Networking Activities

To register for ticketed activities below, add on during registration. If you’re already registered, email to let them know you’d like them added to your registration.


Sunday, Jan. 5
7:30 a.m.–1 p.m., San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Join PCMA and the San Francisco-Marin Food bank to help end hunger! The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank envisions a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We will be working on a variety of projects including preparation and packaging of food to be distributed the next day at one of the food bank’s 271 pantry sites, where low-income families, seniors and individuals receive 25-30 pounds of groceries. Every week, 30,000 households count on the Sand Francisco-Marin Food Bank for food assistance. Your work as a volunteer is making that happen!


Brought to you by Marriott International, Experient and GES


Sunday, Jan. 5
6:30–9:30 p.m., Pier 48

Start Convening Leaders San Francisco with a high-energy celebration featuring food, drink and entertainment. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones!


Monday, January 6
6:30–7:45 a.m., location coming soon

The Convening Leaders Fun Run/Walk is a PCMA Foundation fundraiser and is tied to the “Get Fit with the Foundation” wellness initiative. Here is an opportunity to get your heart rate going, join peers at a unique city setting and contribute to the PCMA Foundation’s mission of supporting the business events industry through education, research and charitable giving.



Monday, Jan. 6
8 –11 p.m., SF Masonic Auditorium

Party With A Purpose (PWAP) is held during Convening Leaders and offers business events industry leaders an energetic and lively networking experience while they give back to the PCMA Foundation and a local charity. Come dance the night away in this beautiful and historic venue!


Founding & Sustaining Sponsor: GES
Music Partner: Visit Austin & Austin Convention Center
Venue Sponsor: San Francisco Travel and Masonic Auditorium


Tuesday, Jan. 7
7 – 7:45 a.m., location coming soon

Clear your mind and relieve stress while supporting the PCMA Foundation. This morning session provides a calm environment for attendees to get invigorated for the day.



Tuesday, Jan. 7
7–10 p.m., Chase Center

Celebrate your newfound knowledge and connections at this evening’s networking reception featuring food, drink and a performance by Maroon 5. Maroon 5 stands out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band has achieved three GRAMMY® Awards, sold over 56 million albums and 328 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries.

(Special thanks to the San Francisco Travel Association.)

See you in the City by the Bay.