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Mark your calendars now for the opening and networking receptions in Columbus. We think you’ll love our city, so be sure to explore these fun things to do as you plan your stay. 




Saturday, January 7, 2023
3–7 p.m.
Short North Arts District

The first Saturday of each month, Gallery Hop draws thousands of visitors to High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the district. Galleries and non-traditional art venues (restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists, along with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Artisan vendors and performers settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District for performances including saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience. Come celebrate art and be a part of Columbus’ favorite day of the month!

Airport Registration Welcome

Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, 2023
9–5 p.m.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Once you touch down in Columbus, head to baggage claim for your experience to begin. You will be greeted by smiling faces and smooth tunes filling the air. Grab a snack and a glass of wine while you check in at the PCMA conference registration desk. Then, head out to the complimentary shuttle buses to our downtown hotels.

PCMA CL2023 Opening Reception

Sunday, January 8, 2023
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Get the “411” on Columbus as we celebrate 4 Seasons, 1 Year, in 1 Amazing City! Join your colleagues at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and take a walk through the 4 Seasons and discover what Columbus has to offer throughout the year. Re-connect with your PCMA pals at this opening event that will allow you to discover fabulous food, signature seasonal drinks and unforgettable entertainment around every corner. The experience begins inside and continues into the Short North Arts District as Columbus Welcomes PCMA attendees to a memory-making conference in 2023! We can’t wait to share the 411 about Columbus!

Party With A Purpose

Monday, January 9, 2023
9 p.m.–Midnight

Get ready to dance the night away in this one-of-a-kind concert venue in the heart of Columbus. Enjoy light bites and great drinks at this dance party with a purpose. Entertainment sponsored by Visit Austin. 

PCMA CL2023 Networking Reception

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
7–10 p.m.
Nationwide Arena

Get ready for an incredible night of networking and dancing with special performances and unexpected moments.

Award winning singer-songwriter and pianist John Legend will perform during the Networking Reception. The EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) awards winner and native of Springfield, Ohio, will return to his home state to perform and showcase one of Ohio’s many celebrated musicians who have gone on to international fame.   

John Legend is a multiplatinum artist and activist who made history as the first African American man to join the prestigious EGOT club. The 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner released his eighth studio album, “Legend,” in 2022, and finished his Las Vegas residency in October 2022. Legend is currently a judge on the Emmy-nominated show, “The Voice,” and a principal in Get Lifted Film Co.

Nationwide Arena is the destination for a night of networking in one of the nation's top arenas. Experience sensational drinks and savory treats that will satisfy every palette. Network with your friends and engage in many of the activities that have been hand-selected for our PCMA friends.

This will be a night to remember, so grab a drink, and let's toast PCMA CL2023!