By Jan Tolle MacDonald, CMP, CMM There is a downside to blogging at a convention: When do you have time to do it when the schedule is so full? Today at 8:00 a.m., I joined 100 other PCMA’ers who gathered to volunteer at Save Our Cemeteries. Founded in 1974, Save Our Cemeteries Inc. is a […]
By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM Today started at the Faculty meeting. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all meeting and conference courses covered the same material? That was our task for the day, determining: If there was only one meeting planning course for 16 weeks in a program, what would it look like? As we began […]
By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM Well, it was a whirlwind from the moment I left Toronto, from networking at the airport to meeting the PCMA Canada East Freddie Kippert student winner on the plane. (She was seated right behind me.) The Hilton was buzzing with activity. After snacks with good friends and doing some brainstorming, […]
By Jan Tolle MacDonald, CMP, CMM Wow! Here I am — my first blog. I don’t even think the word “blog” was in my vocabulary five years ago. I did grow up keeping a diary, so I know what it’s like to write about my crush on Curtis Kersten.* I also know I was the […]
Meeting planning is second only to executive management as a key function of associations, according to the 2005 Association CEO Survey released by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).