Need to make some professional connections, either to bounce ideas off someone, hear their take on an issue or get some career advice? There’s a vibrant online community of meeting planners on all the social media sites. Join the conversation!
Here are a few social media groups for meeting planners recommended by our editors for networking, job seeking, referrals, industry happenings and more.
Meetings Community (MeCo) is a discussion group for the meetings community where meeting professionals converge to learn, job search, network, discuss and exchange ideas about the industry. It’s a great social media resource for all aspects of meeting planning.
There’s an online group for everyone, if you’re a member of Meeting Professionals International. MPI Communities include groups for African American meeting professionals, administrative assistants, small business owners and more.
National Meeting Planners
National Meeting Planners is a meetings community group created for planners to network and discuss timely issues, as well as discuss experiences with cities, hotels, and other venues; issues such as contracts and clauses; restaurant recommendations; and anything that is pertinent to the industry. Meeting planners at all levels are welcome to join this private group, and requests to join will be approved by the moderator to ensure only meeting planners are represented.
Meetings Industry Group Travel Forum
Meetings Industry Group Travel Forum is a public meetings community group designed to provide ongoing communication, marketing, and small gathering assistance for traveling golf groups and golf events within the meetings industry. While the focus of the group is primarily industry events based around golf, and it exists to promote networking between golf destinations/resorts and meeting industry golfers, the group also includes discussion of industry news and hospitality issues.
Live Team is a place where business meeting and events professionals can connect, share perspectives and learn new skills as in-person meetings and events restart. The network, which is hosted on the Discord community-based platform, is open to all industry professionals looking to connect with colleagues and peers to share and learn.
The concept of “Every Voice Matters” is at the heart of TAMS (Travel and Meeting Society). Its flat organizational structure is led by committee leaders focused on 11 topic areas, ranging from disruption to diversity to sustainability. The leaders have 18-month tenures, which keeps the organization fresh and allows opportunities for others to lead.
Event Minds Matter
Event Minds Matter’s tagline doubles as its mission: “Building brave spaces to amplify the industry’s conversation on mental health.” The Event Minds Matter community faces the often-debilitating stigma head on in its About page, which explicitly says, “We share compassion, empathy and acknowledge that the labels we wear as badges of honor have contributed to a growing epidemic of a mentally unfit workforce. We are dedicated and committed to finding solutions that create a culture of realistic expectations for everyone in the event ecosystem.”
The LinkedIn job page connects users with positions tailored to their specific profile. You can narrow the search by title, skill, company or location. There are also LinkedIn suggestions for job searches by title. Helpful info includes listing the number of applicants and mapping out commuting routes.
LinkedIn groups for meeting planners include: