Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

NYPCMA Education Day 2016

Presented By PCMA New York Area Chapter

Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York, New York 10282

February 22, 2016 6:00 AM UTC until February 22, 2016 6:00 AM UTC

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Engaging Environments - Designing the Experience

Is it possible to design your conference or event to break through the digital and interpersonal distractions we all face and foster attendee engagement, enhance learning outcomes, and provide your sponsors and exhibitors with the exposure and connections they crave? You bet!

Attend NYPCMA’s 2016 Education Day conference and obtain practical ideas based on case studies that you can implement right away. Discover the newest trends and technologies to foster adult learning. Explore different room setups and how they affect participation.  Learn about the best practices in tradeshow and convention sponsorships.

Are you a student member or committee volunteer? Come early for some specially-designed workshops just for you!


11:30AM - 12:00PM

Registration & Networking   

Gallery Pre-function

12:00PM - 12:30PM


Gallery Ballroom A/B

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Keynote: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, Monastery, and Boardroom             

Matt Tenney, social entrepreneur and author, demonstrates how to improve your capacity for servant leadership and inspire greatness in others, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader as well as greater happiness. Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, monk, and social entrepreneur, as well as from some of the best workplace cultures in the world, you’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the leadership skills that result in highly engaged, highly innovative, highly successful teams.

Learning Objectives:
• Attract and retain highly talented people
• Increase the engagement levels of team members
• Create a team culture that delivers world-class customer service and is highly conducive to innovation

Gallery Ballroom A/B


1:30PM - 2:00PM

Dessert Reception and Committee Fair

Gallery Ballroom A/B

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Breakout Sessions:                                

Sponsorship Trends  

Speaker: David Saef, GES

In the past 10 years, the tradeshow model has evolved, with exhibitors examining their show floor presence and seeking other means to raise awareness or connect with potential audiences. Many organizers have introduced new sponsorship offers, strengthened their selling teams, and expanded the scope of where and how sponsorships are executed. This groundbreaking session will share the results of a comprehensive study into best practices in tradeshow and convention sponsorships including:
• What are the most common sponsor offers and which offers are utilized most often?
• What are the new emerging sponsorship offers?
• How are organizers pushing the bar on sponsorships?
• How do leading organizers coordinate sponsorship and exhibit sales efforts?
• What are the most unique sponsorship activities?

Gallery Ballroom A/B


Techno Trends and How to Engage Your Crowd

Speakers: Michelle Wyatt, Cadmium CD and Jessica Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, Seven Degrees Communications

Communication has come a long way and it will continue to evolve as technology and social media evolve. In this session, we will explore how new technology can be applied to face-to-face meetings and what new trends will impact your events. Participants will walk away with ideas for making meetings more interactive and engaging. In learning about available technologies, this session will help you better understand how to use them to further relationships between people.  

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the hottest global trends that are impacting the meeting industry
• Understand how to create better engagement with or without technology

Gallery Ballroom C

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Refreshment Break

Gallery Pre-function

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Breakout Sessions:

Conference Learning Trends

Speaker: David Saef, GES

From second screens to flipped learning, conferences today are revolutionizing the way attendees learn, interact, and innovate. This session will explore what is new in adult learning trends, provide specific ideas on how to implement best practices (both in education sessions and in nontraditional educational spaces, like show floor forums), and offer recommendations for overcoming barriers (within your organization and with the speakers). Attendees will be able to implement the latest practices, incorporate technology pre- at and post-event, and develop strategies for overcoming barriers. What are the latest trends in adult learning – both in education sessions and in nontraditional educational spaces, like show floor forums (product theater, genius bars, etc.)? How are different technologies and tools helping conference attendees to learn, connect, and innovate together? How do those tools get deployed pre- at and post-conference? What are key examples of conferences deploying new learning approaches? What works best for different types of attendees (experienced/young professionals, specialists vs generalists, etc.)?  

Gallery Ballroom A/B


Design your Sessions for Ready Engagement                                

Speakers: Christine Scholtz, Rockwell Group and Tina C. Squillante, CMP, American Society of Transplantation

Tina will share new ways to design conference sessions to inspire speakers and engage attendees by using new methods of session format, presentation delivery, audio visual and room design.

Gallery Ballroom C

4:30PM - 6PM    


Gallery Northeast



We have a limited number of discounted sleeping rooms for Sunday night at $229.  To book, please contact Virginia Weik, Director of Group Sales at the Conrad New York at 646-769-4204.

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Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

0.30 Credits