We do the work, you take the credit.

Founded in 2003, Samantha Smith Productions is a full service, boutique event firm based in San Francisco. Event planning is only the beginning of our story...

  We curate and design.

We carefully and thoughtfully design creative events that are fresh, original, clever, bold, and well-branded.   

 ★ We create experiences.

We transform your vision and information to bring content to life through relevant and memorable experiences. We gather, inspire, motivate, connect, engage, and energize people to "think, feel, and do" great things in the future. Our events are fun, too!

 ★ We flawlessly deliver.

We aim to deliver flawless events. The devil is in the details, and we are "Type A" meticulous perfectionists when it comes to detailed event execution.


We deliver on our promise: we do the work, you take the credit. Happy guests. Happy clients. Period.



You dream of the event, we bring it to life.

  • Board Retreats
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Incentive Programs
  • Brand Launches
  • Corporate Celebrations
  • Innovation Events
  • Grand Openings
  • Wellness Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Gala Dinners
  • Summits & Symposiums
  • Private Dinners
  • User Conferences
  • Mission and Values Statement Launches
  • Award Productions
  • Non-profit Fundraisers
  • Keynote Speaker & Panelist Presentations
  • Grand Openings
  • Board Meetings
  • Publishing Events
  • Industry Talks
  • Training Programs
  • Executive Milestone Birthdays


Over the years, our team has produced more than 500 highly successful events for tens of thousands of individuals in the corporate, philanthropic, social, medical, and political arenas across the country.

We bring people together. We inspire and educate leaders, recognize high performing talent, motivate teams, celebrate new startups, promote women in excellence, raise awareness and funds for non-profits, and celebrate successes.

These are events we thrive on and we're proud to showcase the results. Enjoy our event gallery!


Our Team

Meet the Samantha Smith Productions team.

We are a team of creative individuals who are nothing short of smart, inventive, ambitious, and highly skilled event managers. We are big-picture thinkers and extraordinarily detailed planners. We're passionate about making a big impact and seeing big results.

We love what we do and we are always inspired by what we do. We’re fun too!

SSP is a certified women-owned and operated business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).


Our Clients

We love our clients.

Ultimately, our business is about making our clients look good. We share their success and support their brands.


We’re pleased to share some of our clients’ praises for SSP.

“Samantha Smith and her team exude capability and creativity. They not only make your event happen exactly as you’ve envisioned it–they push it to the next level, adding clever touches and grace notes at every turn. Everything matters–the venue choice and design, the food, the flow of the event, the speaker experience–and nothing escapes SSP’s notice and magical touch. I recommend them unequivocally.”

Polly LaBarre, co-founder and editorial director, the MIX and creator/host of the MIX Mashup


Samantha and her team have built a deeply personal and connected set of relationships with Blue Shield from the Board through the leadership team. They understand our mission, our business, our unique preferences, and they can be counted on to deliver every time. We appreciate their partnership and care."

Mary O'Hara, chief human resources officer & SVP internal communications, Blue Shield of California


"We worked with Samantha Smith Productions (SSP) to help us plan and host a scientific research symposium. The SSP team was exceptionally creative, responsive, as well as fun to work with. Their expertise and professionalism was evident throughout the event. We were very impressed by their attention to detail and high standards. We are looking forward to working with SSP on our next symposium."

Jackie Hausman, program officer, Kenneth Rainin Foundation


“Samantha Smith Productions is the total package, They not only execute events flawlessly but also act as an effective strategic partner in developing event marketing programs that deliver business results. SSP have been instrumental in helping our company reposition itself…our Brand is stronger because of them.”

 Doug Biehn, vice president, marketing, RelayHealth

“Samantha Smith Productions is a group of highly committed and talented perfectionists who think through every detail of a client’s needs to create amazing experiences. From strategic company team building events to large celebrations, they do it all and deliver to spec and under budget every time. The staff at SSP can be characterized as extremely good communicators with deep experience in all aspects of event creation and management. I have trusted them with my professional reputation many times and they’ve always over delivered. Words that come to mind when I think of Samantha Smith Productions: Direct, Savvy, Calm, Smart, Customer Focused, Fun, Professional, Strategic, Detailed, Thoughtful, Committed. This is a group with experience, expertise and integrity. I recommend them without reservation.”

Jenny S., repeat corporate client of five years


“Samantha Smith and her all-star team bring a palpable energy and creative jolt to every project we’ve done together. As such, our partnership grows significantly year after year. SSP-produced events have not only helped improve our bottom line, they’ve energized our workforce, and transformed our company culture.”

Bruce G. Bodaken, chairman, former president & chief executive officer, Blue Shield of California

“When Samantha and I worked together at Old Navy, she was a strong driving force behind bringing our brand’s vision and mission to life through consistent & creative messaging in everything we did, whether it was crafting communication to our customers, educating and motivating our field employees, or launching some of our company’s most innovative and memorable corporate events. Samantha Smith was one of the key individuals who I could trust to be conscious of both the operations and the customer.”  

 Kevin M. Lonergan, former executive vice president and chief operating officer, DSW Inc. 



We'd love to hear from you

Samantha Smith Productions
2325 Third Street, Suite 407
San Francisco, CA 94107
Office: 415.626.7925 
Fax: 415.626.4154