, Ste. 110
Bellevue, WA 98005
http://www.lydig.com

Join us for a lunchtime webinar screening for marketing and business development professionals at all levels; learn multiple strategies to add value to your organization and grow your career.

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June Breakfast | Social Equity + Diversity = Good Business

June 28, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.wac.net

What does it mean to do “good business”? Key leaders in diversity and social equity from major agencies in the state of Washington will help explore what it means, upcoming changes for contracting requirements, and potential impact to project delivery met

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Quarterly Fellows Forum | Future Planning

June 09, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MG2 Architecture
1101 Second Ave, Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98101
http://mg2.com

In this lively panel discussion, we’ll learn how to grow and retain the next generation of firm leaders.

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May Breakfast | Prepare New Project Managers for Successful Interviews

May 24, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Residence Inn by Marriott
605 114th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvuri-residence-inn-seattle-bellevue-downtown/

Learn interview coaching strategies based in selection panel research to establish credibility of new project managers.

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SMPS Seattle | 2016 Reign Awards Gala

May 19, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Melrose Market Studios
1532 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.melrosemarketstudios.com/

SMPS Seattle is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Reign Awards, our annual awards gala of the year’s achievements. Join us for an evening of networking, entertainment and celebration.

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April Breakfast | Healthcare's Changing Landscape

April 26, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.wac.net

A panel discussion representing the region's top healthcare providers.

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SMPS Seattle Networking | Trivia Night

April 07, 2016
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/seattle/

Join us at Pyramid Alehouse for the SMPS’s spring trivia night benefitting the SMPS Seattle Scholarship Fund!

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The Future of Visual Communication

March 22, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.wac.net

For decades, the term “visual communications” had been used to broadly encompass all forms of graphic design, but over the past 5 years a shift has happened leading to an entire industry claiming the label as theirs.

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SMPS Seattle Networking | March Madness Tip-Off Happy Hour

March 15, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Hard Rock Café
116 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.hardrock.com/

Join us for happy hour as we tip-off the 2016 March Madness season and fill out our NCAA brackets (no basketball knowledge needed!)

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SMPS Fellows Forum | Knowledge Management & Knowledge Sharing

March 10, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

DCI Engineers Lobby Conference Room
818 Stewart Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Join the Fellows and two AEC firm technology leaders to expand the old adage ‘Knowledge is Power’ to ‘Sharing is Power’

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Monthly Breakfast | Strategic Account Management

February 23, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Residence Inn by Marriott
605 114th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Professional service firms enjoy their work and like nothing better than doing and talking about their work every day. Yet, career advancement typically aligns with landing work.

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Monthly Breakfast | The Case for Community Involvement

January 26, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Lauri Hennessey will present about the importance of giving back and discuss some easy steps companies can take to become more involved in the community.

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SMPS Seattle Networking Event | Putts and Pints Happy Hour

January 14, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Flatstick Pub
15 Lake St., Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.flatstickpub.com

Join us at Flatstick Pub in Kirkland for casual mingling, a round of putt-putt and an opportunity to welcome new members. All new members who joined after January 1, 2015 will receive one free drink ticket. No host bar. 9-hole greens fees and light appet

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