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September 2020

Reskilling Workshop with SearchWide Global

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

What will the travel/tourism industry look like in a post pandemic world? The landscape will be different and now is the time to reflect and decide how you will categorize your skills and differentiate yourself. Maybe you are looking at changing industries and want to assess and repackage your skills to work outside of the event industry. The discussion will center around the importance of mental wellness, professional development, and enhancing and expanding skillsets to be better prepared for the…

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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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“REIMAGINE” – PCMA Chapter Presidents’ Town Hall

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

All organizations are having to rethink and transition into new working models. Why not re-imagine what the future looks like together? The purpose of this program is to bring all PCMA Chapters and PCMA HQ together on one day to provide updates to our communities around a centralized theme as we prepare to re-imagine our traditional ways of operating into 2021. This will be a town hall format with a moderated discussion among all PCMA chapters and PCMA Headquarters.

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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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January 2021

Convening Leaders Reception

January 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST

In 2020, we were “stayin’ alive” In 2021, “we will survive!”   Bummed we can’t all be together this year? Don’t bug out! GMC is hosting a virtual, disco-themed party and we want to see you there! We’ll be using the groovy platform, Remo, so we can virtually network to the max! This event is open to all GMC members and is free to attend! Your best disco wigs, sunglasses and threads are highly encouraged! Be there or be square!…

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