DEMA Annual Convention & Regional Conferences
The Domestic Estate Management Association is the leader in professional and personal development for the Private Service Community. DEMA’s reach goes well beyond our current membership and is recognized throughout the industry. Our approach to raising industry standards is unique, we don’t leave anyone out of the communication circle when it comes to managing estates and residences. Our goal is simple, to provide continuing education and resources to the Private Service Community. This will ensure more secure careers for our members and more protection & preservation of the estates or residences they manage.
The 2017 DEMA Annual Convention & Regional Conferences are designed to advance the professional development and resources of all attendees. They will leave with more knowledge to help them continue in their careers and businesses by utilizing the privileged information shared by our speakers & educators. Our goal is to provide our membership with a one day Regional Conference in different locations throughout the world several times a year. Each Conference will focus on a specific topic. All this will lead up to our multi-day Annual Convention held in September. Please take some time to review more information about the Annual Convention below and the other tabs above in the main menu about individual details for each Regional Conference.
This year's event has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of our members based on the feedback that DEMA has spent years obtaining through actively listening & supporting the membership. Our local Chapter Officers in each chapter throughout the country have also been on a mission to learn what our members are looking for in chapter meetings, educational offerings on the association website and now ultimately this convention. So, no matter what reason you have to attend this convention, we will have your needs covered!
What is included in the ticket price?
The short answer is, all of it! The speakers, networking, workshops, best practices, advice, panel discussions, support and even our welcome reception and annual awards dinner are all included in the ticket price. The 2017 DEMA Convention offers the most value ever seen at any Private Service convention. Don't delay, register & reserve your hotel room today and become an active participant in this one-of-a-kind convention.
Keynote & Featured Speakers: Over the years DEMA has been instrumental in pulling together great speakers and experts to share their knowledge at meetings and special events throughout the country on a monthly basis. The 2017 DEMA Convention will not disappoint by providing the best speakers ever seen at one event for Private Service! Principals, first class Private Service Consultants, Protocol & Etiquette Experts and industry specific leaders are already lined up to speak in September with many more to come. Stay tuned for announcements in the coming months.
Panel Discussions: Be in attendance to see unique panels discuss different situations and interact with the audience to come up with solutions to challenges facing our members on a daily basis.
Workshops: Currently there are over 24 workshops planned that will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on a variety of topics. Please make your voice heard and let us know what topics you would like to participate in by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your ideas to our workshops committee to implement. Workshops list coming soon!
Career and Job Fair: Convention this year will begin during the day on Friday with special Domestic Placement Agency driven workshops. Workshops will include everything covering your career including coaching, resumes, etc. There will also be dedicated times to sit down with placement agents and meet face to face!
NEW!!! In addition to the popular Career & Job Fair, there will be workshop opportunitites for PSP's and Suppliers that are not particitpating in the Career & Job Fair.
Welcome Reception: Things will kick off for Friday night at the Welcome Reception at our host hotel, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. This will be a chance to unwind and get settled in for the massive amounts of education being offered throughout the weekend. Grab a bite to eat, take care of registration, network with your peers and make new friends or even catch up with old ones.
Meal Functions & Breaks: We have designated meal functions and breaks in the education so attendees can network and learn from our exhibitors in the marketplace. Attendees will discover innovation, discussion and awareness in every corner of the convention.
NEW!!! Networking Continentail Breakfast each morning from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM. Be sure to join our Convention Sponsors for valuable information and networking.
Awards: Our awards committee is planning a great ceremony to spotlight members in all of our membership categories! It's time to bring respect, appreciation and support to members that are providing outstanding service to their Principals, clients & businesses everyday throughout the year.