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2017 ACMP Regional Conference Canada
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General Conference Questions

For the first time ACMP will host three Regional Conferences in 2017, and Regional Conference – Canada kicks off the history-making events.

When and where is the conference?
Regional Conference – Canada 2017 will be held at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, and all conference proceedings will take place within the property. The conference dates are September 14 and 15, 2017. Please note that there will be some Pre-Conference Workshops offered Wednesday afternoon on September 13 before the official start of the conference.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?
Please visit the website to find most of your answers. If you have further questions, please email help@acmpglobal.org.
What do I need to bring with me to the conference?
A great attitude, eagerness to learn, network and have fun! You will receive your name badge and information packet when you check in on site. However, we encourage you to download the official conference app before you arrive, so you can familiarize yourself with the program, set your own agenda, see who else is attending and start making new connections!
What should I wear?
Business casual attire is perfectly appropriate throughout the conference.
Can I get CCMP PDU credit for attending the conference?
Yes, conference attendance can be used toward ongoing maintenance of CCMP designation. Regional Conference – Canada 2017 Number of PDUs will be determined once the program is confirmed, and attending a pre-conference workshop offers additional PDUs. Refer to the Candidate Handbook for complete details.
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.
Can I get other CEU or PDU credits?
Yes, the learning sessions should qualify, but it will be dependent upon each organization’s rules and regulations.
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Agenda Questions

Where can I find the schedule for the conference?
For Regional Conference – Canada 2017's session details, please visit our Program at a Glance page.
What day and time does the conference officially begin?
The conference kicks off its General Session at 9:00 AM on September 14.
What time does the conference end on Friday?
Conference will end by 5:00 PM on Friday.
When will onsite registration and check-in be available?
You can check in and collect your name badge between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Thursday or on Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
What topics will be covered at the Regional Conference – Canada 2017?
Information will become available once the program has been confirmed.
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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. It is more cost effective to attend as an ACMP member. To view a listing of all registration options please visit our Registration page. There are discounts for members, early registration and groups. There are also academic and government discounts available. Please email help@acmpglobal.org for details.
What is included in the cost of attendance?
Your registration fee includes: Full day of conference on Thursday and Friday, Thursday evening reception, General Session with Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, Lunch Thursday and Friday, Refreshment Breaks Thursday and Friday.
How do I take advantage of the member rate?
For residents living in North America membership is $174 USD and $119 for those outside North America. Join ACMP and take advantage of all the benefits of membership, including discounted registration fees for an entire year. Become a member today and the member rate for Regional Conference – Canada 2017. Click JOIN ACMP.
Can I register for the conference over the phone?
No, registrations are preferred online to expedite processing and ensure completeness of the form; please click here to begin. If you have further questions please email help@acmpglobal.org.
Can I use a form of payment other than a credit card?
Credit cards are the primary form of payment for conference, but there is also an option to pay via check or wire transfer during the registration process; however, you must complete the payment quickly so the registration page remains active.
When should I register?
Space is limited. To ensure your seat at the conference, it is important to register early. As an additional incentive, there are discounts for registering early, so please take advantage of these offers!
What is your cancellation and transfer policy?
All cancellation and transfer requests must be received in writing to ACMP. Conference fees are transferable to another participant from the same organization ONE TIME only. Transfers will not be permitted after August 13. Please send written notice of cancellation by email to: help@acmpglobal.org. The cancellation fee structure is as follows:

Time FrameFeesTransfer Fees
March 1 – 31, 2017No FeeNo Fee
April 1 – May 12, 2017$100 processing fee$50 Fee
May 13 – June 12, 201725 percent registration paid$100 Fee
June 13 – July 12, 201750 percent registration paid$150 Fee
July 13 – August 12, 201775 percent registration paid$200 Fee
August 13 – September 13, 2017100 percent registration paidNo Transfers Allowed
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Hotel and Travel Questions

Where is the hotel located?
Regional Conference – Canada 2017 will be held in Vancouver at Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Please visit our Venue page for booking details and additional information.
Which airport do I fly in to?
The closest airport is Vancouver International Airport.
How do I book a hotel room?
ACMP has negotiated a special rate at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. To book your hotel, visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/acmp2017rc.
What is the cost of the hotel room?
The average room rate is $259 CAD. Additional details can be found on the hotel website.
Do I need a passport or Visa to attend?
The U.S. Department of State and Homeland Security require all citizens from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda must obtain a passport or another accepted secure document to enter or re-enter the U.S. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State website. For international visitors, visit the Citizenship & Immigration of Canada (CIC) website.
Who needs an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens (U.S permanent residents will require the eTA and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. Eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA. Find out more about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
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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 Vancouver. Friends and family can stay with you or take advantage of the discounted group. Guests and children are unable to participate in the professional conference; however, there are many of activities in the area that your guests can participate in.
Will I have internet access?
Yes, all meetings space will have complimentary internet access.
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Speaking, Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunity Questions

How can I speak at the conference?
The Call for Speakers has closed. Applicants will be selected and notified soon. Please note, for those who already submitted a request, and selected the option to speak at Regional Conference and/or Annual Conference, your application was automatically considered.
Does ACMP have sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities?
Yes, we have a large variety of sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities available at various price points. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like additional information, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page or email help@acmpglobal.org.
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ACMP and Miscellaneous Questions

Why should I join ACMP?
There are many reasons to join ACMP, including discounted conference registration. 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 visit our volunteer page for more information.
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