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PCMA Southeast Chapter August Educational Program

August 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT

Please join us at the newly renovated Hilton Atlanta on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. PCMA “Best in Class – Platinum Series” speaker Dana Saal will present “Escape Stagnation with a Conference Redesign,”  a hands-on, peer to peer, convention redesign seminar that will provide you with valuable information and learning experiences that can be applied directly to your own meetings.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

10:45am – 11:30am – Planner-Only Session: “P2P Experiential Learning: Meeting Planner Best Practices”
11:00am – 11:30am – Member Orientation – All are invited!
11:30am – 12:00pm – Registration & Networking
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Lunch & Announcements
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Education Program: “Escape Stagnation with a Conference Redesign”


Program Description:
Applying creative thinking to a fictitious conference separates you from the challenges, limitations and personalities that define events you regularly plan. Open yourself up to new possibilities AND immediately usable ideas by joining industry peers on this mission to redesign a major component of a stagnant event.

After This Session You’ll Be Able To:

  • Employ techniques to replace stagnant thinking with a design-driven mindset.
  • Discover potential problem areas inherent with redesigning an event.
  • Identify areas in your event that could be enhanced by employing best practices learned from others.

Attire: Business casual

Registration fees:
Professional Member $40.00
Associate Professional Member $40.00
Supplier Partner Member $40.00
Associate Supplier Partner Member $40.00
Faculty Member $40.00
Student Member $25.00
Non-Member Planner $45.00
Non-Member Supplier $45.00
Non-Member Faculty $45.00
Non-Member Student $30.00
Onsite Registration $50.00

Non-Member Planners:
We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for this program!*
Join us to learn more about PCMA and earn valuable CEUs for attending this event.  Contact Chris Colbert, 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, but please allow another non-member this complimentary opportunity.

Based on the success of last year’s August Program, we plan to participate again in Snax Sax for Kids!

About the Snax Sax for Kids Program:
The program began in 2008 at Embry Hills United Methodist Church and each week during the school year, Snax Sax for Kids provides weekend snacks for over 350 children at neighboring Dekalb County schools.

To help kick off “back to school,” we will be decorating bags for the students and collecting snack items to fill the bags.

How you can participate:
1. Donate items that will be used to pack the bags.

  • Hunt’s pudding packs
  • 100% Juice-juice boxes
  • Applesauce natural no sugar added
  • Fruit cups with no sugar added-natural juice
  • Granola bars such as Nutrigrain bars or chewy granola bars
  • Lance peanut butter crackers with cheese or plain flavored crackers (Not the Nekot cookie kind)

2. Decorate bag with stickers and markers.

Don’t delay! Online registration closes at noon on Monday, July 31st. You do not want to miss this PCMA SE Program!



Thank you to our Program Sponsors:









August 2, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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Lisa Kraus GardnerPCMA Southeast Chapter August Educational Program