SESMA – Special Event Sites Marketing Alliances

3rd Annual Après Ski Holiday Party – November 29th

October 18, 2018sesmadminNews0

Attention snow bunnies, and snow men!
Join DCNACE, ILEA, MPI Potomac and SESMA
for our 3rd Annual
Après Ski Holiday Party

Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Avenue
Oxen Hill, Maryland 20745

Dress Code
Your Favorite Winter Attire

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Ask The Experts – Oct. 3rd – 6:00 PM

October 1, 2018sesmadminNews0
Mark your calendars for SESMA’s Annual Ask the Experts event on October 3rd at the American Institute of Architects!
Meet the Speakers:
Fee: $40/Member, $60/Non-Member


Thank You to our Event Sponsors:


Planting Seeds of Opportunity Campaign

May 21, 2018sesmadminNews0
  1. Campaign “Live” Dates May 18-May 24, 2018 (11-days only)
  2. Monthly Donor Levels at $10 – $15 – $20
  3. As a monthly donor your support will fund our recruitment efforts and help us create a pipeline to professions in the event industry.

For more information visit:

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President’s Message

April 27, 2018sesmadminNews0

Happy finally Spring to everyone! It sure took long enough. ….and just like waiting
for Spring, I am sure you were all waiting on news for what SESMA is up to as well!
We are in full planning mode for all programming coming this summer and
everything is lining up to be a can’t miss.
Please look for your invite for the Event Design Workshop we are hosting at Gensler
on May 24 th from 11:30pm to 1pm. Details and description for this educational
event will be arriving in your email box this week. A note on this event – it is a
brown bag, so if packing something very delicious – bring extra
We will be hosting an event each month through September and can’t wait to see
you all as we explore, create, and socialize!
If you ever have any questions about your SESMA Membership or if you are
interested in becoming a SESMA Member, please always feel free to reach out to me
– I would love to help!
Here is to warm weather and an outdoor cocktail!

Become a Featured Member!

October 31, 2017sesmadminNews0

featured-member01Share your latest news with the SESMA Community

SESMA is pleased to offer a new benefit for members! Each month, the eNews will include a Member Spotlight article.

This space is designed to provide members with an opportunity to share exciting news with the SESMA community. This could be the launch of a new event space, product, service, industry award or technology!

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and should include a photo and up to 300 words describing your new feature. Please note that submissions will be edited for space and consistency.

To submit, send a .jpg or .png photo with your article to

SESMA Member Spotlight: EventEQ

July 26, 2017sesmadminNews0

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SESMA Member Spotlight Article

EventEQ Open House
You are invited to experience the difference in event production.

Enable the emotional power of a presentation by using classic techniques within new technology. On August 17, from 4 – 7pm we will stage the latest event technology and equipment in true scenic scenarios for you to experience. Products will include unique lighting, audio and video solutions as well as LED high-resolution video walls and media servers. In addition, our scenic and print departments will show you how to turn an event environment into an interactive space, fit for even the most tech-savvy clients.

As an added benefit, our open house will also play host to some educational breakout sessions, presented by industry experts. Classes include:

4:00 PM
AV for Event Planners: Equip yourself with resources that will simplify audiovisual requests.

4:30 PM
Innovative Audience Engagement: From smartphones to virtual reality, explore unique ways to create an immersive environment for your audience.

5:00 PM
Scenic Design & Grand-Scale Printing: Learn how to get the most presentation, with the newest print methods and materials, on a budget.

5:30 PM
Media Servers 101: Fundamentals of media servers and how they can benefit a content heavy event.

Join us on August 17 from 4 – 7pm! Live music, cocktails and vintage inspired eats and sweets will be served, so that you can network amongst the finest.

RSVP by visiting or email

SESMA's mission is to develop cooperative marketing programs that bring member special event sites to the attention of meeting and event professionals throughout the DC-metro area who seek unique venues for their functions.
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