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

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

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