SNEC PM Conference & Workshops 2015 - FAQs


Conference Registration

What is the cost of attending?

Click on the registration item in the Conference menu (Early Bird registration NOW OPEN) to see current conference pricing options and to register. Early Bird registration pricing will be effective through February 28, 2015. Registrations will be accepted through midnight on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The 2015 pricing is:

 

SNEC Member

Non-SNEC Member

  PM Conf Workshop PM Conf Workshop

 Early Bird (Registrations through February 28, 2015) 

$270

$220

$330

$280

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

$440

$560

 Regular (Registrations after February 28, 2015)

$320

$270

$380

$330

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

$540

$660

 Corporate (10% discount for 10 or more attendees registered and paid for as a group, prior to February 28th)

$243

$198

$297

$252

 Corporate - 2 day package- saves $45 versus individual corporate combined price!

$396

$504

Are there discounts available?

For the 2015 PM Conference and Workshops, we offer three types of discounts:

  • SNEC Member discount. SNEC members save $50 if registering for just the Conference or Workshop, and $120 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. This discount is available for those who register prior to March 1, 2015. The early bird discount off our regular pricing is $50 if registering for just the Conference or Workshop, and $100 if registering for both events.
  • Corporate Discount. An additional 10% discount for businesses sending at least ten (10) individuals to this year's Conference and/or Workshop and paying for them as a group. This discount is only available during the Early Bird registration period. Details on the Corporate Discount can be found by clicking here.

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 Username and your password is your PMI password, i.e. please login using the same credentials you'd use to login to www.pmi.org.

If you have problems logging in after following the instructions above, please contact us at: This email 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 the day of the events.

If you register before March 1st, 2015, you are entitled to Early Bird registration rates - a savings of $50 for a single day or $100 for both day package! Corporate discount pricing is also available through February 28, 2015.

Registration closes on Friday, April 24, 2015 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.. 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 24, 2015.

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.

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..  Note: There is a 10% cancellation fee that will be subtracted from your refund to cover administrative fees. No refunds will be given after 4/24/2015.

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 27, 2015

Workshop

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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..

 


 

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 will also be available online as it becomes available.

What are the hours for Monday's Conference?

Registration and a Networking Breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015. 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 28, 2015. The workshop schedule will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

 


 

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 2015 PM Conference can be seen on the keynote page.

 


 

Location of Conference

When and where is the conference?

The SNEC-PMI Professional Development Conference 2015 will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center located in Hartford, Connecticut on April 27th and April 28th, 2015.

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

 


 

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

Other hotels are also available in downtown Hartford, but do not have SNEC discounts rates (discount code will be provided shortly, or call the hotel and inquire).

What airport do I fly in to?

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

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!

 


 

Presentations / Paper Submittals

How can I speak at the conference?

Submission period for the 2015 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..

 


 

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. 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.

 


 

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.