The Emerge Conference is just as it’s name describes - an opportunity for you to rise above the normal conference experience and chart your own course of experience, education and exploration! As host of the world’s largest faith-based events association conference, RCMA provides a unique experience for planners and suppliers at all levels of engagement.
The 3-day event (February 7-9), hosted by Choose Chicago, and held in McCormick Place West Convention Center, the largest convention center in North America, provides a 2-day tradeshow, featuring nearly 300 unique venues, destination and event-based products and services. The 2017 program features 4 engaging keynote sessions, 30 educational sessions and 19 micro-education sessions - all designed to improve you, your professionalism and your organization.
The 2017 Emerge conference is a great opportunity to refine your professional skills, interact with potential clients and their profiles, reconnect with friends and colleagues, explore the Windy City and help shape the future of the faith-based events world!
RCMA stands true to its mission to nurture a community that inspires exceptional meetings. You’ll find a community willing to invest in you, as a new or seasoned provider, working together to educate, inspire and share in the successes of intentional, life-changing events.
We’ve planned 29 informative, interactive educational sessions, 19 micro educational sessions and 4 powerful keynote experiences, plus 7 hours of connectivity with our planner base during our Emerge Expo, featuring event-hosting opportunities from 50 - 50,000 attendees. “Where Faith Meets” is not just a tagline - it’s a reality at Emerge!
The Religious Conference Management Association is a professional, nonprofit, multifaith organization consisting of individuals who are responsible for planning and/or managing meetings, tutorials, conferences, conventions, and assemblies for their religious organizations.
Founded in 1972, RCMA has built a solid reputation for enhancing the professionalism of its members as well as its suppliers. For over 35 years, RCMA has dedicated itself to improving the experience of religious meeting attendees throughout the world.
RCMA helps create an atmosphere where both planners and suppliers join together to learn from each other's experiences, thereby expanding their professional expertise. We strive at making personal interaction both practical and convenient.