Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15, 2021.

On demand sessions available through March 15, 2021.

Convening Leaders is a global omnichannel showcase of business events, giving audiences the flexibility to participate how and where they choose. The CL21 broadcast schedule is included on, and we are able to connect participants in different regions/countries.

The program is based on 3 core themes — Participant Engagement, Business Models and Reskilling — based on PCMA’s ongoing campaign of research, reskilling, event experimentation and education based on insights from you, for you.

The CL21 broadcast will be a mix of live, simulive and rebroadcasts designed to maximize the engagement for our entire audience. Details on how and where participants can engage with this year’s program will be posted here on, as they become available.

Registration rates are based on membership type. See the list above for the current rates.

Registration launched on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The early rates will remain throughout the Convening Leaders event. 

Participants are encouraged to register above. If you’ve logged into, or have registered for Convening Leaders in the past, please use the same email address that we have on file. If you’d like to change your email address, please contact us at your convenience after you register above.

You will be charged the full amount and a refund will not be given for this event. However, you can expect to receive access to an on-demand library of content post event.

If a participant can no longer attend Convening Leaders, they can transfer their registration to someone else. The written request must be sent to

There will be no hotel blocks this year since we are not meeting as an official event in Houston. Any questions please send them directly to Amanda Kurtz at

We are aware of a hotel poaching situation where spam email was sent to a number of our leadership and past attendees. We have sent a cease and desist letter.

  1. Hospitality Helping Hands
    Register to participate in a social impact activity that can be done from your home or wherever you’ll be during the event. More details to come. This annual community service event allows Convening Leaders participants to give back in a meaningful way.Date/Time: TBDTicket Price: $85 USD
    Registration fee is non-refundable as it’s a donation.
  2. Purposeful Perks: Convening Leaders Experience Box
    A thought-starter for Convening Leaders and beyond, this specially curated experience box will help accelerate your professional and personal development, supplement Convening Leaders content and give you access to unique perks. You can also make a difference for others as all proceeds will benefit the PCMA Foundation’s Accelerating Reskilling Campaign. Your Convening Leaders Experience Box will be delivered to you pre-conference to set you up for a successful event.Ticket price: $99 USD
    Registration fee is non-refundable as it is a donation to the PCMA Foundation.

Participants that were approved for credit from 2020 Convening Leaders will receive a registration discount code to cover this year’s registration costs (will not cover additional add-on costs such as Foundation/special ticket events). Please reach out to Amanda Kurtz,, with questions or concerns.

Community: Individuals who have similar career roles and can benefit from learning together, and from one another. We are trying to create shared interest groups.

During the registration process, individuals will be asked to select a maximum of two roles that best identify their experience in the business events industry. PCMA will then create cohorts for them to explore Convening Leaders together.

Cohort: A sub-group of your community, the individuals you will be learning with before, during and after Convening Leaders. Communities will be divided into small cohorts (10-20 people) prior to the event for learning and networking.

The registration system will not allow for payment by multiple credit cards. Should you want to put part of your payment on a different credit card (example: registration fees to a corporate card, Foundation donation to a personal credit card) this is not a problem. Please contact or call 1-866-483-0174 (1-303-731-1035 International). We will also accept checks over the phone.

Please send inquiries to the PCMA sales team at

Please contact Executive Events, our customer service support, at or call 1-866-483-0174 (1-303-731-1035 International).

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.

    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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