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NSANC’s Annual Meeting: Meeting Industry News Future Trends, Challenges & You! Featuring Deborah Gardner

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


For this meeting only, we will be at a different location: the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library

Date: May 12, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Place: SPECIAL LOCATIONWalnut Creek Library (Oak View Room)

1644 North Broadway (at Civic Drive) Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Member: EB $35 ($50 after April 28, 2018)  Non Member: EB $50 ($65 after April 28, 2018)


Economically, technological, politically and other factors are changing the way you do business. And, all you want to do is out-smart, out maneuver others so you own that space. Well, that’s not going to happen. Unless, you attend this jam-packed information session and find out the real facts about those that hire you.

If you’re serious about being successful today, hear the truth straight from the horse’s mouth, someone that lives in the meetings world that directly understands the relationship between the meeting & event professional and YOU! Explore the internal and external factor that is impacting the economic environment, meeting design and content delivery.

Take a look at why knowing more about the meetings industry is important to your career and how to get involved in the process. Discover how to modernize your business strategies from Deborah’s on-going extensive meeting industry interview process and insightful perspective from those that hire you.


  • Better understand what your client job duties really are to greatly enhance your relationships
  • Learn about the most up-to-the-minute meeting industry studies, data and developments that will blow your mind
  • Realize the best practices that will help you communicate the value of meetings

Get the facts about those who hire you. Explore the internal and external factors impacting meeting design, content delivery and budgets.

Biography: A swimming champion turned author & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner, CMP helps companies and organization professionals advance to new levels of success streamlining their goals for maximum winning results.

With a lifetime of competitive experience, Deborah has a wealth of practice being a Marine Brat, an Olympic Trial swimmer, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and WHORadio and a 27 year hospitality sales veteran. Today, Deborah is rising to international prominence with an entertaining and humorous sassy presentation approach by proving to help hundreds of people worldwide to discover their competitive spirit.

Deborah is a Certified Meeting Professional recipient. Actually, she is 1 of only 6 CMP speakers globally that has received this prestige credential, a “Meetings Mean Business” advocate, most requested speaker by Meeting Professional International, Meetings & Convention Magazine meeting planners voted Deborah as one of the best speakers heard, Event Industry Council’s Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals and the 2017 Top 50 Smart Women Leaders by Smart Meetings Magazine.

Whether keynoting or consulting, Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercial work as an actor, conducting voice-overs and runway modeling. Deborah lives in Arizona with her husband, Jerry and her 12 year old lover boy, Chief, the dog.

NSANC’s Annual Meeting

May 12 is also our chapter’s annual meeting, where we look back, look ahead, and install a new President and Board of Directors. We’ll announce our chapter’s Member of the Year and celebrate other extraordinary contributions to the life of our chapter. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and learn!

Member: EB $35 ($50 after April 28, 2018 Non Member: EB $50 ($65 after April 28, 2018)

NOTE: You must register for this program in advance — no tickets will be sold at the door. We expect this event to sell out, so register now!

ALSO: Please take care to go to our special venue for this meeting!


Walnut Creek Library (Oak View Room)

1644 North Broadway (at Civic Drive)

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend a meeting and you notify the NSANC office three days prior to the meeting date, your registration fee can be applied once per calendar year toward your next meeting registration. We regret that we are not able to provide refunds.


May 12
8:30 am - 12:30 pm