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The POWER Chapter of PCMA is dedicated to serving meetings and event professionals with continuing education and community service. Our chapter meets 7 times each year with powerful education and networking opportunities.

PCMA’s POWER Chapter serves 170 members from Pittsburgh, Ohio, West Virginia, Erie Region.

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September 2017

What the Next-Generation Conference Participant Really, Really Wants

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Hilton Columbus at Easton, Easton Town Center, 3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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Attracting the next generation member and conference participant has, and will continue to be, critical to organizational sustainability. In this program, you’ll discover illuminating insights about what society wants and expects today from your conference. You’ll also discover what drives people away from your events or association, and what compels them to keep coming back.

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October 2017

The Disaster Experience Quickfire – How Ready Are You?

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
The Kimpton Schofield Hotel, 2000 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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You've made a plan and update it regularly but now it’s time to put your skills to the test. This simulation will put you in the throes of a real-life event crisis, as it unfolds. You’ll make critical decisions and deal with the consequences as you respond to each twist and turn.   From this session, you will learn how to: Improve your crisis communications and decision-making skills Identify gaps in your event crisis planning and response Formulate best practices…

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November 2017

Create a Movement by Building Tribes

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, 300 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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It’s no secret that to be a leader in the industry, your event must challenge the status quo, build a culture, and be committed to your audience members. Using Seth Godin's famous TEDTalk "The Tribes We Lead" as the foundation of this session, you will be part of a group discussion that will challenge each other to discover how tribes can be the catalyst for inspiration and leadership for all the events you organize. Join conference catalyst Thom Singer and…

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January 2018

2018 PCMA Convening Leaders

January 7, 2018 - January 10, 2018
Nashville Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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We’re cranking up the volume at 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders. Plug in and discover the Grand Ole Land of Innovation and Opportunities along with more than 4,200 of your colleagues in Nashville this January.​

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