General Conference Questions
Agenda Questions
Registration and Payment Questions
Hotel and Travel Questions
Guests and Location Questions
Speaking, Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunity Questions
ACMP and Miscellaneous Questions

General Conference Questions

When and where is the conference?
The ACMP 2013 Global Conference is being held in Los Angeles, California at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE. All conference proceedings will take place within this extraordinary property. The conference dates are April 14-17, 2013. The conference opens Sunday, April 14 with the official Opening Reception, which is a great networking opportunity! It will conclude at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 17. For full schedule information please click here.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?
Please visit the website first to find most of your answers, if you have further questions, please email

What do I need to bring with me to the conference?
Just yourself and a stack of business cards! You will receive your name badge and information packet when you check in on-site.

What should I wear?
We want you to be comfortable - business casual is perfectly appropriate. Cocktail attire is recommended for the Tuesday evening Networking Dinner.

Can I get PMI PDU credit for attending the conference?
Yes, please follow the PMI rules for submitting relevant PDU's for Category B: Continuing Education. Under Category B, PDU credits can be earned by attending relevant educational courses, conferences, seminars, or symposiums by training organizations not registered with PMI. This can include a training offered by an employer, a professional association, or a non-R.E.P. training organization. For a non-R.E.P. or community course, the registration form, certificate or letter of attendance, and a brochure or syllabus outlining the subject matter.

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Agenda Questions

Where can I find the schedule for the conference?
Click here to see the outline of the conference. As sessions are selected and confirmed, the schedule will be updated.

What time does the conference begin?
The conference starts with a session for New Members on Sunday late afternoon. If you would like to attend, we welcome you to do so! There will be an opening reception on Sunday evening from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We highly encourage your participation in order to attain a jump start on professional networking so you can develop relationships throughout the conference and add value to your conference participation. The first General Session with keynote speaker Charles Duhigg will begin Monday morning at 8:30 am.

What time does the conference end on Wednesday?
The conference will end at 12:30 pm on Wednesday in order to allow for outbound travel that afternoon.

When will onsite registration and check-in be available?
You will be able to register on-site, check in and collect your registration packet on Sunday from 11am to 4 pm, and at the Opening Reception on Sunday evening, or between 7:30 and 8:30 am Monday morning. Please see the schedule for additional information.

Who will be speaking?
Current conference speakers can be viewed on the Speakers page.

What topics will be covered at the Global Conference?
Presentation areas covered in the conference can be viewed on the Speakers page. This page will be updated with specific speakers and presentations as they are confirmed, so we encourage you to visit this page frequently.

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Registration and Payment Questions

What is the cost of attendance?
The cost of attending varies depending on several factors, including whether you are a member or non-member. To view a listing of all registration options please click here. There are discounts for members, early registration and groups. We encourage you to review the list of options so that you can take advantage of any eligible discounts.

What is included in the cost of attendance?
Your registration fee includes the General Sessions, all track sessions and the following meals and events:
Sunday: Opening Reception
Monday: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch and Afternoon Break
Tuesday: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch, Afternoon Break and Networking Dinner
Wednesday: Breakfast and Morning Break

How do I take advantage of the member rate?
For just $174 for one year, you can join ACMP and take advantage of all the benefits of membership including discounted conference attendee registration fees. Just join as a member before registering for the conference. JOIN ACMP.

Can I register for the conference over the phone?
Registrations are accepted online to expedite processing and ensure completeness of the form, please click here to begin. If you do have further questions please email or call +1.407.610.ACMP

Can I use a form of payment other than a credit card?
Credit cards are the primary form of payment for the conference. If you need to have an invoice and/or have to pay by check, please email

When should I register?

To ensure your seat at the conference, it is important to register early. Space is limited. As an additional incentive, there are discounts for registering early, so please take advantage of these offers!

Can I get a discount for bringing my colleagues?
Yes, you can register a group for a large savings! If you have 4 or more attendees from your company that would like to participate, you can take advantage of discounted pricing. For full pricing information please click here.

What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellation requests must be received in writing to ACMP. Refunds will not be given for no-shows at the conference. Conference fees are fully transferable to another participant from the same organization. If the transfer is not completed prior to March 14, 2013, there will be a $75 dollar processing fee. Please send written notice of cancellation by email to: Nikole Fridenmaker

The cancellation fee structure is as follows:

Time FrameFee
Registration until December 15, 2012$100 processing fee
December 15, 2012 – January 14, 201320% of registration fee
January 15 – March 14, 201350% of registration fee
March 15 – onward100% of registration fee

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Hotel and Travel Questions

Where is the hotel located?
The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is located at 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

What airport do I fly in to?
The hotel is close to both the Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). You should review options at both airports to find your best pricing and availability. BUR is approximately 16 miles to the NW but will take a little bit longer to drive to the hotel. LAX is approximately 17 miles to the SW.

One way Ground Transportation Estimate:

JW Marriott/LAXJW Marriott/BUR
Super Shuttle Fee$16 USD$24 USD
Estimated Taxi Fee$50 USD$60 USD

How do I book a hotel room?
You can link here to register directly with the JW Marriott and take advantage of the special ACMP discounted room rate of $229 per night plus applicable taxes (single or double occupancy). If you would rather call to book the room, please call +1-213-765-8600 or +1-877-622-3056 and be sure to ask for the ACMP discounted rate.

