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

1:30pm Monday Oct. 15 thru

3:00pm Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018

MGM National Harbor • Oxon Hill, Maryland

Conference Registration Information

Registration Fee

The early bird conference registration fee is $2950 and will expire on August 20. After that, the standard conference rate will be $3200. Conference registration 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 meet and greet reception and networking dinner on Monday 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.

 

Schedule

A tentative conference schedule can be found here. The conference begins at 1:30pm on Monday afternoon (Oct 15) and we will conclude at 3:00pm on Wednesday afternoon (Oct 17) so please book your travel accordingly.

 

Team Discount

There is 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 have taken advantage of this team discount which allows company colleagues to benefit from all the learning and sharing as a team.

 

Location

This year the Sharing Conference™ will be at the magnificent, new MGM in National Harbor, Maryland. We will be 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 $239.00 per night, plus resort fee and state/local 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 MGM 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. All conference attendees consent and allow the Sharing Conference, or any entity authorized by the Sharing Alliance, to use and publish images taken at an Sharing Alliance related event. It is understood that these images may be used on the conference website and/or in promotional materials, and that the images are exclusively for Sharing Alliance-related purposes.

 

Conference 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 mail@sharingalliance.org or call (914) 747-1400.