Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to these questions:

  • How many CECs will I get for attending the conference?
  • How many mat classes may I sign up for per day?
  • Is a mat included in my registration fee?
  • I forgot to buy a mat and the deadline has passed. Can I buy a mat at the PMA Plaza?
  • When can I see the workshop descriptions and sign up for classes?
  • When will I receive my CEC certificate?
  • Is there a wait list for workshops that are full?
  • How can I change my schedule?
  • I am unable to come to the conference. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
  • Can I buy audio recordings of the workshops that I missed?
  • I need to find a roommate. Can you help me?
  • How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
  • What is the conference cancellation policy?
  • Can I take pictures at the conference?
  • If a session is full, can I watch from the sidelines?
  • Can I walk around the PMA Plaza without registering for the conference?
  • When can I buy a day pass?
  • Where can I find the workshop outlines and handouts?
  • Can I just attend a pre conference workshop without registering for the full conference?

How many CECs will I get for attending the conference?
We are raising the bar at PMA!  We are excited to introduce new technology at the conference this year that will allow us to keep track of attendees session attendance. In turn, our new CEC conference certificate will list only those sessions attended by the conference attendee.  Please note that attendees must remain in the session for its entirety to earn the CECs. Attendees can earn up to 16 PMA CECs at the conference. Please be prepared to scan your badge at the door!

Wednesday, Oct. 25th
Each Pre-Conference Workshop = 
4 PMA CECs (Except John Steel’s free pre-con. No PMA CECs awarded.) 

Thursday, Oct. 26th
7:30am – 8:30am 
Each Mat Class = 
1 PMA CEC (Except John Steel’s 1-hour workshop. No PMA CECs awarded.)

9:00am – 10:30am 
Opening General Session = 1.5 PMA CECs (Awarded to ALL attending the conference on Thursday.)

11:00am – 1:00pm 
Each Workshop = 
2 PMA CECs

2:30pm – 3:30pm 
Coffee & Connect: Mentor Roundtable = 
1 PMA CEC
Each Mat Class = 
1 PMA CEC

3:45pm – 5:45pm
Each Workshop = 
2 PMA CECs

Friday, Oct. 27th
7:30am – 8:30am

Coffee & Connect: Pilates in America Study Follow Up Roundtable Discussion = 
1 PMA CEC
Each Mat Class =
 1 PMA CEC

8:45am – 10:15am
PMA Research Forum = 
1.5 PMA CECs
Christa Gurka’s Business Session = 
1.5 PMA CECs
M Valentin’s Mat Class = 
1.5 PMA CECs

10:45am – 12:45pm
Each Workshop = 
2 PMA CECs

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Each Workshop = 
2 PMA CECs

4:45pm – 5:45pm
Each Mat Class = 
1 PMA CEC

Saturday, Oct. 28th
8:15am – 10:15am
Each Workshop = 
2 PMA CECs

10:30am – 11:30am
Each Mat Class = 
1 PMA CEC

If you have any questions or need help determing if you have enough CECs please contact Tanya Nieto-Winzey.

How many mat classes may I sign up for per day? 
Delegates may register for one mat class per day. Delegates may register for a second mat class on the same day on a “space available” basis. Please email Tanya Nieto-Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org with your request, and she will accommodate you if possible.

Is a mat included in my registration fee?
No, you must bring your own mat or pre-order one when you register for the conference online. Please take note of the deadline to order a mat from the PMA when you register online for the conference. The price for a mat is $25, and you can collect it from the conference Registration Desk when you arrive on site.

I forgot to buy a mat and the deadline has passed. Can I buy a mat at the PMA Plaza?
Some exhibitors do sell mats at the PMA Plaza, but quantities will be limited and availability is not guaranteed. In this case, we suggest that you bring your own mat from home to be 100% safe.

When can I see the workshop descriptions and sign up for classes?
Once the early bird rate ends on May 15th, you will be able to get all of the workshop descriptions and register for sessions.

When will I receive my CEC certificate?
We will send your certificate via email a week or two after the conference.

