Event Calendar

Monday, October 18, 2021

2021 Fall Workshop Series

Start Date: 10/18/2021 2:00 PM CDT
End Date: 10/21/2021 12:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: The Fontaine Hotel

901 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO  United States  64112

Organization Name: ABPM

Email: info@abpm.com
Phone: 214-389-0994

2021 ABPM Hybrid Fall Workshop Series
Kansas City, MO or Remotely
October 18-21, 2021

View or Download the Preliminary Fall Workshop Series Agenda here

Find 2019 In-Person & 2020 Virtual Fall Workshop Series Evaluation Statistics & Quotes here

The ABPM team is fully vaccinated and looking forward to welcoming you in-person to Kansas City (woot!) for the Fall Workshop Series October 18-21. For the health and safety of ABPM members attending in person, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinatedFor full COVID-19 policy, see below. For those unable to attend in person, we're pleased to offer a hybrid, remote attendance option. See the preliminary agenda for full details.

Regardless of the way you’re attending, we can't wait to see you to the 2021 ABPM Fall Workshop Series!

We’re also excited to break new ground with a hybrid conference and are working very hard with workshop leaders, Barco, and Poly who are supplying the technology, and ABPM team remote moderators and advocates, to make sure all workshop participants are an equal part of each workshop.

Each workshop this year will focus on blending briefing professional career development with an emphasis on working together to address the many challenges - and opportunities - ahead for briefing program teams. For the six Core Curriculum and six Advanced Curriculum workshops offered, you’ll receive credit with full participation in the three or four workshops you choose during online registration. Members can monitor their records via their ABPM.com member profiles.

As you review the agenda, you’ll see two color codes: a blue box indicates an agenda item that will be offered for both remote and in-person attendees, and a rust box indicates an agenda item for in-person attendees.
All Conference Participants will enjoy:

  • Loads of valuable content and conversation during four in-depth half-day workshops on subjects of importance to Briefing Professionals, where attendees will come away with fantastic tools and ideas for their programs. Full workshop descriptions are available in this downloadable agenda.

  • Access to pre and post conference content via the CXApp hybrid conference platform. Starting Monday, October 25th, conference participants will be able to watch recordings of all 15 workshops.

In-Person Conference Participants also will enjoy:

  • Lots of additional time for networking and idea exchanges during breaks, meals, and after workshops conclude. This is our first time back together and we plan to make the most of it!
  • Wednesday evening’s dinner in KC's popular 18th & Vine Jazz District, included in your registration fee, is always a great time to network and relax after all your hard work! After dinner, we'll get the chance to see two great museums in one location - The American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
  • Thursday morning's Tour Day! Our final half-day features the newly renovated T-Mobile Briefing Center and the newly-built Cerner Briefing Center. Note: for remote participants, we are hoping to arrange partial Tour Day content for remote conference participants, but can’t guarantee that at this time.

A detailed agenda is available here.

Conference Location and Lodging: 
The Fontaine Hotel
901 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
Room rate: $189/night plus tax

Reservations within the ABPM room block can be made here. The $189 rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and based on availability until cut-off date (September 28, 2021). However, once all rooms blocked at the conference rate are booked, regular rates will be charged. Book early!
Conference Fee: The price for Fall Workshop Series registration is $1095 for members and $1345 for non-members (briefing professionals or Supplier Members only - vendors must be recommended Supplier Members to attend ABPM events). These in-person prices are Early Bird rates and will increase to $1245 and $1495 respectively after Friday, August 23rd. The price for remote attendees is $795 for members and $1045 for non-members (briefing professionals or Supplier Members only - vendors must be recommended Supplier Members to attend ABPM events). These remote attendee prices are Early Bird rates and will increase to $945 and $1195 respectively after Friday, August 23rd. To register for remote attendance, please use the promo code "HYBRID" during registrationABPM accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Check, or Wire Transfer. 

Multiple Registrant Discount: To receive the discount code for 10% off each registration fee when four (4) or more people from the same company will attend, please email info@abpm.com.
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. Main Supplier members do not qualify for this offer, however additional employees from a current Supplier Member company are eligible.

Recommended Ground Transportation: The Fontaine Hotel is 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Uber/Lyft or Taxi is recommended. Parking at the Fontaine is $28/day valet parking and $25/day self parking.
Dress: All activities are business casual. Layered clothing is recommended while in hotel meeting rooms.
Payment and Cancellation Policy: To receive the Early Bird Rate, registration fee must be paid by Friday, August 20, 2021. You are registered at the time of email confirmation of ABPM’s receipt of your registration form. 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, September 17, 2021. However, substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellation and substitution notices must be received via email to info@abpm.com. To assure admittance, registration fees must be paid prior to Friday, October 15, 2021.
COVID-19 In-Person Attendance Policy: If registering as an in-person conference participant, you are acknowledging that you will be fully vaccinated by the dates of the conference and will be required to show proof of vaccination (card or photo) at event check-in. You also understand that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the conference, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold McCreery Inc. dba ABPM or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
Questions? Please email info@abpm.com or call +1 214-389-0994.  We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City or remotely!