Becoming a volunteer is a great way to meet other PCMA members and contribute your talents to the business events community. The volunteer program is a member benefit and allows individuals to sign up for projects based on their interests and availability.

Open project details are listed below. Make sure to review these carefully, as each role has different schedules, commitments and requirements. Volunteer opportunities are available for PCMA members only. Join or renew here.

If you would like to volunteer for an open project, please complete the interest form. Can’t find an opportunity that interests you below? New projects will be added monthly. Contact Madeline Schimeck at with any questions.



We’d like to invite you to participate as a Conversation Leader during Convening Leaders in Las Vegas. The time commitment is relatively small, an hour and a half total. Detail on the program and time commitment are below. This will be a great way to connect with our community in person, sharing experiences and best practices.

Conversation Starters are an opportunity for attendees to come together with other business events industry leaders for topic-based 30-minute discussions. Participants will have a chance to share ideas, challenges and collaborate to find innovative solutions.

Responsibilities: Conversation leaders will be tasked with facilitating discussion with a small group during one of the Conversation Starters. Conversation leaders should be prepared with questions to spark discussion and encourage participation within the group. Topics have been pre-determined and leaders can pick a topic they are comfortable facilitating. Collect and gather insights to share back with PCMA.

Time Commitment: 1 hour and 30 mins (30 minutes developing questions pre-event, 30 minutes facilitation at the event, 30 minutes post-event recap)

Opportunity for: A variety of industry professionals who can judge student proposals without bias
Description: This group will be charged with reviewing and scoring proposals, according to a provided rubric, in order to narrow down the submissions to five finalist who will compete in the live pitch presentation.
Responsibilities: Participation in overview/orientation and finalist selection calls. Scoring an assigned number of proposals, which will be determined by the number of submissions received, according to the rubric.
Positions Available: 10
Time Commitment: 6 – 12 hours between October and November 2021
Communication Type: 2 Phone/Video Calls

Opportunity for: PCMA Members to lead Community Conversations on various topics.
Description: Leaders will be charged with helping to source relevant and timely topics and lead discussion in a digital format. These conversations are intended to be informal discussions to connect with your Industry peers, sharing insights and challenges. Conversations will take place as frequently as there are topics to discuss.
Responsibilities: Brainstorm relevant conversation topics for your group and facilitate conversation.
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, per conversation (1-2 hours prep, 30 min – 1 hour conversation)
Communication Type: Video Call

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in supporting fundraising for the PCMA Foundation
Description: This committee supports the Auction activities to meet or exceed budgeted revenue goals. 2021 Fall auction held during the closing night of the Partnership Summit.
Responsibilities: Secure at least 2 high-valued auction packages
Positions Available: 8 – 10
Time Commitment: May – October
Communication Type: 4 – 6 calls

Opportunity for: A variety of seasoned industry professionals who are passionate about connecting with the Student community.
Description: As a Student Mentor Volunteer, you will join PCMA Student Members at tables during the PCMA U program. Throughout the program, you are encouraged to collaborate and network with your table’s group of Student Members. We hope that our students will have lots of questions throughout the program about our industry that you will help advise on.
Positions Available: 20
Time Commitment: One 30-minute video conferencing call before the program & 3 hours in-person at Harrah’s Hotel Las Vegas


Claire Abrams
Kim Allison
Rory Archibald
Mara Craft
Maria Davis
Rachel Dillon
Lisa Donnarumma
Jennifer Erney
Frenita Fullwood
Melissa Goodman
Kimberly Greene
Mary Pat Heftman
Rose Horcher
Lisa Jeller
Joy Kang
Annie Korsmo
Leah Lewis
John Loveless
Tarshi McCoy
Gary Murakami
Gladys O’Mahony
Tracey Pierce
Phillip Ridley
Henry Rosales
Margaret Schoeff
Mark Sergot
Lindsey Shimizu
Dale Shuter
Robert Smith
Annette Suriani
Annie Tebow
JR Treto
John Truran
Danielle Urbina
Lindsay Williams
Joy Womack