Event Registration

ISSE Carmel, CA Aug 27-28

 

Dates & Schedule:
August 27th
ISS Experience:
9:30am-6:00pm General Session
1:00pm-2:30pm Luncheon
7:00pm-11:00pm Cocktails, Dinner Party and surprises!

August 28th
ISS Experience
9:00am-1:30pm General Session
1:30pm-4:00pm Luncheon & Tour and Wine Tasting at Holman Ranch

Location:
Holman Ranch
60 Holman Road 
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Investment:
ISSE 2-Day Experience = $500 per person 
or
ISSE 2-Day Experience + Bring a Friend for 1/2 off = $750 for 2 people

*******space is limited!********

Room blocks are available at the following locations, please ask for the special ISS Room Rate:

Holman Ranch (site of ISS Experience)
Total of 5 rooms at $250 per night
(831) 659-2640
      
  or
Bernardus Lodge

Total of 8 rooms at $325
(888) 648-9463
        or
Carmel Valley Lodge

$119 standard room
1 bed cottage $189
2 bedroom cottage $238
(800) 641-4646
       or
Los Laureles Lodge
Standard room $130
Suites and Jr. Suites $180
(831) 659-2233

The closest airports to fly into are:
Monterey Airport (MRY) 30 minutes away from Holman Ranch
San Jose Airport (SJC) 1.2-2 hours away from Holman Ranch
San Francisco Airport (SFO) 2.5 hours away from Holman Ranch

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What is Included in your ISS Experience Fee

Monday full day Experience, Breakfast, Luncheon, Cocktail hour, Dinner Party
Tuesday full day Experience, Breakfast, Luncheon, Wine Tasting
Swag bag and other surprises
Copious amount of information, networking, new friends, FUN  and more!
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Mark your calendars for AUGUST 27-28 and be a part of the Inspire Smart Success Experience that has the wedding industry world talking! That’s right, California, we are making our west coast debut in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, at the historic Holman Ranch.

Learn how to build your brand and grow your business to success with tricks of the trade, smart business advice and actionable tools designed just for you – the wedding industry entrepreneur.  Not only will you learn from established and respected wedding industry insiders, but you’ll do it in a fun environment! Forget the boring snooze-fest seminar – this will be a FULL TWO DAYS of educational experiences, eating, partying, and networking with new friends!

So, what will you take away from this amazing Experience?

  • How to MAKE MONEY ONLINE: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Public Relations and your Business:  Getting Published and Getting on TV
  • What you need to know for BRANDING and REBRANDING your business
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Strategies and advice for managing your business
  • Amazing new FRIENDS and business-building RELATIONSHIPS + MUCH MORE!

 

Preston Bailey has been lauded as one of the world's premiere event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience under the auspices of his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such clients as: Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump and others.  Also an author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations and his newest book, Celebrations was released by Rizzoli in October '09.   Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Summer Watkins: Under the guise of her nom de plume, GREY, stylist and curator, Summer Watkins blogs stylishly handsome finds for lovers of the good and pretty. As a stylist for commercial, editorial and lifestyle photo shoots, Summer spends her creative energies fashioning ideas, trends and brands into photo-worthy subjects for both clients as well as her blog—Grey Likes Weddings. She’s an advocate for the proper treatment of details and is over the moon for fierce creativity, brave color palettes, and fashion inspired motifs. Most of all, Grey Likes LOVE. Well-Styled.

Stacie Francombe is the founder of Inspire Smart Success, a three-tiered approach to helping wedding industry businesses grow and succeed utilizing the ISS Magazine, ISS Experience and ISS Mentoring. Stacie is committed to changing how the wedding industry learns and networks, both one-on-one through her mentoring program, as a group with fun, educational seminars and networking events, and individually, providing wedding industry professionals with a magazine they can learn from at their leisure. Stacie loves nothing more than being able to use her talents and knowledge to help the wedding industry grow and thrive and to see wedding vendors find success through using smart business practices.  Stacie will share her marketing savvy and experience growing companies across print, broadcast and online platforms, leading the panels and hosting the entire ISS Experience!

Jill LaFluer, owner of La Fleur Weddings and Events, has become one of the top designers for exclusive destination weddings and events throughout California and Hawaii, offering full service event design, styling, planning and production. With over 10 years of experience at some of the top destinations in the world, Jill has developed wonderful relationships working with many of the best vendors in the industry. Her calm, warm personality, her sense of class and style, and her background in interior design have given her the unique ability to create some of the most personalized, spectacular weddings to date. You can see her work in publications such as People, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Brides, Elegant Bride, Pacific Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Your Wedding Day, and online on top sites such as Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Bride’s Café, and Wedding Chicks, among many others. She has been a guest speaker and has styled shoots for Jose Villa Workshops, was sponsored by Style Me Pretty at WPPI 2011 to a sold-out audience as the first Wedding Planner to ever speak there, and has started her own series of photography workshops.

