Professional Convention Management Association
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a leader in the meetings industry, showing what is possible with hybrid initiatives. Representing more than 6,000 planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students globally with 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, PCMA holds several professional development opportunities annually.
When it comes to planning and executing a successful hybrid event, few come close to the scope of PCMA’s Convening Leaders and Education Conference. With thousands of people attending in person and hundreds more watching online, making sure the right technology is in place to stream the sessions is just one piece of the puzzle. The rest is going that extra mile with a program that’s so engaging the online audience will be glued to their screens, chatting, tweeting and virtual-networking for the duration of the conference.
A broad range of meeting planners attend Convening Leaders seeking to learn new ideas, technologies and businesses that will shape the future of meetings and events. Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events team captures nearly 100 sessions annually at the conference. Some are streamed live and nearly all will be archived for members to review after the event.
Nominated by readers of PCMA’s Convene magazine as one of the “50 Best Things” in meetings today, Mediasite is an integral part of helping PCMA reach more attendees.
“Our partnership with Sonic Foundry allows meeting industry professionals around the globe who are unable to attend our conferences due to time, location or travel restraints to watch the webcasts whenever and wherever is most convenient for them without missing a beat,” said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA COO. “Using Mediasite will support PCMA with reaching a larger audience for both live events and archived on-demand options cataloged in our online video library.”