About the PCMA Foundation

We fund individual scholarships and critical projects for the future of the business events industry.

The road to greatness is not always paved with equal opportunity. The PCMA Foundation’s aim is for our community to own that road for the meetings and business events industry.

We care deeply about fueling our industry’s future.

Help us support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical projects to lead this great industry into an incredible future.

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Our Goals

The goal of the Foundation is to ensure that we have the funds to support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical business event industry projects

  • I give to the Foundation because of its impact on the future of the industry.

    Michael Steffen San Diego Tourism Authority
  • I give because veteran meeting professionals start as novice meeting professionals and it’s our obligation to coach the next generation to ensure sustainability of well-trained professionals in the future.

    Dana L. Saal Saal Meeting Consulting
  • I give because I want to support the great programs and initiatives the Foundation creates and enables.

    Claire Smith Vancouver Convention Centre
  • I give because I know the work of the Foundation makes a tremendous difference.

    Mary Gallagher Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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April 2020

Visionary Awards 2020

April 23
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20009 United States
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MARCH 17, 2020 UPDATE: To follow the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PCMA has decided to postpone the Visionary Awards at the Washington Hilton, originally scheduled for April 23, 2020. The containment of COVID-19 is crucial, and we want to do our part to curb the spread of this illness. We appreciate your patience as we work with our partners and stakeholders to create the best experience for everyone.

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June 2020

2020 PCMA EduCon

June 28 - July 1
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada + Google Map

PCMA EduCon’s energetic, immersive and provocative program attracts thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists from around the world. EduCon is known industrywide for its innovative approach to education — and the small-group learning that builds lasting relationships.

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August 2020

2020 Foundation Cup

August 24
Hinsdale Golf Club, 140 Chicago Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 United States
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The PCMA Foundation will host the Foundation Cup, on August 24, 2020 at the prestigious Hinsdale Golf Club.   For event and golf foursome inquiries, please contact foundation@pcma.org. The 2020 Foundation Cup will honor Roy B Evans and all the funds will go to his scholarship fund. View the Foundation’s 2019 Impact Report to see all of the important projects and scholarships that were funded last year by Foundation supporters and donors.

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Latest News

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  • How Business Events Can Help Australia and Puerto Rico

    As Australia and Puerto Rico cope with bushfires and the aftermath of a series of earthquakes, there are opportunities for the events industry to come to their aid, says PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat. Here’s what PCMA is doing, and how you can help. […]

  • How to Help Those in Hurricane Dorian’s Path

    With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the Southeastern United States, the PCMA Foundation on Friday was calling for donations to its Industry Relief Fund, which helps members of the events industry affected by disasters, including catastrophic storms. Dorian, swirling in the western Atlantic, was expected to make landfall in the Florida/Georgia area over the holiday […]

  • Sweatworking: The Best Kind of Networking

    The first morning of PCMA’s Education Conference proved that networking does not have to be about connecting with like-minded peers. […]

  • Stuart Ruff-Lyon on His Evolution as an Event Professional

    The vice president of events and education at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. and PCMA's chair-elect looks back at his 25-year-old self and peers ahead at what's next for events. […]

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