The ISS Experience Comes to the West Coast

We’re excited to announce that ISS Experience 2014, a national conference for wedding pros is coming to our beloved Northern California this year! Taking place in Carmel, December 1–4, the event is organized by our friends at Inspire Smart Success, aka ISS, which provides tools and inspiration for the wedding industry through its quarterly magazine, mentoring program and seminars.

This year’s four-day ISS Experience will be jam-packed with workshops and networking opportunities with top planners, bloggers, photographers, and influencers  including Colin Cowie of ColinWeddings, Samuel Lippke, Kunbi Odubogun of Aisle Perfect, and Co-Founder of Honey Book, Shadiah Sigala.


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We got a chance to catch up with ISS Founder, Stacie Francombe, who told us more about this upcoming event.

Stacie Fancombe

IDOPR: We’re so excited that ISSE is coming to California. Is this your first event in this state?

SF: I did ISSE San Diego and ISSE Carmel as 2 day events in years past and loved both events! The west coast is such a great place for wedding and event entrepreneurs who are very excited for education and networking events such as the ISS Experience! In the past our attendees have been such an enthusiastic and engaging crowd that I really wanted to bring the 4 day experience to California.

What made you choose Carmel?

SF: What is not to love about Carmel! The weather, the setting, the surroundings of Carmel made for the perfect city to host our 5 year Inspire Smart Success Anniversary! Ever since the first time I did the ISS Experience in Carmel 3 years ago, I knew we had to bring the 4 day event there soon! La Playa is a gorgeous venue and their staff is so very excited to host this year.

What distinguishes ISSE from other wedding vendor conferences?

SF: The intimate setting we create at the ISS Experience really makes us different from other conferences. You really have a chance to connect with all of the speakers and all of the attendees due to our size. We also create very comfortable settings for learning, networking and of course partying!

What do you want your guests to get out of the event?

SF: To make life-long friendships that will change the way vendors conduct their lives and business’ for the better. Attendees get INSPIRED through learning and interacting socially with other attendees and speakers. Attendees and speakers are all there to support each other through learning, networking, and friendships!

You have a great lineup of speakers. What are you most looking forward to this year?

SF: I have been friends with Colin Cowie since he hosted my TV show about 9 years ago… for the past five years, I have invited him to a 4-day ISS Experience he has been booked with an event, so this year when he said “I’m not booked and I can come speak this year in Carmel!” I was just over the moon. He is an amazing man, with such an inspirational story to share and I can’t wait for all of my new attendees and Alumni to meet and learn from him!

ISSE Speakers


Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the wedding industry’s best. Here is where to register for ISS Experience Carmel. When registering, please mention you learned about the event from I DO PR.

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