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We have a team of chapter volunteers who care about the association and providing leadership to our industry. Our efforts revolve around excellent education and networking opportunities. We are active in the community and know our efforts are making a difference. The chapter’s strategic plan is focused on delivering new and innovative programs.

The PCMA Gulf States Chapter serves 300+ members from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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February 2021

Fireside Chat: Building a Resume & LinkedIn Profile that Get Results

February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST

As our industry regains strength, Face-to-Face meetings become common place again, and we’ll see more and more industry positions becoming available. But, with so much competition out there, how do you go about grabbing the attention of the recruiters?

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March 2021

Contracting in a Post COVID World

March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

Join PCMA Gulf States Chapter for a Virtual Educational Program on Thursday, March 4th and learn about Contracting in a Post COVID World!

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Crafting a Budget for Your Virtual Event

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Webinars are the NOT the same as Digital Events. But what does it really cost to plan a digital event/experience and how much lead time is needed? Join Cindy Lo, CEO of RED VELVET on March 17th to hear firsthand and share what their team has learned by helping their clients in 2020 transition their once in-person programs to 100% online and virtual.

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Virtual Study Group for CMP Exam Candidates

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - June 16 @ 8:00 pm CDT

The PCMA Gulf States Chapter is forming a study group for anyone accepted to sit for future CMP Exams. We will be starting the course on March 31, meeting on Wednesday nights. The course will be weekly for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. – 8:000 p.m. CDT.

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April 2021

Lunch & Learn: Bite-Sized Goal Setting in Our New Reality

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Join Sherron Washington, CEO of The P3 Solution as she discusses “Bite-Sized Goal Setting in Our New Reality”. After this informative 30-minute session, stick around for 30 minutes of open discussion to talk about the latest trends in our industry.

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GMID Central Texas

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT

Join Us for GMID21 Virtual Event, Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00 – 4:15 PM. Twelve Texas Meeting and Events Industry Associations will come together online to network and advocate for the Meeting & Events Industry. On Thursday, April 8, 2021, #GMID21 events will be held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities.

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GMID North Texas

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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Join us for a Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) North Texas style celebration! While live events have been on pause for the past year, the industry is returning based on new ways of meeting safe. On Thursday, April 8th hear from our panel on ways they have reinvented and repositioned themselves for success as we Meet Safe and Power Through to 2022!

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Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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Using the Pillars of Health to Achieve a Better Balance

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Join Taunya Kiefer, MD from Baylor Scott & White Health as she reveals how to overcome barriers to managing stress and achieving optimal mental health.

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May 2021

Virtual Bingo Happy Hour

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

You're invited to a Virtual Fundraiser benefiting the PCMA Gulf States Chapter! Join your PCMA Gulf States friends and colleagues for a virtual happy hour on Thursday, May 6th. Unwind with your favorite adult beverage and enjoy some great conversation and virtual Bingo from the comfort of your own home!

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