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

Joint Education with IAEE Chicago

Renaissance Schaumburg

COLLABORATED & EMPOWERED BY: IAEEMWC & PCMA GMC are spinning the hottest tracks of summer! Collaborate with your peers at our (7) round table, sizzling, hot topics. This meeting won’t miss a beat! Breakout Session Hot Topics Delivering BIG while understaffed with limited resources F&B trends in meetings & exhibit floor drivers Reimaging your event

Inaugural GMC PCMA Golf Classic

Itasca Country Club 400 E. Orchard St, Itasca, IL

Join us at the beautiful Itasca Country Club for the Inaugural GMC PCMA Golf Classic! This will be a great day of networking and leisure on a mature, championship course. Exceptionally fun to play for anyone from a scrap player to a 30 handicap, and every single hole is postcard worthy! This will be a

White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Outing

Join us for a night at the ballpark! A limited number of tickets are available for each category. Planners wanting to be hosted for this event can apply here. Contact