What is the cost of the hotel room?
The negotiated standard room rate for the JW Marriott is $229.00 per night plus applicable taxes. This rate is also available on a limited basis for three days before and after the conference if you decide to extend your vacation and enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer. There are also a limited number of rooms at the per diem rate for government attendees - please ask about availability when you call to book. This room block is limited, so it is recommended you make your reservations as soon as possible.

Where can I get some basic information about the hotel?
For a Hotel Fact Sheet please click here. To go to the main hotel website for additional information click here.

What are my transportation options?
One way Ground Transportation Estimate:

JW Marriott/LAXJW Marriott/BUR
Super Shuttle Fee$16 USD$24 USD
Estimated Taxi Fee$50 USD$60 USD

For additional information please visit the hotel’s website.

Is there parking available if I'm not staying at the hotel?
Valet and self-parking options are available; please visit the hotel website for more information.

When is Check-in and Check-out at the hotel? Will I have to miss a morning session to checkout?
Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 pm (noon); late check-outs may be offered based on availability. You may check-out and store luggage with the front desk for the rest of Wednesday's sessions.

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Guests and Location Questions

Can my family come with me?
ACMP encourages you to travel with your family to make the most of your time in Los Angeles. Friends and family of course can stay with you in your hotel room or can even take advantage of the discounted group rate in a separate room. Guests and children are unable to participate in the professional conference; however, there are a lot of activities in the Los Angeles area that your guests can participate in. For some suggestions please visit

What types of activities are available onsite?
The JW Marriott is the centerpiece of an entertainment, sports and dining epicenter at L.A. LIVE. With convenience to the LA Convention Center, guests at the JW Marriott also enjoy an unmatched location for attending events at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, Club Nokia, the GRAMMY Museum, Conga Room, Regal Cinemas, ESPN Zone, and much more. The STAPLES Center at LA LIVE is also home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Kings. Go online at L.A. Live to find tickets to catch a game while you’re in town!

Are there restaurants onsite?
There are a tremendous number of restaurant and dining options at both the J.W. Marriott and within L.A. LIVE. Click the links to see more than 20 options!

Will I have internet access?
Internet access is available at The JW Marriott at a discounted rate of $6.50 per day (normal rate is $12.95).

What other attractions are in the area?
Los Angeles has many unique attractions that you can explore in your free time! For information please click here. You can also inquire with the hotel’s concierge for other options and suggestions.

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Speaking, Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunity Questions

How can I speak at the conference?
We have concluded the review of the call for speaker presentations for the 2013 Conference. We accepted applications for presentations until October 17. If you would like to be placed on the bulletin email notice for next year’s submission, the bulletin is emailed out to all members and all Friends of ACMP. Please make sure that you receive our bulletins so that you can participate next year. Not a member yet? Become a Friend of ACMP by registering with this link so you can receive the ACMP Weekly Bulletin and see more of what ACMP has to offer its members.

How do I submit a white paper for consideration?
We are now accepting white paper submissions to be published as part of the conference proceedings. Please visit the Papers page for more information. The deadline for submission is December 14, 2012.

When do I find out if my speaker submittal was accepted?
All presentation submissions were due by October 17, 2012. The Speaker Selection Committee reviews and ranks all presentations. Those who submitted selected submissions will be contacted by December 14 at the latest. If you plan to attend the conference even if not selected, please note that a registration code will be sent to those who submitted an application for the Call for Presentations are were not selected to speak at the conference. This will allow you to take advantage of the promotional registration rate.

Does ACMP have sponsorship opportunities?
Yes, we have a large variety of sponsorships available at multiple price points. More information on opportunities can be viewed on the Sponsors and Exhibitors page including the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus. If you have further questions please email:

Does ACMP have exhibitor opportunities?
Yes, we have approximately 30 booths available (10’x10’). More information on exhibit options can be seen on the Sponsors and Exhibitors page including the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and Exhibit floor plan. If you have further questions please email:

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ACMP and Miscellaneous Questions

Why should I join ACMP?
There are many reasons to join ACMP. A complete list of member benefits is found on the Membership page.

What is the process for becoming a volunteer at ACMP?
The strength of any member-driven organization can be directly tied to the number and variety of its volunteers. We would love to have you volunteer to assist us in a number of ways. Please email us at for more information or fill out a Volunteer Interest Form which can be found by clicking here.

What volunteering opportunities are available?
There are multiple opportunities to be involved as an ACMP volunteer. You can find all committee and workgroup volunteer opportunities listed on the Volunteer Interest Form.

Are there volunteer opportunities at the Global Conference?
Yes. If you would like to volunteer specifically for the conference, please note that volunteering does not mean that we are able to offer you a free registration. Depending on the time and commitment you are willing to make, we may be able to offer you a discounted rate. Please email: to express your interest in volunteering at the conference. Please be sure to include the dates and number of hours you are willing to commit to volunteer.

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