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The PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for our meeting professionals in the region.

Our mission is to provide daring and innovative education for planners and suppliers that want to learn, be inspired and experience new concepts in the meetings and conventions industry; and to create a regional community of connections that form a professional family.

PCMA’s Southwest & Pacific Chapter serves 300+ members from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Southern California.

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August 2020

Planner & Supplier-Knowledge Share & Happy Hour

August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Join the Southwest & Pacific Chapter and your industry peers for an open discussion knowledge share and happy hour!   When: Thursday, August 20th, 4:00 - 5:00pm PDT Who: Planners and Suppliers What: Knowledge Share/Happy Hour Where: Zoom (Access links will be distributed to registrants) Cost: Registration is complimentary. Register today!  

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Student Insight Series: Emerging from COVID

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Join PCMA Chapters in our new collaborative Student Insight Series where students and young professionals from across North America can learn from a panel of established industry experts.   This first session will cover Emerging from COVID – How the Events Industry Can Bounce Back in which our panelists will discuss their recovery experiences from past situations such as 9/11, Ebola, SARS and more. Registration is complimentary.   Schedule: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm: Panel Discussion 12:50 pm – 1:00…

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October 2020

October Lessons in Leadership

October 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Join us for a very special “Lessons in Leadership” featuring Kimberly Mosley, CAE, CPE, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association.

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December 2020


December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Register for PCMA U and hear from some of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2021! As a Student or Young Professional, you probably have a lot of questions about the industry, your future career, and more. Register today and submit your questions to get the answers you're looking for. PCMA U will be held virtually on December 8th from 3:00-4:00pm Central Time in lieu of a pre-conference event at Convening Leaders 2021. Registration for Convening Leaders 2021 is…

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“REIMAGINE” – PCMA Chapter Presidents’ Town Hall

December 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

All organizations are having to rethink and transition into new working models. Why not re-imagine what the future looks like together?

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January 2021

PCMA CL21 Southwest & Pacific Chapter Reception

January 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST

You’re invited! Please join us virtually on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 3:30-4:30 pm PT, for the PCMA Convening Leaders - Southwest & Pacific Chapter Reception. Join us to learn how to make a fun cocktail/mocktail, play BINGO, win prizes, and network with your industry peers at this Complimentary Reception. We look forward to seeing you!   Date: Monday, January 11, 2021 Time: (PT): 3:30 – 4:30 pm / Arizona time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Who: Registered attendees of…

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Sippin With Students

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

You’re invited! Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th, at 4pm PST, for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter - Sippin with Students. Join us for an opportunity for students to engage with PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter professional panelists.

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February 2021

Extreme Panel Makeover

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Join our joint industry interactive discussion for PCMA and SPIN planners, by planners. Our complimentary virtual conversation will be a live case study on creating powerful panels in the virtual and hybrid world. Panel Improvement Evangelist, Kristin Arnold will join us as we conduct an “Extreme Panel Makeover”

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Student Insight Series: Exploring Career Paths Into the Events Industry

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Are you excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the current pandemic-instigated slowdown in the industry? The events business is still the place to be with many career paths you might not yet know about. Hospitality is the #5 employer of all major industries and is more than just wedding planning.

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March 2021

March Lessons in Leadership

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter on Tuesday, March 23rd at 3pm PDT for March Lessons in Leadership! For our next Lessons in Leadership, as well as a celebration of Women's History Month, we are honored to be joined by four remarkable women that took the lead on moving our industry forward.

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