About the PCMA Education 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 Education 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 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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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
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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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$125

Party With A Purpose

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - January 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Cannery Row, 1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Enjoy a healthy mix of philanthropy and fun. This event offers meeting industry leaders an energetic and lively networking experience while they give back to the Education Foundation, PCMA’s Giving Good and the W.O. Smith Community School of Music, a local charity.

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$40

Nash Dash

January 9, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213 United States
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Give back as you dash in Nash! Join your industry peers Tuesday morning for a 5k run/walk around Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. Registration fee is non-refundable.

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May 2018

PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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In its second year, the PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards delivered on its promise to inspire all who attended the sold out event. More than 1,000 leaders in the business events were in attendance at the premier industry recognition event.

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June 2018
$75

Give Back Bash

June 11, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - June 12, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Sky Room, 330 West 40th St.
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Give-back to the industry you love, while enjoying the spectacular NYC skyline. Enjoy a beverage and network with your peers all while being surrounded by stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

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PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit

June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, One Baha Mar Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas
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This invitation-only, executive-level education, VIP networking and business development event raised funds in support of the PCMA Education Foundation.

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August 2018

PCMA Education Foundation’s Foundation Cup

August 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Hinsdale Golf Club, 140 Chicago Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 United States
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FORE! The PCMA Education Foundation will host the Foundation Cup, a new golf experience, on August 28 at the prestigious Hinsdale Golf Club. All proceeds benefit the PCMA Education Foundation.

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