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Final details for Spring Conference Attendees


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We'll be in Santa Clara, CA April 8-10, 2014 for the 21st Annual ABPM Spring Conference!  Online registration and a detailed preliminary agenda are available above and below.


ABPM conferences are excellent professional development venues. And with so many ideas being shared, so much creativity being generated, and so many connections being made, attendees will inevitably leave energized and ready to implement new initiatives that will take their programs to the next level.


Tuesday, April 8
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening General Session


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Supplier Celebration Reception


Wednesday, April 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tour Day

5:30 Free Night - So much to choose from in Santa Clara! To help you plan your evening, ABPM Member Esri has created an interactive conference map that can be found here. Click on the plates and glasses for suggested dining and/or click on the shopping carts for area shopping.


Thursday, April 10

8:30 - 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Awards Program and Gala Dinner

Click here to download the final agenda (6.9 MB)


Registration is now closed


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Need more justification as you work to get approval to attend?
In addition to the conference brochure, show your management some quotes from attendees and ratings from the Spring 2013 evaluations.
The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara located at 5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054, is the primary location of the 2014 ABPM Spring Conference. The $179 rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and based on availability. However, once all rooms blocked at the conference rate are booked, regular rates will be charged. Book early! Update: The ABPM Block at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is full. If you wish to be put on a wait list, email with your check in and check out dates. Meanwhile, please make backup reservations at a nearby hotel. You can find a nearby hotel via using their search by address feature (see Hyatt address above).

Conference Fee: The price for Spring Conference registration is $945 for members, $1195 for non-members (briefing professionals or employees of Supplier Member companies only - vendors must be recommended Supplier Members to attend ABPM events). Four+ Discount: Register 4 or more attendees in one registration and receive a 10% off discount code during the registration process to apply at checkout.  All prices are Early Bird prices - after February 7, the member rate will increase to $1095 and the non-member rate will increase to $1325. You may pay with Mastercard, Visa, or American Express during registration. Or if you wish to submit an invoice to your AP department for payment, choose 'Print and Call' during the payment process and you can print an invoice.


New Membership/Registration Bundle Deal: Receive the first year of membership free with non-member rate conference registration! This offer is only available to those who have never been ABPM members.


Transportation and Parking: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is 7 miles from San Jose International Airport. Taxi or rental car are recommended. Taxi is approximately $35 plus tip one way from San Jose airport. Valet Parking at the hotel is $18 per day and self-parking is complimentary.


Dress: All activities are business casual with the exception of the Gala Awards Dinner which is cocktail.


Payment & Cancellation Policy: To receive the Early Bird Rate, registration fee must be paid by Friday February 7, 2014. To receive the multiple registrant discount, attendees must register at the same time. Registration fees must be paid prior to Friday, April 4, 2014. You are registered at the time you receive a conference confirmation email from ABPM.  Due to commitments for catering and transportation, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds/credits or void outstanding invoices for cancellations received after Friday, March 7, 2014. However, substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellation and substitution notices must be received via email to



The ABPM gratefully acknowledges the following Sponsors whose generosity is contributing to the success of the 2014 Spring Conference:


Conference Sponsors
Nuance International/A Gielissen Company
HOK Visual Communications
The ABPM membership has been a valuable resource for the Sprint briefing program Over the course of the last six years we have attended most if not all the conferences, participated in five multi-client studies, and have presented at various conferences all which have given us opportunities to interact and network with other members....
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