Chapter News

Tips For Effectively Using Zoom

  Tips For Effectively Using Zoom Thank you to Heartland Chapter member, Kristin Malek, for hosting a variety of recent webinars on how to use Zoom effectively. Kristin is an

Meet Dr. Kristin Malek

Dr. Kristin Malek has over ten years in event management experience to include third-party, corporate, hotels, food service, and retail. She had the honor of being named a Hilton Merit

Meet Heartland Chapter Member Crystal Walker

Member Spotlight: Crystal Walker   Name: Crystal Walker, DMin, CMP, CHSP Director of Sales and Services, Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dayton/Indianapolis   The first concert I went to was:


Pharma Forum June 15-19 Financial and Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum New dates: June 22-26, online Professional Convention Management Association EduCon New dates: canceled ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition August

Staying Current

Staying Current By Cheri Jones, CMP, The Roark Group Amid this time of COVID-19, furloughs and layoffs, so many of the event industry organizations are stepping up to offer education

GMID goes virtual

Join #EventProfs from around the world on April 14, 2020 to virtually celebrate #GMID20 and break the Guinness World Record for largest audience for a virtual conference!   Global Meetings

The Ethics of Epidemic by Yonason Goldson

The Ethics of Epidemic 3 practical insights from the coronavirus outbreak   It was my pleasure to address the PCMA Heartland chapter last month. In my program, I identified the

Annual Awards & Installation Banquet Turnout

We had a great turnout at our Annual Awards & Installation Banquet at the Westin Crown Center! Congratulations to our award winners: Taylor Abbate – Emerging Leaders Award Melissa Abuel

Heartland Hospitality Career Exploration Day

The words we have written or seen written too many times in the past couple of weeks….Out of an abundance of caution we are postponing the Hospitality Career Exploration Event

2020 Heartland Chapter Programs

Save the date for these upcoming 2020 programs! More information will be provided throughout the year. January 5-8 – Convening Leaders in San Francisco February 6 – Awards Dinner &

Heartland Chapter Awards

Do you know a full-time meeting professional who deserves recognition for their great contributions to their organization and community?   Nominate them for one of four Chapter awards to be

Member Spotlight: Kristin Malek

Meet Heartland Chapter member Kristin Malek, Event Management Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor; University of Nebraska Lincoln; Lincoln The first concert I went to was: America one week and Backstreet

Heartland Chapter’s State of the Industry Recap

The PCMA Heartland Chapter’s State of the Industry Address on November 14 discussed the epidemic of human trafficking, which is problematic throughout world and specifically in the hospitality industry. Laura

Heartland Chapter 2020 Slate of Officers

PCMA Heartland Chapter is pleased to present our proposed 2020 Slate of Officers and Board Members.   The 2019 Board of Directors wish to thank these dedicated members for their

PCMA Heartland Chapter Scholarships

The Heartland Chapter has 2 membership scholarships available to any non-member Supplier or Planner. To be eligible, you must either be a new member or not have been a member

Celebrating the Life of Ken Hamm

The Heartland Chapter of PCMA is sad to hear of the passing of a long time industry partner, Ken Hamm. He is a bright light in our industry that will

Do You Have Your REAL ID?

Starting in October 2020, every U.S. airline passenger will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or other acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S. If you don’t

Business Insights and Chapter Participation Tips

Business Insights and Chapter Participation Tips From Member Brad Plumb, CMP, Senior Sales Manager, Visit Overland Park. Question: What is a good question to ask a fellow Chapter member when

10 Myths About Multigenerational Meetings

This past July, Chapter supplier member Ascend Media sponsored a PCMA webinar that busted the biggest myths about planning multigenerational meetings. During the 1:11 hour webinar (1 CMP Certification Clock

Member Spotlight: Meet Valerie Villa

Name: Valerie Villa Meeting Coordinator, Flik Hospitality Conference Centers. The first concert I went to was: Destiny’s Child (Pre-Beyonce) My favorite holiday is: Dia de los Muertos (November 1st and

Hackathons – What are they and why you should care

A hackathon is an event that brings together a group of people for an in-depth experience over an extended period of time for the purpose of creating solutions, solving problems, or starting something new.

Meet Ashley Taber, New Chapter Administrator

Hello! My name is Ashley Taber. I’m a Cincinnati native and a Kansas City transplant as of 3 years ago. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring all that Kansas City has to offer.