Registration Opens Today to Attend PCMA’s Virtual Edge Summit, November 2016

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CHICAGO, IL, September 21, 2016 – Registration is opening today (Wednesday, 21st September 2016) for online delegates to attend the premier educational summit for meetings and events professionals held globally.

The Professional Convention and Management Association (PCMA’s) Virtual Edge Institute is hosting the one day online conference on 10th November 2016 where it will be live-streamed from the INXPO Studio in Chicago, Illinois. Potential delegates can register via

Available globally in English, the day will seek to expand this audience’s understanding of the current trends and insights on the business results driven from live streams and events. The legal aspect of digital events as well as a session on social trends that are impacting the world of events will also have dedicated time in the schedule.

Deborah Sexton, PCMA President & CEO and a presenter of a session on the impact of digital events said:

“PCMA’s reputation for driving education in this sector should be boosted by this virtual summit. It’s very exciting for us to be able to engage a global audience in this ground-breaking way and we are delighted that Meetings + Conventions Calgary have supported this initiative. Together innovation and education will inspire our delegates to host effective, professional conferences across the world strengthened by PCMA ideas.”

Highlights of the summit will include:

• A session on the state of the global internet landscape looking at the opportunities for digital events globally
• How to report the ROI of digital events
• Identifying tech solutions to enhance your event experience.

The schedule is (all times quoted CST):

8:30-9:00 am Virtual Coffee Networking
9:00-10:00 am The State of the Global Internet Landscape
10:15-11:15 am The ROI Report Proving the Impact of Digital Events
11:30-12:30 pm Navigating the Legal Aspects of Digital Events
12:45-1:45 pm VES: Tech Spotlights
2:00-3:00 pm Driving Results for Your Organizations Strategy – from the C-level perspective
3:15-4:15 pm Current Trends’ Impact on the Future of Digital Events
4:15-5:15 pm Virtual Happy Hour


For media queries from the Americas, APAC, EMEA, and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact: Meghan Risch, PCMA Chief of Staff, Vice President, Corporate Communications

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