Chapter News

Why Juneteenth?

On June 16, 2021, the House passed legislation for President Joe Biden to sign into law, Juneteenth (June 19) as a Federal Holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.  It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.

Girls on the Run – Volunteer Opportunity

The PCMA Capital Chapter Community Service committee has the following volunteer opportunity for all PCMA members. Girls on the Run (GOTR) NOVA is currently seeking volunteers for our season ending

Message from the President

Networking is vitally important in the business events industry particularly through the pandemic when all face-to-face interaction ceased. For many people, the pandemic also changed the value we place on time.

Meet Sustainably Series: The Green Path

Everyone, everywhere has a critical role to play in advancing the next green economy through sustainable living. This resonates deeply in the united social consciousness of the events industry.

Message from the President

Everywhere, face-to-face events are returning, and hotel occupancy is creeping up. However, there are uncertainties we are still facing.

Arab American Heritage Month

The U.S. began celebrating the contributions of Arab Americans in 2017 because of their rich culture and contributions to technology, education, music, and military service. 

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, observed on March 8th, is a day for celebrating the many social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the world.

Why Advocate

Advocacy in all forms seeks to ensure that people have their voices heard on issues that are most important to them.

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations

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

Five Pillars of Community

Communities connect humans and sustain communication, growth and overall success. They are particularly vital in this era of digital transformation. The Five Pillars of Community framework can help you achieve organizational growth.

Star of the 2nd Quarter

Congratulations Danielle Foisy, FASAE, CASE, TMS Transportation Management Services – Star of the 2nd Quarter 2021!


Honoring the Past as We Work for the Future

As a part of our expanding initiatives in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the PCMA Capital Chapter has worked hard to provide exposure to global and national awareness months and days.

Star of the 1st Quarter

Congratulations Lynn Whitehead, National Sales Director, Citywide Conventions, San Diego Tourism Authority – Star of the 1st Quarter, 2021!

So, how are you…really?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Join Reston Herndon Meeting Planners for an insightful discussion about the impact the pandemic has had on our sense of normalcy.

Advertise with us

Gain exposure and stay ahead of your competition by advertising with the PCMA Capital Chapter. If you are an industry partner, destination or property remember that members are looking for you! They need products and services, and we make it easy for them to find you.

Chatter Newsletter Survey

Please participate in this brief survey so we can highlight more of our members in upcoming issues of The Chatter.

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested in pursuing a career in event planning or tradeshow management, an apprenticeship program may be your best first stop.

2021 All-Access Pass

The 2021 All-Access Pass is now available for purchase. This year's pass includes more savings that ever! Get yours today to maximize your education attendance in 2021.

COVID-19 Resource Guide

The PCMA Capital Chapter is a strong community built from individuals who have always taken care of one another. This guide includes links and other information to assist members with career opportunities, scholarships, and meal support.

Call for Speakers

The PCMA Capital Chapter is excited to announce our 2021 Call for Speakers. We had such a great response from speakers and chapter members last year that we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year.

January Scholarship 2021

Apply now for the 2021 Convening Leaders Scholarships, deadline extended to December 2, 2020!

Creation of Mid-Atlantic CHAMPS

Six leading DC area meetings industry associations unite to create a collaborative community, the Mid-Atlantic CHAMPs (Coalition of Hospitality and Meeting Professionals) – Partnership for Progress

Advocacy Alert: Get Out the Vote!

It is crucial that Congress immediately passes a small business relief package that extends and expands the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include destination marketing organizations and a second draw of PPP funds.

Members During Quarantine

If you missed the last Lunch and Learn: Eat, Pray, Love 2.0, here is the "how have you spent your time during quarantine?" video our PDC co-chair put together.

Stay Connected

Now more than ever, we need each other. If you have recently had a change in your employment due to the  COVID-19 crisis, please allow us to help you thru

2020 Call For Speakers

The PCMA Capital Chapter is excited to announce our 2020 Call for Speakers. We are looking for fresh, innovative talks that will challenge us and spark actionable ideas for the attendees.

June Scholarship 2020

2020 Educon Planner Scholarship Application form is now closed. Thank you to those who applied! All applications are being reviewed and a winner announced in the next few weeks.