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    • March 14, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Edward A Dufresne Community Center @ 274 Judge Edward A Dufresne Parkway in Luling, La
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    March 14, 2024

    Location:  Edward A Dufresne Community Center @ 274 Judge Edward A Dufresne Parkway in Luling, La

    11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch and  Networking, Socializing, Announcements

    12:00 - 1:00pm – Educational Training

    Presentation by:

    Denise Reid, Hyatt Centric French Quarter


    Denise, a thirty-three year hotel hospitality veteran, is the Event Planning Manager at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter for over thirteen years. She has received numerous awards, including the Meetings Today Magazine 2023 Hospitality Trendsetter National Award, 2022 Smart Women in Meetings Magazine National Visionary Award, 2018 Hyatt Centric Manager of the Year, 2018 HRI Lodging National Manager of the Year and 2018 Event Service Professional Member of the Year. Denise has published several hotel training guides for HRI Lodging and Sheraton Hotels. A professional hospitality speaker, Denise recently completed the Event Service Professionals Association(ESPA) Hotel Foundational Training Guide and the DEI Accessibility Toolkit for hotel, convention center and CVB/DMO event professionals. Denise is the 2023 national president of the Event Service Professionals Association(ESPA) and is also a member of Women@Hyatt, Hyatt B.L.A.C.K. Diversity Business and Resource Group and Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association. Denise and her husband reside in Laplace where she volunteers as youth choir director at her local church and she is mom to a Mini-Schnauzer, Meech. When not creating memorable experiences for her clients, Denise enjoys reading, community volunteering, international travel with her husband and trying new restaurants.


    Topic: Security Best Practices for Event Professionals


    Attend this meeting to learn best practices for safety of everyone attending meetings and events.

    Approved for 1 contact hour for Core Competency - Logistics

    The Spring Community Involvement Campaign has been extended for the March Meeting. Help us Spread the Love by making a contribution to the Peanut Butter Drive Campaign.


    RSVP by March 7, 2024 to avoid late fees!

    Registration Fees:

    First/Second meeting(s) non-member attendees are FREE - but you must register!

    If you are a current member of SGMP La Chapter or other SGMP Chapters please register as a member.

    Planner Guest Non-Member $35 until March 7, 2024

    Planner - Member $25 until March 7, 2024

    Supplier Guest Non-Member $45 until March 7, 2024

    Supplier - Member $35 until March 7, 2024

    First/Second Virtual Meeting(s) Attendee Non-Members are FREE - but you must register!

    Virtual Attendee - $15.00

    $10 late fee assessed for those that register after March 7, 2024 deadline.

    There is a non-refundable $2 credit card fee included on each transaction.

    We can not guarantee lunch availability to those that register after the deadline.

    We strive to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to our services, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using our site, please contact: President@sgmpla.net 



    • April 11, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
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    april 11, 2024

    Location:  TBD

    11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch and  Networking, Socializing, Announcements

    12:00 - 1:00pm – Educational Training

    Presentation by:

    Darrian Campbell, CGMP and Jamar Little


    Topic: AV: The Basics of Set Up


    Attend this meeting to learn about the set up of basic AV equipment for meetings. Presenters will provide a how to about setting up laptop/tablet, connecting to WIFI, connecting to basic projector, and how to troubleshoot common concerns.

    Approved for 1 contact hour for Core Competency - Technology

    RSVP by March 7, 2024 to avoid late fees!

    Accommodations: TBD

    Registration Fees:

    First/Second meeting(s) non-member attendees are FREE - but you must register!

    If you are a current member of SGMP La Chapter or other SGMP Chapters please register as a member.

    Planner Guest Non-Member $35 until April 4, 2024

    Planner - Member $25 until April 4, 2024

    Supplier Guest Non-Member $45 until April 4, 2024

    Supplier - Member $35 until April 4, 2024

    First/Second Virtual Meeting(s) Attendee Non-Members are FREE - but you must register!

    Virtual Attendee - $15.00

    $10 late fee assessed for those that register after March 7, 2024 deadline.

    There is a non-refundable $2 credit card fee included on each transaction.

    We can not guarantee lunch availability to those that register after the deadline.

    We strive to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to our services, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using our site, please contact: President@sgmpla.net 



    • June 13, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lafayette
    Registration is closed




    june 13, 2024

    Location:  lafayette

    11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch and  Networking, Socializing, Announcements

    12:00 - 1:00pm – Educational Training

    Presentation by:

    Sharon Delvisco, CGMP, DSW, LMSW

    Willma Harvey, CGMP

    Allison Landry, CGMP

    Melissa Lee Boyd, CGMP

    Jessica McChesney


    Topic: Commitment - Volunteer to Serve SGMP La Chapter


    Attend this meeting to learn about the possible roles in which all members of the SGMP La Chapter may serve.  An overview of the different committees and board seats will be provided.  There will be a discussion of responsibilities and time commitments for each of the volunteer opportunities.

