To collaborate with those who are doing. To learn from those who achieve. To cultivate from those with knowledge. To grow from those passionate about virtual meetings and events. 

The Virtual Meetings & Events Association Story

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The Virtual Meetings & Events Association

was created to promote collaboration, connectivity and to cultivate new ideas and best practices.  The VMEA Team, with a wide range of experience in the meetings and events world, quickly recognized the role and importance of virtual meetings in early 2020.   

Virtual is here to stay and we are here to help.  

To navigate this medium successfully, we have been gaining insight from thought leaders who are immersed in the virtual component and posing questions that will help get answers to the key questions facing planners and event producers. 


The Who, What, When, Where and How.

 We are here to provide the resources you need to navigate the ever-changing virtual world. Pondering these questions, Jim Bennett, Founder and Executive Director challenged Co-Founders Paulette Hopkins and Lance Hornecker to build the framework and vision.  We now ask you, our virtual community to work, guide and mentor each other to be the best we can be in this medium.  


A Virtual Call to Action

Join us, as a planner, executive, educator, student or as a provider of services to those members active on the site and join our complimentary events.  Interact on the site by recommending articles in the virtual journey or posing questions, best practices in our forum for others to see.  Check out the blogs, provide feedback on providers or create a blog and we can post it! 


Let us know what we can do to meet the needs of you, our virtual community.  

Our Vision


Connecting the virtual event community through collaboration, cultivation and innovation. 

Our Mission

Providing an arena to share best practices,

foster innovation, and connect professionals in the virtual meeting & events space.

Our Core Values