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Beginning in Oct. 1, 2020, if your state-issued identification isn't REAL ID compliant, you will not be allowed to fly — even on a domestic flight.

By October 2020, You’ll Need REAL ID or Your Passport to Fly in U.S.

What's the best way to give attendees a taste of local cuisine while they’re attending sessions in a hotel or convention center? Here’s how one planner made the F&B breaks all about only-in-Portland treats, retailers, and surprise guests.

Going Local for F&B Breaks at Conferences

Educon F&B
The JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE team recreated a 1950s diner for breakfast at PCMA’s recent EduCon. The result? Attendees could scoot into a booth to sit and chat instead of juggling a muffin and latte while standing. And the retro theme was an immediate conversation starter.

Creating a Buzzy Breakfast at Conferences

Kirsten Olean
The secretary-treasurer on the PCMA Board of Directors will assume her new role in mid-August after five years at the American Society for Microbiology.

Kirsten Olean Named Director of Meetings for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By following a few simple recommendations, you can ensure that LGBTQ+ attendees feel at ease throughout their entire event experience.

10 Best Practices to Make LGBTQ+ Attendees Feel Welcome

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards
Know an exceptional colleague or friend? Recognize the achievements of innovative, dedicated, and passionate colleagues in the business events industry by nominating them for the 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards.

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards

131 Earn CAE Credential
More than 130 association executives have earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, ASAE announced this month. The 131 people in the summer 2019 class — including PCMA members Bethany Chirico, managing director,  global meetings and business development, at American

131 Earn CAE Credential

Mary Pat Heftman
As Mary Pat Heftman moves into her new role as vice chair of Winsight Exhibitions, she reflects on the importance of advancing others.

A Helping of Servant Leadership

Author and New York Times editor Tim Herrera gets to the bottom of why we continue to make the same mistakes and how to move forward in three steps.

3 Steps to Help You Move Past Mistakes at Work