The 27th annual

Sharing Conference

Clearing a Path to Compliance

1pm Sunday, Oct. 22 through 4pm Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017



Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street


Brought to you by the not-for-profit PDMA Alliance Inc. dba:

Conference Registration Information

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $3,000 and includes full attendance at general sessions, workshops, networking events, speed sessions and sharing forums; breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks during the conference; extended access to the exhibit hall; a special welcome reception and dinner on Sunday night; annual membership in the Alliance; and access to the Members Only section. The registration fee does not include hotel or travel costs, but there is a reduced room rate in the conference hotel room block.



A tentative conference schedule can be found here. The conference begins at 1pm on Sunday afternoon (Oct 22) and we will conclude at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon (Oct 24) so please book your travel accordingly. Learning sessions go until 4:00pm so please plan to stay until the end.


Team Discount

We will again offer a special group registration bonus: when 3 pharmaceutical/medical device/biotech industry professionals from the same company register and pay to attend the conference, 1 additional person from that same company may attend the conference for free. Many companies took advantage of this last year which allowed company colleagues to benefit from all the learning and sharing as a team.



This year the Sharing Conference will be returning to the popular Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, close to Washington, DC and easily accessible from all parts of the country. The conference registration fee does not include hotel or travel costs, however our Alliance Executive Director, Deb Segura, has negotiated an excellent Sharing Conference room block of $229 per night, plus taxes. This low room rate and easy-to-get-to location, along with the “register 3, add 1 for free” offer, will allow more of our industry colleagues to join us. When you stay at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront conference site, you are further supporting the non-profit Alliance, the organization which brings you the Sharing Conference.


Attendee Policy

Conference attendees are divided into two primary categories: (1) pharmaceutical/life science compliance manufacturer/biotech and/or medical device company employees and government employees and (2) suppliers/vendors in related areas who are registered exhibitors. Vendors who do not have a booth and are not exhibiting may not attend the conference. Vendor attendees (non-pharmaceutical manufacturers) are required to purchase an exhibit booth package to attend the conference and they receive the same benefits as their pharmaceutical/medical device/biotech counterparts. As a not-for-profit organization, the Alliance relies on the financial support of the vendor community and appreciates their economic and educational contributions.


Cancellation/Transfer Registration

Conference registration refunds are not available, regardless of circumstances. An existing paid registration may be transferred to another member of your organization. There is a $100 charge for transferring an existing registration. The person requesting the transfer will need to complete a transfer registration form. Details can be found here or call (914) 747-1400 for instructions.


Guest Policy

Registered attendees may bring a spouse or guest and a $350 flat fee will be charged to cover the cost of group meals. A spouse or guest is defined as a non-industry person and must not be part of the pharmaceutical community or an employee in your company. Guests must be registered using a paper conference registration form.


Ongoing conference details will be posted in the months ahead and emailed to those in our database. To be sure you are on the mail/email list, Contact Us today. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email or call 914-747-1400.