SNEC PM Conference & Workshops 2014 - FAQs


Conference Registration

What is the cost of attending?

Click on the registration item in the Conference menu (Registration is NOW OPEN) to see current conference pricing options and to register. Registrations will be accepted through midnight on Friday, April 25, 2014.

The 2014 pricing is:

 

SNEC Member

Non-SNEC Member

  PM Conf Workshop PM Conf Workshop

 Regular (Registrations after February 28, 2014)

$330

$270

$395

$335

 Regular - 2 day package - saves $50 versus individual combined price!

$560

$690

Are there discounts available?

For the 2014 PM Conference and Workshops, we offer three types of discounts:

  • SNEC Member discount. SNEC members save $65 if registering for just the Conference or Workshop, and $130 if registering for both events. SNEC members must login to the web site prior to registering to obtain this discount - see next FAQ.
  • "Early Bird" registration discount. Sorry - this discount expired on March 1st.
  • Corporate Discount. Sorry - this discount expired on March 1st.

How do I log in to the SNEC Website to receive my member discount?

In order to receive your member discount, you must FIRST LOGIN to the SNEC web site PRIOR TO REGISTERING for events.

Your username on the SNEC web site is your PMI Member # (not your PMP #) and your password is your PMI registered email address - all lower case. If it appears your password won't fit, don't worry, it will accept all you type.

Note: Once you log in, you can click on My Profile under the Member Content menu and update your email address and/or password if desired.

If you have problems logging in after following the instructions above, additional help is available here. If all else fails, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance.

What are the registration deadlines?

To ensure your spot at the conference, it is important to register early. Space is limited and no walk-ins will be permitted.

Registration closes on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Midnight.

Can I register online?

Registrations are accepted online to expedite processing and ensure completeness of the form. Please click the register button to begin. If you cannot register online, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will work with you to determine if alternative registration options are feasible.

Is there onsite registration?

There will be no onsite registration for either the workshop or conference programs. All registrations must be completed online and paid for prior to the event registration closing date of April 25, 2014.

Can I use a form of payment other than a credit card?

Online Credit Card payment via PayPal is the primary forms of payment for the conference. More information is available at the registration site. If you cannot pay via credit card using PayPal, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Note: If you want to pay with a card not already registered with PayPal, use this option:

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

If an individual cancellation is needed, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Note: There is a 10% cancellation fee that will be subtracted from your refund to cover administrative fees. No refunds will be given after 4/25/2014.

In the event of inclement weather for any day of the event, a cancellation decision will be made by 5:00 am that day. If the event is cancelled, registered participants will be notified of the cancellation via email. A cancellation notice will also be submitted to local broadcast media. Information on a reschedule date or refund notice will be sent via email.

What food is included?

Your registration fee includes the following meals and/or breaks:

Conference

Monday, April 28, 2014

Workshop

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Networking Breakfast

Morning Break

Lunch

Afternoon Break

Post Conference Reception

 

Networking Breakfast

Morning Break


What do I need to do on the Day of the Event?

Whether you are attending the full-day conference, the half-day workshop, or both days, parking is adjacent to the Convention Center. There is ample signage with the Convention Center to lead you to the event check-in. You may wish to bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to expedite check-in.

At check-in, you will receive your name badge, parking validation, event program and other items assembled to support your participation throughout the program.

During the event, the Conference Committee will staff an Information Station. Volunteers will be available to assist should you have questions, or if you wish to provide personal feedback regarding the event.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?

You can contact the SNEC conference committee at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Agendas

What is the schedule for the workshop and conference presentations?

This year's program has something for everyone.  The schedule of speakers is available by reviewing the program schedule on our website. The complete program abstracts and speakers bios is also available on our website.

What are the hours for Monday's Conference?

Registration and a Networking Breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014. The general conference schedule begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.  A post-conference networking reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What are the hours for Tuesday's Workshop?

Registration and a Networking Breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The workshop schedule will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

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Speaker Topics

Who will be speaking?

Information on the current SNEC PM Workshop presenters and PM Conference speaker information can be seen on the web site as it becomes available.  The web site provides the names and bios for each of the speakers scheduled.

What are the benefits of attending one of the workshops?

The special 4-hour workshops focus on topics intended to provide deeper learning of specific areas of project management and or professional development.  Learn from informed presenters who have experience facing many of the same challenges you may be encountering right now.

What are the Keynote Topics?

A synopsis of the opening and closing keynote presentations being delivered at the 2014 PM Conference can be seen on the keynote page.

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Location of Conference

When and where is the conference?

The SNEC-PMI Professional Development Conference 2014 will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center located in Hartford, Connecticut on April 28th and April 29th, 2014.

For information and directions on the venue, please visit the Convention Center's website

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Parking, Hotel and other Travel Information

Is there parking available? What are the rates?

Ample parking is available at the Connecticut Convention Center. A map is available for your convenience. Also please note that parking is included with your paid registration for the day of event.  The conference center also advertises outside parking for over sized vehicles.

What hotels are in the closest proximity to the Convention Center?

The Hartford Marriott Downtown is located at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103.  It is located adjacent from the Connecticut Convention Center and is a convenient 20 minute drive from the Bradley International Airport.  The Hartford Marriott Downtown offers a discounted room rate of $165 for us through April 10, 2014. Please register for the hotel online using this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/sne14, or if you prefer to register via telephone, please call this dedicated Reservations Toll Free number: 877-901-6632.

Other hotels are also available in downtown Hartford, but do not have SNEC discounts rates.

What airport do I fly in to?

The closest commercial airport is Bradley International Airport (airport code BDL).

How do I book a hotel room?

There is a reserved room block for conference attendees at the Hartford Marriott Downtown with a group rate.  These rooms are limited, so we recommend making your reservations well in advance of the April 10, 2014 discount cut-off date.  You can make reservations by calling this dedicated Reservations Toll Free number: 877-901-6632.  Please mention that you are attending the SNEC-PMI Conference (SNE14) to obtain the negotiated group rate of $165.00/night for a standard room. You can also register online using this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/sne14.

Do I have to stay at the hotel?

While it is recommended due to the proximity to the conference, it is not a requirement to book a room at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

What is there to do in the area?

Visit the Connecticut Convention Center visitor's page for information about what Hartford has to offer!

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Presentations / Paper Submittals

How can I speak at the conference?

Submission period for the 2014 PM Conference has closed. If there are questions regarding presenting at future SNEC-PMI events, please contact us via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Sponsors

Do you have sponsorship opportunities?

We welcome organizations interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference. Detailed information on opportunities is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling Ellen Wolfe at (203) 338-3083. Additional information regarding sponsorship is available at the Conference Call for Sponsors page on the website.

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Other Questions

Will PDU's be offered to PMI credential holders?

We are pleased to offer a "packed" PDU opportunity at an affordable cost for PMPs and other PMI credential holders.

  Claim Code for use on PMI Website Available PDU's
Workshop   to be announced   Up to 4.0 *
Conference   to be announced   Up to 6.25 *

*Actual number of PDUs earned will depend on what sessions you attend.

How can I become PMI certified?

Project Management Institute credentials comes in many forms, with the most well known being the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. More information on training programs and certification options can be found on the national PMI website.

What should I wear?

We want you to be comfortable - business casual is perfect for this event!  As room temperatures can vary, a light jacket or sweater may come in handy.

 

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