EduCon 2020 Update

Given the restrictions for travel to Canada along with other factors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, PCMA is going to cancel EduCon at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. We need to continue to do our part in flattening the curve for COVID. We will continue to provide relevant resources for you as we move through recovery. If you have any questions, please email

Saturday, June 27, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pmHackathons ReceptionFairmont
Sunday, June 28, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pmHackathons Deconstructed (Pre-Registration Required)Fairmont
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Board of Directors MeetingFairmont
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Chapter Leaders Workshop Fairmont
10:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration OpenFairmont
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmPartner Happy Hour (Invite Only)TBD
6:30 pm – 9:00 pmOpening ReceptionPalais de Congres
Monday, June 29, 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am Main StageFairmont
10:30 am – 11:00 amBreakFairmont
11:00 am – 12:00pmStudio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm BreakFairmont
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Networking LunchFairmont
1:15 pm – 1:30 pmBreakFairmont
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmStudio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreakFairmont
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Studio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
3:45pm - 4:00pmBreakFairmont
4:00pm - 4:30pmACTION WorkshopsFairmont
9:00 pm - 12:00amPCMA Foundation Give Back Bash (ticketed event)Scena
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
7:00am - 8:00amNamaste with PCMAFairmont
9:00 am – 10:00 amStudio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakFairmont
10:30 am-12:00 pmMain StageFairmont
12:00 pm-1:00 pmNetworking LunchFairmont
1:15 pm- 1:30 pmBreakFairmont
1:30 pm-2:30 pmStudio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
2:30 pm-2:45 pmBreakFairmont
2:45 pm – 3:45 pmStudio Concurrent SessionsFairmont
3:45pm - 4:00pmBreakFairmont
4:00pm - 4:30pmACTION WorkshopsFairmont
7:00pm - 10:00pmNetworking ReceptionNew City Gas
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
8:00 am – 11:30 am Registration OpenFairmont
9:30am - 11:00amClosing Remarks and Main StageFairmont


Event Strategy & Design: A powerful event creates lasting learning experiences. Find out how to incorporate trends, apply new research and data, manage finances and encourage brand loyalty.

Future of Work: In our industry, the only constant is change. Explore technology, adaptability, conflict resolution, using “soft skills” for advancement, and combating imposter syndrome.

Technology & Innovation: How can we turn the “WOW” into “NOW” for our audiences? Learn about 5G adoption, the impact of AI on events and making yourself heard in a hyperconnected world.

Trending Now: Be ahead of the curve as you discover fresh and inspiring event insights. Topics will include sustainability, social good and recovering from crisis situations.


INSTANT ROI: Complete your learning day with PCMA’s afternoon ACTION workshops. Selected speakers will return to lead small groups in applying new knowledge to your real-life challenges. Collaborate with colleagues and experts and go home to your organization with a solution to put into action!


Home of the Accelerate Stage
THINK FAST: Positive energy abounds in the Innovate + Elevate Hub, where immersive, interactive learning will help you confront modern challenges and prepare for what lies ahead. Industry experts and visionaries will take the Accelerate Stage to present fast-paced, thought-provoking content that will inspire you to action.


THE F-STAGE: Every successful person has failures along the way. On the F-Stage, contestants bring their toughest tales into a boxing ring to duke it out for the Best Failure title. Laugh, cringe and bond as you hear from PCMA leaders and industry peers about mistakes they’ve made and what they learned from them.


MORE THAN MEDITATION: Participants will go beyond gimmicks and fads to learn how Lifestyle resources can create maximum engagement, enduring knowledge retention and meaningful takeaways for event attendees.