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Do you plan or implement meetings, conferences or events that are funded with government dollars?  We invite you to join the premier organization for government focused meetings and events. Build your credibility, skills and network!

Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and improve the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. SGMP delivers our membership value of education, resources, and networking to our nearly 2,000 members through 19 chapters nationwide.

News from the Bayou State

Want to Host the Chapter Annual Educational Conference? Or a Monthly Networking Meeting?

The deadline is June 14th to submit a response to the RFP for the opportunity to host the Annual Chapter Educational Conference with tentative dates of December 4 & 5 or December 11 & 12. 

If you are interested in hosting a monthly networking, educational, & lunch meeting at your property then reply to the RFP.  The deadline to submit a response is June 14th. Questions, email sharon@teamdyn.com

Education,  Networking, & Lunch Meeting

June 27, 2024

The next Chapter Education and Networking meeting will be held June 27, 2024 @ the Hilton Garden Inn @ 2350 W Congress Street in Lafayette. SGMP La Member  Danielle Tassin with Lafayette CVB will be our host! There is not a fee for parking at this property.  Join us at 11:30 am for lunch and networking followed by the educational program SGMP Leadership: The Commitment to Serve at Noon.  Register!  


Register Now! 2024 National Education Conference

There will be goat yoga and a disco party this year at  SGMP National Education Conference (NEC) for 2024 being held May 7 - 9 in Omaha at Hilton Omaha and CHI Health Center!  This is the  link to register. The SGMP  NEC features over 20 hours of professional development sessions, exciting keynote speakers, an industry tradeshow, networking opportunities, a fundraising silent auction, and more!  Join SGMP members from across the US for this unique opportunity to earn continuing education hours, network with your peers and colleagues, and stay on the cutting edge of the government meetings industry. Learn about sessions and keynotes on the conference webpage. 

State of the Chapter Report December 2023

The SGMP La Chapter State of the Chapter Report for December 2023 is available for review. This document includes the Chapter Board Leadership Transition Plan.  As of November 14,  2023 there are 41 members of the Chapter with 25 planners and 16 suppliers.  Read Report

Call for Chapter Board Members!

As we continue to uphold the mission and values of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) within our Louisiana chapter, we are seeking dedicated individuals to step into key leadership roles on our board. Your expertise, passion, and commitment are essential in driving the success of our chapter and advancing our collective goals.

We are currently looking for volunteers to serve in the roles of Second Vice President and Secretary until June 30, 2025. These positions play integral parts in the strategic planning, decision-making, and operational functions of our chapter. By taking on these responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of our chapter, foster professional development opportunities for our members, and build networking opportunities for the  growth of our members.

Role of Second Vice President - The Second Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President and First Vice President. The Second VP shall chair the Community Involvement Campaign Committee and will be a supplier member.

Role of Secretary - The Secretary shall e-mail draft minutes to the Board President prior to next Board meeting and by the 9th of the following month, present host properties with a thank you token at monthly Chapter meetings, and be a supplier member.

To express your interest or nominate a fellow member, please contact Chapter President Sharon Delvisco at sharon@teamdyn.com  by April 11th. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our leadership team and contribute to the continued success of the SGMP LA Chapter.

Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to our organization. Together, we can achieve great things for our industry and community.

Education on Demand

  • Did you know SGMP National and the Gilmer Institute of Learning offer exclusive webinars, at no charge, to SGMP members as a membership benefit?
  • These high-quality industry education opportunities are eligible for pre-approved Contact Hour credits toward CGMP recertification.
  • Many of these webinars are available on demand for viewing at your leisure. Check them out here

Learn more about National SGMP


Time for the Annual Member Survey

It is time to complete the annual member survey!  Use this link to complete the survey, it only takes 5 minutes and the information is used to support the Board Members to develop the Chapter Educational Plan for 2023 - 2024 meetings during the Board Member retreat being held on June 26th in Kenner.  This valuable  information is also used to develop the Chapter goals and objectives.

SGMP National Education Conference 2024

This year the NEC in Omaha was so exciting!  There was Goat Yoga, Disco Dancing, Watermelon Races, and a Walk to Idaho.  There were great networking and educational opportunities provided. The SGMP La Chapter took home 5 award recognitions:  Highest percentage of members in attendance, Programming Excellence, Chapter Operations Excellence, Communications Commendation, and Excellence for Social Media.  Willma Harvey, CGMP was sworn in as a member of the Sam Gilmer Board of Trustees and Carolyn Barrett, CGMP was recognized as a Legacy Award Winner.  We captured some of the best moments in the SGMP La Chapter NEC 2024 Video.  

Watch the Video

Recent Awards for  SGMP La Chapter

The Louisiana SGMP Chapter was recognized for Chapter Operations at the NEC held in Omaha, NE in May 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for  outstanding Chapter Programming at NEC 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for  Social Media at NEC 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for Highest Percentage of Attendance at NEC 2024.

Contact US

SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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