San Antonio, Texas

Meetings Today LIVE! National

San Antonio, Texas

Why You Should Attend

San Antonio offers a wealth of experiential opportunities, spanning from its venerable historic landmarks to its contemporary and versatile event spaces. This remarkable setting guarantees an indelible backdrop for a wide spectrum of events. Join Meetings Today LIVE! National—a fully-hosted buyer event for qualified planners at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

San Antonio offers a wide array of local amenities that include a central location along the picturesque River Walk, affording convenient access to historic sites, an array of culinary options, cultural attractions, and a plethora of hotel accommodations, thus making it an ideal choice for event planners.

Enjoy networking and offsite activities, round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, food and beverage are covered! You’ll also receive CEU credit for attending our education session!

Pre-qualified planners will participate in a minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments to create new business opportunities.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jessica-Leigh Arends at: or 319-382-2009.

Last Chance Apply Now Before it is Too Late!

Networking Opportunities
Meet Suppliers One-on-One
Round-Trip Coach Airfare
Hotel Accommodations
Fabulous Food & Beverage
Off-Site Tours & Activities
CEU Credit Hours
Pool Cabana

The venue

San Antonio, Texas | JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

A special thank you to our host hotel and sponsor.



Jessie StatesJessie States, CMP, CMM

Vice President, MPI Academy  
Meeting Professionals International  

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, is the Vice President of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products, including live and digital events, educational experiences, professional certificate programs and educational partnerships. Jessie has received the Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters. She has also earned spots on the lists of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and Trendsetters (Meetings Today magazine). 

Session: AI Evolution: Supercharging Event Experiences for Tomorrow 


Dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence and discover how it’s reshaping the landscape of event management. This interactive session led by MPI Academy Vice President Jessie States will explore the practical applications of AI in enhancing event experiences, streamlining logistics and maximizing attendee engagement. Through real-world examples and case studies, you’ll gain valuable insights into leveraging AI technologies to create unforgettable events and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.  


Learner Outcomes 


-Understand the fundamental concepts of AI and its relevance to event planning and management. 

-Identify specific AI-driven tools and technologies that can optimize various aspects of event organization, such as registration, marketing and onsite operations. 

-Apply strategies for integrating AI solutions into their event planning processes to improve efficiency, personalization and overall event success. 

Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker
UpFront Presentations

Marilyn Sherman is not just a speaker, she is a force of nature. With over 25 years of experience in corporate training and professional speaking, she has established herself as one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the industry. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the distinguished honor of being inducted to the National Speaker’s Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame in 2018. She has written four motivational books that have inspired countless readers to take action, get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. Like an usher at a Las Vegas show, Marilyn illuminates the path to success by shining her light to help others get to the front-row of their lives.

Session: Front-Row Success: How Top Performers Never Settle for Balcony Seats

More than ever, companies are worried about retaining top talent. With over a third of the workforce in the U.S. being disengaged with their jobs, it’s time to recommit and reignite some energy to motivate people to get excited about their work life again.  

This session will inspire individuals to identify what their goals are, take stock of where they are now in relation to where they want to be, and will provide attendees with the tools to accomplish more. There are also obstacles along the path to success, so participants will identify what is blocking them and how they can overcome those obstacles for peak performance.  

Inspiring keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE, will show you how to be resilient and professional in the pressure cooker of business event planning by employing actionable success strategies and managing your energy levels in the heat of the action. 

Learner Outcomes

-How to envision the desired outcome for your events, helping you to design and execute gatherings that align with strategic business objectives.
-How to acquire skills in energy management, enabling you to prioritize high-impact tasks and make the most of your peak productivity times, crucial for the demanding role of event planning.
-How to employ techniques for increasing engagement among stakeholders, including clients, attendees and team members.
-How to handle communication when overwhelmed is at a maximum.  



Supplier information

Complimentary meals, education, and social events
A minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments with pre-qualified planners with an RFP or sourcing.
Interested suppliers should contact Jim Krotz at or 319.389.6821.

Thanks to our sponsors