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 be energized and ready to implement new initiatives that will take their programs to the next level.
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Monday, June 29
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Time: Opening General Session followed by Networking & Conversations
- ABPM President Elizabeth Simpson will kick off the conference by sharing her observations about how the briefing profession has quickly refocused and reinforced the importance of the briefing program to their organizations.
- Senior Executive Panel - Senior Executives will provide their strategic-level perspectives regarding what they see on the horizon for briefing programs.
- Conference Keynote: Shawn Kanungo, Strategy in a World of Disruption.
- The above sessions will be recorded and remain available to registrants throughout the conference on the Main Stage for one month.
- After the live general session, join your fellow members for 'webcams on' continued conversations and networking
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30 and July 1
10:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time - Breakout Sessions followed by Networking & Conversations
Updated session descriptions are available in this agenda. Conference participants will have access to the virtual conference platform several days ahead of the conference start date so you can build your agenda and get familiar with conference features. Sessions will be interactive and shorter to adapt to a virtual format. Attending with a team? We suggest dividing and conquering across four session tracks. Sessions will be recorded and available to registrants in the conference breakout sessions area for one month. Once the day's sessions conclude, join your fellow members for 'webcams on' continued conversations and networking.
Thursday, July 2
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Time - Facilitated Hot Topic Conversations & World Class Awards Presentation
Day 4 sessions will be facilitated 'webcams on' conversations based on the hot topics of the week. Some topics like a small program round table and a senior manager round table are already planned, but we'll base the other six facilitated conversation topics on the most popular conversations from the previous three days.
To end the day and the conference, we'll release the 2020 World Class Briefing Awards, which will include the President's Service Award, the Momentum Award, the World Class Center awards, and the World Class Program awards.
Throughout the Conference June 29 - July 2
Visit supplier booths at the Virtual Supplier Celebration and get to know the vetted 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 information for future reference, this celebration of the ABPM supplier members is designed to meet your information needs! Visit Supplier booths to learn more about the solutions they provide to briefing programs and become eligible for prizes in the process! See game instructions, participating suppliers, and a list of prizes here.
Visit the Gallery to view recorded center tours and program overviews. Bonus...have you always wanted to host ABPM members, but aren't located in a major city where conferences are typically held? Because we're virtual, we can add recorded tours from programs and centers anywhere in the world. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to feature your center! Limited to 8 Center Tours.
Need more justification as you work to get approval to attend?
In addition to the conference brochure, show your management these quotes and ratings from participants at the Spring 2019 Conference.
Lodging: If you had reservations in the room block at the Hyatt Santa Clara, no need to do anything. They will be cancelled.
Conference Fee: We are grateful to ABPM's 2020 Annual Sponsors for helping us underwrite the cost of the virtual conference platform in order to allow us to reduce the price of the conference for participants. The price for Spring Conference registration is $645 for members, $895 for non-members (briefing professionals or employees of Supplier Member companies only - vendors must be recommended Supplier Members to attend ABPM events). All prices are Early Bird prices. After June 5, the member rate will increase to $745 and the non-member rate will increase to $995. 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.
Dress: Come casual, but we do hope you'll join sessions with your camera on as we are planning lots of opportunities for "face-to-face" interactions.
Payment & Cancellation Policy: To receive the Early Bird Rate, registration fee must be paid by Friday June 5, 2020. All other registration fees must be paid prior to Friday, June 26, 2020. You are registered at the time you receive a conference confirmation email from ABPM. Due to a plan to send conference login credentials to registrants approximately one week prior to the conference start date, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds/credits or void outstanding invoices for cancellations received after Friday, June 19, 2020. However, substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellation and substitution notices must be received via email to email@example.com.
Thank you to our
2020 ABPM "Spring" Conference Sponsors