Event Calendar

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 "Spring" Conference

Start Date: 6/29/2020 2:00 PM PDT
End Date: 7/1/2020 10:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Santa Clara Hyatt

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  United States  95054

Organization Name: ABPM

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

Santa Clara, CA June 29-July 1, 2020

Downloadable 2020 Spring Conference Preliminary Agenda

Comments and Ratings from the
2019 Spring Conference evaluation

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 350 people. Last year's conference sold out, so register early! Due to conference capacity, registration is limited to four Supplier Members per company. Briefing professionals will take registration priority.

Monday, June 29
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Opening General Session

  • ABPM President Elizabeth Simpson will kick off the conference by sharing her thoughts on the conference theme and how it relates to her observations about current trends in the briefing profession.
  • 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.

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 information for future reference, this celebration of the ABPM supplier members is designed to meet your information needs! During the "Spot the Supplier" game, briefing professionals will collaborate with Suppliers to solve their top challenges and become eligible for prizes in the process! Return in February to see a list of game prizes.

Tuesday, June 30

8:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Session descriptions can be found in this preliminary agendaConference participants will not sign up ahead of the conference for Tuesday breakout sessions; they are first come, first served. Attending with a team? We suggest dividing and conquering!

New-ish Breakout Session Format Continues:
Because of your feedback, session formats evolved last year and the change received rave reviews! With so many great breakout session topics in each time slot, we often hear from conference participants that it’s difficult to choose which one to attend. To give you a chance to get even more out of the conference, we are offering a “Briefly” session for each breakout. The sessions will be divided into 2 segments: the first 60 minutes will be the Primary session for content and collaboration followed by 10 minutes to switch rooms, and then a second 30 minute “Briefly” session.

  • Primary Session:  The first 60 minutes will be a conversation between session leaders and the participants. Session leaders will provide a short presentation to set the context and share their knowledge on the topic. This will get the conversation going and the session leader will facilitate a conversation among participants for the remainder of the 60 minutes. This approach uses as its model the increasingly collaborative formats we are seeing in today’s briefing programs.

  • Briefly Session:  After the first 60 minutes, session leaders will remain in their rooms while conference participants have 10 minutes to move to another breakout room for a “Briefly session” on any of the other sessions offered during that time slot. In this 30 minute segment, session leaders will provide high-level talking points as well as relevant points from the collaborative portion of the 60-minute segment.

5:00 Free Night 

Wednesday, July 1

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Tour Day

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Awards Program and Gala Dinner at The Tech Interactive

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.
New! Informal Pre-Conference Meet-Ups - If you'll be in town Sunday night or Monday morning, there are two opportunities to meet-up with your fellow ABPMers. Details are still in the works but please reach out to Aline Ekmekjiadekmekj@cisco.com, who has volunteered to be the point person, for any updates (Thank you Aline!).

Lodging: The Hyatt Santa Clara, located at 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, 95054, is the primary location of the 2020 ABPM Spring Conference. New Room Block Link Available Now Via This Link The $269 plus tax ABPM room block rate 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. ABPM Blocks sell out quickly - Book early!
Conference Fee: The price for Spring Conference registration is $1095 for members, $1345 for non-members (briefing professionals or employees of Supplier Member companies only - vendors must be recommended Supplier 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 May 15, the member rate will increase to $1245 and the non-member rate will increase to $1495. 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 Supplier members do not qualify for this offer, however additional employees from a current Supplier Member company are eligible.

Suggested Airport and Parking: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is approximately 6 miles and a 10-15 minute drive from San Jose International Airport. Valet parking at the hotel is $30 overnight and self-parking is $17 overnight. Day use self-parking is complimentary.
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 May 15, 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 commitments for catering and transportation, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds/credits or void outstanding invoices for cancellations received after Friday, June 5, 2020. However, substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellation and substitution notices must be received via email to info@abpm.com.