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 9
8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Caesars Forum

Rediscover the books you once owned and loved as a child while preparing gently used books for distribution throughout Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs. Some participants will have the opportunity to encourage the world’s future leaders with handwritten notes and words of encouragement, too. Help us change lives, one book at a time!

Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing childhood literacy within low-income communities by inspiring children, one book at a time. With your help, they can continue to advance their mission of helping at-risk children by providing them with books to treasure for a lifetime. The power of reading is life-changing, and when we work together, we can accomplish great things.


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


Sunday, January 9
6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Forum Plaza at Caesars Forum

Join us for an electric evening to kick-off PCMA CL at Caesar Entertainment’s outdoor Forum Plaza, steps away from CAESARS FORUM. Get ready to super-charge a night of neon-colored networking glowing with fun, graffiti-graphic flair as inspired entertainment acts weave their way throughout the illuminated experience. Don’t miss this immersive one-of-a-kind event backlit by the brilliant Las Vegas lights as we fete the start of PCMA CL and the return of face-to-face industry events in ’22!


Brought to you by Caesars Entertainment 


*As mentioned above, the Opening Reception is outside. While the high is 60 degrees, the desert air can be chilly. We recommend wearing casual warm clothes and comfortable shoes.


Monday, January 10
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m

Start your morning off right with a 5K course meandering the exciting city of lights, Las Vegas. All proceeds benefit the PCMA Foundation. Awesome souvenir shirt included!


Brought to you by Los Cabos Tourism Board


Monday, January 10
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Harrah’s, Room Lake Tahoe

Come and enjoy a 45-minute High Intensity Interval Training total body workout class led by the Orangetheory Fitness Instructors and OTF Founder, Ellen Latham. No equipment is needed. Show up and get ready to HIIT it while supporting the PCMA Foundation.


Brought to you by The Palm Beaches and The Boca Raton


Monday, January 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PCMA Promenade at Caesars Forum

Create new connections and catch up with friends and colleagues as you explore destination-themed drink stations featuring signature cocktails, beer, and wine from top cities in the US and beyond.


Presenting sponsor: Visit California

Event sponsors: Visit Austin, Austin Convention Center, Visit Seattle, Destination Canada, Experience Columbus, Visit Detroit, Encore, Visit Houston, Hubilo, Louisville, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Orlando, Orange County Convention Center, Discover Puerto Rico, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, and Worksite Labs


Monday, January 10
9:00 p.m. – midnight
MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel

Party With A Purpose (PWAP) offers business events industry leaders an energetic and lively networking experience while they give back to the PCMA Foundation and a local charity.  Dance the night away with your colleagues and friends as the live music serenades you. You’re sure to create memories that last a lifetime!*

Proceeds from the event will benefit PCMA Foundation, PCMA’s social impact programs, and Youth Advocate Programs Las Vegas.

Youth Advocate Programs Las Vegas
Our mission is to provide individuals who are, have been, or may be subject to compulsory care with the opportunity to develop, contribute, and be valued as assets so that communities have safe, proven effective, and economical alternatives to institutional placement.

In a music city obsessed with originality, Skyrocket is perhaps the most creative and singular cover band ever to emerge from Austin, Texas (or anywhere). An organic mash-up of successful musicians, visual artists, and actors, Skyrocket is an irresistible tribute to the very best of the Vinyl Era.


Presenting Partner: GES


*When traveling to PWAP via taxi, Uber, or Lyft, please use the MGM Lyft and Uber Staging Lot as your drop-off point. It is located at 228 Audrie St, Las Vegas, NV, and is directly across from the MGM Conference Center building.


Tuesday, January 11
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Harrah’s, room TBD

Slay the day when you Namaste with PCMA! This endorphins-elevating fundraiser offers you the chance to do yoga with your industry peers in a therapeutic environment while supporting the PCMA Foundation. Souvenir shirt included!


Brought to you by Los Cabos Tourism Board


Tuesday, January 11
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Drai’s Nightclub, Rooftop of The Cromwell

Get down with DJ Warren Peace at the Best Live Music Spot in Las Vegas, Drai’s Nightclub on the rooftop of The Cromwell, the Strip’s only rooftop Beachclub.* Dance and mingle with colleagues by the pools shaded by sky-high palm trees, or connect one on one in a cabana or bungalow.**


*Must be 21 to attend. Drai’s Nightclub will be checking IDs at the door. Must have a government-issued form of identification and CL22 conference badge to get in.

**This is an indoor/outdoor event, please dress accordingly.