In January 1980, I traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to attend my first RCMA World Conference and Exposition. I have not missed one since.

Attending RCMA is one of the highlights of my year. The annual conference is an exciting, encouraging, and educational event. Over the years, it has exposed religious meeting planners to unique resources and established lasting relationships that have proven to be beneficial to the art of meeting planning. Many attendees have said that attending an RCMA conference revolutionized their concept of meeting planning.

RCMA is the longest-running and most successful event for religious meeting planners. At the conference you can build new relationships and gain vital information from the best minds in the field of meetings.

RCMA 2010 might be the best ever. It is scheduled to convene in Fort Worth, Texas, January 26-29, and the theme is “Aim High.” Attendees will enjoy a gala opening reception, excellent speakers, world-class entertainment, tours of the city, and behind-the-scenes experiences.

One of the most rewarding things about the conference is the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of how to plan successful events. Top educational tutorials provide each attendee the opportunity for professional and personal growth. Attendees can earn Certified Meeting Professional educational credits through participation in the tutorials.

Exhibitors at the trade show represent a wealth of meeting destinations, sites, and services. You will meet hundreds of exhibitors who will present you with cost-saving packages for your meetings.

Vast resources exist for the religious meeting planner, and many of these resources can be discovered and discussed during this conference. I encourage you to set aside time to attend RCMA 2010. The time invested will be well worth it.

Join me in Fort Worth. Register today. I look forward to seeing you in January.