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February 2020 Educational Program

February 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

PCMA Southeast Educational Program

Safety is top of mind for all meeting professionals!

Mark your calendars for the first PCMA SE Educational Program of the year: February 5, 2020

The brand-new Gateway Center Arena is the perfect backdrop for the important content of our February 2020 Education Program – emergency preparedness. Join us as Alan Kleinfeld helps us start the process of creating an Emergency Response Plan for our organizations.

REGISTER NOW! We will be giving away a $100 GIFT CARD to an attendee randomly selected from ALL attendees registering on or before Friday, January 31, 2020, courtesy of Cobb Travel & Tourism.

Event Schedule:
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Registration & Networking
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Educational Program – Don’t be a Hero. Just be Ready.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Reception (with beer/wine/light bites)

Educational Program:  Don’t be a Hero. Just be Ready.

Presented by: Alan Kleinfeld, CMP

Session overview:

Event safety can be an overwhelming and daunting task. However, all you need to do is start with one thing. This session looks at how to begin the process of writing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Using guidelines and policies from federal agencies, see how to do a threat assessment, begin preparing for those threats, and walk away with a genesis of your own plan.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Identify federal emergency guidelines
  • Examine a risk assessment illustration
  • Formulate the first step or your own plan
  • Safety Preparedness Certificate provided to each paid registrant


Alan Kleinfeld has over 25 years in meeting management combined with over 15 years in public safety, much of it done simultaneously. He’s a seasoned speaker, writer, and educator. His safety topics include site selection, safety overview, emergency operations, workplace safety, and crisis planning. His meeting planning expertise also includes sponsorships, budgets, business management, and a variety of other topics. His current focus is on planners who need assistance conducting site visits from a safety perspective, as well as assisting in the development of emergency response plans. Designations: CMP, CMM, MTA, LEO


Not in the Atlanta area, But would like to take part in the program? LIVE STREAMING IS AVAILABLE!!

The registration fee is $15. To Register, Click THE REGISTRATION LINK and choose the Live Streaming Option. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the event. **A Special Thanks to our sponsor SHEPARD AV for making the online option possible!**

Note: Live Streaming is for the Educational Program only.


GICC Arena at Gateway Center
2330 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337

Link to directions & parking info:
Free parking is available in Lot E – see link for map: https://arenagatewaycenter.com/getting-here/parking/

About the Venue:

Gateway Center Arena @ College Park is a state-of-the-art 5,000-seat venue located in Metro Atlanta’s Southside—a few minutes from downtown Atlanta via MARTA or the highway, and a three-minute Skytrain ride from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Attire: Business casual

Online Registration fees:
Professional Member: $30.00
Associate Professional Member: $30.00
Supplier Partner Member: $50.00
Associate Supplier Partner Member: $50.00
Faculty Member: $50.00
Student Member: $25.00
Non-Member Planner: $50.00
Non-Member Supplier: $75.00
Non-Member Faculty: $75.00
Non-Member Student: $30.00
Live Streaming: $15.00
** All Onsite Registration prices increase by $15

Non-Member Planners:
We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for this program!*
Join us to learn more about PCMA and make new connections!
Contact Mary Cline, Director of Membership to claim your ticket. Special thanks to Cobb County Travel & Tourism for sponsoring!
*If you  have already attended one  of our events this year using the complimentary offer from Cobb Travel & Tourism, we look forward to having you join us as a registered guest. Please allow another non-member this complimentary opportunity.


PCMA Southeast is an approved CMP provider. The Program “Don’t Be a Hero. Just Be Ready.” has been approved for 1:50 clock hours for CMP-IS Domain: Risk Management.


February Community Service Initiative

For our February 2020 Educational Program, PCMA’s Southeast chapter wants to do its part to help the citizens and animals in Australia that have been devastated by the historic and unprecedented wildfires across the country.

Due to geography, donating items or time is not practical, so please make a monetary donation directly to one of the worthy charities listed below. Our chapter has identified three options so you have the choice to assist the citizens, animals and/or fire fighters in Australia. LEARN MORE HERE
Thank you for your support!



Don’t delay! Online registration closes at 12pm on Tuesday, February 4th. You do not want to miss this PCMA SE Event!



Thank you to our sponsors:





February 5, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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GICC Arena at Gateway Center
2330 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337 United States
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