How many CECs will I get for attending the conference?
Attendees can earn up to 16 PMA CECs at the conference. Please be prepared to scan your badge at the door!
Arriving Late/Leaving Early & Earning Your CECs
If you arrive to a mat class 10 minutes past its starting time, you will not be scanned into the class. The room proctor will write your name on a list and you will be allowed into class. If you would like to earn the CECs for the session, you must speak to the teacher at the end of class to discuss approving your CECs. If you have to leave the mat class 10 minutes prior to its ending time, please let the room proctor know why you are leaving so that it can be noted. If you arrive to a workshop 15 minutes past its starting time, you will not be scanned into the session. The room proctor will write your name on a list and you will be allowed into the workshop. If you would like to earn the CECs for the session, you must speak to the workshop presenter at the end of class to discuss approving your CECs. If you have to leave the mat class 15 minutes prior to its ending time, please let the room proctor know why you are leaving so that it can be noted. Important Note: Earning CECs at the conference is the attendee’s responsibility. The PMA facilitates recording CECs earned by an attendee, but the mat teacher or workshop presenter ultimately determines CEC eligibility under the circumstances described above. If you have any questions or need help determing if you have enough CECs please contact Tanya Nieto-Winzey.
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 $29, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to put your name on the roommate list.
How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
Please contact Lorilee Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will contact you and let you know if there are volunteer positions available.
What is the conference 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 email@example.com. Cancellation emails must be dated on or before September 1st, 2018, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellation emails dated between September 2nd, 2018 and October 2nd, 2018, 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, 2018. 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:
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.
How much are day passes?
(June 1 – Sept 15) (Sept 16 – Oct 24)
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more answers!