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Hosted Buyer



Open | Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

You will receive an e-mail notification with your application status by Monday, 14 October.
Upon acceptance, you will receive a special complimentary code to use for 2020 Convening Leaders registration and instructions to book your complimentary hotel accommodations.


Hosted Buyer Terms and Condition
  • Buyer must fill out the application IN FULL and qualify to participate.
  • PCMA places a high value on this program, therefore you will be charged the full planner registration fee if you do not complete the required appointments with PCMA Partners and other industry suppliers, as well as attend the Hosted Buyer Luncheon.
  • There is a $350 penalty fee if you cancel participation after December 6, 2019.

Questions? Contact Laura Malone at lmalone@pcma.org or +1 312.423.7293

Fall Professional Scholarships



Closed | Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

CL All Access Pass Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to ten (10) individuals interested in engaging with PCMA and the business events industry.
  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco.
Convening Leaders Global Scholarship
This scholarship is for up to ten (10) professionals in the Business Events Industry to attend PCMA Convening Leaders. The individuals must host events outside of their home nation and be based outside of North America. The scholarship includes:
  • Complimentary registration to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Complimentary housing accommodations for up to four (4) nights at Convening Leaders.
  • $1,000 USD Flight stipend to attend Convening Leaders.
Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to four (4) individuals each year with at least 3 years of career experience in the business events industry.
  • Continuing education and travel stipend of $7,500
  • Complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and 3 nights housing at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • One-on-one coaching opportunity with Deborah Sexton
  • One-day shadowing opportunity with the PCMA events team at PCMA Convening Leaders (2020)
  • Complimentary registration for PCMA Education Conference (2020)
  • PCMA membership for three years
Medical Business Event Professional Scholarship
This scholarship program, supported by Visit Houston and PCMA Foundation, supports up to five (5) Medical Business Event Professionals seeking to engage with PCMA.
  • PCMA membership for one year.
  • Complimentary registration and three nights housing at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco.

We are testing this new portal for PCMA application submissions as we seek the best user platforms for our community. Thank you for participating in our beta test. Let us know about your experience at communications@pcma.org.

VISIONARY AWARDS



Open | Nomination Deadline: September 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: September 27, 2019

Lifetime Achievement:
The Lifetime Achievement Awards celebrate the exemplary lifetime career accomplishments of a Business Events Strategist, Supplier and Educator.

Professional Excellence:
The Professional Excellence awards recognize individual achievements from June 2018–December 2019 in the categories of Business Events Strategist, Supplier, Community Advocate, Event Designer, Digital Experience Strategist and *Outstanding Service to a Chapter. Three finalists are chosen in each area and the winners are announced live during the Visionary Awards show.

Outstanding Service to a Chapter:
*Outstanding Service to a Chapter nominations are only open to chapter leaders. Each chapter will submit one nomination for this award.

For detailed overview on qualifications & commitments click here: https://foundation.pcma.org/nominations/

We are testing this new portal for PCMA application submissions as we seek the best user platforms for our community. Thank you for participating in our beta test. Let us know about your experience at communications@pcma.org.

Board of Directors & Trustees



Closed | Nomination Deadline: June 14, 2019 | Application Deadline: June 21, 2019

Open 2020 PCMA Board of Directors positions and terms
  • Chair-Elect, 1 position available, 1-year term.
  • Secretary/Treasurer, 1 position available, 1-year term.
  • Professional Director, 4 positions available, 3-year term.
  • Supplier Director, 2 positions available, 3-year term.
Open 2020 PCMA Board of Trustees positions and terms
  • Chair-Elect, 1 position available, 1-year term.
  • Secretary/Treasurer available, 1 position, 1-year term.
  • Trustee, 4 to 6 positions available, 2-year term.

For detailed overview on qualifications & commitments click here: https://www.pcma.org/board-nomination/

We are testing this new portal for PCMA application submissions as we seek the best user platforms for our community. Thank you for participating in our beta test. Let us know about your experience at communications@pcma.org.

Education Conferences



Closed | Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

VIP Hosted Group Program
The VIP Hosted Group program, hosted by a PCMA Partner, is available to 60 business events planners and includes:
  • Registration to 2019 PCMA EduCon.
  • A specialized itinerary that may include a ticket to the Give Back Bash Monday evening fundraising event; VIP seating for Main Stage sessions and networking lunches; and invitations to special supplier events and dinners.
VIP Hosted Group recipients may be asked to participate in focus groups and other activities during the 2019 PCMA EduCon and may be asked to provide feedback following the event.

All-Access Pass Scholarship
The All-Access Pass Scholarship is hosted by the PCMA Foundation. Five executive opportunities are available to business events professionals and includes:
  • Registration to 2019 PCMA EduCon.
  • Three-night hotel stay.
  • One ticket to the Give Back Bash Monday evening fundraising event.
  • Special seating for Main Stage sessions and lunches.

We are testing this new portal for PCMA application submissions as we seek the best user platforms for our community. Thank you for participating in our beta test. Let us know about your experience at communications@pcma.org.

PCMA Education Foundation
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone: 312-423-7263
Email: cwilliams@pcma.org
PCMA Education Foundation
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone: 312.423.7215
Email: sshafer@pcma.org
PCMA Education Foundation
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone: 312.423.7286
Email: Mcothern@pcma.org