GMC Virtual Fall Student Day

Our industry is ever-changing so join GMC PCMA for a Virtual Student Day focusing on virtual platforms and the reality of hybrid events moving forward! Laura Welsh, Chief Executive Officer at Conference Solutions, will lead the discussion focusing on the growing new opportunities in our industry. Students can emphasize the synergy of their skillsets focusing

Virtual Holiday Mixer

Grab your drink of choice and join us as we wave goodbye to 2020!   Wear your most creative ugly sweater and you could win a fabulous prize - hint the GMC PCMA Board of Directors are the judges :)   The festivities will include Jingo de la Rosa, a local artist from Indy, teaching

Lunch & Learn – Career Advancement

As a career coach and leadership development professional, John Potterton provides guidance, advice and counsel to individuals seeking to transition within or outside their organization. His expertise includes creating results-oriented resumes, crafting impressive LinkedIn profiles, and preparing candidates for face-to-face and virtual interviews. By leveraging 30+ years of leadership experience, John challenges clients to discover

Student Insight Series: Exploring Career Paths Into the Events Industry

Are you excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the current pandemic-instigated slowdown in the industry? The events business is still the place to be with many career paths you might not yet know about. Hospitality is the #5 employer of all major industries and is more than just wedding planning.

March Quarterly Education Program

Join the award-winning author, radio host and three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, as she connects the history of systemic racism to what is happening across the country in our cities, homes and businesses.

Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

Lunch & Learn – Let’s Talk Hybrid

Please join us on May 5th as we “Talk Hybrid” with Mike Zarski and Angela Stengel.   Mike Zarski is the Executive Director of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and recently hosted a successful hybrid event.     Angela Stengel is the Executive Director of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain

June Quarterly Education Webinar – Workshopping Your Business Plan for Hybrid Events

Lisa Block will lead us through this seminar on different hybrid models, staffing and vendor relations, and budgeting for the next normal in hybrid events. Lisa Block, EVP, Conference Strategy & Design, joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) in April 2019 after spending nearly 30 years leading and growing the conference and events team and portfolio

Scavenger Hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo

Join your fellow GMC friends and colleagues at our first in person event of the year! You will be divided up into teams as you search for clues at our Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt!

Chapter Reception at Convening Leaders

Otoro at The Mirage 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kickoff Convening Leaders, the flagship event of the business events industry, and toast the start of 2022 in fabulous Las Vegas with all of your GMC friends! We will gather at the beautiful Otoro Restaurant, located inside The Mirage just across from the front desk!   Suppliers will be able to purchase registrations for planners

Winter Education Event – The 4 Es of Engagement

Embassy Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile 511 N Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL

The 4 Es of Engagement: How to Create Content that Moves Your Audience to Action Whether you’re reaching a medical, corporate, or trade show audience, smart content marketing can build the credibility of your brand while gaining the loyalty of your audience. In an ever more saturated media landscape, your content needs to break through

Annual Awards Celebration

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL

Join us as we honor our GMC stars being recognized for their achievements throughout 2021! Schedule of Events: 2:00 PM - Registration Opens and VIP Reception for Current and Past Award Winners 3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony 4:15 PM  - Reception A rate of $169/night has been secured at the Fairmont for guests of this