PCMA Convening Leaders: The Conference for Event Professionals

Extend Your Reach at THE Conference for Event Professionals

See the difference four days can make with unparalleled event management education to help you REACH:

Higher levels of professional success
Deeper personal connections with friends and colleagues
Wider audiences for your events and services
Local communities through meaningful social impact projects

2020 PCMA Convening Leaders was hosted by San Francisco Travel Association and the Moscone Center.

DATES: January 5 – 8, 2020
VENUE: Moscone Center

2021 PCMA Convening Leaders will be hosted by Visit Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

DATES: January 10 – 13, 2021
VENUE: George R. Brown Convention Center


  • You get to see 4,500 of your closest friends every year. It’s like coming to a family reunion.

    Arron Brooks Director of Sales & Marketing, Courtyard Austin Pflugerville & Pflugerville Conference Center
  • It’s everything you need in three days to build your career.

    Anissa Ladd, CASE Director of National Accounts, Go Providence
  • I’ve been coming to Convening Leaders for the past 10 years. I just think the education, the latest technology — anything you’re looking for to plan your meeting — it’s at Convening Leaders.

    Deborah Young CMP, CEM Director of Convention & Meetings, National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • It’s a great refreshment of re-connecting and networking with people, and then on top of it, you get this great education and inspiring speakers. For me, it’s the best way to start off your year. If you’re not attending PCMA Convening Leaders, you really should.

    Meg Harper National Group Sales Director, Davenport Hotels
  • It is the best conference I’ve ever attended. Ever. And, as a seasoned professional, I get so much out of it. I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve taken on my phone of new ideas I’m looking forward to taking back to my corporation.

    Patty Amos, CMP Owner, Soma Event Design Services
  • Everyone’s here. It’s a great opportunity for you to reconnect, reinvigorate yourself and be able to start fresh in the new year.

    Will Trokey Director of Global Accounts, Omni Hotels and Resorts
  • I'm looking forward to connecting with other event professionals and learning new strategies to create the best conference possible.

    Jill Cavanaugh Conference Coordinator, Infusion Nurses Society
  • (2019 Convening Leaders was) my second time attending. I was genuinely blown away the first time and had gained so much exposure and experience from the previous year.

    Amelia Binti Roziman Chief Operating Officer, Sarawak Convention Bureau

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Industry professionals across sectors:

Corporate events
Trade Shows
Social, Military, Educational, Religious and Fraternal Organizations (SMERF)

Business Events Leaders interested in:

Event Strategy
Experience & Event Design
Events Tech & Trends
Event Data & Analytics
Destination Marketing
Diversity & Inclusion