Robert Evans has been a professional photographer from the age of twenty, beginning his career in a small color lab in Hollywood. He quickly realized that he wanted to take pictures and not process others' photographs, and went to work for a large portrait studio with an opening in the wedding department. His career as a wedding photographer began. Robert photographed his very first wedding in January, 1989, and went on to work for three photography studios before starting Robert Evans Studios, Inc. in January 1994. Today, Robert Evans has earned an amazing reputation among his clients as well as his peers throughout the wedding industry. Robert's easygoing personality, integrity, and sensitivity has garnered him the ability to work with couples and naturally capture images unlike any other photographer. His amazing eye has earned him the honor of photographing some of the most amazing weddings over the last decade, including the weddings of celebs like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

Young Martin is a dynamic entrepreneur and designer who used her knowledge of textiles and fabrics and love for entertaining to propel her high-style rental firm, Wildflower Linen, into prominence in the domestic and international special-event industries. Since founding the company in 2001, Youngsong has grown it into a preferred source for celebrity event planners, leading hotel and catering executives, discerning organizers of corporate and social functions, and the hosts of gala weddings of all sizes. In 2007 Youngsong was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by an Orange County business association, and she was presented with more than a dozen formal commendations from the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature. In 2009 Youngsong won the Trendsetter Award and a Hall of Fame induction from the Association of Bridal Consultants, and in 2010 Youngsong was presented the Shining Star Award as “most inspirational person” by the charitable Wish Upon a Wedding organization.

*speakers subject to change

So sign up today and secure your spot for fun, new friends, and most importantly, the business tools and guidance you need to succeed as an entrepreneur in the wedding industry.  We can’t wait to see you there!
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ISS EXPERIENCE BUZZ

"What an amazing day at the ISS Experience. If you are a business and you didn't get a chance to attend; you missed out on an unbelievable learning opportunity. I feel so blessed to have been able to attend. Thank you Stacie  and all of the panelists that participated. So excited to work even harder to grow the business!  I feel like someone just gave me a check for 1,000,000 and I'm going back to Wilmington North Carolina to cash it! This experience changed a lot of lives!" ~Khalilah T. Olokunola

 "Kudos to Stacie Francombe and everyone at ISSE ! I've never been to an event where I have learned, laughed, celebrated and met so many amazing people! Can't wait to do it again!" ~Eddy Martinez

"I think the event was so well put together and executed. All of the printed materials were just beautiful and the attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Details make such a difference in the overall experience of an event and all of you who put the event together should be so proud of yourselves. Thanks again for a fab time:) I had such a wonderful time-- beginning to end! I met so many interesting people and learned so much. Thank you for the amazing experience!" ~Jackie James

"ISSE was amazing! I loved meeting and being inspired by so many wonderful, talented, brilliant people! It was the best week EVER. Still basking in the joy of every moment of that conference. THANK YOU to Stacie and the whole team for everything they did to make it such a magical experience. THANK YOU to all the attendees for being so bad-ass and inspiring. I feel so lucky to have been involved. What an incredible week! xoxo ~Dana LaRue Stiebel

 "Grateful for so many new friends with fabulous aspirations. The warmth and authenticity with which we all interacted was priceless. Genuine interactions breed true and lasting relationships. L.O.V.E." ~Kathy Romero

"Stacie there are just not enough words to express what a FANTASTIC JOB you did. In the ISS abbreviation every letter stands for itself and says it all. We are very honored to be a part of your network and hope to continue our relationship." ~Michael & Kristin Valdma

"The ISS experience today was a fun learning experience as well as a great networking event. The panel was very knowledgeable and your a fountain of information. I only wish I had all this information a few years ago!" ~Derek Wintermute
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Want to do more than just attend? Awesome! There are sponsor and partnership opportunities, email Sandie Ivers to learn more!

~Space is limited
~Registration is non-refundable but is transferable
~Fees do not include air travel to Carmel.  When booking flights be to call ISSE preferred travel agent Liz Culpepper at 505-792-6577 or email her at liz@lizelletravel.net!
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Thanks to all of our partners for helping to make ISSE CARMEL a HUGE INSPIRED SUCCESS!

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We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.