APQC's 2018 Knowledge Management Conference


As the longest running knowledge management conference, we understand that attendees need LESS theory and MORE strategy and execution. We are dedicated to helping you deliver results through rich session topics and dynamic networking. There is no better place for KM professional development. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful KM programs to help your organization compete on knowledge and succeed.

learn from and network with the best and the brightest in KM

This 5-day event is packed with pre-conference workshops, keynote and breakout presentations, and working sessions that provide you the tools you need to advance KM initiatives at your organization.

Why should you attend?


APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference has, and always will be at the forefront of KM, providing you the most choices for your professional development. Learn what strategies your peers are implementing and discover how they are tackling similar issues you are facing. You’ll learn new strategies and solutions to solve some of your toughest problems.



The KM Conference brings together the brightest minds from the world’s most reputable organizations, and the networking opportunities are unparalleled to any other event. You’ll have unlimited opportunities to network with your peers, whether it’s during a lunch, during the sessions, walking the halls, or even at the two networking receptions. You’ll come away with an expanded network of peers.



If you want to stay relevant in your profession, you have to know the latest trends and how to implement them. With several sessions focused on innovation and trendsetting keynote speakers, there is no better place to take the pulse of the industry than at APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference.

What past attendees have said

“This is THE source for KM professionals, education, and best practices. You come to the APQC conference to learn more about the discipline, not just tools. All the keynotes were engaging, thought-provoking, while also immediately useful in their content. The conference brochures, printouts, communication prior to the event and availability of an app are wonderful. Additionally, having so many APQC staff present and clearly identified is a wonderful "help" to conference attendees with questions etc.”
Melissa Dahm, Rockwell Collins

"Overall - the enthusiasm was great - it go me motivated and more interested as time passed."
Claire Got, Molson Coors

"The supportive nature of everyone participating helps us share our common journeys. The staff did an excellent job at creating and managing this event. It was done so well, down to the details. Well done!”
Lynnette Gulley, FMC Technologies, Inc.

"The quality of the presentations and keynotes were top-notch. I fee like I had good exposure to current thinking, practices, and trends in the KM industry."
Mary Maida, Medtronic

“This was a great opportunity to network with individuals from other organizations. Good mix of companies and industries. The keynotes were excellent and provided lots of value. APQC did a very nice job of balancing full group activities with breakout sessions.”
Darrin Brogan, The Chartis Group

“Learning from both APQC experts and industry practitioners was exceptional; the combination adds credibility."
Ed McKinley, Flint Hills Resources

“What I liked best about this conference were the networking opportunities and getting to meet with people that are going
through the same struggles that I'm going through in my company.”

Ryan Retmier, RGP

"The session content was high quality and covered a wonderful range of topics."
Stevie Carnation, Teach for America

“I appreciate how the APQC conference's networking opportunities provided an excellent opportunity to meet industry professionals and discuss the existing challenges and successes within the KM community.”
Wale Junaid, Allstate

“The pre-conference workshops were very informative and useful. The conference sessions were applicable and varied. I appreciated that the conference demonstrates the value of APQC membership, without a heavy vendor/sales component.”
Kelly Knight, CSAA Insurance Group

"Workshops were quite relevant to the work we are doing in KM presently."
David Soranno, Department of the Treasury

“Excellent choice of topics and speakers. I particular liked the keynotes. As a new KM director in an immature organization, I am leaving with many useful and profound takeaways.”
Martha Espeset, DEKRA Insight


Key Dates

November 30:
Breakout Sessions Announced

December 1:
Super Early-Bird Expires

March 9:
Early-Bird Expires

April 16-18:
Pre-Conference Workshops

April 19-20:

2018 Conference Sponsor

Iknow LLC is a leading management and technology consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations to harness and unlock the value of their enterprise knowledge. Iknow’s solutions, which integrate strategy, content, business process, technology, and culture dimensions, help our clients deliver the right knowledge to the right people at the right time, enabling them to improve performance and achieve their mission. Visit www.iknow.us for more details.