In June 2015, Louise Umeki came across a very long Facebook post of planners saying how fun it would be to have a national conference where planners came from all over to learn, share, play & plan together. Being a woman of action, she asked if anyone would like to join her on a call the next day and the journey to PlannerCon began!
Our very first Official PlannerCon 2017 National Conference was a leap of faith for many. No one in the planner community knew who she was or what she could do. Having been in direct sales for over 25 years and in the personal development & networking world for over 15 years, she had experience in planning successful events of all sizes for many companies & businesses as well as her own events. She always believed that her vision of connecting planners from around the world would happen. At PlannerCon 2017 she saw her dream & vision embraced by over 1000 people including amazing speakers, creative workshop leaders, our fabulous sponsors & vendors and planners from all over the world and made PlannerCon 2017 was a tremendous success!
Her love and belief in the power of connecting people together, inspiring and encouraging others to believe that anything & everything is possible and in giving back to our local communities has helped Louise build her vision and dream for PlannerCon and PlannerCon Parties. At each event, we will donate & support a small local non-profit in that community. At PlannerCon 2017, we chose Evolve You Foundation which works with foster and at-risk youth specifically those transitioning out of the system We also embraced 19 Girl Scouts and their 10 leaders from Oakland who came to PlannerCon 2017 as our VIP guests and showered them with a swag bag full of planners, stickers, washi, and all the amazing goodies donated by our PlannerCon community. They were amazed that we cared so much. That’s the heart of PlannerCon.
PlannerCon 2018 and PlannerCon Parties welcome everyone – new planners, experienced planners and young planners to join us at our events. We have only just begun . . anything and everything is possible! We believe in you!