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Professional Convention Management Association



2017 Visionary Awards
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC

In its inaugural year, the PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards delivered on its promise to inspire all who attended the sold out event. Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees made us cry, and the announcement of the Professional Excellence Awards winners had the entire room on the edge of their seats.

Watch the excitement live as we celebrate another round of incredible industry leaders at the 2017 Visionary Awards. After a Red Carpet welcome and inspiring Awards Show, you’ll revel at the After Party complete with food, drinks, silent auction, live music and dance floor. Check out highlights from last year’s event below - and don't miss out on what's sure to be another amazing evening in 2017. Registration will open in January!


Read Press Release

The 12 finalists for the 4 Professional Excellence awards will be announced in Austin at Convening Leaders, during Tuesday's Luncheon! If you won't be there in person, watch Live on Facebook for the announcement.
View past Lifetime Achievement Honorees and Professional Excellence winners.

2016 Visionary Awards

1,000+ Industry professionals gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC last Spring to celebrate Lifetime Achievement Honorees and Professional Excellence award winners. Read the full release here»


2016 Visionary Award Winners: Johnnie White, Janet Jakobsen, and Jim Rooney (Lifetime Achievement Honorees); Christine Phelps, Kirsten Olean, Allyson O'Connor and Rachael Riggs (Professional Excellence Award Winners)

Visionary Awards Pictures

Check out more pictures from the red carpet, awards program and after party here»

Wish you could relive the speeches or see the ones you missed? Check out our Facebook Live coverage from the event here for red carpet interviews and the winner's speeches!


Visionary Awards Recap Video ​produced by CNTV


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