January 26 - 28, 2020


The Planners Suite Celebrates five Years!

Bringing It Back to Where It All Started!! The DMV!

You know those event industry powerhouses you have been following on IG and FB? We got them!

Been craving a party with drinks and your closest event besties? Pass the cocktail!

Waiting on a sign to get your business in check? Honey, come on over here!

Come celebrate with us.


Between budget sheets, site visits, and vendor therapy, it is easy to become overwhelmed and overworked just to ensure each of your events are as flawless as possible. But you know what? You do not have to be alone in figuring out the top solutions to make your business soar!

Welcome Home to The Planners Suite live experience!

We believe in creating an environment that feels like family and home at the same time. No stuffy boardrooms or boring slideshows here! We encourage everyone to laugh, shout, and even cry a little (yes, we have tissues on deck! ) when the message moves you. Most importantly, we want you to know that together we thrive and we are here to support you, encourage you and lift you up through focusing on your PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PROFIT! 


sponsored by:



Jon'll Boyd

Founder of The Planners Suite

I created The Planners Suite Live Experience  out of a desire for planners to have a home away from home or perhaps their home office where they can focus on reenergizing themselves and reigniting their business. We all know that being an entrepreneur is not for the faint at heart. There's a reason we continue to top the charts of having 1 of the top 5 most stressful careers in the entire world! But having a safe place to build and be transparent, to grow and connect and even reconnect makes the journey that much more rewarding instead of exhausting. At The Planners Suite Conference you don't just walk away with the knowledge, the how to, and the inspiration you walk right into your tribe, your squad, your village and your family!


We got what you need

But let our #TPS family tell you more!

so, what's included?

As a planner, you know the most important part of your career is understanding the details. And we know you are probably thinking  "this looks good and all but what value am I getting out of this?" WE GOT YOU!

The Basics


The When: January 26-28, 2020

The Where: The Hotel at The University of Maryland,
College Park, MD

The Who: Main stage conceptual learning presentations, interactive workshop training, opening networking mixer, and show stopping awards gala!

The Why: Because you are worth it, of course!


The Details


NEW! Celebratory Plannee Awards Gala


Dynamic Panels with Business Thought Leaders and Innovators


Private FB group for all attendees to keep the party going (long after the conference)


1 Mixer to Meet and Mingle


Dynamic Main Stage Speakers


Extra: Exclusive Content of All Main Stage Speakers and Panelists


Extra: Extended Education through The Planners Suite University!


All the laughter and love possible



NEW! Live Interactive Workshops


NEW! Pre-TPS LIVE Curated Experiences: Brunch & Learn + 20/20 Vision Experience


2 breakfasts and 2 lunches & tons of judgement-free snacks and treats!


Tons of relationships that last
for a lifetime


All work and no fun....well you know the rest! Every year at The Planners Suite Live Experience we take the time to celebrate planners who are making great impact in their community and changing the game one event at a time with THE PLANNEE AWARDS. For 2020, we are shaking things up a bit with hosting a full scale, jaw dropping, and oh so glamorous GALA! Come dressed to the 9’s and with something to prove as we celebrate our community in style! Even if you don't know anyone when you come you're sure to leave with a few new friends!

Not only has our gala grown but our awards have too! THE PLANNEES have been extended to include 25 NEW CATEGORIES so we can honor even more people within our industry. Do you know someone who would fit any of these titles, please submit your nominations below!

It Feels Good To Be Back In The DMV!

Meet Our Host Venue: The Hotel at The University of Maryland

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Indulge yourself with a visit to the most exciting, AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and conference center in the entire suburban Washington DC metro region. The Hotel at the University of Maryland offers business and leisure visitors elegant accommodations, an array of dining choices with five restaurants, and world class service and amenities. Located directly across the street from the main entrance to the University of Maryland campus, we are convenient to Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and all they have to offer.


The Planners Suite was built around the idea of connecting people through knowledge, engagement, and FUN. During the next three days, you will enjoy a variety of information from our expert speakers and panels, intimate breakout sessions, and networking events to remember.

speak it like you mean it 

We are excited to present an engaging and empowering experience for our attendees throughout the world with the event industry's top professionals. Hold tight as we reveal our speaker lineup.


clarence b. howerton

Empowerment Scholarship

Apply Now!


Hear from the founder of The Clarence B. Howerton Empowerment Scholarship, Kawania Howerton Wooten; what the scholarship is all about and how it is creating a living legacy from one
entrepreneur to another.

All applications must be submitted by October 9, 2019.

The top 3 video entries will be shown on The Planners Suite IG page on October 23rd to be voted upon by our committee.

The video with the most votes will be selected as the scholarship winner on October 30th.

Good Luck!!!

Name *
Phone *
Please copy and paste the link to your video in the space below. Please make sure the link works prior to submitting it.


We have all been where you are right now. Investing in your dreams is one of the biggest and most nerve-wrecking experiences you can go through. And the notion of adding on one more expense can seem daunting. We understand because we have been there too.

At The Planners Suite LIVE Experience, this is your chance to truly invest in yourself the right way with the backing of an entire community.  

here are some #TPSALumni:


educate yourself starting now! 

Do you want a more personal and one-on-one experience with someone who cares about you and the growth of your business?

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Become A Certified Event Planner and Continue Your Education Through The Planners Suite University

The Planners Suite University will assist you in creating a roadmap to fulfill your business goals and renew your passion and confidence within your business with our expert instructors who come with years of proven business experience and strategic know how they are ready to guide you in laying the foundation as well as elevating your business. The following topics will be touched on:

  • Contracts Every Planner Needs

  • Power Negotiating

  • Hidden Revenue Gems

  • Managing Work Flow

  • Hiring the Right Staff

  • Social Media Guides

  • Managing Work Flow

  • Hiring the Right Staff

  • Social Media Guides

  • Video Marketing

  • Understanding Your Price

  • Building Your Network


partners and sponsors

Our passion is to provide educational opportunities to new and aspiring planners. We believe that the truest example of good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with a well-educated, informed and knowledgeable planner. The Planners Suite LIVE Experience can put you directly in front of event planners who are in need of your services and products. Click the link below to submit your request to invest in #TPS2020 and we will contact you with more information.

where we've been

We have fond memories of the previous Planners Suite Conferences and we are excited to share some of the highlights with you below. Join us in a blast through the past with treasured documentation of our events through photography, film, and wonderful moments with our attendees. This is the perfect place to find out what The Planners Suite is about, what you can expect when attending our conference, creative inspiration, or just reliving the moments you created with us!