Opportunities

Please note: If you are planning to apply as a Hosted Buyer or for an Education Scholarship, please do not register at this time. Early registration fees will be available after buyers have been accepted and scholarships awarded. Should you choose to register and request reimbursement at a later date due to an awarded scholarship or hosted buyer opportunity, a refund cannot be guaranteed.

Fall Professional Scholarships

Humanitarian Scholarship, in partnership with Louisville Tourism

PCMA and Louisville Tourism believe in the power of the humanitarian and instilling compassion throughout the world. In recognition of Louisville officially being declared a “Compassionate City”, this scholarship is focused on recognizing humanitarian and social impact efforts. The Humanitarian Scholarship is more than just an event based scholarship, it is an all-encompassing program looking to foster and promote those who are doing good in the business events industry. Qualified applicants will be individuals who lead, or develop, programs and initiatives in at least one of the following sectors: Inclusion, Empowerment, Social Innovation and/or Cause Awareness.

  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco.
  • Three nights housing and registration for Convening Leaders 2020
  • Ticket to PCMA Foundation’s Party with a Purpose at Convening Leaders 2020
  • PCMA membership for one year
  • Invitations to attend hosted activities by Louisville Tourism during Convening Leaders 2020
  • $1000 in support of the charity of your choice
  • Invitation to attend the 2020 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, KY
  • Ticket to the 2021 PCMA Foundation Visionary Awards
  • Recipient’s application will be automatically entered as a nomination in the Community Advocate of the Year award category for the 2021 PCMA Visionary Awards. This does not guarantee selection as a finalist or winner of the category.

Deadline: Dec. 6, 2019

CL All Access Pass Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to ten (10) individuals interested in engaging with PCMA and the business events industry.

  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco.

 

Deadline: August 9, 2019

Medical Business Events Professional Scholarship

This scholarship program, supported by Visit Houston and PCMA Foundation, supports up to five (5) Medical Business Event Professionals seeking to engage with PCMA.

  • PCMA membership for one year.
  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco.

Deadline: August 9, 2019

Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to four (4) individuals each year with at least 3 years of career experience in the business events industry.

  • Continuing education and travel stipend of $7,500
  • Complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and 3 nights housing at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • One-on-one coaching opportunity with Deborah Sexton
  • One-day shadowing opportunity with the PCMA events team at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • Complimentary registration for PCMA Education Conference (2020)
  • PCMA membership for three years

Deadline: August 9, 2019

Convening Leaders Global Scholarship

This scholarship is for ten (10) professionals who host events outside of their home nation and are based outside of North America.

  • Complimentary registration to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Complimentary housing accommodations for up to four (4) nights at Convening Leaders
  • $1,000 USD Flight stipend to attend Convening Leaders

Deadline: August 9, 2019

Hosted Buyer Program

Convening Leaders Hosted Buyer

This hosted buyer program, supported by San Francisco Travel Association, supports fifty (50) Business Event Professionals seeking to engage with PCMA.

You will receive an e-mail notification with your application status by Monday, 14 October.

Upon acceptance, you will receive a special complimentary code to use for 2020 Convening Leaders registration and instructions to book your complimentary hotel accommodations.

Hosted Buyer Terms and Condition

  • Buyer must fill out the application IN FULL and qualify to participate.
  • PCMA places a high value on this program, therefore you will be charged the full planner registration fee if you do not complete the required appointments with PCMA Partners and other industry suppliers, as well as attend the Hosted Buyer Luncheon.
  • There is a $350 penalty fee if you cancel participation after December 6, 2019.

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Fall Student & Faculty Scholarships

Future Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship program, supported by SmithBucklin, supports up to five (5) individuals each year who will be entering their Junior or Senior year at University in Fall of 2019.

  • $1000 tuition award
  • Complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and 4 nights housing at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • Complimentary registration at PCMA Education Conference (2020)
  • Shadow opportunity with the SmithBucklin Team in the DC or Chicago office (Summer 2020)
  • PCMA membership for one year

Deadline: October 7, 2019

University Engagement Scholarship

This scholarship supports up to five San Francisco based universities seeking to engage with PCMA. Scholarship will provide the following benefits to 1 Faculty member and 3-5 Students per university program

  • Complimentary registration at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • PCMA membership for one year
  • Access to exclusive networking events at Convening Leaders
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at Convening Leaders

*Participants must submit a recap of their learnings to their faculty member

Deadline: October 7, 2019

Convening Leaders Faculty Scholarship

This scholarship program supports up to eight (8) Faculty seeking to attend PCMA Convening Leaders. Must be currently teaching at least 2 classes per semester; currently teaching at least 1 class per quarter; OR currently teaching at least 4 classes in the past academic year.

  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco

Deadline: October 7, 2019