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Convening Leaders 2018 Nashville Recap

For those who have contemplated attending PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference but have yet to do so, we wanted to share just a few highlights from our trip this past January.


Networking at Party with a Purpose

From the minute you land at the airport and hit the conference registration desk in baggage claim, you can hear welcomes and chatter among friends that have been attending PCMA’s Convening Leaders for years.  There is no shortage of opportunities to meet new friends and colleagues throughout the week, beginning with Chapter and opening Welcome Receptions to Party with a Purpose, after hour receptions, hosted dinners and of course the Closing Night Celebration at the Musicians Hall of Fame.  Convening Leaders provides hours of Networking opportunities…opportunities that should not be missed.


Gary Murakami, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM, Director, Global Sales at MGM Resorts International, listens in on a Face2Face session at Convening Leaders.

It’s a little overwhelming when you review the schedule and see the amount of content from which you have to choose.  Concurrent sessions ran throughout the program, but Convening Leaders organizers thought of everything. If you missed a session, attendees could visit the Future of Face-2-Face room, where multiple video monitors were set up with recorded sessions.  Simply don a set of headphones, tune into your desired session and let the education begin. If you’re still in need of clock hours and didn’t attend Convening Leaders, be sure to check out upcoming webinars, offered by PCMA throughout the year, by clicking here or for Premium Content including over 100 Convening Leader Conference Sessions for a small fee, visit here.


PCMANCC members arise bright and early to make an attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records.

In addition to all the fun of networking and education, there’s just plain fun!  Nashville was an amazing host to this year’s Convening Leaders and pulled out all the stops.  The Hospitality Helping Hands project built supply kits for teachers in the area, the 5K Nash Dash got the blood pumping for all its participants, AND we made an official Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the most people in the shape of a musical instrument, falling just a bit short.  And as if this wasn’t enough, in true Nashville fashion, fantastic entertainment graced the many stages, including Chip Esten & Clare Bowen (Deacon Claybourne & Scarlett O’Connor of the TV series Nashville), Peter Frampton & Little Big Town, just to name a few.

Don’t miss all the Networking, Education and Fun next year as we converge upon the “City of Bridges”.  We hope to see you in 2019 at Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pencil January 6 – January 9, 2019 into your calendars now.

Adrienne Fisher, CMP, CTSM
Executive Director, Corporate Events
About Face Productions, Inc.
[email protected]

Adrienne FisherConvening Leaders 2018 Nashville Recap