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GMC Awards & Education Event

March 14 @ 1:30 pm6:00 pm CDT

Join us as we honor our GMC stars being recognized for their achievements throughout 2023!
Following its success last year, an educational component will be included with
Nick Borelli’s Designing Radically Inclusive Events with AI. See more on Nick’s session below.

Congratulations to our 2023 Award winners!

Congratulations to the PCMA Foundation Visionary Awards Finalists from GMC

Visionary Awards


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Session: Designing Radically Inclusive Events with AI
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Registration Open for Awards Ceremony
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Awards Ceremony
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Reception


Professional Member: $70
Non-Member Planner: $90
Supplier Partner Member:$90
Non-Member Supplier: $110
Faculty Member: $50
Student: $25

Education Speaker:

Strategy Consultant, Nick Borelli, leverages his background in  experience
design, event tech, and digital marketing to help event  professionals reach their full

His background includes decades of contributions to live and digital
communication helping to facilitate his mission: bringing the world together  through
intentionally designed experiences. To further this mission, he has  presented on a
wide range of topics internationally, volunteered with  numerous industry
associations and contributed to dozens of publications.  He has also served as a
board member for a decade with the meetings and  events industry non-profit, The
SEARCH Foundation.

Nick has been named a Changemaker by MeetingsNet, awarded  International
Volunteer of the Year by International Live Events Association,  and has won
numerous marketing awards. He has served as an advisor and  ambassador for
associations, conferences, technology companies and  many event suppliers.

It might seems counter intuitive, but machines can help us make more human experiences. Generative AI can give us windows into others’ experience which can help us create a greater sense of belonging for a wider audience. Discriminative Deep Learning can provide us with the data we need to test how successful our designs are with different groupings of attendees. With AI being managed by designers leaning on empathy and creativity, your events have the chance to reach new heights. 

 3 Strategic Takeaways

  • Demonstrations of AI being used to aid in the most inclusive versions of event staples. 
  • How data can reveal unconscious bias that are holding your events potential back.

Which human skills to focus on to future proof your career in a world with powerful AI tech advancements

Interested in sponsoring this event? Opportunities are listed below.
Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or to reserve your spot.


Title Sponsor (can be split 

among multiple sponsors): $7,000

Sponsor Benefits:

  • 3 min Podium Time
  • 3 Comp Registrations
  • Event Registration List
  • Social Media Post
  • Logo on Signage

Education Sponsor: $5,000
Sponsor Benefits:

  • 90 Second Podium Time
  • 2 Comp Registrations
  • Event Registration List
  • Logo on Signage

Registration Sponsor $4,000 
Sponsor Benefits:

  • 2 Comp Registrations
  • Greet attendees at Reg table
  • Provide lanyards or swag at Reg
  • Event Registration List
  • Logo on Signage

Reception/Bar Sponsor: $3,000
Sponsor Benefits:

  • 2 Comp Registrations
  • Sign on bar with logo and signature drink
  • Provide branded items in bar area
  • Logo on Signage

Awards Sponsors: $1,500

  • 1 Comp Registration
  • 2 Minute Podium Time
  • Logo on Signage

Entertainment or Photobooth Sponsor: $1,000
Sponsor Benefits:

  • Cover cost of Entertainment or Photobooth during reception
  • Logo on Signage

Display Table: $500
Sponsor Benefits:

  • High Boy or 6ft Table (depending on space)
  • Provide banded items
  • Logo on Signage

Program Ads:

  • Full Page: $500
  • Half Page: $250


March 14
1:30 pm– 6:00 pm
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McCormick Place Chicago
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, 60616
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PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter
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