Networking Events

PCMA Education Foundation’s Golf Tournament

Sunday, January 8 | Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX | 8:00am Shotgun start
Ticket Required – Purchase through Registration»

FORE the Foundation. It doesn’t get any better than Sunday morning golf with your industry peeps. Experience the championship course and Texas hospitality of the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, just a 30 minute transfer from downtown Austin. The tournament will follow a scramble format with a mix of relaxed play and friendly competition, wrapping up with a Texas BBQ lunch and prizes for the winning teams. Learn more»

Presenting Sponsors: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa and Omni Hotels & Resorts
Presenting Sponsors: ASAE Foundation, Encore AV, Freeman, J Shea


Opening Celebration

Sunday, January 8 | 6:30 – 9:30pm | Palmer Events Center

Austin Live 365!… Immerse yourself in Austin’s popular year-round festival culture and experience a sampling of some of our most iconic events, Trail of Lights; SXSW®; Texas Brew-N-Que; and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Brought to you by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center


aclPCMA Education Foundation’s Party With A Purpose (PWAP)

Monday, January 9 | 9pm – midnight | Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
Ticket Required – Purchase through Registration»

Party With a Purpose at Austin’s coolest music venue, Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater!  Dance the night away with Austin’s 80’s cover band, The Spazmatics, while giving back to the PCMA Education Foundation, PCMA’s Giving Good and local charity, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

Tickets are $125/each.

Brought to you by Party With a Purpose Founding and Sustaining Sponsor, Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Music Partner and Venue Sponsor, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center
Event Sponsors, Visit Houston and London & Partners, and Visit Tampa Bay


AustiNite Closing Party

Tuesday, January 10 | 7:00 – 10:00pm | Austin American Statesman

Located in a recently vacant newspaper warehouse, see how Austin transforms this blank canvas into an incredible event venue – and steal ideas on how you can too! From locally-praised eats to keeping it weird, PCMA attendees will experience a day in the life of Austin. Step in as a guest. Step out like an AustiNite!

willieHEADLINER ANNOUNCED! Don’t miss the closing night reception, featuring an intimate performance by Austin’s own living legend, Willie Nelson! Before you get on the road again to head home, join us for “AustiNite” and a once in a lifetime experience in the Live Music Capital of the World ®.

Brought to you by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center



Austin Live! After Hours

Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings | Various Locations

Because we know you will want to continue networking after official Convening Leaders 17 events conclude, the Austin CVB presents Austin Live! After Hours. Experience some of Austin’s most popular venues and live music acts on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings during CL17. Badged attendees will receive complimentary access to venues, drink specials, and the best of Austin entertainment. Not included: a pass to miss the next day’s main stage session! 🙂 Click here for more details.

Brought to you by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center