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Convene Series: 'People leave feeling good knowing that somebody is going to be positively affected.'

Season 3, Ep. 1

This season, hosted by Magdalina Atanassova, Convene’s digital media editor, offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into Convening Leaders 2024, held in sunny San Diego this January 2024.


Guest Information:

·      Madeline Schimeck

Madeline Schimeck currently serves as Manager of Community and Foundation Engagement at PCMA, overseeing fundraising and volunteer programs. As a psychology graduate from the University of Dayton, Madeline’s understanding of the human mind enhances her ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities.  


·      JoAnn Bedrosian Ryan

JoAnn Bedrosian Ryan, currently the Senior Director at PCMA Foundation, is a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry. Spanning multiple decades, her career journey led her from United Airlines to Experient (Maritz Global Events), and finally to PCMA. JoAnn's success is rooted in establishing meaningful relationships and her commitment to personal and professional growth. Recognized with a Life Time Achievement award by PCMA in 2001, she is a respected figure in the meetings and conventions industry.


Episode Transcript


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Contact Information: For any questions, reach out to Magdalina Atanassova, matanassova(at)pcma(dot)org.


Sponsorships and Partnerships: Reach 36,000 qualified meeting organizers with Convene, the multi-award-winning magazine for the business events industry. Contact our sales team: https://www.pcma.org/advertise-sponsorship/


Music: Inspirational Cinematic Piano with Orchestra

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