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Big news! 🔊 #PCMA has several scholarships available!

DES September-November Course Scholarship

Deadline: September 18, 2020

Are you ready for the new frontier of the meetings and convention industry? Apply now for a limited number of scholarships valued over $1,000 USD. Includes the DES application, exam fee and LIVE 7-week Online Course which runs Sept. 29 through Nov. 12, 2020. All candidates must be eligible to be considered.

DES Overview

The Digital Event Strategist certification (DES) is designed to help individuals and organizations develop, plan, produce and measure the results of their digital engagement practices.

To qualify for the DES credentials, a candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Applicant must be currently or recently (within 12 months) working in events, meetings, marketing, conventions or learning industries.
  • Applicant must have three year’s experience in events, meetings, marketing, conventions, or learning industries or be a member of a professional association in one of the above fields – such as PCMA, MPI, IAEE, ASAE, AMA, CEMA, etc.
  • Applicant must have experience in various virtual and digital environments. Experience may include attending, producing or exhibiting in online events or meetings.
  • Applicant must have completed all DES lessons (14 clock hours).

Note: While event planning and management certification demonstrates an individual’s high standard of professional achievement within the meeting, event, convention and exhibition industries, DEI recognizes the unique attributes required of digital event strategists. As such, there are no exceptions to the DES program prerequisites. Digital-related CEUs earned in the process of achieving the meeting or event-planning certification may qualify for use toward the DES prerequisites, if they’re approved by DEI and within the stated time frame.

Questions? Contact Madeline Schimeck at [email protected].

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