Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 10 2014

PCMA Transforms Traditional Education Model

By PCMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Daniel Metz
Direct: 312.423.7272, E-mail: dmetz@pcma.org 

CHICAGO, IL, June 10, 2014 –The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will be experimenting with a live case study in content delivery at the PCMA Education Conference in Toronto, June 22-25, 2014.

The first day of the conference will follow a more traditional design format with general session speakers and breakout sessions. The second day is when PCMA will unleash its new open-spaced learning format, developed in collaboration with George P. Johnson.

One room will play host to the entire conference day, with nine separate areas focused on a variety of topics and interests where attendees will choose what content matters most to them. PCMA is experimenting with this new format to provide additional networking opportunities as well as deliver a new more collaborative way to learn.

“PCMA is known throughout the industry for taking risks. It is something we pride ourselves on and our members expect from us,” said Deborah Sexton, president & CEO, PCMA. “By exploring and testing the success of this new education format and then enabling members to utilize the design for their own events, we believe the risk is well worth the reward.”

Toronto promises a number of learning opportunities for attendees including sessions from Heidi Grant Halvorson, who will provide attendees with strategies to help accomplish your goals; Josh Linkner, will be showing attendees how to jump start creativity; and Luke Williams, educating participants on applying disruption to their own careers. You can learn more about the speakers here.

For more information on the PCMA Education Conference visit pcma.org/educon.

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About Professional Convention Management Association 
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,000+ members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org

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