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PCMA NCC L.E.A.P. 2024

May 5 @ 5:30 pmMay 6 @ 7:30 pm PDT

$75 – $200

LEAP: LEAP is a day of advanced-level learning comprised of high-impact sessions that provide attendees the opportunity to Learn, Engage, Act and Participate through creative outlets under the guidance of thought leaders.

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Interested in showcasing your products or services to attendees throughout the event? Email us to learn all of the benefits of becoming a Table Sponsor.

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Monterey Conference Center: where innovation and inspiration meet!

The Monterey Conference Center is the focal point for welcoming and encouraging cultural and economic prosperity for the City of Monterey. By providing a modern, state-of-the-art meeting facility combined with award-winning service and professionalism, we strive to go beyond the expectations of our guests and provide them with an experience unsurpassed in the industry.

Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Hotel Information

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Meet Our Presenters


3:30 – 6:00pm Registration
5:00 – 6:00pm Hosted Buyer Program Tour
5:30 – 7:30pm Reception
8:30 – 9:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30am Welcome Remarks/General Session
John Abrahamson, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Event Educational Session

Dive into the Monterey Aquarium Sustainable Education Session and learn about how MBA became a sustainable event venue & retail. John and Lura will share the “ah ha” moments of how they got from point A to point sustainability.

Jolene Jang, Asian Inclusivity

Culturally-Conscious Events: Attract & Retain Asian American Clients

Step into the dynamic world of Jolene Jang, a fourth-generation American with Japanese, Chinese, and Swedish roots, hailing from Seattle. Curiosity is her north star. Jolene isn’t your typical speaker; she’s an energetic force, sparking conversations and empowering others to nudge and explore boundaries. She’s an initiator of thinking differently and embraces unconventional approaches—where ideas collide, and innovation is born.

11:30am – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:45pm Concurrent Breakouts
  Darold Parcon, Flix in Motion

Headshots with a FUN AI

Suzie Scher, Colorado State University

Putting the ‘A’ in DEIA

2:00 – 2:45pm Session
Junior Tauvau, PCMA

AI – Spark the PCMA AI Tool

3:00 – 4:30pm Closing General Session
Nick Borelli, PCMA

Empowering Event Pros With AI

Every action Zenus’s Director of Marketing, Nick Borelli, takes professionally is to fulfill his mission: “Bringing the world together through intentionally designed experiences.

4:30pm Transportation to Closing Reception
5:00pm Closing Reception


PCMA Planner Member: $100
PCMA Planner Non-Member: $150
PCMA Supplier Member: $125
PCMA Supplier Non-Member: $200
PCMA Student: $75

Register HERE


May 5 @ 5:30 pm PDT
May 6 @ 7:30 pm PDT
$75 – $200
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Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, 93940
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(831) 646-3770
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