Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

We ignited passion and altered perspectives this January in Boston at PCMA Convening Leaders. Join us for a rebroadcast of some of the highest-rated sessions on February 12th at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST. Earn up to 6 Clock hours.


PCMA Members: $55.00
PCMA Non-members: $65.00

Can’t attend? Purchase the 2014 Convening Leaders Rewind Package with more than 60 sessions.


8:00-8:40 a.m.
Tech Spots

Check out the latest in event technology and discover the best solution for your events. Attend technology demos from leading industry companies and ask questions during a live Q&A. Each demo & Q & A segment will last 15 minutes. Hear from QuickMobile, Hubb by Dynamic Events, Inc., and XOMO Digital.

9:00-10:12 a.m.
Masters Series: Follow Me: Leadership by Design

Presenter: John Spence, John Spence LLC

It’s been said that you aren’t really a leader if people are not willing to follow. So what makes someone want to follow? John Spence, a business improvement expert and author of Excellence by Design: Leadership – The Six Key Characteristics of Outstanding Leaders, conducted research with 8,000+ high potential employees at top companies around the world to capture what people look for in a leader they would willingly follow.  Spence will reveal his key findings and discuss how to leverage them to design your personal leadership style. You’ll depart with solutions to some of the most challenging issues leaders are facing right now and examples how to effectively implement them.   

  • Identify the key concepts for being an effective leader
  • Be a better listener and an expert at asking the right questions
  • Attract and keep top talent…and deal with poor performers

Brought to you by Visit Florida and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

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10:30- 12:00 p.m.
Crisis Management: The Boston Marathon Case Study

Moderator: Tyra Hilliard, University of Alabama

Panel: Shawn Bryant, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association; William Prentice, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association; Robert Noonan, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority; Katie Hauser, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Last summer, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) was moving into Hynes Convention Center for its annual meeting when two now-infamous bombs shattered the celebration at the Boston Marathon finish line. Just a half-block from the second explosion, the center was right in the thick of the chaos; it even served as an evidence collection site until the following day. However, everyone at the center remained safe, and ASCA's annual meeting managed to go on as scheduled. Hear from ASCA, Boston police, convention center security and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority about how the crisis unfolded, how they worked together, and what they learned for future events.

  • Examine how multiple entities worked together to communicate during a crisis
  • Analyze how crisis plans assisted during this emergency and what changes, if any, were recommended
  • Apply key learnings to your own crisis planning

Brought to you by Meetings + Conventions Calgary

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Masters Series: Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming & How It Will Change Everything

Solo-Presenter, David Pogue, American Program Bureau

As Yahoo’s newest consumer tech contributor and a past NYT’s tech reviewer, David Pogue has a front-row seat to observe the blazing-fast torrent of new inventions. Hundreds of gadgets and technologies come down the pike every year and plenty get lots of press… even though most of it is junk.

In this fast, funny presentation, Pogue will stick his neck out to predict which will actually cause major, disruptive changes. He’ll display, discuss, and even demonstrate the technological advances—in personal entertainment, cellular tech, Web 2.0, and more—that will have the greatest impact on your industry in the coming years.

  • Cite David Pogue’s predictions on which technologies will be game changers
  • Assess demonstrations of cutting edge technologies
  • Identify which technologies may have greatest impact on our industry

Brought to you by Meet Puerto Rico

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PCMA Business School: Planning ahead to stay relevant

Presenter: Jim Austin, Decision Strategies International, Inc.

When your organization or event faces an uncertain future, you need to take a look outside the industry to see what’s coming and how to forecast the best moves to stay relevant. Hear Jim Austin’s methodology to address strategy through multiple lenses and create choice with different futures. This approach will allow you to identify a course of action that will keep your event competitive and focused on the future.   

  • Identify why and when to use scenarios
  • Decide whether this approach is appropriate for your organization
  • Receive key templates for building your own scenarios

Brought to you by Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau

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3:00- 4:00
Turning Slumps into Success: Four Easy Steps for Overcoming Momentum Killers

Presenter: Dean Savoca, Savoca Performance Group

We all experience situations when we just can't get ourselves back on track....and it's usually at a point in our project or sales cycle when we can least afford the down-time. In this interactive session, discover a four-step process for overcoming slumps, minimizing their impact, improving your productivity, and re-engaging your momentum. Anyone with responsibilities for sales, project management, or people management will benefit.

For additional information on this session check out this video.   

  • Recognize your own personal triggers for productivity slumps
  • Identify the strategies you use when performing at your personal best
  • Leverage your own best performance strategies to stop slumps before they stop you

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4:15 – 5:00
Tech Spots

Check out the latest in event technology and discover the best solution for your events. Attend technology demos from leading industry companies and ask questions during a live Q&A. Each demo & Q & A segment will last 15 minutes. Hear from Double Dutch, EventMobi, and SpotMe.

Program Information
Date Presented:
February 12, 2014 8:00 AM Central
8 hours
PCMA Member Price:
USD $55.00
Non-Member Price:
USD $65.00
2014 Convening Leaders Hybrid Rebroadcast
Individual module purchase: Selected