Click here to download the preliminary agenda (6.5 MB)
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Quotes from attendees and Ratings from the Spring 2013 evaluations to help support your business case to attend
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
- Enjoy food and refreshment during this heavy hors d'oeuvres reception while you get to know the ABPM supplier members who add so much value to the briefing profession. Whether you're in the market for products and services now, or whether you want to collect collaterals for future reference, this celebration of the ABPM supplier members is designed to meet your information needs! During the "Solution Revolution" briefing professionals will collaborate with Suppliers to solve their top challenges and become eligible for prizes in the process! Come back in February to see a Supplier Celebration map and a list of "Solution Revolution" prizes.
Wednesday, April 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Attendees will visit three programs during tour day. Tour Day Host Programs are: Brocade, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Juniper Networks, HP, Polycom and Verizon Wireless. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Center descriptions and photos are available on this page.
5:30 Free Night - So much to choose from in Santa Clara!
Thursday, April 10
8:30 - 5:00 pm
- You'll choose from six sessions during each of four, 1 1/2 hour time slots. Detailed session descriptions are available in this downloadable preliminary agenda. Attendees will not sign up for Thursday breakout sessions; they are first come, first served. We do plan on providing plenty of seating in each session room, however to ensure you get to attend the sessions you wish, we suggest you review the agenda prior to arrival to plan your own agenda and arrive at each session in plenty of time to find a seat. We will also provide a private url to attendees with downloadable conference presentations (if provided by presenter) so you can review both if two or more sessions that you wish to attend are scheduled in the same time slot. Presenters are also usually happy to speak with you about their topics during breaks or meals. Attending with team members? Make sure to attend different sessions to gather as much information as possible.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Awards Program and Gala Dinner
- We are excited to be at California's fourth oldest continuously operating winery, the Testarossa Winery, for the 13th annual World Class Briefing Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner. The old Novitiate Winery was originally built in 1888 by Jesuit Fathers and Brothers from Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University). The original 19th Century, three-floor, gravity-flow winery is still in use today to make Testarossa wines.
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Lodging: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your check in and check out dates. Meanwhile, please make backup reservations at a nearby hotel. You can find a nearby hotel via www.Expedia.com 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 email@example.com.
The ABPM gratefully acknowledges the following Sponsors whose generosity is contributing to the success of the 2014 Spring Conference:
I have learned a lot from all of the sessions that I've had. This is always a great motivator for me to be part of the ABPM: to have so many diverse perspectives and to have this wonderful learning experience with ABPM’s members. I’m convinced ABPM is critical for the success of our organization. This is the reason why I’m a fervent supporter!