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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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April 2020

Gulf States Virtual Happy Hour

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Join your Gulf States friends and colleagues for a Virtual Happy Hour Thursday, April 9 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm!   In the midst of social distancing, check in virtually with your Gulf States community for open conversation and offer your support in these unprecedented times. Use this opportunity to bond with your chapter, laugh with your friends, and remember why we are a part of this great industry.   Register now for free! Your RSVP is appreciated. Please…

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Virtual Happy Hour + Trivia

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Join the Gulf States Chapter for Round 2 of Virtual Happy Hour!     Stay connected with your PCMA Gulf States friends and colleagues! Join in on round two of Virtual Happy Hour - this time with an added twist! Stick around and test your knowledge in a facilitated trivia game.   Registration is complimentary. RSVP to receive call-in details! Call-in details and access links will be distributed via email to registered attendees the day of the call.

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May 2020

What You Need to Know: COVID-19

May 26 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and its impact on the Business Events Industry. Visit pcma.org/coronavirus to explore upcoming webinars, Community Conversations, and Digital Event tips and case studies.

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June 2020

Virtual Central Texas Meeting Industry Day

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

We’ve all been deeply affected by the pandemic. Events are not going away but they are changing. Collaboration is the core of our industry. As we look for hope for the future of our industry, join 12 meetings and events industry chapter organizations from all over the state of Texas for Virtual TX Meetings Industry Day. Listen and learn from industry leaders how as we act to prepare for a comeback, and more. Tom Noonan, President & CEO, Visit Austin…

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August 2020

Student Insight Series: Emerging from COVID

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Join PCMA Chapters in our new collaborative Student Insight Series where students and young professionals from across North America can learn from a panel of established industry experts. This first session will cover Emerging from COVID - How the Events Industry Can Bounce Back in which our panelists will discuss their recovery experiences from past situations such as 9/11, Ebola, SARS and more. Registration is complimentary. Schedule: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm: Panel Discussion 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm: Q&A…

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Stay Calm and Make a Plan: Proving Your Value and Adapting through Disruption

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

This event has passed. Please find the OnDemand session here! Join us for this informative and engaging panel discussion on proving your value, adapting your skills, setting and managing expectations in both your current role AND the job hunt! There will also be an opportunity to ask those burning questions you may have! Registration is complimentary with an option to donate to PCMA Gulf States Chapter. All proceeds go toward future Gulf States education.   Points of Conversation: • How…

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