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.

IDE Lunch & Learn: Hidden Figures: Women of Color in the Hospitality Industry

This panel discussion will feature three women of color exploring their professional journey through the hospitality industry, with reflections on past and current experiences, thoughts on the impact of intersectionality of gender and race, and suggested changes that would positively impact women of color in hospitality for the future.

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

Lunch & Learn – Grocery Budgeting Workshop

Do you often find yourself buying the same ingredients week after week, discovering that you are making the same meals and recipes time after time? Are you stuck in a food rut that lacks variety and creativity? This session will give you the top 6 tips to build the foundation for creative budget meals and

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

PCMA Chapters Run/Walk Challenge

Be sure to select Greater Midwest Chapter as your team! Our team password is PCMAGMC123 All PCMA Chapters are coming together for the month leading up to PCMA EduCon to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities; to foster engagement with members, to promote collaboration across chapters, to generate fun competition/rivalry, and to

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!

IDE Lunch & Learn – Double Check your Digital Accessibility PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter Event Planning Timeline for Digital Accessibility PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter Check Your Digital Accessibility   Join us for our next IDE Task Force Event - Are Your Virtual Events Inclusive to All? Double Check your Digital Accessibility. Digital accessibility is a legal requirement and impacts many aspects of an event,

Student Insight Series

You never know when a casual coffee chat could change the course of your career. Networking is one of the best ways to find a new job, but it’s also an effective and exciting way to keep expanding your connections, even when you’re not job hunting. Please join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 4pm

Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration

Let's celebrate our 2020 Award Winners!   REGISTER NOW If you are a planner who would like to be hosted for the event, please apply here. We will gather at The Old Post Office for our biggest celebration of the year. Come mingle with friends and toast to the accomplishments of several industry leaders and

New Membership Orientation – 3rd Quarter 2021

Your membership with PCMA can put you on the right track to take your career to the next level. The information in this orientation program will help you to get started on your journey. PCMA is your gateway to the industry’s most relevant, cutting-edge information and knowledgeable leaders. So let’s get you prepped and ready


Awards Celebration Digital After-Party

Join us for a time of mixing and connecting with fellow GMC members following our Awards Celebration. The evening will consist of a toast, recapping on the best video clips of our award winners, and a time to virtually mix and connect with your other GMC colleagues. When: Tuesday, October 5 Time: 4-5PM CST Where: