Bree Nidds

20 in Their Twenties at EduCon: Bree Nidds

Bree Nidds, CTA, vice president of sales, Discover Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania, shares what she’s looking forward to experiencing on site at PCMA EduCon.

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Goings-on Around EduCon: Day 1

PCMA EduCon 2021 opened Wednesday, giving both in-person and online attendees a chance to get reacquainted while gleaning valuable insights from their peers and industry experts. Here's what happened around the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.

Byanca Ellul

20 in Their Twenties at EduCon: Byanca Ellul

Byanca Ellul, CMP, meeting services specialist for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago, shares what she’s looking forward to experiencing on site at PCMA EduCon.

Wheelchair Build

Making an Impact at EduCon

Hospitality Helping Hands participants will put together wheelchairs to donate to the Arizona chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Colleen Bingle

20 in Their Twenties at EduCon: Colleen Bingle

Colleen Bingle, CMP, meetings exhibits, and sponsorship manager at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in Chicago, shares what she’s looking forward to experiencing on site at PCMA EduCon.

EduCon Idea Book

EduCon 2021: Making It Stick

PCMA’s Idea Book puts a new spin on a familiar tool — the conference notebook — to help participants not just retain their insights and aha moments from EduCon but map out a plan to create change.

Taylor Nicole Abbate

20 in Their Twenties at EduCon: Taylor Nicole Abbate

Members of the 20 in Their Twenties class of 2021, supported by PCMA Foundation and Experience Columbus, will be honored at EduCon this week. Taylor Nicole Abbate, CMP, DES, meeting planner at the American Public Works Association in Kansas City, Missouri, answered questions via email about her expectations for EduCon and beyond.

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Expect Hesitancy and Anxiety When We Meet Again

As in-person events — like PCMA EduCon, starting tomorrow — begin to resume, we will need to find patience and empathy for one another and ourselves, says Sara Ross, a neuroscience-trained leadership strategist.