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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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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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April 2021

GMID with LA Tourism

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Join Us for a Special Event with LA's Top Outdoor Venues! The world has changed, and we know that outdoor space is key to making meeting attendees feel comfortable and safe. With our year-round, near-perfect weather and an unlimited supply of oneof-a-kind venues, we are excited to showcase some of the options that await you as Los Angeles prepares to welcome back groups.

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Sippin With Students

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

You’re invited! Please join us on Tuesday, April 13th, at 4:00 pm PST, for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter - Sippin with Students. We look forward to seeing you! More information coming soon

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Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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