Catch The WAVE! 2016

010965-16-Main Pool at dawnThe 2016 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference will be held February 10-12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. This year, 10 SMPS Chapters will come together and spend three dynamic days of networking, learning, and developing relationships with industry partners. The Conference has previously attracted over 300 marketers, business developers and firm principals from A/E/C firms.

Conference registration will open in August 2015 but don’t wait, make your room reservation today!


What is PRC?

The SMPS Pacific Regional Conference is the place to invest your precious conference and seminar time and budget dollars.  The PRC annually hosts over a dozen presenters and keynote speakers offering attendees the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced professionals in AEC marketing analysis and strategies, business development best practices, and inspiring professional development.  Moreover, the unique PRC conference atmosphere encourages frequent networking opportunities with fellow professionals to make the important connections to help you build your business.


Call for Speakers is Now Open!

Marketers take a lot of heat. Join your peers and find your oasis at the 2016 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Pacific Regional Conference – The Heat Wave: Your Oasis Awaits.

The Heat Wave: Your Oasis Awaits will blaze into Palm Springs, California on February 10 – 12, 2016 with the biggest program selection yet – including a total of 18 break-out sessions and a 90-minute workshop. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, the conference will once again offer three dynamic tracks to help make sense of an ever-changing, often unpredictable AEC marketplace and bring together the best tips, tricks and trends from our industry’s best and brightest thought leaders.

In 2015, more than 300 marketers and firm principals attended the Pacific Regional Conference (PRC), benefiting from three days of networking and professional development opportunities. Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSM) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) members will be eligible to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending conference programs. The Heat Wave: Your Oasis Awaits is hosted by SMPS Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle chapters.

Click here for the full instructions/application. Good luck and catch The WAVE!
Email with questions.


Don’t Miss our Featured Speaker!

Sarita HeadshotSarita Maybin is an international speaker and communication expert whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, confront tough communication situations and work together better.  Her clients include Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County, Department of Navy and University of California, among others.  She has also presented numerous programs at CSU campuses.  She was voted a Top 5 Communication Speaker and has had the privilege of presenting on the prestigious TEDx stage.

Sarita is a former university Dean of Students with a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Winner and a past president of the National Speakers Association, San Diego Chapter.  She has been interviewed by the media about her book entitled “If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?”
Click here to learn more about our keynote speaker.


smps_ceu_logoSMPS CEUs Available!

A total count of potential CEUs for the 2016 conference are coming soon.

Chapter Sponsors

The WAVE is being hosted by the SMPS Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle chapters.

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