The PPM Conference is Now the 2020 Online Summit

APQC takes pride in delivering the world’s best process and performance management conference, and in continually challenging ourselves to raise the bar. This year was shaping up to be no exception. Like you, the APQC team has been closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The health and safety of our members, conference attendees, partners, and staff is our highest priority.

Based on the current outlook and world, national, and local authority guidelines, we have made the decision to restructure the 2020 Process and Performance Management (PPM) Conference October 8-9 and cancel pre-conference workshops planned for October 5-7 in Houston. We will now deliver the valuable content and engage attendees in our 2020 PPM Online Summit, October 6-8, that includes three partial days (up to 4 hours/day) of tactical learning, collaborative problem solving and peer to peer exchanges.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next in-person PPM Conference?

  • There will not be an in-person PPM Conference scheduled for 2020.
  • The 2020 PPM Conference will now be delivered online and is restructured to the 2020 PPM Online Summit
  • We will keep you informed for an in-person event in 2021.

How do I manage my conference registration?

  • Your existing conference registration will automatically apply and rollover to the 2020 online summit happening October 6 – 8.
  • Your credit card will be refunded the difference from what you originally paid dependent on member and non-member pricing. 
    • No cancellation fees will be assessed.
    • You will be able to make changes to your online summit registration (i.e. changing the name of participants if needed) at a later date. 
  • You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund with no cancellation fee.
  • There is not capability for you to cancel your registration online. Please email confregistration@apqc.org to cancel. 
  • Registrations that were unpaid will be canceled automatically.

What about pre-conference workshops?

  • Workshop registrations will be canceled and refunded to the credit card with which you originally paid or you may enroll in APQC’s Online Training

When will information about the 2021 conference be available?

  • We will announce plans in spring 2021.
  • Our website provides the most up-to-date information for future events.

What Past Participants Have to Say

  • It was so great to connect with like minded individuals who are going through similar situations and/or have excelled in this journey and have great information to share.

2019 PPM Conference Recap

APQC's 2019 conference was a success! Learn more in Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's wrap up article. Additionally, check out the video used to open day two of the 2019 conference, recapping all the happenings from day one!

Schedule

This schedule is subject to change as presenters and sessions are confirmed.

Monday, October 5 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Duration

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AM Workshop 1
4 hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AM Workshop 2
4 hours
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 hour
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PM Workshop 1
4 hours
1:00 - 5:00 PM
PM Workshop 2
4 hours

Tuesday, October 6 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Duration

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 1
8 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 2
8 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 3
8 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 3
8 hours
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 hour

Wednesday, October 7 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Duration

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 1
8 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 2
8 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full Day Workshop 3
8 hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AM Workshop 1
4 hours
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1 hour
1:00 - 5:00 PM
PM Workshop 1
4 hours
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Conference Kickoff Reception at APQC
1.5 hours

Thursday, October 8 - Conference Day 1

Duration

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast and Registration
1 hour
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Opening & Keynote Session
1 hour and 30 minutes
9:50 - 10:50 AM
Breakout Sessions Block 1
1 hour
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
Breakout Sessions Block 2
1 hour
12:05 - 1:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1 hour and 10 minutes
1:15 - 1:50 PM
General Session
35 minutes
2:05 - 3:05 PM
Breakout Sessions Block 3
1 hour
3:25 - 4:25 PM
Breakout Sessions Block 4
1 hour
4:40 - 5:20 PM
General and Closing Session
40 minutes
5:20 - 6:45 PM
Networking Reception
1 hour and 25 minutes

Friday, October 9 - Conference Day 2

Duration

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast at The Houstonian Hotel
1 hour
8:00 - 9:10 AM
Opening & Keynote Session
1 hour
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions Block 5
1 hour
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote and Closing Session
1 hour and 15 minutes
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1 hour

Pricing

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Conference Pass

APQC Members

Nonmembers

Super Early Bird*
until Friday, April 10

$1095
$1295

Early Bird*
until Friday, August 28

$1195
$1395

Regular Price

$1395
$1595
*Payment for this promotional rate is due before the rate expires, as noted above.

Workshop Pricing

APQC Members

Nonmembers

Half-Day (each AM & each PM, includes lunch)

$425
$525

Full Day (one all day class, includes lunch)

$750
$950
Workshop rates are not discounted. Workshops are priced individually, separate from conference fees.

