Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association


Opening Reception

Ballpark Village
Hosted by Explore St. Louis

Sunday, June 26

Just steps from Busch Stadium and Hilton at the Ballpark, the opening night reception kicks off at downtown St. Louis’ newest entertainment complex, Ballpark Village.  With a diverse array of activities and venues, Ballpark Village offers incredible flexibility for private events of any size or budget for 20-10,000 guests. Cardinal Nation, Budweiser Brew House, Fox Sports Midwest Live!, PBR St. Louis, Howl at the Moon and the Cardinal’s Hall of Fame Museum are just a few of the places you’ll be able to experience.

"Ride with the Foundation" Give Back Bash

Monday, June 27, 9pm – midnight

On Monday night the PCMA Education Foundation will host a Ride with the Foundation Give Back Bash. Don your jeans and join in the fun while raising a glass of beer and wine to give back to our industry. From Giant Jenga to line dancing and a mechanical bull this is an evening not to be missed.

Ticket Price: $60

Ticket & T-Shirt: $85

Networking Reception

City Museum
Hosted by Explore St. Louis

Tuesday, June 28

Get ready to explore the quirky and the unexpected at St. Louis’ most unusual museum. Located just a few blocks from the America’s Center Convention Complex, this artsy warehouse of wackiness is located inside what once housed the world’s largest shoe manufa cturing operation. Today, this museum-by-day is ideal for private events in the evening for groups from 20 to 3,000. Exhibits inside this you’ve-got-to-see-it-to-believe-it facility include man-made caves, a walkthrough whale, multi-story slides, an architecture museum, an in-house circus and lots of art made from recycled materials. On the roof you will find MonstroCity, a combination tree-house/playground/jungle gym, along with a ferris wheel towering over the city streets.

Foundation Arch & Sole Walk/Run

Tuesday, June 28
6:30 AM - 7:30AM

Lace up your running shoes in support of the PCMA Education Foundation! Join us for a morning run 5K (or walk) that will not only work off those extra conference calories, but also support a great cause and network with your peers. Be your best – and fuel the future of our industry! Registration fee is non-refundable

Network For The Needy®

Emerson Family YMCA Donation Drive
Brought to you by Founding and Principal Sponsor of the Network for the Needy® program, Global Experience Specialists (GES)

The Emerson Family YMCA is located in North County and strategically located to serve the youth and families of the Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant school districts. The branch has an established Teen Leader program and three Youth in Government programs, as well as providing school age child care in twenty-six North County schools, literacy and tutoring programs, as well as programs that serve families when school is out of session during the school year and the summer break. 

The camp program is designed to give all children and families who need the service access to the comprehensive program. The weekly program offers over 150 youth daily opportunities for recreation, swimming, arts (both performance and traditional), character values education, healthy living instruction, and family events. The camp is also unique in that with the resources of the association, they provide inclusion services to those children with medical, physical, emotional, and psychological special needs at no additional cost to the family.

Donation Needs:  Arts and crafts items (pens, pencils, markers, crayons, glue, feathers, craft sticks), tooth brushes, tooth paste, socks, books, swim goggles.

The donation bin will be located by registration at the Hilton