PCMA Convening Leaders 2022: This is Our Time

Your audiences need you.

At Convening Leaders 2022 you can be part of an incredible opportunity: helping brands, communities and organizations connect people with purpose to ideas and opportunities after two years of being apart.

You will be immersed in a redesigned next level experience. One for all generations and nations that combines inclusive community engagement opportunities, iconic education and entertainment and a reimagined business campus.

Connecting people with purpose is what we do better than anyone else. Your audiences need you more than ever and CL22 will help you bring their renewed purpose back to life.

CL22 is our time and we are ready because we are more than an industry. We are a movement.

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DEVELOPING SCHEDULE

All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Sunday, January 9  
7:30am1:00pmHospitality Helping Hands
9:00am7:00pmRegistration Open
11:30am12:15pmHosted Buyer Luncheon
12:30pm3:30pmHosted Buyer Appointments
12:45pm3:30pmPCMA U
1:00pm4:30pmFaculty Workshop
4:30pm6:00pmChapter Receptions
6:30pm9:00pmOpening Reception
Monday, January 10
6:30am7:45am Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk
7:30am4:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am8:45amNetworking Coffee
9:00am4:00pmEducation Content & Networking Opportunities
4:30pm9:00pmSupplier Events
5:00pm6:00pmChairmans' Reception
9:00pmMidnightParty with a Purpose (Ticketed Event)
Tuesday, January 11
7:00am7:45amNamaste with PCMA
8:00am4:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am8:45amNetworking Coffee
9:00am4:00pmEducation Content & Networking Opportunities
5:30pm6:30pmGlobal Reception
7:00pm10:00pmNetworking Reception
Wednesday, January 12
8:00am12:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am8:45amNetworking Coffee
9:00am11;30amEducation Content & Networking Opportunities

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Industry professionals across sectors:

Corporate events
Associations
Trade Shows
Healthcare
Pharmaceutical
Entrepreneurs
Technology
Hospitality
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

Partners & Sponsors

  • 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 National Sales Manager for Visit Charlotte
  • I'm looking forward to connecting with other event professionals and learning new strategies to create the best conference possible.

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    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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