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April 2021

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Hospitality Grand Slam

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-8
FREE

Join San Francisco Travel, Giants Enterprises, Hartmann Studios, Certain, and numerous Bay Area meeting and event association chapters as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) with a Hospitality Grand Slam on Thursday, Apr. 8, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (PDT).

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Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-8

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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May 2021

LEAP: 360 Wellness for Optimal Success

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm UTC-8
Online & Renaissance Walnut Creek Hotel, 2805 Jones Rd
Walnut Creeek, CA 94597 United States
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$30 – $50

L.E.A.P. is our one day, Regional Educational Conference attracting meeting professionals from the entire west coast, focused on cutting edge industry trends, out of the box thinking and creative solutions for our fast-paced and ever-evolving industry. This year, our theme is 360 Wellness for Optimal Success, and we’re going HYBRID. On May 20th, we’ll get our Physical, Mental and Business Wellness in check for the highly anticipated comeback of live events, and the exciting introduction of hybrid events. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get triple fit, network and participate in our chapter’s inaugural hybrid program.

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June 2021

The Run for Chapter Bragging Rights

June 7 - July 7
$15.00

All PCMA Chapters are coming together for the month leading up to EduCon to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities with the Chapter Run/Walk Challenge. All proceeds from this event will be benefiting the PCMA Foundation. REGISTER HERE (be sure to select Northern California as your chapter) MOTIVATION The COVID-19 pandemic has had an excruciating impact on the business events industry. According to one study, 22 million people in the event industry in the U.S. alone had…

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PCMA Chapter Presidents’ Town Hall Webinar

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-8

Join HQ and local leaders as we discuss the future of events, membership engagement, and volunteerism. You will hear from all 17 of PCMA’s North American Regional Chapters through a series of panel discussions. Moderated By: Sherrif Karamat, CAE – President & CEO, PCMA Kirsten Olean, CAE. IOM – Chair, PCMA Board of Directors Director of Meetings, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Angie Ranalli – Chair, PCMA Foundation Board of Trustees Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region, San Diego Tourism Authority…

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August 2021

Rock the Yacht with PCMA NCC

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8
Giants Enterprises California Spirit Luxury Yacht, Pier 40 (The Embarcadero and Townsend Street)
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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$30 – $45

Reception-style cruise aboard Giants Enterprises’ California Spirit Luxury Yacht, August 31st. Enjoy networking, a hosted full bar, gourmet bites and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and McCovey Cove.

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September 2021

Student Insight Series

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-8
FREE

You never know when a casual coffee chat could change the course of your career. Networking is one of the best ways to find a new job, but it’s also an effective and exciting way to keep expanding your connections, even when you’re not job hunting. Please join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 4pm PT, for Sippin with Students, hosted by Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA. Register now to gain tips and valuable advice in an informal setting…

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New Membership Orientation – 3rd Quarter 2021

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-8
FREE

Your membership with PCMA can put you on the right track to take your career to the next level. The information in this orientation program will help you to get started on your journey. PCMA is your gateway to the industry’s most relevant, cutting-edge information and knowledgeable leaders. So let’s get you prepped and ready to take full advantage of all we offer! This will be an interactive session led by the membership chairs of our 17 North American Regional…

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November 2021

2021 BAMIES Awards Gala

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-8
Hyatt Regency San Francisco (Embarcadero), 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

Join your event industry colleagues as we take one small step and one giant leap in celebrating the best and brightest stars in the Bay Area galaxy at the 2021 annual BAMIE awards gala.

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December 2021

Student Insight Series

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
FREE

Consider this panel the “know before you go” meeting to prepare for your first professional job. Dahlia, Lisa and Cara will share the difficult experiences and failures they lived through so you won’t have to make the same mistakes! Please join us on Wednesday, December 8, at 4PM EST, for the Student Insight Series, hosted by the New England Chapter of PCMA. Register now to gain tips and valuable advice in an informal setting from a group of successful event…

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