Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

December 30 2014

10 Things Deborah Sexton Says to Do at Convening Leaders

By Deborah Sexton

PCMA Business School

We've gathered the best and the brightest with professors from Wharton Business School, Brown University, University of Chicago, Georgetown and more! Your 2015 and 2016 business plans will thank you. More

Inside the Architect’s Studio

On Sunday afternoon, take a look Inside the Architect’s Studio. See the strategy and processes that went into planning Convening Leaders. Not only will you get more from this event, you’ll take home ideas that will improve your meetings and events. More

A Behind the Scenes Look at Convening Leaders General Session Production

Take advantage of this unbelievable behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch the general session from backstage and experience all the inner workings that bring a session to life. Limited seats available, reserve your spot now.

Learning Lounge

Head over to the Learning Lounge and explore each section for hands-on activities, tech demos, and endless learning environments. Check out concurrents, deep dives and other opportunities. More 

PCMA’s Five Speakers to Watch

New this year, see 5 speakers that were vetted by a group of your industry peers as the new, smart and affordable up-and-coming speakers to contract for your next meeting. Add this to your Wednesday agenda.

Tech Central

Head over to TechCentral, an incubator for big ideas and PCMA's hub for event technology and intelligence. Visit App Alley to see the latest mobile event apps, and attend 10-30 minute TechByte and TechClinic sessions. More

Globalization @ Convening Leaders

Global has its own section of the Learning Lounge and increased offerings of education this year. Broaden your learning with these Global sessions.

Convention Center of the Future

On Monday and Tuesday, Planner focus groups will be working with a global architectural firm that specializes in the design of convention centers, Populous, to design the Convention Center of the Future! Results from their collaborations and design will be shown on Wednesday, January 14th, from 7:30 - 9:30 AM in the Learning Lounge.

Thought Leaders 

After the General Sessions on Monday and Tuesday, don’t miss these experts from outside the industry bring you their thoughts on how you can improve marketing, creative, experience design and technology in your organizations and meetings. More

Evening Events 

I am so excited for you to see how our hosts (Choose Chicago, McCormick Place and Chicago Department of Aviation) have pulled out all the stops to showcase PCMA’s home town on Sunday and Tuesday night. Check out Navy Pier how you’ve never seen it before. More

Can't join us in Chicago January 11-14? Join us from home with the hybrid event and free live streamed sessions.

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