Educon 2022

Register Now: EduCon 2023

Join your friends and colleagues in Montreal, Québec from June 25 – June 28, 2023 for the annual PCMA EduCon. EduCon’s energetic, immersive and provocative program attracts thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists from around the world.

video game profession Kris Alexander delivering TED Talk

How a DMO Took the TED Stage

Destination Canada partnered with TED on a first-of-its-kind initiative tied to the DMO's global brand strategy to put Canada on the map as a destination that inspires openness.

construction on trade show floor

The Third-Most Stressful Job in the World

Before the pandemic, one could argue that jobs with life-and-death consequences were surely more stressful than planning an annual conference. But things have changed.

IMEX Frankfurt 2023

The heartbeat of the global business events community “The show has pretty much every destination on the planet that I need to meet.” Manuel Ferrero, CEO, ISPS – International Slow

panelists at Convening Leaders 2023

Business Events and Air Travel — a Climate Conundrum

At a sustainability session at PCMA Convening Leaders 2023, a climate scientist and a panel of events professionals grappled with how to address the business events industry’s largest single contributor to global warming. 

Lisa Williams and teen girls she mentors

Convention Center Veteran Is Making a Difference in her Community

Lisa Williams, senior national sales manager at the Orange County Convention Center and founder of a local nonprofit that has supported and mentored hundreds of teenage girls in and around Orlando, Florida, shares stories from her dual roles. 

Power of Purpose: Business Events Industry Week 2023

Power of Purpose: Business Events Industry Week 2023

Power of Purpose: Business Events Industry Week connects people with purpose with social and intellectual enrichment and pursuit of opportunity for everyone. POP is what we do better than anyone else.

Rick Bayless ad for National Restaurant Association Show

How to Use Social Proof to Market Your Event

There’s a reason why the average consumer reads 10 online reviews before making a purchase decision — people trust recommendations from other people, and that also goes for whether to attend an event.

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