PCMA Convening Leaders 2023

VENUE: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

You belong to a trailblazing industry

Designed to lead the business meeting industry into the future, Convening Leaders is an epic gathering of one-of-a-kind experiences, dynamic discussions and powerful networking.

Join your community to connect, collaborate and explore ways to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Ignite your path at CL23.


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Convene Covers Convening Leaders 2022

  • Learning Firsthand How to Make Events Accessible
    by Curt Wagner on February 23, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Beki Winchel, PCMA’s learning content and research developer, shares what she learned from working with accessibility expert and deaf speaker Meryl Evans in the lead-up to and on site at Convening Leaders 2022.

  • 7 ‘Grategies’ to Stave off the Great Resignation
    by Curt Wagner on February 14, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    During a Convening Leaders 2022 session, Grategy’s chief appreciation strategist Lisa Ryan shared simple steps we can take to make our coworkers and direct reports feel appreciated.

  • Rethinking Marketing Personas for Events
    by Curt Wagner on February 14, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    The human dimensions that meeting participants bring to an event are too rich and multi-faceted to be contained within a set of personas, brand and engagement expert Tim Simpson told the Convening Leaders 2022 audience.

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  • 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 Accounts Director for Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • 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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