With which currency can I pay my dues?
All membership dues must be paid in U.S. dollars.
Are membership dues tax deductible?
PCMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense (check with your accountant for more information).
I can’t update my company information online.
All company update requests must be made directly through Member Services.
We paid for an employee to be a PCMA member and want to transfer that membership. What do we do?
PCMA membership is applied to an individual vs a company or organization. Transfers are not allowed with less than 90 days remaining on the membership. A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged to the new member.
I recently switched jobs. Will I lose my membership?
Switching jobs will not result in a loss of a PCMA membership unless the employment contract specifically indicates otherwise. If you’ve recently switched positions be sure to log-in to your PCMA account and update your contact information.
Are memberships on a company or individual basis?
All PCMA memberships are awarded on an individual basis regardless of who pays dues per the PCMA Bylaws.
How can I determine when my membership is up for renewal?
Visit “My PCMA” in the top right of the site and log in to view when your membership is up for renewal. Contact [email protected] for assistance.
Does my membership expire at the end of the calendar year?
Memberships run on an annual anniversary basis. Join and end dates may vary depending upon when payment was initially submitted. Example: John Smith joined PCMA on October 14, 2016. John will remain a member in good standing from November 1, 2016 through October 31, 2017.
What are the benefits to becoming a PCMA member?
View member benefits here.
How do I select my membership category?
If you spend more than 51% of your time in the development, organization and management of meetings, conventions, exhibits and seminars, you are a Business Event Professional.
If you spend more than 51% of your time as a vendor to or supplier for the industry, you are a Supplier Partner.
View membership options here.
PCMA reserves the right to review your membership category. If we have a question, we will contact you for clarification.
What is an associate membership?
To qualify for an Associate level membership, prospective members must provide the name of the PCMA Professional member at his/her company location. Associate members may only attend Convening Leaders at the Associate rate one time.
Do you offer special rates for college students?
Yes. PCMA Student Memberships are reserved for current students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at an accredited college/university. At the time of the application students must provide the College/University Name, E-mail, and mailing address. See our current list of active Student Chapters to learn more about events happening on campus. Don’t see your College/University listed? Complete the Annual Application for Student Chapters and submit to [email protected].
How can I enroll in the $100 Recent Graduate Upgrade program?
All current PCMA Student Members are eligible for the Recent Graduate Upgrade Program. Member dues are reduced to $100 per year for the next 3 years upon graduation. Recent graduates have up to 6 months to redeem this special offer. To upgrade your membership, please complete the request form.
Does PCMA provide letters to employers indicating the benefits of attending an annual meeting?
Yes. To obtain a copy simply visit the event’s webpage registration tab. 2017 Convening Leaders Gain Approval Letter and Worksheet now available online. Please contact [email protected] if you need anything further.