What’s the Word at EduCon? Day 2

Author: Convene Editors       

WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings took the Main Stage on June 27 at PCMA EduCon 2019 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. Photo by Jacob Slaton Photography.

Day two of PCMA EduCon buzzed with ideas, packed sessions, lively conversations, and immersive experiences. Here are some of the quotes that resonated today with Convene editors, along with a few of our favorite #PCMAEC tweets.

You’re not a planner. You’re not a representative from a destination. You are helping people define who they are by the experiences that you deliver to them.”

Greg Bogue, chief experience architect, Maritz Global Events, at “Using Science to Confidently Design Experiences”

Smiling is an action.”

“I actually give hugging classes.”

“Instead of making goals, think of one word: impact.”

Tamika Catchings, former WNBA superstar, at the Main Stage’s “Finding Your Superpowers”

If there were no negative consequences for your actions or behaviors, who would you be?”

“Authenticity is the consistent practice of choosing to reveal who we are as much as possible — we can’t be 100-percent authentic 100 percent of the time.”

Diversity consultant Ritu Bhasin at “Disrupt Through the Authenticity Principle — Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead”

Our job as intentional leaders is build the tracks for the train that is about to come.”

“We all have an IBSC — Itty Bitty Sh*tty Committee — in our heads, telling us we’re not good enough. We need to shut them down.”

Michelle Boos-Stone, graphic recorder and founder and principal of Five Elements Consulting Group, at “Embrace Intentional Leadership to Energize Your Team”

There is something more immersive than VR — real life. … Instead of being an event professional throwing an event, I urge you to think of yourselves as game designers engaged in world-building.”

Brent Bushnell at “Leveraging Immersion and Emotion for an Unforgettable Event”

Think of your property as a sports team. How do you get your constituents to support you, not just financially, but emotionally? How do you make them feel like they are with you?”

Peter Wilt, managing director of soccer, Big Top Sports & Entertainment, at “Winning Community-Building Strategies from the World of Professional Soccer”

Microaggressions are most often manifested in humor.”

Brian J. Sullivan, chief culture officer and deputy counsel to the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association, at “Opening Your Eyes to Microaggressions Around You”