What to Know Before You Go

We are just a few weeks away from the 2019 SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference in Asheville! To make sure you are ready to RESHAPE THE LANDSCAPE, here are a few things you should know before you go!

How do I travel to SMPS SERC?

All conference sessions will occur at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. Check our Hotel/Travel page for more details on hotels. Check out our blog articles to plan your great day in Asheville and our mini-guide to Asheville’s foodtopia. If you want to get outside among the countless trails within an hour’s drive of Asheville, check out this blog article.

For those attendees flying into Asheville, the Crowne Plaza Asheville does provide an airport shuttle for $30. Refer to the hotel information page for more detail and to reserve your shuttle.

Who’s going?

Over 280+ A/E/C marketing and business development professionals are scheduled to attend. THANK YOU to all who registered early to guarantee your seat in the room of one of the best marketing and business development conferences in the country! Click here to view the SERC 2019 attendee list.

What do I bring?

Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to network! Also bring materials to take a lot of notes from our stellar educational sessions. Whether pen and paper or a fully charged laptop, you will want to be ready to learn.

What should I wear?

The dress code for the conference is business casual and the city of Asheville is typically casual. Temperatures in Asheville are in the upper 50s during the day to the 30s at night. We recommend casual footwear for walking in the city just after the Monday night welcome reception for the dine-arounds. Jeans are perfectly exceptional attire for the nighttime events.

What’s in store for SMPS SERC?

We’ve got a fantastic lineup of presentations!

We’re also holding a social media contest!

Broaden Your Horizon

Broaden your horizon at this year’s SMPS SERC by meeting as many sponsors, exhibitors and speakers you can fit into the conference timeframe. This year, the SMPS SERC Communications Committee has developed an awesome way to network with this fun and interactive social media contest.

All SMPS SERC attendees can participate and win prizes! Read the full details here.

Reserve your spot for professional headshot with Forrest Briggs Photography (additional fee)

Do you need to update your headshot? Forrest Briggs, our SERC photographer, will be offering individual headshots during the conference. Read more details and reserve your spot here.

How can we share what we’re learning at SMPS SERC?

We strongly encourage you to share the best things you’ve seen at #SMPSSERC across social media! We’re on LinkedIn, Twitter (@SMPS_SERC), Facebook, and Instagram.

I think I’m ready for SMPS SERC …

Fantastic! We’re looking forward to seeing you. And if you still have questions, check our website or ask at check-in on Monday.