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Speaker Schedule  |  Conference Brochure  |  Lunch Seating Assignment  |  Gala Seating Assignment  |  SLACK


General Sessions:  Westin Old Town Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Edison- D Ballroom)

Lunch:  Westin Old Town Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Edison EDF Ballroom)

Welcome Party (April 11th – 5:30 pm):  The Garden ALX, The Garden ALX, 5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite C, Alexandria, VA 22304

Gala (April 12th – 7:30 PM):  Westin Old Town Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Edison- D Ballroom)


Hello Distinguished Speakers

We are here!! I am overjoyed and looking forward to connecting with each of you next week for  The Signature CEO  Conference  2022!

Along with your support and knowledge, together we will accomplish our goal to unite like-minded problem-solvers, out of-the-box thinkers, leaders, change-makers, industry thought leaders, experts and collaborative spirits, just like YOU to aid in re-energizing and recalibrating our attendees!

So let’s get this party started and get prepared for #THEBLUEPRINT2023!

Here are a few details to get you prepared for TSCEO2023!

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE BROCHURE:  This document is the official conference brochure that also includes the conference schedule of events! Click on document.

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:  FINAL drafts of your presentation are due APRIL 1ST.  Please upload your final drafts, HERE.  Even if you sent your presentation to me before, please resubmit and upload using this form as I want to keep presentations all in one location.  What to know about your presentation and speaking at TSCEO 2023:

          • Theme – THE BLUEPRINT!
          • Presentation should be 90% instructional – 10% inspirational (NO Creative technique conversations)
          • Do not use the words Weddings, Events, Wedding Planner, etc., or anything related.  Treat your attendees as CEO’s/Entrepreneurs
          • Remember this is a business–focused platform for creative entrepreneurs who have been in business 5+ Years, so please do not provide information on a novice level.  Your content should be on an “advanced-level” of learning.
          • Your presentation should do the following:
              • Coach – provide concrete directives to implement in their business
              • Be Compelling – Connect with your audience about the world of business/entrepreneurship; you understand what they are going through
              • Visually Appealing – remember your audience are creative entrepreneurs so include a few pictures; or be interactive
              • Make a Connection/Engaging – engage the audience; they should be able to relate to you; encourage audience interaction, be enthusiastic.
              • ROI Experience – provide tangible results to be implemented!

SPEAKER DETAILS FORM:  If you have not done so, it is required that all Speakers complete the travel details form (CLICK HERE) by March 30th.


          • Masks are not required but are welcomed for those who desire to wear a mask at the conference and we will have masks onsite for your convenience.
          • If you are experience symptoms of sickness, please take caution and for the safety of others we recommend that you stay home.
          • Before embracing, shaking hands, etc., out of courtesy please ask those you are interacting with if they feel comfortable with this type of contact.

CONFERENCE VENUE ADDRESS:  The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  The Westing Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM “AIRPORT”:  Speakers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.

PARKING AT THE WESTIN:  The hotel offers valet parking only! Daily parking at $13.00 per car per day; $30.00 overnight valet. There is minimal metered street parking.  The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to any location within a 2-mile radius.

BREAKFAST:  Breakfast is included with your hotel stay.  Be sure that you get your breakfast vouchers upon check in at the hotel.  This means we will not be providing breakfast in the conference area.

INCIDENTALS:  Speakers are responsible for all incidentals to include but not limited to meals outside of the conference, room service, etc.

WHAT TO DO IN ALEXANDRIA:   Old Town Alexandria is one of my favorite places to shop, dine, hang out – oh and I go to church there!  If you want to know what to do, check out the Visit Alexandria website, to find out all the things to do that are literally within walking distance from the hotel.  Below is a list of Tara’s Favorite Place to Eat in Old Town Alexandria:


The conference is Tuesday, April 11th thru Thursday, April 13th.  Here (COMING SOON!)is the official conference brochure with the agenda and complete list of all conference sponsors. You will also receive a physical copy at the conference.  Conference start times each day are as follows:

          • Refer to the official brochure regarding the speaking line up and conference details.
          • General Sessions
              • Tuesday, April 11th:            9:00 am to 4:30 pm; doors open 8:15 am
              • Wednesday, April 12th:     8:15 am; doors open 7:45 am
              • Thursday, April 13th:          8:15 am; doors open 7:45 am
          • Additional Activities:
              • Elevation Welcome Party – April 11th: we will dine and network at an offsite venue – The Garden ALX.  Attendees will need to UBER to this location which is 8-minutes away from the conference location.  Dress Attire – business casual. (this is a different location than Westin)
              • The Blueprint Gala – well if you were with us last year, you know that our gala is epic!  This year the gala will be held on April 12th at 7:00 pm.  Dress Attire – cocktail attire.
              • Champagne Farewell – on April 13th, we will toast to the conclusion of another successful year of elevating our business at TSCEO.

