Virtual Conference Day 1 Logistics


 ABPM 2020 "Spring" Virtual Conference

Monday, June 29th Logistics
We look forward to welcoming you to the start of the ABPM "Spring" Virtual Conference tomorrow. You'll find information below that will help tomorrow go smoothly for you. 

We hope you've taken time to create your profile, build your own personal agenda, and take a look around the virtual venue. 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 35 minute video of the Virtual Conference Orientation next to the Help Desk in the virtual venue that will help you take full advantage of the virtual venue's many features.

All session times 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. There are two easy ways to do that. Convert Central Time to your local time via this link. Alternatively, the MyABPM app - that hopefully you use between conferences already - has the ABPM “Spring” Virtual Conference listed under Upcoming Events. If you open the event, you will see session times in your local time zone. You can also choose to add individual sessions to your own device calendar via the app.

Tomorrow's 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 virtual venue and find a seat in the General Session room ;). Once in the General Session room, simply click on the screen, and then the "play" button to join the session live for:
  • Welcome comments from ABPM President, Elizabeth Simpson. She’ll share her observations on the state of the briefing profession during this challenging time.
  • A senior executive panel discussion, featuring strategic leaders from AT&T, Dell Technologies, and Microsoft, and facilitated by Candie Hurley
  • The perfect keynote for our time: Shawn Kanungo will talk about “Strategy in a World of Disruption”
Join us in the Breakout Session room at 12:15 pm Central Time for Conversations & Networking. Choose the only breakout session listed on the board for Monday, then click on the screen to join. We'll divide the group into breakout rooms for cameras-on conversations about your take-aways from the general session.

Wanting even more hang-out time with your fellow ABPM members? At 1:00 pm Central Time: Grab a cup of coffee (or a cocktail if it’s that time where you are) and click on the Coffee Break Kiosk for informal Zoom gallery conversation and catching up with fellow ABPMers. While there, you can relax and have fun with the larger group, or ask the barista to create "a quiet corner," a private "seating area" (a breakout room), in which you and others can hold private conversations.

And Don't Miss..

The Supplier Celebration will be ongoing throughout the conference in the Supplier Celebration exhibit hall! Supplier booths offer valuable information about the suppliers and their solutions. You can request additional information or meetings with them. And don’t forget to play the “Spot the Supplier” game! Collect the letters and solve the anagram to be eligible to win fantastic prizes!
The Center Tour Gallery room features eight member briefing centers — some that we were scheduled to visit in Santa Clara and others in areas that ABPM conferences typically don’t get to. Click on the “Center Gallery” sign to enter. Then simply click on a logo in a frame to view the tour. There are two rooms in the Center Gallery. Click the room signs to travel between rooms.

Post on Instagram and Twitter using #ABPMVirtual throughout the conference and see it appear in the MyABPM event app "Spring" Conference Activity Stream feed. You can post within the MyABPM app as well!

Questions? Please email