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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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March 2019

Watch On-Demand: New Ways to Generate Revenue for Your Meetings

March 4, 2019 - March 30, 2019

On-Demand Webinar: New Ways to Generate Revenue for Your Meetings - New revenue streams are a welcome addition to most meetings. With budgets constantly challenging us to do more with less, it’s important to consider untapped resources for new cash flow.

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March 20: The Impact of Design Thinking on Events and Conventions

March 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
City Cafe, 5757 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209 United States
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Design thinking can and should elevate every aspect of events and conventions. With it, planners can deepen connection and drive engagement. By tuning into the needs of human beings, design thinkers are able to craft compelling experiences across multiple days or for one-time events.

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April 2019

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT

Top 3 Reasons to Get Involved in Global Meetings Industry Day 1. To help raise the industry’s profile. GMID is an opportunity to engage with business leaders, elected officials, journalists and members of the general public to bring our industry story to the forefront. It’s a chance for us to come together on a single day and champion who we are and what we do with one loud and powerful voice. 2. To shine a light on the value we provide each and…

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May 2019

May Meetup: Deep Ellum Sips & Snacks Walking Tour

May 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Live! By Loews, 1600 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011 United States

Join us for a unique “tasting tour” of this eclectic and exciting neighborhood. We’ve partnered with Food Tours of America to create a walking foodie experience showcasing three of the area’s hottest restaurants and private event venues.

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June 2019

2019 PCMA Education Conference – Los Angeles

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019

PCMA Education Conference is an energetic, immersive and provocative program designed to attract thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists. The program fosters learning styles that drive engagement — creating solutions and ideas that build lasting relationships.

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October 2019

October Webinar – Cultural Awareness for Event Profs

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Save the date for our next educational webinar - details coming soon!

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November 2019

Applying Lessons from Neuroscience to Enrich Event Storytelling

November 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
Live! By Loews, 1600 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011 United States

Save the date for our November educational event – details coming soon!

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December 2019

Jingle and Mingle Holiday Event

December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Schedule of Events: 6:00pm: Jingle & Mingle Reception 7:30pm: Dinner & Desserts 9:00pm: Jingle & Mingle "Afterglow" Live Music & Cash Bar   Mark your calendars for the Central Texas Meetings & Events Industry Holiday Party! Taking place December 17th, 2019 at Hotel Van Zandt. Register Today! $90.00 members and non-members. Rates increase November 28th. Registration includes: appetizers, (2) beverage tickets, three course dinner, live music, discounted valet parking ($10). Group Room Block Special Rate $149 and up! Click here…

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January 2020

Convening Leaders 2020 Chapter Reception

January 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
JW Marriott Union Square Skyline Room, 515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Kick off Convening Leaders and celebrate with your Gulf States colleagues and friends

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March 2020

POSTPONED: March Education Luncheon

March 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Serendipity Labs, 2323 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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POSTPONED: All registration fees for March Education will be refunded.   Serendipity Labs Dallas Uptown Arts 2323 Ross Ave 1st Floor Dallas, TX 75201     The Gulf States Chapter is happy to present Mark Herrera, Director of Education, Life-Safety for the International Association of Venue Managers here in the Dallas Area. With the ongoing issue with COVID-19, we’ve expanded the presentation to cover more than just this specific situation. Join us as Mr. Herrera presents:     Securing Events…

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