ON STAGE EQUIPMENT:  There will be a stage and podium.  Each speaker will have a lavalier microphone.  Your presentation will be on one central computer in which you will be able to control with a handheld presentation clicker.  There is no confidence monitor.  You will have a total of 50-minutes for your presentation; 40 minutes lectures, 10 minutes Q&A.  A member of our team will be on the front row to count you down.

ENGAGEMENT:  It is encouraged that Speakers participate 100% of the virtual. I understand things may arise so please try to engage as much as you can.

CHANCES TO WIN!: During the conference you have a chance to win some really cool prizes over the 3-day period and you must be present to win!!!!

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: We highly encourage you to take pictures during the conference and post on social media, however, if you do video please do not record sound. By recording sound and posting on social media you are allowing others who did not make the investment into the conference privy to this magnificent content that you paid for! This is the same for not sharing the webinar link…you invested so do share the webinar link to others who did not invest in the conference.

CERTIFICATES: Conference certificates will be emailed to you after the conference as documentation of your continued development of education.


          • Dress attire for the conference is business casual.
          • Gala Celebration on the evening of April 12th, we will be hosting our Gala – cocktail dress attire.
          • Recommend to bring a sweater or light jacket for indoors.  We will attempt to have an average temperature at the conference, however, everyone has a different body temperature and we will not be able to accommodate everyone, so bring a light sweater or jacket just in case you get chilly!


          • PARKING
              • The hotel offers valet parking only! Daily parking at $13.00 per car per day; $30.00 overnight valet. There is minimal metered street parking.  The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to any location within a 2-mile radius.
              • Metro Accessibility:  Closest metro station is “King Street” Metro Station – 1.1 miles away.
              • Airports:
                  • Reagan International Airport (DCA) – 5.6 miles away
                  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 30 miles away
                  • Baltimore International Airport (BWI) – 43.5 miles away
              • Amtrak:
                  • Amtrak Alexandria (ALX) – 0.5 miles away


  • Headshots! Need a professional headshot, we will have this complimentary service provided by ACB Photography!


  • Bring business cards to network and to stay connected with your peers.  In addition have your LinkedIn profile ready!  This is another way to network at the conference to share our business information.

HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR TEAM: If you have questions during your time at the conference, please call or text us at 571.402.4594 or email us at info@theisgnatureceo.com.  However, we highly recommend that you communicate with us via the app, SLACK, click here to join our group now to communicate – click here to join.

          • Once in SLACK, go to “channel” – TSCEO2022″
          • Use this channel only


ETIQUETTE:   Silence your devices. Make sure all devices are on silent or vibrate. Please avoid being on your laptops at the conference as we want you to be fully engaged! Also, laptops make noise and we want to provide each of you our full attention.

FOMO:  Help us to create FOMO!  Please  be sure to share pictures on our Social  Media accounts (@signatureceo).


  • In case of an emergency, dial 911
  • INOVA Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • INOVA Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

THE WEATHER:  continue to watch the weather!  The extended outlook has our area with a high of 68 and a low of 41 degrees – so a little chilly so dress accordingly.



  • Day (1) – After the conference, relax – take a break! Restful Soul and Mind is more Productive than a weary mind
  • Day (2)- After the conference you will receive a survey for you to complete! We encourage you to complete as your responses aid us in continuing to enhance the conference each year for You and future attendees
  • Day (3)- Reach out to your Peers and schedule a one-on-one (build rapport – invest in the relationship)
  • (7) Days after the conference review your notes
  • (14) Days after the conference, Create a Plan of Action from Your Notes
  • (10) Days after the conference, Revise and Finalize Your Plan of Action
  • (21) Days after the conference, Put Your Plan into Action
  • Continue to cultivate Your relationship
  • Key Things to Focus on During the Conference
    • Relationship Building/Networking
    • Have an Open Mind-Set
    • Take Notes & Absorb the Knowledge
    • Have FUN!
  • Presentations will be available to all Attendees after the Conference (unless otherwise communicated)
  • Pictures of the conference will be provided to all Speakers after the Conference
  • Speaker Videos will be provided within 60 days after Conference
  •  Attendee information will be available to all Speakers

I looking forward to seeing each of you! Thank you for your support of The Signature CEO Conference!!!