EduCon gives participants global perspectives through our intimate, small-group learnings.

To receive the PCMA Member rate, individuals must be a member in good standing at the time of the event. Join/Renew your PCMA Membership. 

*For new PCMA members only. Please allow up to 5 business days for your new member benefits to update. Additional discounts not applicable.

**For recent graduates and event professionals who are early in their careers. To qualify for the Next Gen Rate, you must be either a Business Event Organizer or Business Event Supplier and a maximum of 30 years old at the time of attending to receive the rate. If you are unsure of which category to choose, see the FAQ below or reach out to our team at No discount code needed. Additional discounts not applicable.

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Sunday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 28, 2023 

Registration rates are based on membership type. See the list above for the current rates.

Registrants are encouraged to register online by logging in or creating a free account. 

Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing via email and must be dated on or before 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, May 26, 2023, to receive a refund less a $150 USD registration cancellation processing fee. After May 26, 2023, at 5:00pm Central Time no refunds will be granted.  Cancellation of Student and Faculty registrations are subject to a $50 cancellation processing fee each. 

There are no refunds for PCMA Foundation contributions, Give Back Bash or Fitness event tickets. Cancellation for EduCon does not cancel membership dues paid during the registration process. 

Replacement of a registered PCMA attendee by a business colleague/co-worker will be accepted. The written request must be sent to: 

A $50 USD processing fee will apply to all substitutions if notified in writing by 5:00pm Central Time Friday, June 16, 2023. After Friday, June 16, 2023, the substitution fee will increase to $75 USD. If the original registrant was registered as a PCMA member, the new registrant must also be a member or join membership upon registering. 

Hotel reservations are being made through a reservation link directly with the hotel. The link is included in your registration confirmation email. To secure PCMA’s special group hotel rate, your hotel reservation must be booked by Friday, May 26, 2023. 

Rooms start at $329 CAD + taxes and fees per night. Attendees are encouraged to stay in the hotel block at the Fairmont. 

Yes, we have several fun ticketed events planned for EduCon attendees. 

Get Fit with the Foundation: 5K Fun Run/Walk  

Monday June 26, 2023, 6:30am– 7:30am 

Ticket price:  $45 USD    

Hospitality Helping Hands  

Monday, June 26, 2023, 3:00 – 4:30pm   

Ticket Price: $85 USD 

Give Back Bash  

Monday June 26, 2023, 9:00pm to Midnight 

Ticket price:  $99 USD 

Get Fit with the Foundation: Namaste with PCMA Yoga 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 7:00am – 8:00am 

Ticket price:  $45 USD    

Registration fees for these ticketed events is non-refundable as they support the PCMA Foundation and other charitable causes. 

Already registered for EduCon? To add special ticketed events to your registration, please contact: 

Executive Events by phone: 1.866.483.0174 or 1.303.731.1035 for international callers or by email at 

The registration system will not allow for payment by multiple credit cards. If you want to put part of your payment on a different credit card (for example, registration fees to your corporate card, Foundation donation to your personal credit card), this is not a problem. Please contact 

We will accept check payments; please contact 

If you prefer to contact us by phone, please call 866.483.0174 or 303.731.1035 for international callers. 

Yes, sessions included in the livestream will be available on the platform for 60-days after the event unless limited by contractual agreements. On demand access will end Monday, August 28, 2023.

Attendees can earn up to 14.5 CEs at EduCon and an additional 4 CEs by registering for and attending one of the pre-conference labs or workshops.

PCMA has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider for CMP continuing education credit. 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Please email or call 866.483.0174. For international callers, please call 303.731.1035.

  • “Over the years that I have not only attended but actively participated at the PCMA-EduCon, I have learned, grown and felt immediate enrichment in my professional as well as personal life. EduCon affords a unique way to learn in a different mode that allows you to toss away the Gen this and X that categories and explore in “personas”. EduCon causes me to pull out my thoughts and ways of interacting and examine them to give either a yes, I will continue down this road or someone share a new way that I should consider. In the synergistic aura that permeates this intimate meeting, I feel free to explore, challenge and learn with no judgements or “wrong methods”. The meeting of the minds, the growing of thoughts and openness to new ideas is what I so look forward to at every EduCon meeting…and I have yet to be disappointed.”

    Norma Taylor CMP, Regional Manager, Tourisme Montreal
  • “PCMA EduCon is one of my most favorite education and networking events. The size and intimacy of PCMA EduCon has resulted in deeper connections, and the ability to engage and learn in a comfortable environment. Some of my biggest business opportunities have resulted by my attendance at this annual conference. I highly recommend the investment!”

    Susan Euritt, Principal, Ruckus Strategic Partnership Consulting, LLC
  • “My team calls PCMA Educon our ‘little secret’, and not sure that we want everyone to know how inspiring it is. We love the smaller format and rich learning and connections that flows from that. Don’t tell anyone.”

    Claire Smith CMP, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • “I have attended the PCMA Educon June meeting for many years. Every year the content and learnings exceed those from previous years. The other reason I enjoy attending this conference is because of the intimate size of the event. It provides me with great face to face time with industry colleagues and networking opportunities. Attending is a must in my opinion! I hope to see you in LA!”

    Heidi Welker, Senior Vice President Business Development & Industry Partnerships, Encore Canada
  • “I attend the PCMA Education Conference each year, as the conference has been an important part of my professional and personal development in enhancing and developing my industry knowledge and network. The event continues to support industry professionals in every stage of their professional career by delivering critical learning and facilitating peer-to-peer engagement opportunities.”

    Gary Murakami, CCTE, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM, DES, Director of Global Sales, MGM Resorts International
  • “I joined PCMA in the early 90’s and have made an effort to attend Convening Leaders and the Education Conference ever since. Over the years I’ve actually come to enjoy EduCon more than CL because it is somewhat more intimate and consequently navigating the education, networking and still handling my responsibilities with my clients is less daunting. EduCon provides focused sessions that help me with my relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers and offers me the opportunity to engage more actively in the sessions I attend.”

    Annette Suriani, CMP Executive Director at AMPs – Association of Meeting Professionals
  • “The PCMA EduCon Conference should not be missed. In addition to the extraordinary networking opportunities available to all attendees, the conference content is top notch.  The sessions offer something for everyone and you always take home a nugget or two to take back to your team. Plus, I love the size of this event, you get a chance to connect with everyone.”

    Tim Mathy, Senior Partner, SpeakInc.
  • “Attending PCMA EduCon is a must-do for any planner or supplier in our industry. I love the size of the meeting because I am able to see old friends and network within smaller groups to make new connections. The education sessions are new & fresh and tend to cover topics that other conferences are not. I returned to my office with a list of innovative ideas that I wanted to implement.”

    Lauren Chelf, Director, Meetings & Expositions, AOAC International