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INSPIRE FOR MORE: Annual 2-Day Education Event

July 11July 12

PCMA Southeast Chapter is proud to present INSPIRE FOR MORE – a two day education & networking experience designed to educate, motivate, and facilitate meaningful connections throughout our business events community.

Please join us at Virgin Hotels Nashville – Early Bird Rates and our Booking Link will expire on June 20th, so register and reserve your rooms NOW!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – Anna Williams looks forward to hearing from you!





Faculty/Student: $109
Member: $185
Non-Member: $199
Member Exhibitor: $395 (includes registration)
Non-Member Exhibitor: $439 (includes registration)
Member Exhibitor: $250 (does not include registration)
Non-Member Exhibitor: $300 (does not include registration)

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Vinnu Deshetty CEO and Founder, EVA | Event Tech Hub

Vinnu Deshetty brings over 20 years of experience working with conferences, meetings, and events. As a meeting planner and techie, she understands the hurdles industry peers encounter and knows the tools and tricks to help organizations overcome challenges. Vinnu leads EVA’s team in taking the guesswork out of meeting planning, using data to drive strategic decisions and illustrate ROI.

Topic Areas of Expertise:

  • Use data to craft a story about your event, drive strategic decisions, and illustrate ROI
  • Identify your event data assets: what to measure and why
  • Collect data from the people who matter
  • Establish measurable goals and KPIs

Kristine Iverson, Wellness Advocate & Founder, CROW Practice, LLC

As a contestant on “The Blox,” the entrepreneur-focused reality TV show, Kristine Iverson showcases her skills and innovation in the competitive landscape of entrepreneurship. Beyond her TV appearances, Iverson is also recognized as an author and wellness advocate. With a background spanning training, cruise ships, and business, she provides a unique perspective on the crucial role of wellbeing in various professional environments.

Kristine now shares this passion with others through her company, CROW Practice: Coordinated Response on Wellness, which works as a national hub of wellness experts who bring both live and virtual sessions to events. For nearly a decade, this network has provided endless opportunities for health and wellness to increase the impact of any event, meeting or conference. Kristine appreciates every opportunity to empower others to find their own calm in the chaos.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the event planning environment as it relates to wellness.
  • Share different tools and techniques for event planners to leverage in times of stress.
  • Identify wellness trends and their significance in event planning.
  • Demonstrate interactive activities regarding energy shifting techniques.

View the Schedule

Thursday 7/11
1pm – 2pm: Registration, networking reception with exhibitors and light refreshments.
2pm – 2:15pm: Welcome Remarks, Jennifer Holt, PCMA SE President
2:15pm – 3:30pm: Opening Keynote: Kristine Iverson, Wellness Advocate & Entrepreneur, followed by facilitated workshopping
3:30pm – 4pm: Networking break with exhibitors and light refreshments
4pm – 5:15pm: Generations in the Live Events Industry: Where Wisdom Meets Innovation – Panel Discussion, followed by a Facilitated Workshop
5:15pm: Thursday Wrap-up
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Networking Reception-Style Dinner

Friday 7/12
8am – 9am: Networking breakfast with exhibitors
9am – 9:15am: Day 2 Welcome, Jennifer Holt, PCMA SE President
9:15am – 10:15am: Marketplace Insights for Global Hospitality Sectors, Chris Klauda, STR followed by Panel Discussion – “State of the Industry”
10:15am – 11:15am: Closing Keynote: Vinnu Deshetty: Listen to the Data: It’s Trying to Tell You Something!
11:15am – 11:50am: Facilitated Workshop
11:50am – Noon: Recap, Giveaways & Closing, Jennifer Holt, PCMA SE President

Thank You Sponsors!


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1 Music Square W
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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