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August 2020

Virtual Happy Hour

August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Join us every other Thursday via zoom to catch up with your GMC PCMA community! Every Other Thursday at 4pm Central time. *Please use your real name to be entered into the room.* Email greatermidwest@pcma.org for more information. Add to  Google Calendar    Outlook Calendar (.ics)   Yahoo Calendar Meeting URL: https://pcma.zoom.us/j/596184969 Meeting ID: 596 184 969  

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Student Insight Series: Emerging from COVID

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Join PCMA Chapters in our new collaborative Student Insight Series where students and young professionals from across North America can learn from a panel of established industry experts. 

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September 2020

Quarterly Education Webinar: The Business Events Story

September 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Join us on September 10th as we continue our conversation with industry stakeholders to share lessons learned and insights for the future of business events.  What has changed since June? What is anticipated for the remainder of 2020 and looking into 2021? How are meetings being transformed and planned for the future? If you are a planner looking to be hosted by one of our sponsors, please complete the form here and we will be in touch. If you are a PCMA…

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Authentic Answers to Uncomfortable Questions

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This session has passed. Please view the recording below: https://youtu.be/NWMfc2_o3KY   Authentic Answers to Uncomfortable Questions asks uncomfortable questions about and around the implications of race in the hospitality industry. As the workplace often reflects the values of society and culture, this webinar will divulge into specific experiences and explore views from three event professionals with different backgrounds. This is a safe, collaborative space. Participants are expected to abide by PCMA’s code of conduct, have respect for others, and leave…

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October 2020

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Lunch & Learn – Bold & Brave: How Did We Get Here?

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCv63Vweljo&feature=youtu.be Bold & Brave: How Did We Get Here?  The Past, Present & Future of Racial Justice in America - and in the Meetings, Events and Hospitality Industry Please join the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Task Force for our next webinar “Bold & Brave: How Did We Get Here?  The Past, Present & Future of Racial Justice in America - and in the Meetings, Events, and Hospitality Industry.”  We have invited Gus Martinez, to join IDE Task Force members Cherai…

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November 2020

November Quarterly Education Webinar

November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

https://youtu.be/kskJxeBRwL0   Join us on November 10th for the GMC PCMA Quarterly Education Event in collaboration with Association Forum Meeting Professional SIG! The theme of revive, resilience, rejuvenate, will have three TED-Style type talks. One focused on How PCMAHQ is shifting Convening Leaders to an Omni-Channel event; One focused on diversity and inclusion; and One on wellness. And stick around after the education for a fun happy hour featuring Kahoot Trivia!   Featured Speakers Tonya Almond, CMP Alli Shebek, DMCP…

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IDE Lunch & Learn: Millennials in the Movement

November 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CST

https://youtu.be/SzJyc_6-8Js   How younger generations are pushing the Black Lives Matter Movement forward, and what that means for the business events industry.  Join the GMC PCMA Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Task Force's resident millennials (Morgan Prewitt, CMP, and Alli Shebek, DMCP) for a conversation on the racial justice movement from the younger generation's perspective. The webinar will begin with a fireside chat featuring some of the top players in the hospitality industry in Chicago, followed by a deep dive into…

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December 2020


December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Register for PCMA U and hear from some of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2021! As a Student or Young Professional, you probably have a lot of questions about the industry, your future career, and more. Register today and submit your questions to get the answers you're looking for. PCMA U will be held virtually on December 8th from 3:00-4:00pm Central Time in lieu of a pre-conference event at Convening Leaders 2021. Registration for Convening Leaders 2021 is…

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GMC Virtual Fall Student Day

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

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 on hospitality strengths and tech skills. Not only will there be great insight and knowledge, you will also be taken behind the scenes of a…

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Virtual Holiday Mixer

December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

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 us how to design a simple holiday card that can be sent to healthcare workers. We will provide an address to local hospitals that members…

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