Will there be a virtual PMDMC?
At this time, there are no plans for a virtual PMDMC.
What is the dress code for PMDMC?
The PMDMC is a business-casual event; what’s most important is that you’re comfortable and able to focus on the great content we have planned for you. Hotel conference rooms can be chilly so we recommend that you pack layers to stay comfortable.
What food is included in my conference fee?
Tuesday, July 11: Lunch is not provided for general conference attendees. Brave Talk attendees will receive lunch. Light hors d’oeuvres are provided for general conference attendees at the evening opening reception.
Wednesday, July 12: Conference attendees will receive breakfast and lunch. The evening event will have light hors d’oeuvres.
Thursday, July 13: Conference attendees will receive breakfast. Lunch is on your own. The closing event will feature light happy hour munchies.
Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free dietary restrictions will be accommodated. When you check in, you will receive information about the process for receiving your meals for sit-down meals.
How do I book my hotel room?
Once you complete your conference registration, you’ll receive a link to use to complete your hotel reservation.
How much does the hotel cost?
Rooms that are part of our discounted room block at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta are $214 per night plus taxes. You must book no later than June 16, 2023 to receive this rate.
What is the hotel’s cancellation policy?
Rooms booked within the conference block prior to June 27th are fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax.
When/where should I fly in?
Atlanta International Airport (ATL). More information can be found on our Hotel & Travel page.
Is Wi-Fi provided?
Wi-Fi is free in the meeting spaces. If you’re booked in one of the conference-block rooms, you’ll receive complimentary wi-fi in your room as long as you’re enrolled in Marriott’s free rewards program, Marriott Bonvoy.
When/where/how should I download the conference mobile app?
We recommend that you download the PMDMC23 mobile app before you arrive in Atlanta. The updated app will be available in early July. Registrants will receive an email reminder with download instructions in the days before the conference.
Please note: To access the PMDMC 2023 mobile app you will need to register using the same email you used to register for the conference.
Will I have access to a list of conference attendees and their contact information?
Networking with colleagues is a huge part of the value of the PMDMC. The PMDMC mobile app will include a list of all attendees, along with job title and organization. In order to respect people’s privacy, we give each attendee the option to opt in/out of sharing an email address and allowing direct messaging within the app. That said, go ahead and bring along some old fashioned business cards to share.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions? How should I communicate my dietary needs?
The hotel will provide gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meals; you can let us know of your needs in the conference registration form. When you check-in at the conference, you’ll receive instructions on how to communicate your dietary restrictions to hotel staff. If you have additional needs (i.e. Halal, Kosher, allergies) please contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange a special meal program with the hotel..
How can I request accessibility accommodations and/or services at PMDMC?
When you register, check the box that reads “I require accommodations for a disability.” We’ll get in touch with you a few weeks before the conference for information about the services you require.
Will I be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination?
No proof of vaccination will be required for the 2023 event.
Registration & Billing
What are the fees and deadlines for registration?
What's your cancellation policy?
If circumstances change and you can no longer attend this conference, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to Greater Public via our contact form. Registrations may be fully refunded if a cancellation request is made up to 30 calendar days prior to the in-person conference start date (July 11th, 2023). Cancellations received after the cancellation cutoff date or nonattendance will not be refunded. For cancellations received after the cutoff date with a balance due, the registration amount remains due in full. Please remember that canceling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements.
Substitution of registrations may be made at any time up to the Conference start date but must be from within the registered attendee’s company. All substitutions must be approved and will be at Greater Public’s discretion.
Registration for Brave Talk is not refundable.
How do I cancel?
You can make a request for cancellation by filling out the form on our contact us page.
Can I attend the conference for just one day at a reduced rate?
We offer day passes on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for pricing and details.
My employer does not allow me to pay by credit card. Can I request an invoice?
Certainly! In the payments section of the registration, select “Invoice.” Payments must be received no later than Friday, June 23, 2023. Please allow ample time for postal mail.
Where can I get a copy of my confirmation email or receipt?
Log in to our registration site to get a copy of your registration, invoice, or receipt.
How do I add/remove items like Brave Talk from an existing registration?
Log in to our registration site to get a copy of your registration, invoice, or receipt; or make changes to your registration.
I am speaking at the PMDMC. Do I get a complimentary registration or free hotel rooms?
We’re grateful to the large number of speakers and presenters who make the PMDMC inspiring and informative each year. Because we’re a smart, specialized bunch, there is a good deal of overlap between conference attendees and speakers. We do not provide complimentary registration or accommodations for conference presenters.
Speakers are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations. Most speakers will receive a 10% discount on registration or the member rate if they’re not a Greater Public or PBS member organization; a discount code will be provided by your session producer or you’ll receive a refund within three weeks after the conference if you’ve already registered.
Do I need to register if I’m only speaking in one session?
As a general rule all speakers need to register for the conference. If you are an exception, your session producer will let you know.
What is the standard setup for the room I’ll be presenting in?
- Podium + stationary mic
- Panelists table with corded mics
- LCD projector and screen
- Audio patch cord
I’d like to present a session or be on a panel. How does that work?
Our session proposal submission period is open from January 31 to February 24. Anyone can submit a session proposal and our content committee selects ideas to develop based on the criteria outlined for that year’s conference. Subscribe to the PMDMC email list (in the footer of this page) to be notified about the call for session proposals.
I submitted a proposal for a session. When will I hear back?
The content committee will finalize the session offerings by June 13, but intend to inform submitters of their proposal status before then.
When will the full schedule for the PMDMC be posted?
In the months before the conference, we publish sessions and keynotes as they are confirmed, although shifts and changes sometimes occur. We aim to have at least half of our sessions finalized by mid-April and most of the schedule should be announced in mid-June.
Can I still get a paper version of the conference schedule?
The conference schedule is available online and in the PMDMC mobile app. When you arrive at PMDMC23, you will receive a printed at-a-glance version of the agenda.
Will I be eligible for CFRE points for attending the PMDMC?
Yes! Participation in PMDMC will be eligible for CFRE points. Check back in June for more information about CFRE credits and to download the worksheet.