Event Calendar

Thursday, October 21, 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 Fall Workshop Series
Kansas City, MO
October 18-21, 2021

Download the Fall Workshop Series Agenda here in late July, 2021

Find 2019 Fall Workshop Series Evaluation Statistics & Quotes here in late July, 2021

The whole ABPM team is fully vaccinated and looking forward to welcoming you to Kansas City for our first IN PERSON conference post-Covid (woot!) at the Fall Workshop Series October 18-21 (welcome reception begins at 6pm on Monday, October 18). COVID-19 precaution: All in-person attendees and staff must be vaccinated. For full COVID-19 policy, see below. For those of you unable to attend in person, we will also offer a hybrid remote attendance option. A detailed preliminary agenda for the event will be available in late July, 2021.
We invite you to join us for:

  • Networking and relaxing with fellow Briefing Professionals during the Welcome Reception on Monday night, before the valuable educational sessions over the following two days.

  • 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 will be available in a downloadable agenda in late July, 2021.

  • Wednesday evening’s dinner in KC's popular 18th & Vine neighborhood, included in your registration fee, is always a great time to network and let loose 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.

  • The proverbial icing on the cake: Thursday morning's Tour Day! Our final half-day features the newly renovated T-Mobile Briefing Center and the newly-built Cerner Briefing Center. 

Core Competency Courses: The Core Competency Curriculum is intended to benefit those briefing professionals working to develop their careers in the profession. The ABPM is pleased to continue offering these courses that focus on the training and development of briefing professionals at this Fall Workshop Series. The ABPM will offer six core competency courses covering the basic competencies of the briefing profession and six Advanced Level courses. Advanced Level courses do not require completion of the core courses and can be taken at any time. Core Competency Courses offered during this Workshop Series are indicated in the session titles with a “CCC” (Core Competencies Course) or "ACC" (Advanced Competencies Course). The ABPM maintains records of completion (members can monitor their records via their online profiles), and once you’ve completed any core competency course, the ABPM will apply credit to your ABPM profile and provide you with a digital certificate of completion upon request.

A detailed agenda will be available here in late July, 2021

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 registration. ABPM 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!