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Wednesday, April 2, 2025

2025 Spring Conference

Start Date: 3/31/2025 2:00 PM CDT
End Date: 4/2/2025 10:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

Location:
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX  United States  78705

Organization Name: ABPM

Contact:
ABPM Team
Email: info@abpm.com
Phone: (214) 306-0115



2025 ABPM SPRING CONFERENCE
Austin, Texas March 31 - April 2 2025


The Spring Conference Preliminary Agenda will be available
for viewing and/or download in early January 2025


Support for Your Business Case to Attend: Comments
and Ratings from the 2024 Spring Conference (will be posted in December 2024)


Justification Letter/Email Template 
(auto download)

95% of 2024 Spring Conference participants responding to the conference feedback survey were satisfied or extremely satisfied with their overall conference experience (65% said they were extremely satisfied with the conference).

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. Maximum attendance for this event is 300 people so register early! Due to reduced conference capacity, registration is limited to four Solution Partner members per company. Briefing professionals will take registration priority.

Monday, March 31
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Opening General Session

  • ABPM President Elizabeth Simpson will kick off the conference by sharing her thoughts and observations about current trends in the briefing profession.

  • Keynote Speaker

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Solution Partner Showcase Reception

  • Enjoy food and refreshments during this heavy hors d'oeuvres reception while you get to know the ABPM Solution Partner 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 Solution Partners is designed to meet your information needs! During the Solution Partner Showcase game, briefing professionals will collaborate with Solution Partners to solve their top challenges and become eligible for prizes in the process! An event map, participant list, and list of game prizes are available here.

Tuesday, April 1

8:00 am Breakfast

12:00 pm Lunch


9:00 - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Detailed session descriptions will be available in a preliminary conference agenda in early January 2025. Conference participants will not sign up ahead of the conference for Tuesday breakout sessions; they are first come, first served.

5:00 Free Night 

Wednesday, April 2

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tour Day

  • Conference participants will choose from sets of two briefing programs to visit on Tour Day. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. See the preliminary agenda in early January 2025 for tour day groups and descriptions.


5:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Awards Program and Gala Dinner 

“This is such a wonderful, welcoming community. Everyone is so willing to help each other, and the wealth of knowledge and experience is just priceless!”
– Annemieke Van der Vleuten, Philips


Need more justification as you work to get approval to attend?
In addition to the conference brochure, show your management quotes from attendees, and ratings from 2024 Spring Conference participants will be available in December 2024. 
Justification Letter/Email Template (auto download) can be found here as well.
 
Logistics
Lodging: 
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center located at 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, is the primary location of the 2025 ABPM Spring Conference. 
Reservations in the ABPM Block will be available here in January 2025. The $259 plus tax ABPM room block rate expires March 7, 2025 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on availability. Once all rooms at the conference rate are booked, regular rates will be charged. Book early!
 
Conference Fee: The price for Spring Conference registration is $1,245 for members, $1,595 for non-members (briefing professionals or employees of Solution Partner Member companies only - vendors must be recommended Solution Partner Members to attend ABPM events). Four-Plus Discount: Plan to register 4 or more attendees from one company? Email info@abpm.com to receive a 10% off discount code to use during the registration process. All prices are Early Bird prices. After February 16, the member rate will increase to $1,395 and the non-member rate will increase to $1,745. During registration, you can pay with credit card (ABPM accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover) or you can create an invoice to submit to your AP department.
 
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 Solution Partner members do not qualify for this offer, however, additional employees from a current Solution Partner Member company are eligible.
 
Suggested Airport and Parking: The AT&T Hotel & Conference Center is a 15-20 minute drive from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Parking is $38 overnight and $21 for the day.
 
Dress: All activities are business casual with the exception of the Gala Awards Dinner which is cocktail. Layering during conference sessions is recommended.
 
Payment & Cancellation Policy: To receive the Early Bird Rate, registration fee must be paid by Friday, February 14, 2025. All other registration fees must be paid prior to Friday, March 21, 2025. 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 cancelations received after Friday, February 28, 2025. However, substitutions may be made at any time with the same type of registration (member vs. non-member). Cancelation and substitution notices must be received via email to info@abpm.com.

"As a company about to embark on creating an EBC, this conference was invaluable! I made strong connections and feel better prepared to present a vision to leadership on how an EBC should be run.”
– Courtney Karr, Burns & McDonnell


COVID-19 Attendance Policy
By registering for this conference or participating in any evening events, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending any elements of 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.

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Online Registration

Registration Opens
1/7/2025 12:00 AM

Early Bird Discount Ends
2/14/2025 11:45 PM

Registration Closes
3/27/2025 11:45 PM

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