Chapter News

Sponsor Spotlight: Destination Madison

What makes Capital Chapter Partners the best? Destination Madison speaks to the topics our members care about most!   Who we are: Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin and

Capital Chapter GMID 2024 Wrap-Up

A packed house of over 200 meeting industry professionals spent their morning at the Washington Convention Center to hear from industry luminaries on Capitol Hill’s latest and discuss industry challenges

Human Rights Day

Author: Shaliga Rhodes | Corporate Partnership Director | CCWC- Corporate Counsel Women of Color December is host to many holiday celebrations. One of the lesser-known is Human Rights Day, on

Giving Tuesday 2023

GivingTuesday – November 28, 2023 “GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages

Native American Heritage Month

Author: Robin Troutman | Deputy Director | National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities Each November, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States to recognize and honor

Is It Unconscious Bias or Ignorance?

Author: Annette M. Suriani, CMP, CFMP, DES | AMS Meeting Solutions | PCMACC DEI Committee Member I grew up in the 70’s in New York City. The melting pot, the

September is Hispanic Heritage Month

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Who Should Champion Employee Wellness?

Author: Dana Johnston, CMP | Director of Corporate Strategic Partnerships | American Gastroenterological Association August is National Wellness Month. How would you rate your wellness? If you are like most

PCMA CC Summer Sponsorship Update

Author: Geralyn Krist, CMP-Fellow, DES | Global Account Executive | ConferenceDirect While we are in the middle of the summer enjoying warm days and breezy nights, your Sponsorship Committee is

Juneteenth—Not just another day off

Author: Robin Troutman | Deputy Director | National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities While the country celebrates the beginning of summer and the end of school, we are also

We Put the PRIDE in Meetings and Events

Author: Laurie Nelson-Choice | Visit Baltimore | PCMA CC DEI Committee Chair This past Saturday members of the PCMA Capital Chapter marched in the Capital (DC) Pride Parade, an event

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

May 2023: AAPI Heritage Month

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

“The Chatter” Q1 is Here!

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Message from the President | January 2023

Author: Mary Kreins | 2023 PCMA Capital Chapter President Happy New Year! With PCMA Convening Leaders behind us, we’re excited about the year ahead. The past few years have been

Message from the President | December 2022

According to National Geographic, “navigation is the art and science of determining the position of a ship, plane or other vehicle, and guiding it to a specific destination.”

Tips to Staying Healthy During Winter Travel

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Native American Heritage Month

Very few people remember or know that November is also the month for commemorating the sacrifices and important contributions of the first American people; myself included prior to writing this article.

Message from the President

According to National Geographic, “navigation is the art and science of determining the position of a ship, plane or other vehicle, and guiding it to a specific destination.”

PCMA Foundation Stepping Up Chapter Challenge

All PCMA Chapters are coming together this fall, leading up to Convening Leaders 23 in Columbus, OH, to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities; to foster engagement with members, to promote collaboration across chapters, to generate fun competition/rivalry, and to support our industry friends.

Message from the President

Symbolically, the Fall season represents a time of “plenty, ripening, harvest, and abundance.” At the same time the season can symbolize, “decay and decline.”

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations: Episode 3

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting

PCMA HQ Convening Leaders 2023 Scholarships

Don't miss out on your opportunity to apply for one of the many PCMA Scholarships available for Convening Leaders 2023. Sponsored by the PCMA Foundation. Deadline to apply is September 15th.

Message from the President

Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” In today’s climate for business events, it is easy to let volunteerism slip down the list of what’s important and what’s not important.

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations: Episode 2

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting

Wellness Series: Unique Ways to Keep Attendees Active

Encouraging attendees to stay active during a conference is a well-established best practice in Meetings Management. Providing examples of tips and tactics to stay well on the road gets the information to your audience, but what if you want to take it a step further?

Message from the President

The “dog days” of summer originated from the Greeks and Romans associating the hot summer months to the sun appearing alongside Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major.

Women’s Equality Day

Women's Equality Day is a celebrated US holiday that is on August 26th to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Message from the President

For every road trip, you must decide who is driving. It is a serious responsibility but one that can be fun if you get to control the radio! On our Capital Chapter Road Trip, we are in the process of selecting drivers for next year.

32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It’s now been 32 years since this landmark law was passed. It affirms and protects the fundamental rights of people with disabilities — the right to equal opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and equitable participation in every aspect of American life.

Message from the President

Half-time rituals at sports events include marching bands, time for spectators to stretch and grab refreshments and for the athletes, time to rest and review what is working and what is not working.