Networking Activities

At Convening Leaders, you will have tons of opportunities to connect with old friends and colleagues, and create new relationships, too!

There is fun for everyone’s tastes and preferences, from our receptions and happy hours to our special ticketed events.

To register for any of the ticketed activities below, add on during registration. Email to let them know you’d like them added to your registration if you’re already registered.


Sunday, January 8
8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Columbus Downtown – Aminah Robinson B/C

This year, in partnership with ­­­the YMCA of Central Ohio – a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through nurturing children of all ages, improving the collective health and well-being, and helping the most vulnerable neighbors, attendees will gather to create household necessity kits for those families at imminent risk and STEM kits to provide thousands of children in Central Ohio with opportunities to access Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education during after school programs. The goal of these STEM kits is to foster academic success and break the cycle of poverty.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 am.

Join your PCMA colleagues in providing a helping hand for Columbus’ communities in need, all while enjoying the comradery for which PCMA is known. Space is limited, so make sure to secure your spot today!

The YMCA is proud to be an open and inclusive organization, leveraging their collective impact to address social inequities and spark change for their communities.


Brought to you by GES, Maritz Global Events, and MGM Resorts.


Sunday, January 8
6:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Get the “411” on Columbus as we celebrate 4 Seasons, 1 Year, in 1 Amazing City! Join your colleagues at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and take a walk through the 4 Seasons and discover what Columbus has to offer throughout the year. Re-connect with your PCMA pals at this opening event that will allow you to discover fabulous food, signature seasonal drinks and unforgettable entertainment around every corner. The experience begins inside and continues into the Short North Arts District as Columbus Welcomes PCMA attendees to a memory-making conference in 2023! We can’t wait to share the 411 about Columbus


Brought to you by Experience Columbus 

Fun Run Map PCMA


Monday, January 9
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m

Kick-start your morning with a run along the Scioto Mile and take in the views of the Scioto River on one side and Columbus’ beautiful Downtown skyline on the other. You will pass by some Columbus favorites along the way, so join us to get some exercise, support the foundation and tour the city all in 5K. Our starting point will be North Bank Park Pavilion. We can’t wait to see you there!


HIIT Workout Class

Get Fit With the Foundation – HIIT Class

Monday, January 9
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

A full body workout, focused on training endurance, strength and/or power. Using your body weight, HIIT workouts and experience the benefits of fat burning and muscle toning — all in the same workout.


Brought to you by The Palm Beaches

Spazmatics CL23


Monday, January 9
9:00 p.m. – midnight

Get ready to dance the night away in this one-of-a-kind concert venue in the heart of Columbus. Enjoy light bites and great drinks at this dance party with a purpose. Entertainment sponsored by Visit Austin and Austin Convention Center


Presenting Sponsor: GES

Supporting Sponsors:
Visit Dallas
Visit California
Visit Houston

Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not! The Spazmatics.

Entertainment brought to you by Visit Austin and Austin Convention Center

Namaste With PCMA


Tuesday, January 10
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Start your morning off with a morning flow to get you energized for your day. This class is suitable for all levels


NETWORKING RECEPTION: A Night of Music & Fashion

Tuesday, January 10
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Nationwide Arena

PCMA attendees are invited to network at a celebration of Music & Fashion featuring John Legend. Tonight, Columbus brings our best in music & fashion to one of our greatest venues: Nationwide Arena.

Food & Cocktails: Experience the best of the best with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Cameron Mitchell Premier Event and Delaware North

Entertainment: An incredible lineup of talent on 6 stages featuring John Legend on the Ignite Stage.
Music will be layered with incredible fashions, local music and engaging activities for every PCMA guest


Brought to you by Experience Columbus and created by your Columbus event experts the J Team: ZenGenius,Inc., Jobe & Associates, Event Source