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The Heartland Chapter offers educational and idea exchanges on a regular basis with excellent educational programming and outstanding opportunities for networking with other industry professionals.

The PCMA Heartland Chapter serves nearly 250 members from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

For assistance or information, please contact:

Chapter Administrator, Ashley Taber
Email: heartland@pcma.org
Mailing address is: 4518 NE 91st St. Kansas City MO 64156

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May 2019

St. Louis Lunch & Learn – Build Better Meetings

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT
Filament, 1518 Washington Street, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63103

Build Better Meetings (and leave the PowerPoint behind) / Collaboration at Scale: How to Build Participatory Meetings for 100 - 1000 / The New Keynote: How to Add Collaboration and Problem Solving to the Traditional Hour-Long Speaker Slot

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The Perfect Recipe for Energized Attendees!

May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
The Westin Kansas City Crown Center, 1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, KS 64108

Whether 50 or 50,000 people attend an event, the one thing everyone is sure to remember is their food experience. Not only is it important to impress your attendees, but to have food that energizes them for the day. Our health-inspired chefs will create tasty appetizers that you can imitate at your next meeting – and at home.     Our Best in Class speaker, Angela Gaffney, will be sharing tips on the health properties of the food and will…

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June 2019

2019 PCMA Education Conference – Los Angeles

June 25 - June 28

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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July 2019

A Social Conversation: Proper Ways to Tie Social Media into Your Event

July 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT

Save the Date!

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August 2019

Communication, Collaboration and Cloud Storage

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT

Communication, Collaboration, and Cloud Storage – How are these things coming together to create a new way for planners, their stakeholders, and venues to communicate? With a background in hotels, convention centers, and meeting planning

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Arkansas Lunch & Learn – POSTPONED

August 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT
The Chancellor Hotel, 70 N East Ave
Fayetteville, AR

This event has been postponed. We will update the details soon. Our speakers will discuss how to incorporate local businesses to create the most authentic meeting experience.

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September 2019

Annual Golf Tournament

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Top Golf Overland Park, KS 66212

Golfers and non-golfers alike have dubbed this the networking event of the year for Heartland Chapter! Mark your calendar and register now for our annual Golf Classic at TopGolf.

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October 2019

Hackathon Design Tips to Unleash Fruitful Innovation

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

Schedule of Events 4:00-4:30pm - Registration 4:30-6:00pm - Hackathon 6:00-7:00pm - Reception Hackathons are quickly becoming the most talked about conference experiences, as they deliver on two key attendee expectations for events: Learning and Networking. In this session, I’ll open my playbook to share proven techniques for tapping the collective wisdom at your event/chapter to create potential solutions for all. From creating the right mindset and environment for more fruitful ideation, to engaging a diverse set of perspectives in constructive…

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What’s Coming in the Association and Corporate Event Arena

October 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel, 212 Kingshighway Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Attendee and Stakeholder's needs are ever changing. Meetings don't look like they used to. What do we see on the horizon for meetings and events?

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November 2019

State of the Industry

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Marriott Downtown Kansas City, 200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Join us and our panel of industry experts on November 14 for our 2019 State of the Industry Address on Human Trafficking

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