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  • Friday, July 29th, 2016
  • Application released July 6, 2016, Program goes to August 2017
  • Los Angeles Area

  • SMPS/LA is excited to announce our new and revamped Mentorship Program! The Program is a members only benefit and is an embodiment of the commitment of the Los Angeles Chapter of SMPS to assist A/E/C marketers in their personal growth and professional development. Through this Program, you will be able to share experiences, exchange professional ideas, and create new relationships.

    Whether you have the skills to teach or have gaps in your knowledge, there is something in this Program for everyone. Professionals at all stages of their careers should consider participating – either as protégés or mentors. No matter where you are in your career, you can gain career insight and important benefits from participating in a mentor-protégé relationship with a fellow professional.

    Applications are available by clicking on the links below; applications are due July 29. Program cost will be $50.00 for protégés. Cost includes matching with a mentor and Strengthfinders 2.0 book and results.

    Protégé Application

    Mentor Application


    * Participants must be members of SMPS/LA.

    * Protégés: Marketing professionals who are currently in positions at firms in the A/E/C industry and have a minimum of one year professional experience are eligible to be protégés.

    * Mentors: Mentors must be senior-level marketing or business development professionals with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience at A/E/C firms.

    * Members may participate in the program as both a mentor and protégé.

    * Mentors may have up to two protégés.


    The SMPS/LA Mentoring Program duration is from September 2016 to August 2017.

    Schedule highlights include:

    Application release: July 6, 2016

    Application due: July 29, 2016

    Mentor/Protégé commitments: September 1, 2016

    Mentorship kickoff event and mixer: September 14, 2016

    Mid-program check-in: February 2017

    Program completion: August 2017

  • Special Event
  • Friday, July 29th, 2016
  • 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Ford Theatres
    2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
    Hollywood, CA 90068


  • Pankow Builders, Levin & Associates Architects, and Wiss Janney Elstner Associates join SMPS-LA to lead a tour of the recently renovated Ford Theatres, followed by dining under the stars and a visually stunning dance and musical performance.

    Directed by sister and brother duo Mythili Prakash and Aditya Prakash, MARA - A Fantastical Journey to the Far Edges of the Mind is a collaborative performance featuring Shakti Dance Company and the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. Based on the story from Buddhist lore, MARA is a visual exploration of the human mind and all of its intricacies. Stunning synchrony of movement by dancers trained in classical Indian dance intersects with boldly innovative live music—a powerful, heady mix of Indian ragas, brass band jazz, modern funk and global rhythms—as well as multimedia projections and experimental staging.

    About Ford Theatres:  http://fordamphitheatre.org/ 

    About Shakti Dance Company: http://www.shaktibharatanatyam.com/ 

    About Aditya Prakash Ensemble: http://www.akpmusic.com/

    Event details: http://www.fordamphitheater.org/en/events/details/id/1026

    Tour and Performance Schedule
    6:00 PM: Registration/Check-in
    6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Guided Tour of Ford Theatres
    7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Picnic Dinner Under the Stars
    8:30 PM-10:00 PM: MARA Performance

    Tour and Performance Location
    Ford Theatres
    2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East
    Hollywood, CA 90068


    By Car:
    From the South: Take 101 Freeway North, exit at Cahuenga Boulevard, turn right and follow Ford signs into the parking lot.

    From the North: Take 101 Freeway South, take Exit 9C toward Highland Ave. Turn left on Odin St. and then left on Cahuenga Blvd. Follow the Ford signs into the parking lot.


    Parking at Ford Amphitheatre is available for $5. Please note, parking is stacked (meaning, there will be a car in front of and behind you and you will not be able to leave until the event is over). 


    Modern Parking offers parking for $10 (cash only, pay at the lot). Reservations are required. Call the Box Office for information - 323.461.3673.

    Modern Parking lot is located at 1710 N. Cherokee Ave. (between Hollywood Blvd. and Yucca St.). A FREE shuttle picks up on Cherokee Ave. at designated times.

    The shuttle and parking structure are wheelchair accessible.

    By Metro:
    MTA bus lines #156 and #222 service the Ford. Metro Red Line Metro to Universal City/Studio City Station. Take the free Ford shuttle to the theatre for evening performances. Note, parking at the Metro lot is for Metro riders only. The free shuttle picks up at the kiss-and-ride area starting two hours before show time and running in 20-minute intervals. More info: 1-800-GO-METRO or www.metro.net (click on "Nextrip" and type in "2580 Cahuenga Blvd E").

    $55 – members
    $85 – non-members
    Includes event ticket cost, boxed dinner and MARA complimentary gift bag!

    Please contact JoAnne DeGuzman at JoAnne.DeGuzman@hei-eng.com.

    Please contact Matthew Sullivan, Programs Chair, at fll_matthew@outlook.com. 

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    Annual Sponsors: Red Carpet Premiere


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