Convening Leaders offers an invaluable attendee experience, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from past attendees.
PCMA is the premier conference available to meeting planners today. The sessions are highly education focused (CMP credits are available), the speakers are dynamic, the networking is global and strategic, the ingenuity of what’s new in meeting planning is able to be experienced and as a meeting planner, I am engaged within the process while attending.
PCMA is not afraid to try new things (interactive food station displays, wellness events, self-care opportunities, custom floor plans, signage options, engaging networking events, challenging topics, small group sessions, tabletop discussions, etc.). The conference is managed with the knowledge that as meeting planners, you have to stretch the boundaries to try new things and some things FAIL – yet we know with the First Attempt In Learning come the tweaks that result in success.
At PCMA, meeting planners have an opportunity to learn from each other, get inspired and bring back the best practices that our clients expect from us. It’s a fantastic opportunity to start the new year with rejuvenated passion for the job we love!”
When the opportunity arises to attend one of the best network events for the meeting and hospitality industry, you take it. I know that attending will make a difference in my business. For the past 5 years, PCMA CL has never disappointed. CL allows me to make personal connections with new and old friends and clients. There is always opportunities to make a social impact. Excited that PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 is in San Fransico hosted by Travel San Fransico, what’s not to love about that? I am just thrilled to be a part of it!”
It is the Super Bowl of conferences I attend and wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
I haven’t missed a PCMA annual meeting since my first in 1989 – this year marks my 30th. My boss at the time told me that it would be valuable professionally. He was right. I had no idea, however, that it would be so important personally too. Looking forward to seeing you at CL in SFO!”
We find over all value and ROI with the sheer amount and quality of attendees that we are able to connect with both through PCMA sponsored events, as well an invitation only event that we host each year leading into CL. I find the speakers and content to be interesting, innovative and often applicable to my daily job responsibilities. Last year’s focus on females in the industry was very motivating and empowering. I left feeling all “I am woman hear me roar.”
I am a huge fan of PCMA Convening Leaders. The minute I received the email, I registered. It is my favorite conference of the year. Why? Networking and education are the two biggest reasons.”
What an inspirational week of education & networking with an amazing group of peers at #PCMACL in @vstpgh 🙌 @pcma Disrupted & Delivered another great program this year and I’m proud to represent @MeetingsCalgary with our passionate partners from @calgarystampede & @CTCC_Calgary pic.twitter.com/8535naxbFc— Read Parks Sutton (@CalgaRead) January 9, 2019
I have been very impressed with @pcmahq’s dedication to diversity of speakers at #PCMACL. It takes thought and dedication to ensure that this happens. We need to be the leaders in the event industry and it starts with us so that it the change happens in all events.— Sholeh Munion, CMP (@sholehevents) January 9, 2019
Thank you @pcmahq for this highly inspiring #PCMACL 2019. Another wonderful #event to connect & re-connect with clients, friends & industry colleagues. Thanks also to all the sponsors and the city of #Pittsburgh for making this a remarkable #conference pic.twitter.com/Jwv1q6ZLla— Florian.HamburgCVB (@GerdesFlorian) January 11, 2019
Got that #fridayfeeling of gratitude as I reflect on #pcmacl! @iStevePemberton was inspiring & his message stuck with me as I settled back in at work after a long recharge from holidays. Loved that what we learned was artistically summarized. Pretty and powerful! #Eventprofs pic.twitter.com/hg8kRjOm7a— Kelly Ferrante Land (@KellyAFerrante) January 11, 2019
A phenomenal last day at Convening Leaders! We had the opportunity to listen to Geena Davis speak and attend some last sessions! Thank you to @PennStateSHM for sending our student organization to allow us to grow our passion for the industry. #PCMACL #SHMEngaged pic.twitter.com/LtIAY5IQEQ— Danielle Haneman (@DanielleHaneman) January 9, 2019
What a fantastic party!! Thank you for the invite #lgbtmpa at #pcmacl; as always, a pleasure. And when Liza came out.. I was ready to belt out a duet with her! Next time... #eventprofs #meetingprofs #events #meetings #musicals pic.twitter.com/VNttgEIpQl— Jillian Cardinal (@JillianInMTL) January 9, 2019
PCMA session Improve Your Results with Radical New Strategy #PCMACL was really thought provoking. Think the 3C’s of meetings: Combining: trying old things in new ways. Collaborating: seek out different perspectives. Connecting: form new connections with new domains of knowledge.— Blake Batterson (@BBproducer) January 8, 2019
@nadyaokamoto @periodmovement The image of 2 females whispering the word “period” at night in Old Town with no one else around really got to me. Thank you for shouting PERIOD out this am during an amazing presentation. Totally impressed, proud, and on board - thank you! #pcmacl pic.twitter.com/Ckx48FDknW— Kelly Jean (@gotoworkBrandix) January 8, 2019