THE CONVENTION NATION STORY
Convention Nation started with Kim Estep’s absence at an important regional conference. You may have been there before: In 2014, she received a call from a customer asking her why she wasn’t at the event he was attending. She searched the web for the event listing, and came up short…even the association didn’t have a web presence
After digging deeper into event search, she discovered many sites for consumer events (including movies, outdoor concerts, and fairs), but very few online event information for professional events, domestic conferences and conventions.
During her lunch hours, she began to develop a business plan on the wall of her office with sticky-notes. Eventually, Convention Nation was formed. The MVP was launched in mid-2015, and now we are a small team, passionate about promoting in-person meetings and events, because we believe that in person matters. We want to encourage the development of relationships using handshakes, not emails.
THE CONVENTION NATION VISION
Our Mission is for the Convention Nation of Attendees and Exhibitors to have the best experience possible at the conferences, conventions and trade shows they attend.
We intend to accomplish this through providing the most useful and complete online event information to the Convention Nation. This information includes convention reviews, conference guest speaker analysis, convention location-specific travel and planning tips, real-time event coverage and insider convention information.
Our mission is important to us because we value in-person meetings and networking. In-person matters because the development of relationships using handshakes and personal interaction that happens at conferences, trade shows and conventions serves as a foundation to innovation and collaboration that can then be distributed on a large scale using technology, such as the Convention Nation website.
Membership Level: Up to 25 Employees