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Full Schedule

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Board of Directors Meeting
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
    Board of Trustees Meeting
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Board Dinner
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Joint Board Meeting & Strategic Discussion
  • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Registration
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Business of Events: How are RFPs Changing?
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Business of Events: Managing a Changing Workforce and New Skills Needed
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Digital Events: What are Data Insights Worth?
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Audience Engagement: Engaging Your Digital Audience
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Business of Events: Room Blocks and Shared Risk Structures
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Health and Safety: Communicating to Participants
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Hybrid Events: Budgeting and Managing Expenses
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: Best Practices for Return to In-Person Events
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: F&B: What’s Eating You?
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Business of Events: Managing a Changing Workforce and New Skills Needed
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Independent Event Organizers
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Medical Event Organizers
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: Best Practices for Return to In-Person Events
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: F&B: What’s Eating You?
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
    Welcome Refreshment
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Become a Future Maker by Embracing and Leading Through Uncertainty
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Opening Reception
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Get Fit with the Foundation - 5K
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Registration
  • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
    Marriott International Focus Group (by invitation only)
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    Group Meet-Ups: Humanitarian Scholarship Winners
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    NextUp (Invite Only)
  • 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
    Harnessing Disruption to Create a 365-Approach to Events and Experiences
  • 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
    The A-Z of Omni-channel and Hybrid Events
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    (Re)creating Value in the New Now
  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
    Selling and Marketing in the New Now
  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
    The Nuts and Bolts of Omni-channel and Hybrid Events
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Jeopardy!
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Driving the Future with Inclusion, Equity, Belonging, and Diversity
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Jeopardy!
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
    Group Meet-Ups: Corporate
  • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
    Group Meet-Ups: DES
  • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
    Group Meet-Ups: Independent
  • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
    Group Meet-Ups: Medical
  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
    Break
  • 1:45 PM – 2:25 PM
    Applying and Activating Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Commitments
  • 1:45 PM – 2:25 PM
    Designing Engagement and Connection in the New Now
  • 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
    Setting and Scaling Budgets in an Uncertain Landscape
  • 2:35 PM – 3:15 PM
    Building Communities That Foster Thriving, Year-Round Engagement
  • 2:35 PM – 3:15 PM
    Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Dynamic Experiences and Event Engagement
  • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
    Refreshment Break
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Ascent: How to Make Inclusion and Equity Actionable for Your Organization
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Digital Events: How to Get Buy-In on Your New Digital Strategy
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Hybrid Events: Live Streaming vs. Two-way Interface
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Conversation Starters: Leadership: Strategies for Being Resilient in a Changing Environment
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: Best Practices for Return to In-Person Events
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: F&B: What’s Eating You?
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hospitality Helping Hands: Wheelchair Build
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Ascent: Women Supporting and Elevating Women
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Business of Events: Managing a Changing Workforce and New Skills Needed
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Digital Events Strategists
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Conversation Starters: Leadership: Developing New Skillsets and Career Advancement
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: Best Practices for Return to In-Person Events
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: F&B: What’s Eating You?
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: Best Practices for Return to In-Person Events
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Solutions Meet-Up: F&B: What’s Eating You?
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    PCMA Boards, Partners & Chapter Leadership Reception
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Buses Depart for Downtown
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Networking Reception
  • 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
    Give Back Bash
  • Friday, July 9, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Get Fit with the Foundation - Yoga
  • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
    Experience Columbus Focus Group (by invitation only)
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Registration/Information Center
  • 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
    Let's Play Ball: Examining Sports' Safe Roll-Out Strategies
  • 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
    What the Future of Business Events Holds
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Getting the Most Out of Your Data
  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
    Beyond Events: What's on the Horizon
  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
    From Hygiene Theater to Safety and Risk Management
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Refreshment Break
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Main Stage: Secrets of Staying Relevent, Capturing Curiosity and Keeping Excitement in the Attention Economy