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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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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

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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Convening Leaders 2018 POWER Reception

January 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

Join the POWER Chapter for a casual gathering prior to the Convening Leaders Opening Night Celebration on January 7th in Nashville. Meet incoming Board members, network with colleagues, and learn about the programming we have planned for 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville! This is a complimentary reception for all POWER Chapter members and POWER student chapters. Thank you to our sponsor!

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March 2018

Practicing Your Critical Thinking Skills

March 8, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm EST
HIlton Columbus Downtown, 401 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States

How often as an event professional are you faced with critical thinking moments? Is this a part of your job where you thrive or do you get that “deer in the headlights” look when your boss comes to you with a major challenge? We all are confronted with those surprising challenges that pop up at a moment’s notice, and the expectation from our colleagues is that we can resolve challenges at the “snap of a finger”. No pressure on you,…

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April 2018

Global Meetings Industry Day Events

April 12, 2018

Global Meetings Industry Day with the PCMA POWER Chapter – Coming to a City Near You on April 12!   PCMA POWER Chapter invites you to our special gatherings and receptions celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day and Meetings Mean Business. Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will shine a light on the real impact meetings have on businesses, economies and communities. Meeting professionals’ organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and other supporters will hold events all around the world to support…

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June 2018

PCMA Education Conference in Cleveland

June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, 100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 15228 United States
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Learn more and register now at pcmaeducon.org!

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September 2018

Joint Industry Event 2018 – Planners Are From Mars, Suppliers Are From Venice

September 24, 2018 @ 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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Technology and the changing face of the events industry have shifted the roles of planners and suppliers. Planners are strapped for time; meanwhile, suppliers experiencing increased sales goals face the challenge of being heard in an ever-increasing pool of marketing noise. In this interactive session attendees will work in teams to discover the most effective methods for creating win-win interactions. To register for the event, select this link.   Objectives: Planners will discover how to efficiently route and organize supplier…

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October 2018

Empowering Communities To Reach Your Marketing Goals with Nick Borelli

October 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, 1515 W 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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Do you struggle with creating different and unique ways to market your events? Is it difficult to find sources that can help you with marketing without it costing you “an arm and a leg”?  As sophisticated as experience design gets, we all still wrestle with the eternal problem: “how do we find different ways to increase attendance?”. Nick Borelli/Borelli Strategies, a recognized meetings industry presenter on event marketing gives away his process of making every participant in your event a…

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November 2018

More Than A Name: The Power of Event Rebranding

November 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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CANCELLED We apologize for the cancellation and will update our calendar when a new date is confirmed.   Presented by Best in Class Speakers Craig Wood & Neil O’Keefe Date: November 8, 2018 Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center Could your event brand benefit from a reboot? We’ll explore how the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) orchestrated a masterful rebranding pivot and achieved growth in attendance and engagement within key segments at their new event: &THEN: The Global Marketing Experience. Participants…

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January 2019

2019 PCMA Convening Leaders

January 6, 2019 - January 9, 2019

PCMA will host 2019 Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh, PA, known as” City of Bridges,” located at confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela.

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Convening Leaders 2019 POWER Reception

January 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

Join the POWER Chapter for a casual gathering prior to the Convening Leaders Opening Night Celebration on January 6th in Pittsburgh! Meet incoming Board members, network with colleagues, and learn about the programming we have planned for 2019. The reception begins at 4:30pm, to be followed by the PCMA Opening Reception. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. This is a complimentary reception for all POWER Chapter members. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

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