PCMA Opens Registrations For Digital Experience Institute Summit

CHICAGO, IL, October 16, 2017 PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute annual online Summit is now open for registration. The all-day event, which is supported and sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary, will take place on Wednesday, November 15, between 8am and 5pm CT.

Participating event professionals will join veteran strategists and newcomers to the digital space alike, to learn all about digital event solutions and how to implement success into each event. Amanda Marijanovic will once again be the broadcast host, facilitating dialogue with industry experts on a variety of topics ranging from digital event law to global differences to the latest solutions available on the market.

The Summit, providing virtual networking opportunities and comprehensive insight into the digital world of events, will offer six sessions focusing on topical content including global digital events; winning Buy-in from leadership, staff and participants; the technologies driving results and success in events and more. The online broadcast will kick-off with a virtual coffee networking session, where attendees can engage with the digital event community from all over the world, and will conclude with the virtual Happy Hour, a major draw for attendees, where they can network further and exchange learnings from the all-day summit.

Speakers at the Digital Experience Institute Summit include:

  • Roberta Odebrecht, Account Director, K.I.T. Group GmbH
  • Matthew G. Miller, Principal, MG Miller Intellectual Property Law
  • Cary Clark, Director of Programs and Education at International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
  • Debi Scholar, Digital Events Pioneer
  • Kaila Bongiovanni, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft
  • Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES, Antwone Stigall & Co on behalf of Teach For America
  • Lawrence Chang, Director IT, Calgary Convention Center
  • Donny Neufuss, Director of Business Development – eSports Vertical Market Leader, Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
  • James Newman, Director of IT, Digitell, Inc.
  • Nicole Armstrong, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Internet Society

Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO, said: “The DEI Summit represents an amazing opportunity for event professionals as it delivers tangible solutions drawing exponential revenue and engagement from key audiences. PCMA has always looked at ways to stay ahead of the curve and innovate through every aspect of the senior level education it provides. In the emerge of digital events across the industry, it is crucial that we continue to help and inspire our participants and stakeholders, who are very much at the heart of what we do.”

Dave Sclanders, Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s Executive Director, , said: “ Meetings + Conventions Calgary is proud to support meeting professionals as they navigate our rapidly changing industry. Events like the DEI summit equip planners with the expertise to deliver digital extensions to face-to-face meetings, generate business growth and create new revenue streams such as sponsorships.

Through sponsorship by Meetings + Conventions Calgary, event professionals can register and gain full access to PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute Summit here. Early Bird rates are available for purchase.

About Digital Experience Institute®
The Digital Experience Institute® (DEI) is an international organization dedicated to advancing engagement around events, meetings, learning and marketing programs through technology. DEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. DEI also produces the Digital Event Strategist® educational program and accompanying DES Certification designation. For more information, visit digitalexperienceinstitute.org/.

About Meetings + Conventions Calgary
Meetings + Conventions Calgary has been established through a partnership between the Calgary Hotel Association and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. It operates as a destination sales and marketing organization with a mandate to assist meeting planners, corporate clients and association executives interested in Calgary as a prime location for their meetings, conventions and incentive programs. For more information, visit www.meetingscalgary.com.

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About PCMA

PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation

The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $700K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

About CEMA

The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is the eminent community for senior event executives, association peers and industry partners and is an integral component of the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) brand collective. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA fosters both finding innovative solutions to business issues and continuous focus on members’ career growth. For more information, please visit http://www.cemaonline.com.

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