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LEAP Conference

February 29 @ 12:30 pm4:30 pm UTC+0


PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter is proud to be a sponsor and announce the 2024 LEAP Conference brought to you by SEAS Productions!

Event Details

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location: SEAS Productions located at 2664 Vista Pacific Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

Cost: Complimentary

Eligible for Continuing Education Credits: Yes

The Leadership, Events & Production (LEAP) Conference is meant to bring together industry professionals in the Live Events & Production space on February 29th in this professional opportunity to “LEAP Forward” naturally on leap day! With keynote “The Emotionally Strong Leader” by Carolyn Stern and a session on “Showcalling & Live Event Stage Direction” by Troy Peters, CTS paired with a networking happy hour. This FREE event is one not to be missed. Earn Continuing Education Credits and celebrate the convergence of creativity and technology. Register today to join us in Oceanside, California.


12:30 PM -1:00 PM Networking

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Live Event Stage Management Presentation with Troy J. Peters, CTS

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM The Emotionally Strong Leader Presentation with Carolyn Stern

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Networking and Happy Hour

To reserve your complimentary spot please visit: seaspro.com/leapconference

Keynote: The Emotionally Strong Leader with Carolyn Stern

Addressing the feelings of others in the workplace can be a terrifying proposition. For many leaders, asking what lies behind the actions and reactions of their people is akin to opening Pandora’s box. They don’t want to find out what’s lurking inside. Many managers don’t know how to deal with- and they fear- their employees’ emotions.

Leaders of these organizations have good reason to be scared. After all, few of us know how to handle emotions (let alone handle them at work). Many of us have not learned how to tend to our feelings and those of others. So isn’t it better to sweep all those pesky emotions under the rug and carry on as if they don’t exist? The answer is an unequivocal no!

Instead of spending time and money on dealing with the inappropriate behaviors and disrespectful communications stemming from emotional issues in your workplace, you can get to the heart of those issues and deal with your feelings and the feelings of your people head-on.

In this session, you will learn the emotional skills and mental strategies needed to be stronger and more intelligent than your feelings and help others learn to explore their emotions. Emotions should not be feared but celebrated. A wealth of amazing possibilities are available if we learn to harness the superpower of our emotions.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the systemic problems with ignoring emotions in the workplace.
  • Learn why emotions matter and reduce the fear of tending to them at work.
  • Identify the emotional skills and mental strategies to be stronger than your feelings.
  • Gain a deeper awareness of your emotional makeup and how that helps and hurts your leadership effectiveness.

CMP/CMM Renewal Units: 1.00


Showcalling & Live Event Stage Direction with Troy J. Peters, CTS

Whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, the show caller or stage manager is responsible for directing an audio-visual multimedia experience that can have dozens or even hundreds of moving parts. From managing the onstage talent to the technical know-how, you’ll learn how to engage in the best possible way with your onsite AV Team from the engineers, show producers, stage managers, and even the audience, to design and execute the perfect experiential live event.

This session will use real and relevant examples from recent events including presidential inaugurations, major televised sporting events, as well as more intimate, but highly produced audience experiences. By working together, we will talk through how to build a show flow, anticipate challenges, manage timelines, and learn how to bring together your team behind the scenes. This is the perfect session for a seasoned event manager or team lead looking to better understand or even take on some stage management responsibilities, or someone interested in production and looking for a path to design and direct their own events.

Learning Objectives 

  • Upon completion, attendees will define the THREE types of equipment and operation going into any production. Source management, processing, and output. 
  • As meeting planners and production leads, we need to keep focused on TWO things… communication and timing. Through demonstration and group discussion we’ll build a show flow and line up all the deliverables.
  • The ONE mission critical piece of the live project is having active redundancies in place and ready to go. Hot backups and rehearsed “what-ifs” mean you’ll be set up for success, even when challenges arise.

CMP/CMM Renewal Units: 1.25

Sponsored by:
SEAS Productions
PCMA Southwest and Pacific Chapter
ILEA San Diego
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce


February 29
12:30 pm– 4:30 pm
Event Category:


SEAS Productions
2664 Vista Pacific Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter
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