Promotional Rates

Government Participants

  • Receive $150 off the conference price.
  • Enter the promotion code GOVRATE on the second page of online registration when prompted. 

Please note: Government promotion code applies to conference fees ONLY. 

Educators

  • Receive a special introdcutory rate for the conference fee.
  • Enter the promotion code EDUCATOR on the second page of online registration when prompted. Press OK to apply the special introductory rate.

Please note: The educator promotion rate applies to conference fees ONLY. This rate includes the government discount.

Group Discounts

3-4 participants from the same organization
$150 off of each conference registration fee (workshops not discounted)

5+ participants from the same organization
$225 off of each conference registration fee (workshops not discounted)

Enter the discount code on the payment page at the end of online registration.
Groups must consist of employees of the same organization to receive the discount rate.
Group discount is offered for the number of KNOWN registrants at the time of registration.
Complimentary registrations do not qualify as counting towards the group registration discount.
No additional discounts are offered.

Email confregistration@apqc.org for the discount code.

Additional Information

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All cancellations must be submitted to APQC in writing by email, fax, or mail.

  • Someone may be substituted to attend in your place at any time with no charge.
  • You may rollover your registration for the following year's conference at any time with no charge. The rollover is valid for the next conference year only and incorporates the cancellation and refund policy.
  • A $100 fee will be assessed for cancellations made within 15 business days prior to the conference determined soley by APQC on a case-by-case basis.

Modification of Event. The published schedule and description of the event are for informational purposes only.  APQC may, in its sole discretion, modify the event by, among other things, substituting speakers, adjusting the schedule or timing of programs, canceling certain parts, or otherwise adjusting the event as it deems fit. 

Cancellation of Event by APQC. APQC may, in its sole discretion, cancel the event, in which case you will receive a full refund of any registration fees paid to APQC.  However, APQC shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential loss incurred as a result of an event cancellation, including without limitation, nonrefundable charges for meals, transportation and lodging.  Participant assumes all risk of loss resulting from a cancellation regardless of the cause.

Force Majeure. Attendance at the event is subject to acts of God, governmental authority, disaster, or other emergencies, any of which may make it illegal or impossible for APQC and/or its suppliers to host all or portions of the event.  In case of force majeure, APQC shall have no obligation or liability to Participant.

Assistance

If you need assistance, please feel free to call 1 (800) 776-9676 or +1 (713) 685-4732 or email confregistration@apqc.org.

ADA
APQC offers equal opportunity education and training programs to all interested people. APQC will accommodate disabled individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please check the ADA box on the registration form if you require ADA-related accommodation. Expenses and costs may be tax deductible as per law.

Attire and Transportation

Attire
The suggested dress for this event is business casual. Temperatures in Houston will likely be as warm as 79 degrees or as cool as 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ground Transportation
The Houstonian Hotel may be reached by the transportation of your choice, including taxi, Airport Express, Uber, or Lyft.

We have a group rate with Super Shuttle. Visit their website to learn more, and use the discount code VEEQT to receive our group rate.

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Location

APQC’s 2020 Process and Performance Management Conference will be held in Houston, TX. All events will take place at APQC's building and the adjoining Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

Hotel Reservations
APQC has reserved a block of rooms for PPM Conference participants. Book by September 11, 2020 to receive the standard rate of $235 +tax per night. To secure a room:

  • Visit their online booking system.
    OR
  • Call the hotel at 800.231.2759 or 713.680-2626, and identify yourself as an APQC Process & Performance Management Conference participant​.

You may also click here for a list of additional hotels in the area.

Conference Facilities

  • Conference Hotel - The Houstonian Hotel
  • Workshops - APQC Building, adjacent to The Houstonian Hotel

Airports

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport - 28 miles, allow 45 - 90 minutes depending on traffic (View map)
  • Hobby Airport - 17 miles, allow 35 - 90 minutes depending on traffic (View map)

Explore Houston
Looking for more to do while you are in Houston? The Houstonian is located just two miles from the Galleria via complimentary shuttle, it is also within a five-minute drive of Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and the Memorial Park running trail, and Downtown Houston and the Museum District are within just nine miles. Visit www.visithoustontexas.com to get restaurant suggestions and learn about all Houston has to offer.