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The New York Area Chapter of PCMA offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for its members. We are committed to supporting future industry leaders with area colleges & universities. PCMA’s New York Area Chapter serves 356 members from New York, southern Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. For more information contact:

Gayle Goldner, Chapter Administrator
Email: newyork@pcma.org.


The PCMA New York Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session.

For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.

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Our annual chapter sponsors represent premier venues as well as convention and visitor bureaus.  They are highly regarded by PCMA members.  We appreciate their support to our chapter helpings us execute educational and fun events!
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December 2020

December Tuesdays: Day of Service – December 1st

December 1

Let December 1st be a day of service. Take a video or picture of you performing an act of service. Acts of service can be ANYTHING. Below are a few examples: Pay for the person’s meal behind you Offer to walk someone’s dog Clean a friend’s home and give them a day of relaxation Safely clean your local park Plow a neighbor’s lawn All acts of service can be done in your area of comfort. We ask that you please…

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December Tuesdays: Active-Thon (November 16 – December 15)

December 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

November 16th – December 15th, NYPCMA will be hosting a Charity Active-Thon, where you can walk, bike, run, or engage in any physical activity for a great cause. Each step you take is captured on the CharityMiles app and will earn money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so long as you have your iPhone or Android on you. The person who logs the most miles will be recognized on Tuesday, December 15th at our Ugly Sweater Holiday Shindig.…

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December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Register for PCMA U and hear from some of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2021! As a Student or Young Professional, you probably have a lot of questions about the industry, your future career, and more. Register today and submit your questions to get the answers you're looking for. PCMA U will be held virtually on December 8th from 3:00-4:00pm Central Time in lieu of a pre-conference event at Convening Leaders 2021. Registration for Convening Leaders 2021 is…

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Very Ugly Sweater Holiday Shindig

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Join Us!  Celebrate the Holidays!  Who will have the ugliest sweater? Yes, we will be having contests! RSVP to newyork@pcma.org and let us know if you will be attending. Hop on the Zoom here.  Use the Meeting ID: 950 7987 7192      

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Getting the career we want! December 22

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

WHAT:  Join us for our December 22nd workshop where we will be discussing how to obtain the career you want and key skills to obtain to thrive in your profession. This event is intended to be an open forum and safe space to ask questions and get engaged. Dawn Penfold, President, Meeting Jobs, will provide great insight into this topic.      Dawn Penfold WHERE: The workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Please register for this event by clicking the…

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Community Matters – December 29

December 29

Our members and volunteers are the backbones of our Chapter.         We are comprised of passionate and gifted individuals.                   Each of us has our own reasons for being a part of NYPCMA.        Therefore, we want to hear from you. Tell us why you joined the Chapter and what you love most about our group in a video and share it on social media. WHERE: Post your…

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January 2021

PCMA Convening Leaders 2021

January 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

Recovery is coming. We all want to get back to the business of connecting people, ideas, and opportunities. We also know that you want answers and insights on what the future holds for your careers and businesses. Convening Leaders 2021 will be your community design lab for what business events will look like in a post-pandemic world. We get it… money is tight. We are committed to making Convening Leaders 2021 affordable for anyone who wants to participate with a lead…

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March 2021

SAVE THE DATE: Winter Program

March 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

More information will be available soon   Follow us on social media for updates

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