Is there a wait list for workshops that are full?
Yes, you will see the option to be added to a session’s waitlist when you register online. If a spot opens up in the session, you will be contacted via email and will have two days to add yourself to the session. If you don’t, then the spot will be offered to the next person on the list.

How can I change my schedule?
You can change your schedule yourself online by logging into Cvent using your confirmation code, or you can see us in person at the Schedule Change desk onsite at the conference and we will do it for you.

I am unable to come to the conference. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Yes. Please contact Tanya Nieto-Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org for further help.

Can I buy audio recordings of the workshops that I missed?
We will no longer be audio recording our sessions. You can still purchase audio recording from past conferences on our website.

I need to find a roommate. Can you help me?
Yes, please contact Tanya Nieto-Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org to put your name on the roommate list.

How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
Please contact Lorilee Levy at lorileel@pilatesmethodalliance.org. She will contact you and let you know if there are volunteer positions available.

What is the conference cancellation policy?
CANCELLATION POLICY: This cancellation policy applies to full conference registrations and day passes. Refunds will be made for cancellations sent via email to Tanya Nieto-Winzey – tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org. Cancellation emails must be dated on or before September 1st, 2017, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellation emails dated between September 2nd, 2017 and October 2nd, 2017, will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee, except for Saturday 1-Day Pass cancellations which will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 2nd, 2017. The PMA reserves the right to substitute Workshops or Presenters at any time. Please note that when issuing a refund for registration fees paid by credit card, the PMA will deduct both the cancellation fee and the credit card transaction fee (4% of original transaction) from the balance due. PLEASE ALLOW 4 – 6 WEEKS FOR REFUND TO BE PROCESSED AFTER ANNUAL MEETING DATE.

Can I take pictures at the conference?
By attending or participating in any PMA Activity, you hereby agree as follows:

  • You may not photograph or make audiovisual or sound recordings during any PMA Activity without the prior express consent of the person supervising or leading such Activity, as well as each person who would be seen in your photograph, or who would appear or be heard in your recording.
  • While you are free to photograph or record yourself and your friends at the PMA Annual Meeting, many exhibitors and presenters do not want to have their exhibits or presentations recorded, and many people do not want to be photographed or recorded at all. Therefore, you must obtain the express consent of each person who would be seen in your photograph, or who would appear or be heard in your recording, before photographing or recording them, and you must respect their wishes if they decline.

If you violate these limitations on photographing and recording, PMA will have the right, in the PMA’s sole judgment, to exclude you from the remainder of the PMA Annual Meeting, prevent you from attending PMA Activities, and/or exclude you from attending future PMA Annual Meetings or Activities. In such event, you will not be entitled to a refund of any part of your registration fees or to reimbursement of any expense incurred by you to attend the PMA Annual Meeting or any PMA Activity.

If a session is full, can I watch from the sidelines?
No. We ask that all delegates be registered for the sessions they attend. We have strict capacities for each room and we are not allowed to go past the capacities.

Can I walk around the PMA Plaza without registering for the conference?
Yes. Please see us at the Schedule Change Desk to pick up an “Expo Only” badge.  This will allow you into the PMA Plaza, but not into any of the mat classes or workshops.

When can I buy a day pass?
Day passes will go on sale after the early bird rate ends on May 16th.

Thursday 1-Day Pass: $350
Friday 1-Day Pass: $350

Saturday 1-Day Pass: $175
Thursday & Friday 2-Day Pass: $600
Friday & Saturday 2-Day Pass: $500

Where can I find the workshop outlines and handouts?
All conference documents will be uploaded to our conference mobile app. We will email attendees with download instructions a few weeks before the conference and encourage them to have the app on their device before they get to the conference. 

Can I just attend a pre conference workshop without registering for the full conference?
Yes, just make sure to select “Pre-Conference Workshop Only” as your registration type. You will only be charged for the pre and post conference sessions you sign up for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions not answered here?

Please email tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org for more answers!