Virtual Conference Day 1 Logistics


 ABPM 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

Monday, April 19th Logistics

We look forward to welcoming you to the first day of the ABPM Spring Conference tomorrow, Monday April 19th. You'll find information below that will help the day go smoothly for you. 

We hope you've taken time to create your profile in the virtual conference venue. If you have, simply click here to log in each day (you'll need your email and the venue pw you created). If you haven’t, we encourage you to do that today so it will be easy to participate in tomorrow's live sessions. There is a video of the Virtual Conference Orientation behind the Info Desk in the virtual venue that will help you fully understand what to expect during the live conference sessions.

All session times in THIS FINAL AGENDA are posted in Central Time. Please take a moment to note how those posted times convert to your local time zone so you don’t miss sessions you’d like to attend live. The personal agenda you created when you built your profile can be adjusted to your local time zone or you can convert Central Time to your local time via this link

  • The Opening General Session begins LIVE at 10:00 AM Central Time (we suggest you login at least 15 minutes early to take a look around the venue and find a seat in the General Session room ;). Once in the General Session room, the screen will play the live session. You can submit questions to the Hybrid Briefings panelists and talk with fellow conference participants via the 'Ask a Question' button on the screen. Our Keynote, James Taylor, who will focus on business creativity and innovation, will speak live at 11:10 am CT.
  • After the General Session, head to the Supplier Celebration Hall from 12:10 am - 12:50 pm Central Time for Supplier Celebration Live Discussion, Demos & Case Studies. Participating in these conversations makes you eligible for great prizes - see this page for how!‚Äč We suggest you review case study and demo times today to make the most of your time on Monday.
  • From 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT there's opportunity for Conversations & Collaboration in the "Common Grounds Coffee Shop". Choose to talk with Hybrid Briefings panelists or Meet the Keynote in informal gallery-style conversations. There's also a Hang Out table for networking fun. And while, you're in the Coffee Shop, enjoy a game of Pac-man!

Throughout the Conference...
The Center Gallery features video tours of four member briefing centers — many we couldn't travel to for an in-person ABPM conference. Click on the “Center Gallery” doors to enter, then click on a logo or monitor to view the video tour. 

Visit the Photo Booth in the Lobby! Create a themed selfie and email it to yourself or share on social media. All photos will be displayed in the photo booth gallery. Don't forget to upload your selfies to the MyABPM app in the activity stream of our Spring 2021 event! Instructions for using the MyABPM app are here.

First time attending an ABPM Event?
Welcome! We're excited to have you with us. We know you'll find the community welcoming and happy to share. You are now officially part of the ABPM Class of 2021! Please send a square headshot of yourself to to be included in your class photo, which will be shared with you and on ABPM's Facebook page.

Questions? Please email During live conference hours, ABPM team members will be supporting the event and unavailable via emailIf you have trouble logging in to the virtual venue or technical issues, please contact