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Digital Event Experience Professionals Association (deexpa)

Connecting Digital Event Experts,
Enhancing Digital Experiences

The Digital Event Experience Professionals Association (deexpa) is the leading association committed to building the careers of digital event professionals through education, advocacy, and relationships.

Who Should Join deexpa

deexpa is for event professionals who work in the digital event experience space as well as non-technical event professionals who want to better understand event tech. We believe that the digital event space should be easy to understand.

We are here to demystify the digital event space so we can level up events together.

Why We Created deexpa

The digital events industry can be a lonely, fragmented place. Lots of tools with their own idiosyncrasies, lots of best (and worst) practices, lots of lingo, and lots of growth.

You know what’s missing? A lot of general education, standardization, and training.

deexpa is for you if:

  • You believe in your heart of hearts that this should be easier than it is, but don’t know where to start
  • You want to build your digital event experience expertise to become a go-to resource
  • You know your stuff, and you want to share what you know and build your network
  • You’re a non-technical event planner who has seen the digital event writing on the wall
  • You know you need to develop a base level of event tech fluency in order to stay relevant

 

deexpa is an association-based community of practice (CoP) and advocacy organization designed to meet this substantial gap in the industry and ensure that the next generation of event planners are set up for the digital future.

What's Included In a deexpa Membership

Live and on demand no-cost educational opportunities

Digital event experience planning resources

Job board to find and post digital event experience opportunities

Member directory to build your network and find collaborators

24x7 online community to get pressing questions answered

Discounts to Smart Event Academy courses and certifications

Bi-monthly, 30-minute meetups to teach, engage, and learn

Regular newsletters to stay on top of this fast-moving industry

All of the benefits listed above are included in the annual deexpa membership.

How Will I Benefit from Joining deexpa?

By engaging in the deexpa community, you can:

  • Expand your digital event tech skill set
  • Share your expertise with other members
  • Build your network and grow your career
  • Gain access to free planning tools and resources
  • Take advantage of discounts on courses and certification programs
  • Discover new job opportunities and find great digital event professionals
 
If you are committed to understanding the digital side of events – from strategy to implementation – then deexpa is meant for you.

About the Founder, Jen Santos

With three decades of IT consulting and project management experience and more than a decade leading event tech at some of the world’s largest companies, Jen brings a deep understanding of technology, project management, client management, and events to the Digital Event Experience Professionals Association.

She’s the founder of the Smart Event Academy and a senior digital events strategist, running both strategy and project management for major events in the tech space.

Her current and former client list includes names like:

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • CES
  • Databricks
  • Splunk
  • GitHub

How Can I Join deexpa?

deexpa is available to both individuals and organizations. Choose the membership that is right for you.

Connecting digital event experts, enhancing digital experiences.

When you join, you get:

  • Live and on-demand no-cost educational opportunities
  •  Digital event experience planning resources
  • Job board to find and post digital event experience opportunities
  • Member directory to build your network and find collaborators
  • 24×7 online community to get pressing questions answered
  • Discounts to Smart Event Academy courses and certifications
  • Bi-monthly, 30-minute meetups to teach, learn, and engage
  • Regular newsletters to stay on top of this fast-moving industry
All in a community of digital event experience professionals as passionate about the industry and it’s future as you are.
 
* There is no benefits difference between individual and team / organization memberships.

Ways to Join

Individual Member

Team or Organization

FAQ

deexpa is open to anyone who is interested in building their digital event experience expertise.

Not at all. As a matter of fact, joining deexpa is a great way to get to know more about the industry and learn the basics before taking on your first gig.
A deexpa membership is a deexpa membership. We don’t differentiate by industry role.
Yes and no. We are always interested in learning more about amazing event tech tools, but we are not interested in a straight sales pitch. Contact us to discuss what a presentation could look like.
To ensure continuity of benefits, yes, your membership will auto-renew at the end of your year. We’ll send you a reminder so you have the option to renew or cancel.

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