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NEW! PCMA Learning Lounge 2.0


The fashion in which attendees learn and engage with meeting content continues to evolve - The next revolution in peer-to-peer learning erupts in the PCMA Learning Lounge 2.0.

What makes this environment unique and not so last-year? It’s completely different. Expect innovative environments to experience hands-on learning, participate in smaller deep dive sessions with your peers and even “roll up your sleeves” and tackle some key challenges for the advancement of our industry. Engage in important topics in a brand new way and leave with some ideas of your own on how to start a learning [R]evolution at your next meeting.

The PCMA Learning Lounge 2.0 is brought to you by our partners at FREEMAN. 

NEW! PCMA TechCentral


Immerse yourself in all things technology - One part tech education sessions + one part hands-on training and tutorials + one part tech demos from innovative companies around the globe. That’s PCMA TechCentral.

Let’s face it, staying current on technology advances is almost impossible. It moves so fast – what was best yesterday is old school by next month. How do you make the right decisions when it comes to technology and our business? PCMA TechCentral.

Just a few of the Technology concurrent sessions scheduled in TechCentral:

  • The Future Forecast for Meeting and Event Technology: 15 Global Trends That Will Increase Attendance and Income
  • Improving the Meeting Experience with Mobile and Wireless Technology
  • Building Smart Events: How to Collect and Use Your Event Intelligence

PCMA Business School @ Convening Leaders


Today’s meetings professionals need to build upon a strong core of business acumen to attain and maintain a seat at the executive table. Examining business perspectives and trends from around the world is critical to revolutionize business events and face-to-face meeting experiences.

The PCMA Business School @ Convening Leaders will feature seven 90-minute lectures delivered by top faculty and professors and such renowned business schools as Harvard, Wharton, Yale, Stanford and Northwestern. Class sizes are limited to 200 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at no extra charge to your registration fee.

PCMA Oasis Lounge

Located in rooms 301 and 303 of the Hynes Convention Center, the PCMA Oasis Lounge brings attendees offerings to be at their peak performance:

Play - When you’re ready to recharge with an energizing break or engage in some interesting conversation with fellow industry colleagues, check out the Creative Pod – this playful experience is designed to rejuvenate your creative spirit and increase your resourcefulness—to better succeed in life and at work.
Delivered by IMEX America in partnership with Rhea Blanken Consulting 

Vote in the IMEX Recipes Prize Draw: Vote and be entered for a chance to win air credit and accommodations for IMEX America 2014! PCMA Board Members have shared their recipes for success. Join in the fun and vote for your favorite dish to be sampled at PCMA Education Conference. Don’t forget to pick up your IMEX Recipe collections – Asia, America and Superfoods.

Relax - Indulge in a massage from BodyWorks. Bodyworks will bring its popular Event massage once again. Enjoy massages from the BodyWorks team. There will becomfortable chairs and foot massagers while you wait.

Bose Event Experience - Relax with noise cancelling headphones and tunes designed to create your personal escape.

Escape - Escape from the meeting in this sanctuary of sensory and serene elements to revitalize and rejuvenate from the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Enjoy a juice bar with energy drinks and fresh juices.