Tag: Convening Leaders

PCMA’s First Omnichannel Convening Leaders: The Great, the Good and the Not So…

I was excited to attend PCMA’s Omnichannel Convening Leaders event last week. Having attended more than 20 of PCMA’s Annual Meetings over the years (both in person and virtually), I expected high energy, experimental delivery and great content. I wasn’t expecting to connect with my friends or to feel the same high I get from … [Read more…]

Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade. I’ve been a regular attendee and active volunteer in PCMA for over 25 years and continue to be impressed at their willingness to take risks … [Read more…]

Authors Speak Out About Conferences And Events: Learning Lounge Speakers Part 2

And you thought that the previous video of Learning Lounge speakers showcased a killer lineup. You’ve not seen anything yet. Just wait! There’s even more! We’ve value-sized your Learning Lounge experience. You been upgraded to receive insights that are guaranteed to rock your meetings world! PCMA and Velvet Chainsaw are committed to bringing you ideas … [Read more…]

San Diego Here We Come! PCMA Learning Lounge Speakers 2012

Follow these Learning Lounge 2012 speakers in Twitter. Learning Lounge 2012 Velvet Chainsaw is working with PCMA again to organize part of the 2012 Convening Leaders Learning Lounge. There will be more than 100+ education opportunities from Big Ideas TED style presentations, to “How To” iPad sessions, to “Bring Your Own Mobile Device” instructional presentations … [Read more…]

The Early Bird Gets The Learning Lounge Worm: PCMA 2011

Those who come first, learn first! Riddle Me This What has 63 speakers, 77 TED-style presentations, 49 round-table discussions, 49 facilitators, 21 emcees, seven theaters, three Supplier Showdowns, one hybrid host, two social media expert bars, one livestreaming stage, one global community discussion, one speed networking session, one PCMA Chapter Challenge and one task force … [Read more…]

7 Meetings Industry Take-Aways From Convening Leaders 2010

Here are seven takeaways from  PCMA’s 54th Convening Leaders Annual Conference that I attended recently in Dallas, TX.   1. Expert failure in the decision making process occurs for one of two reasons: incompetence, the disease of idiocy, or  miscalibration, the disease of over confidence. Miscalibration is more dangerous than incompetency.  In times of crisis, … [Read more…]

20 Things To Know Before Attending PCMA 2010 In Dallas

Are you attending PCMA’s 54th Annual Meeting: Convening Leaders, January 10-13, 2010 in Dallas, TX?    If yes, welcome to my hometown. Here are 20 things you should know before arriving in the “Big D.” (If you’re not attending, you still need to know these things for your next Dallas adventure.)    1. Longhorns and steer don’t … [Read more…]