Keynote talks that give your attendees real ROI.

Known for her warmth and humor and recognized as one of the top speakers in the wedding industry, Liene Stevens, the founder of Think Splendid, delivers engaging keynote talks filled with practical, actionable insights.

Attendees who implement the strategies and concepts Liene shares on stage frequently recoup their event registration several times over within a few short months, making your conference or workshop the one they consider a profitable investment and ensuring they return year after year.

Liene has been speaking publicly for 18 years and accepts a limited number of keynote engagements annually. Below is Liene's 2017 speaking calendar as well as a select list of previous speaking engagements.


I referenced so much of the talk you gave on millennials for my business plan and believe it all to be so on point. I jumped off a cliff when I opened and had no idea what to expect. I never dreamed of the sales we would have. My husband — the financial analyst — helped us forecast for the first three years and we blew everything out of the water. In less than four months our gross was over six figures and we sell ice cream for $3.50! I am having the best sort of problems.

KARI CROWE
Founder, MELT Ice Creams

 

2017

 

Association of Bridal Consultants, Orange County (ABC-OC)

mission viejo, California •january 16, 2017
keynote speaker • Wedding association education

Love and Money: The State of the Wedding Industry

AmericasMart VOW: New World of Bridal

ATLANTA, GEORGIA • April 4–6, 2017
FEATURED SPEAKER • WEDDING INDUSTRY EDUCATION

From their website: VOW showcases a diverse buying and networking experience including educational opportunities as well as a full collection of Gowns, Homecoming, Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, Social Occasion, Formalwear, Quinceañera, Shoes and Accessories & Jewelry.

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Trouvaille

Walloon Lake, Michigan •May 21–24, 2017
Keynote speaker • Wedding industry workshop

From their website: The Trouvaille Workshop provides a one of a kind educational retreat experience for intermediate wedding planners, designers, and florists from around the world. We offer an intimately prepared space where women come together and take time to pour back into themselves both professionally and personally. We approach the workshop concept a bit differently and hope we have the pleasure of showing you just why we're called the #workshopwithaheart.

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Oh So Inspired

Napa, California •November 5-8, 2017
Keynote speaker • Wedding industry conference

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Coterie Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa • December 4–7, 2017
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

From their website: The Coterie Retreat is an annual 3 day conference for wedding and event professionals that service the multicultural market and are looking to fine-tune their businesses, master best practices, and enjoy some down time connecting with the best of the event and wedding industries. Launched in 2014 by the founders of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the Coterie Retreat is more than just another conference – it champions inclusion, diversity, and community.

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I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! I’ve been telling everyone to hire you.

COLIN COWIE
Celebrity Event Planner, Author + TV Host


Previous Engagements

 

Oh So Inspired

Sonoma, California • NovembeR 2016
keynote speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Lend & Gather

AUSTIN, TEXAS • June 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKER • WEDDING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The International Wedding Conference

Lisbon, Portugal • March 2016
FEATURED SPEAKER • Wedding Industry Conference


We didn’t realize until proposal writing how much Liene Stevens impacted our thinking with her brilliant presentation.

HEATHER ARAK-KANOFSKY + SUSAN TURNOCK
Co-Founders, Gifts For The Good Life


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Orlando, Florida • November 2015
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

New England Wedding Resource

LIVE WEBINAR • November 2015
Keynote speaker • wedding industry education

National Stationery Show

New York, New York • May 2015
Featured Speaker • event Industry Education


You ROCKED that stage! ROCKED IT!!!! Thank you for knocking it out of the park once again. We can always count on you!!!

REBECCA GRINNALS
Co-Founder, Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit 

grand cayman, cayman islands •November 2014
featured speaker • wedding industry conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Bachelor gulch, Colorado • June 2014
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Paradise Valley, Arizona • December 2013
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference


Wow!! I had completely underestimated you all these years. You are a rockstar and know your stuff.

SIMON T. BAILEY
Founder, The Brilliance Institute


Toss the Bouquet

Chicago, Illinois • November 2013
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

The Business of Weddings

Toronto, Canada • November 2013
Keynote speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Asheville, North Carolina • June 2013
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference


Your session was the best and had so much useful information. I took seven pages of notes, front and back.

SHIRA SAVADA
Real Weddings Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings


Savannah Wedding Professionals

Savannah, GEorgia • February 2013
keynote speaker • wedding industry education

American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP)

Dallas, Texas • January 2013
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Industry Education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

West Palm Beach, Florida • December 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference


Liene Stevens rocked in on stage! I loved her fascinating presentation!

CECI JOHNSON
Founder, Ceci New York


Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP)

Las Vegas, Nevada • September 2012
Featured Speaker • Event Industry Conference

Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA)

Sonoma, California • August 2012
Keynote speaker • wedding industry education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Las Vegas, Nevada • June 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference


Liene Stevens was one of my favorite speakers at Engage. As a millennial myself, I completely agreed with everything she said. One of my goals is to read as much of her research as I can possibly get my hands on.

NANCY RAY
Wedding Photographer + Educator


National Stationery Show

New York, New York • May 2012
Featured Speaker • event industry education

Love Mexico

Dallas, Texas • May 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding + Tourism Industry Conference

Event Solutions + Catersource

Las Vegas, Nevada • February 2012
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry conference


I had an AMAZING time at Liene Stevens’s workshop! It was beyond helpful and worth every penny.

ALEXANDRA REMBAC
Founder, Sterling Engagements


The Special Event

Phoenix, Arizona • January 2011
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

West Palm Beach, Florida • October 2010
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • June 2010
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference


After just a week of implementing your tips, our numbers in analytics have doubled!

BECKA ROBINSON
Top Beachbody Coach + Retired Wedding Photographer


National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

Baltimore, Maryland • May 2010
Keynote speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education

Celebrate Romance

New York, New York • May 2010
Featured Speaker • Hospitality + Tourism Industry Education

Association of Bridal Consultants, St. Louis (ABC)

St. Louis, Missouri • March 2010
Featured Speaker • wedding association Education


You were a success! Every single person raved about your presentation, your witty delivery, and the content.

DONNA VON BRUENING
Founder, Savannah Wedding Professionals


International Live Events Association Day of Education (ILEA)

Chicago, Illinois • February 2010
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education

The Special Event

New Orleans, Louisiana • January 2010
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry conference

American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP)

Dallas, Texas • November 2009
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Industry Education


Liene always wows me with insights I didn’t even know I didn’t know. She’s not only smart, but incredibly thoughtful and wonderful, too.

HARMONY WALTON
Founder, The Bridal Bar + Jet Fete


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • June 2009
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Association of Bridal Consultants, Greater Los Angeles (ABC)

Los Angeles, California • June 2009
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Industry Education

Hospitality Industry Professionals (HIP)

Scottsdale, Arizona • March 2009
Keynote Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education


Liene has the business sense of someone at least twice her age, the wisdom of a seasoned professional, the intelligence that would make Mensa proud, the quiet humor and sass of the best stand up comic, and a heart of pure gold. If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear Liene speak, make it a priority.
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JODY TAYLOR-SMITH
Founder, Good Taste Weddings + Events


International Live Events Association Day of Education (ILEA)

Chicago, Illinois • February 2009
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Celebration, Florida • June 2008
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference