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Seattle Convention Center Summit, Opening January 2023

Seattle Convention Center is adding more space to collaborate, innovate and celebrate in the heart of downtown Seattle! Learn more about hosting your event at Arch, our existing building, or Summit, opening January 2023. https://seattleconventioncenter.com/venues/summit-addition

Join us for the April Program – The Future of Sustainable Events

Earth Day is almost here; local organizations are working together to preserve natural resources and advance important sustainability initiatives that seem to have been eclipsed by the pandemic the last two years. Join the PNW Chapter of PCMA for a LIVE Earth Day Sustainability Panel moderated by Tracy Thornton, CMP, Director of Sales and Marketing, Meydenbauer Center.

PCMA Student Insight Series April 26 @ 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm UTC+0 The PCMA Student Insight Series aims to expose students to different aspects of the Business Events Industry and perspectives of working professionals at all career levels. This month’s topic: “Negotiating the best contract and how to maintain lasting relationships.” This session will be hands-on, including a breakout portion. Come ready with your questions!

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the NW Events Show on March 1

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the @nweventshow on March 1. Come re-energize yourself and re-invest in the Northwest Event Industry. There will be so many people to re-kindle old friendships with and the opportunity to begin new relationships. Don’t wait, come be where the event industry comes to connect. Early bird tickets on sale through Jan 31 - Just a few days left to save! #NWES2022

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the NW Events Show on March 1

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the @nweventshow on March 1. Come re-energize yourself and re-invest in the Northwest Event Industry. There will be so many people to re-kindle old friendships with and the opportunity to begin new relationships. Don’t wait, come be where the event industry comes to connect. Early bird tickets on sale through Jan 31 - Just a few days left to save! #NWES2022

Our February event is next week. Are you going?

Whether you're reaching a medical, corporate or trade show audience, smart content marketing can build the credibility of your brand while gaining the loyalty of your audience. In an ever more saturated media landscape, your content needs to break through the noise and provide real value to your audience in order to tie back to your business goals. In this session, digital marketing expert Zontee Hou shares case studies that demonstrate the four types of content that engage your audience, and she shows how to translate that engagement into business results. Learn key takeaways that will allow you to start planning and deploying more effective content marketing today.

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the NW Events Show on March 1

It’s time to re-connect! Join us at the @nweventshow on March 1. Come re-energize yourself and re-invest in the Northwest Event Industry. There will be so many people to re-kindle old friendships with and the opportunity to begin new relationships. Don’t wait, come be where the event industry comes to connect. Early bird tickets on sale through Jan 31 - Just a few days left to save! #NWES2022 URL: https://www.nweventshow.com

PCMA Convening Leaders 2022

PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 Starting the year off with PCMA Convening Leaders is always an exciting and motivational start to the new year. After no in person convention since 2020 this year 2,400 industry professionals met safely in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Registration is open for EduCon June 5-8, 2022

Complete with top-notch programming, non-stop entertainment, and impeccable cuisine, EduCon 2022 is this summer’s ultimate get-together for learning and fun. Connect with colleagues over beignets, create new partnerships to propel your business, and rejuvenate your senses when you embark on the 2022 EduCon experience.

Congratulations Josh!

  As if Twenty Under Twenty wasn’t enough, our very own Josh Henry continues to achieve big things! Congrats Josh! We’re so lucky to work alongside you through PCMA!   In November

What is the PCMA Next Gen Rate?

What is the PCMA Next Gen Rate? The PCMA Next Gen membership is a chance for recent graduates and event professionals* who are early in their careers to take full advantage of PCMA’s professional development opportunities for less. (*PCMA’s Next Gen Rate is for event professionals 30 years and younger.)

Student Insight Series

Avoiding First Job Fails: Lessons Learned the Hard Way Consider this panel the “know before you go” meeting to prepare for your first professional job. Dahlia, Lisa and Cara will share the difficult experiences and failures they lived through so you won’t have to make the same mistakes!

Thank you to our sponsor Travel Tacoma!

The Mountain, City, Sea for your next meeting When you pack a national park mountain, a metropolitan city, and a wide-open sea and waterfront into one destination, whether you’re talking to meeting delegates or leisure travelers, you’re offering something rare, if not unique, in the United States. It’s a destination built to inspire.

Register NOW for the Convening Leaders January 9-12, 2022!

CLICK HERE to visit the PCMA Convening Leaders event website and REGISTER NOW! Join us Jan. 9-12, 2022, when PCMA Convening Leaders brings its flagship education and networking event to Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment Corp. will host the multi-day event at CAESARS FORUM, a 550,000-square foot conference center opening in 2022 in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Discover why thousands of business events professionals and community leaders from around the world come to Convening Leaders every year to explore, through leading-edge education, research, and networking, how business events generate economic and social legacies for businesses and communities. PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 Event Professionals Conference at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas January 9-12

Registration is open for the October 28th Program!

The 4 Es of Engagement: How to Create Content that Moves Your Audience to ActionDescription: Whether you're reaching a medical, corporate or trade show audience, smart content marketing can build the credibility of your brand while gaining the loyalty of your audience. In an ever more saturated media landscape, your content needs to break through the noise and provide real value to your audience in order to tie back to your business goals. In this session, digital marketing expert Zontee Hou shares case studies that demonstrate the four types of content that engage your audience, and she shows how to translate that engagement into business results. Learn key takeaways that will allow you to start planning and deploying more effective content marketing today.

SAVE THE DATE RAFFLE & RE-ENGAGE, OCTOBER 28TH!

The 4 Es of Engagement: How to Create Content that Moves Your Audience to ActionDescription: Whether you’re reaching a medical, corporate or trade show audience, smart content marketing can build

Sponsor Spotlight: This is Portland

Sponsor Spotlight: This is Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfD1JwfuuBg Some of what you’ve heard about Portland is true. Some is not. What matters most is that we’re true to ourselves. There’s a river

Thank you to our sponsor Visit Spokane!

We are Spokane, but we're not what you expect. Kermit the Frog was wrong. Contrary to what the famous amphibian crooned, it IS easy being green. The Spokane Convention Center is proof of that. When you book a convention in Spokane, you're stepping into a city dedicated to fresh air, cleanliness, sustainability and access to outdoor space. In fact, the Convention Center sits along the Spokane River in the middle of Riverfront Park, site of the 1974 World's Fair--the first to be environmentally themed. Read on to learn more about all the new safety updates made during the pandemic, then hop on over to Spokane for your next meeting.

Registration is open for the upcoming PCMA Chapter Program September 9th

Join us for our first hybrid program on September 9th to learn how to make your events more inclusive as we resume in-person events, while also continuing with the virtual and hybrid landscape. We will cover the topics to help you determine which accommodations that your attendees may need, no matter how they attend, and steps you can take to make your event more inclusive for everyone. Avery Berschauer and Andrea Lambrecht, CMP will present based on their life experiences living with disabilities and share insights to apply inclusivity into your event.

Membership Orientation June 25, 2021, 1PM-2PM CDT

This will be an interactive session led by the membership chairs of our 17 North American Regional Chapters. New and prospective members will hear an overview of benefits, hear testimonials for their peers, and participate in breakouts for how to best utilize their membership. https://www.pcma.org/event/membership-orientation-2021/

Registration is open for the LGBT Day of Diversity June 30th

Event Title: Drag Queen Trivia presented by PCMA PNW and Visit Seattle Event Description: Seattle-based drag performer Vel Veeta is ready to test your LGBTQ+ trivia knowledge. Network with old friends and new in this event hosted by PCMA Pacific Northwest and Visit Seattle. Bring a friend, a drink, and your game face and get ready to be quizzed on all things LGBTQ+. Registration link below: https://lgbtmpa.com/day-of-diversity