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Convene Series: Season 2 is coming!

We are kicking off Season 2, recorded at Convening Leaders 2024, where we're rethinking events and offering fresh industry insights alongside PCMA's 20 in Twenties honorees.


  • Episode 1 features Nikki Gonzales from Soundings Connect and Jen Vaseleck from Matirtz, discussing strategies for keeping things fresh with a seasoned boss.
  • Episode 2, dives into digital design, featuring Alana Mallory from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Matthew Johnson from Medscape.
  • Episode 3, explores sourcing, negotiations, and contracts with Astrid Schrier from HelmsBriscoe and Rachael Molyneux from Liverpool Convention Bureau.
  • Episode 4, highlights the younger generation's impact on events, joined by Derek Anderson from e3 Creative and Chase Brunson from the Project Management Institute.


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Read about the 20 in Their Twenties Program.


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Subscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emails


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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    27:25
    Links:·      Bridging the Generation Gap at Events·      Do associations still matter?·      Building Year-Round Engagement With Audiences·      How to Engage Next-Gen Members·      Substack/Patreon·      2 Formats That Foster Connection at Virtual Events·      Why do associations exist? Why should we care? Get News Junkie: https://www.pcma.org/campaign/news-junkie/  Meet the Convene Editors: ·      Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief·      Barbara Palmer, Deputy Editor·      Jennifer Dienst, Senior Editor·      Casey Gale, Managing Editor·      Curt Wagner, Digital Editor·      Magdalina Atanassova, Digital Media Editor Follow Convene:Website:     pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:     linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:  instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                twitter.com/pcmaconvene  Contact Information: For anything podcast-related, reach out to Magdalina Atanassova, matanassova(at)pcma(dot)org. Music: Inspirational Cinematic Piano with Orchestra 
  • 2. Convene Series: ‘Just be a good human, be thoughtful.'

    11:41
    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:·      Austin WhitneyAustin Whitney is the President of Ten Fifty Entertainment, the most active accessibility consultants in the live entertainment and sports space. Holding a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law, as well as a BA from UC Berkeley, Austin brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Currently serving as the ADA Compliance Director for Coachella Music and Arts Festival, F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, the PGA Championship, and Star Wars Celebration, he has held the same role for over one hundred events in the last ten years. Austin is a recognized expert in the field, having presented on "ADA Compliance at Temporary Events" at the National ADA Symposium last year, and has also been a speaker on the topic at XLive, the Municipal Special Events Conference, and for the International Association of Venue Managers.  Episode TranscriptFollow Convene:Website:        pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:        linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:     instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                   twitter.com/pcmaconveneSubscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emailsContact 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
  • Convene Article: Brooke Eby’s Inspiring ALS Journey: Leveraging Social Media, Humor, Events, and Company Support

    10:07
    Brooke Eby’s Inspiring ALS Journey: Leveraging Social Media, Humor, Events, and Company SupportWhen she was diagnosed with ALS, Brooke Eby turned to social media and humor to bring awareness and research funding to the disease. Her employer gave her a much bigger platform — including the Dreamforce conference stage — to share her message.By Barbara Palmer, deputy editor of Convene.Read the Article:Brooke Eby’s Inspiring ALS Journey: Leveraging Social Media, Humor, Events, and Company SupportFollow Convene:Website:        pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:        linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:     instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                   twitter.com/pcmaconveneSubscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emailsContact Information: For anything podcast-related, 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
  • MOMENTS: With Austin Whitney, President, Ten Fifty Entertainment

    00:43
    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: ·      Austin WhitneyAustin Whitney is the President of Ten Fifty Entertainment, the most active accessibility consultants in the live entertainment and sports space. Holding a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law, as well as a BA from UC Berkeley, Austin brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Currently serving as the ADA Compliance Director for Coachella Music and Arts Festival, F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, the PGA Championship, and Star Wars Celebration, he has held the same role for over one hundred events in the last ten years. Austin is a recognized expert in the field, having presented on "ADA Compliance at Temporary Events" at the National ADA Symposium last year, and has also been a speaker on the topic at XLive, the Municipal Special Events Conference, and for the International Association of Venue Managers.   Follow Convene:Website:         pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:         linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:      instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                    twitter.com/pcmaconvene Subscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emails 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
  • ‘Captivated, not captured.’ (Part II)

    24:16
    Links:·      'Me-centric' shift changes what attendees expect from business events and conferences·      Get Ready for the ‘New Wave’ of Next Gen Attendees·      Want to Future-Proof Your Events? Delight a Gen Z Audience. Get News Junkie: https://www.pcma.org/campaign/news-junkie/  Meet the Convene Editors: ·      Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief·      Barbara Palmer, Deputy Editor·      Jennifer Dienst, Senior Editor·      Casey Gale, Managing Editor·      Curt Wagner, Digital Editor·      Magdalina Atanassova, Digital Media Editor Follow Convene:Website:     pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:     linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:  instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                twitter.com/pcmaconvene  Contact Information: For anything podcast-related, reach out to Magdalina Atanassova, matanassova(at)pcma(dot)org. Music: Inspirational Cinematic Piano with Orchestra
  • 1. Convene Series: 'People leave feeling good knowing that somebody is going to be positively affected.'

    29:47
    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 SchimeckMadeline 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 RyanJoAnn 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 TranscriptFollow Convene:Website:        pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:        linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:     instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                   twitter.com/pcmaconveneSubscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emailsContact 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
  • Convene Article: Scientific Discovery and Diversity at ABRCMS

    04:56
    Scientific Discovery and Diversity at ABRCMSThe hybrid Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists draws culturally diverse attendees from wide-ranging scientific disciplines for a “remarkable experience.”By Casey Gale, managing editor of Convene.Read the Article:Scientific Discovery and Diversity at ABRCMSFollow Convene:Website:        pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:        linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:     instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                   twitter.com/pcmaconveneSubscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emailsContact Information: For anything podcast-related, 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
  • MOMENTS: With JoAnn Bedrosian Ryan & Madeline Schimeck

    01:15
    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 SchimeckMadeline 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 RyanJoAnn 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.Follow Convene:Website:        pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:        linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:     instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                   twitter.com/pcmaconveneSubscribe to our newsletters: pcma.org/subscribe-to-pcma-emailsContact 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
  • ‘Captivated, not captured.’ (Part I)

    25:05
    Links:·      'Me-centric' shift changes what attendees expect from business events and conferences·      Get Ready for the ‘New Wave’ of Next Gen Attendees·      Want to Future-Proof Your Events? Delight a Gen Z Audience. Get News Junkie: https://www.pcma.org/campaign/news-junkie/  Meet the Convene Editors: ·      Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief·      Barbara Palmer, Deputy Editor·      Jennifer Dienst, Senior Editor·      Casey Gale, Managing Editor·      Curt Wagner, Digital Editor·      Magdalina Atanassova, Digital Media Editor Follow Convene:Website:     pcma.org/conveneLinkedIn:     linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-conveneInstagram:  instagram.com/pcmaconveneX:                twitter.com/pcmaconvene  Contact Information: For anything podcast-related, reach out to Magdalina Atanassova, matanassova(at)pcma(dot)org. Music: Inspirational Cinematic Piano with Orchestra