    Approved for 1 contact hour for Core Competency - Leadership - Personal and Professional Development

    RSVP by June 7, 2024 to avoid late fees!

    Accommodations: TBD

    Registration Fees:

    First/Second meeting(s) non-member attendees are FREE - but you must register!

    If you are a current member of SGMP La Chapter or other SGMP Chapters please register as a member.

    Planner Guest Non-Member $35 until June 7, 2024

    Planner - Member $25 until June 7, 2024

    Supplier Guest Non-Member $45 until June 7, 2024

    Supplier - Member $35 until June 7, 2024

    First/Second Virtual Meeting(s) Attendee Non-Members are FREE - but you must register!

    Virtual Attendee - $15.00

    $10 late fee assessed for those that register after June 7, 2024 deadline.

    There is a non-refundable $2 credit card fee included on each transaction.

    We can not guarantee lunch availability to those that register after the deadline.

    We strive to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to our services, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using our site, please contact: President@sgmpla.net 



Past events

February 08, 2024 February 8, 2024 - ABCs for Meeting Professionals - Acronyms
January 17, 2024 January 17, 2024 Education - Why do Meeting Professionals Need to Know about SAM?
November 29, 2023 Annual Chapter Education Conference & Award Luncheon November 29 & 30, 2023
October 12, 2023 October 12, 2023 Education - BEOs: Who, What, When, and Why
September 14, 2023 September 14, 2023 Education - FAM Trips & Tips
August 10, 2023 August 10, 2023 Education - Behind the Scenes at Convention Centers
July 13, 2023 July 13, 2023 Education - State Travel Regulations Updates & Changes
May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023 Education - Advancing the Principles of DEIB for Meeting Professionals
April 13, 2023 April 13, 2023 Education - The ABCs of AV
March 09, 2023 March 9, 2023 Education - Ethics
February 09, 2023 February 9, 2023 Education - The Benefits of Working with University Conference Centers
January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023 Education - Protocol & Etiquette
December 08, 2022 December 2022 Annual Chapter Education Conference
November 10, 2022 November 2022 Education - Travel Regulations
October 13, 2022 October 2022 Education - Contract Negotiations & Planning
September 08, 2022 September 2022 Education
August 11, 2022 August 2022 Education
July 14, 2022 July 2022 Education - Icebreaker, Icebreaker Baby!
May 12, 2022 May 2022 Education - Tech Tools for Meetings
April 14, 2022 April 2022 Education - The Value of CVBs
March 10, 2022 March 2022 Education - Know Your Audience
February 10, 2022 February 2022 Education - The Purpose of Meeting
January 06, 2022 January 2022 Education
December 08, 2021 Annual Education Conference - December 2021
November 10, 2021 November 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
October 14, 2021 October 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
September 09, 2021 September 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
August 12, 2021 August 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
July 08, 2021 July 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
June 10, 2021 June 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
March 11, 2021 March 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
February 11, 2021 February 2021 Education Meeting
January 14, 2021 January 2021 Education - Virtual
December 09, 2020 Annual Education Conference
November 12, 2020 November Education Meeting ONLINE
October 08, 2020 October Education Meeting ONLINE
September 10, 2020 September Education Meeting ONLINE
September 03, 2020 Wine Down Yoga Night
August 13, 2020 August Education Meeting ONLINE
July 09, 2020 July Education Meeting ONLINE
June 11, 2020 June Education Meeting ONLINE
May 19, 2020 May - National Education Conference (NEC)
April 09, 2020 April Education Luncheon
April 02, 2020 POSTPONED: Government Meeting Planner Networking Mixer
March 12, 2020 March Education Luncheon
February 13, 2020 February Education Luncheon
January 09, 2020 January Education Luncheon
December 12, 2019 December Education Luncheon
December 07, 2019 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge Build
November 14, 2019 November Education Luncheon
October 09, 2019 Annual Louisiana SGMP Education Conference
September 12, 2019 September Education Luncheon
September 09, 2019 Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) Course
August 08, 2019 August Education Luncheon
July 11, 2019 July Education Meeting
June 25, 2019 National Education Conference (NEC)
May 09, 2019 CGMP Review & New Board Installation
April 11, 2019 Planner Meet & Greet
March 14, 2019 Addressing Implicit Bias & Cultural Consciousness
February 14, 2019 Contracting with the State: A Breakdown of the Red Tape
January 10, 2019 The Art of Pre and Post Con Meetings
December 13, 2018 Hospitality from the Heart

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SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884



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