Save the date for PMDMC24 in San Diego, August 12-15, 2024.  Registration will open in spring 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance for first-time attendees and veterans alike
PMDMC Frequently Asked Questions

Your Experience

Thanks to the support of CPB, you’ll be able to livestream our three PMDMC23 keynote events on July 12 and 13 for free! Even if you’re unable to attend PMDMC in Atlanta, you can experience the inspiring words shared in these three live events.

Please note: Only these three keynote events will be livestreamed. All other PMDMC23 sessions will only be available to in-person attendees.

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.

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.

Once you complete your conference registration, you’ll receive a link to use to complete your hotel reservation.

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.

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.

Atlanta International Airport (ATL). More information can be found on our Hotel & Travel page.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

No proof of vaccination will be required for the 2023 event.

Registration & Billing

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.

You can make a request for cancellation by filling out the form on our contact us page.

We offer day passes on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for pricing and details.

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.

Log in to our registration site to get a copy of your registration, invoice, or receipt; or make changes to your registration.


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.

As a general rule all speakers need to register for the conference. If you are an exception, your session producer will let you know.

  • Wi-fi
  • Podium + stationary mic
  • Panelists table with corded mics
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Audio patch cord

Conference Content

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.

The content committee will finalize the session offerings by June 13, but intend to inform submitters of their proposal status before then.

The full schedule for PMDMC23 is now available. Visit our 2023 Schedule page

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.

Yes! Full participation in the PMDMC is applicable for 11.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. 

Download this sheet to track your participation at the conference.

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