What is MERGE?

MERGE brings together innovative thinkers from across multiple industries, geographies, and SMPS chapters to discuss the ongoing transformation of A/E/C marketing.

MERGE is the theme of the 2018 SMPS Northeast Regional Conference, a yearly event supported by SMPS chapters in Boston, Central Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Northern New England, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Upstate New York.

We’re excited to MERGE in Baltimore, MD – March 21-23, 2018!

Hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore overlooking the beautiful Inner Harbor, the conference will attract over 350 of the region’s top A/E/C marketing, business development, and firm leaders for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration.

Planning Committee

Conference Co-Chairs


Program Chairs

Sponsorship Chairs

Registration Chair 

Logistics & Events Chairs 

Communications Chairs


How Is The Conference Organized?

We’re breaking out the MERGE experience into three modules – Firm, Profession and Personal – with the content organized from macro to micro. Regardless of level of experience, we’re looking to tailor discussions around opportunities for growth and impact at each of the three levels.


Addresses the challenges and priorities relevant to firm owners and management through topics that help identify potential opportunities for marketing professionals to add value and create greater impact within their firms.


Includes the processes, procedures, tools and resources relevant to the roles and responsibilities of the modern marketing team, including strategic and integrated marketing, communications, and business development.


Focuses on developing the individual as a professional and leader within the industry, their firm,. or their team by sharing tools and topics that increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence to encourage proactive and strategic professional growth.