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Register for PBS Annual Meeting 2019


REGISTRATION
Registration will open in February 2019.

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline (Final day to save $100): Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Online Pre-Registration Closes: Friday, May 10.

We strongly encourage you to register for the conference early for multiple reasons. You must register for the conference prior to reserving your hotel room, and the conference hotel will sell out. In addition, registering early will guarantee availability for a full conference registration. Due to overwhelming demand, full conference registrations in the past have sold out quickly. Once they do sell out, registration options will be limited to “Session Only” registrations, which do not include access to sponsored meal events.

Registration Rates:

Full Conference Registration
  • PBS Member Station: $635
  • PBS Staff: $635
  • PBS Friends & Family: $635
(Includes APT, APTS, CPB, NETA, NPR, Series Producers)
  • Station Supporters: $425
(“Station Supporter” is defined as a station board member, major donor, or prospective donor attending the PBS Insider Experience conference track. Must be invited by your local member station and later confirmed by development@pbs.org.)
  • Non-Member/Industry Attendee: $825
(Consultants, vendors, speakers, business partners/sponsors. If your company is considering sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact Naseem Hussain at nhussain@pbs.org before registering.)

General Managers’ Planning Meeting
  • GM Planning Meeting and PBS Annual Meeting combined registration: $775
  • GM Planning Meeting ONLY: $180
Please note: The General Manager’s Planning Meeting is only open to general managers of PBS Member Stations.

Session-Only Registration
This registration option does not provide access to attend sponsored meal events, including the hosted breakfast and lunch sessions on both Thursday and Friday.
  • PBS Member Station: $475
  • PBS Friends & Family: $475
  • PBS Non-Member/Industry Attendee: $575

After Friday March 29, all prices above will increase by $100

Online Registration closes on Friday, May 10, 2019. After this date, registration must be made on-site at the registration desk and will include a $50 processing fee.

HOW TO REGISTER
All registrations for the 2019 PBS Annual Meeting and/or General Managers’ Planning Meeting must be pre-paid. Each completed online registration form must be preceded by a check or completed with credit card information. We regret that purchase orders cannot be accepted. Company or personal checks are accepted, as are American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Registration forms with incomplete payment information will not be processed.

TO REGISTER ONLINE
  • We encourage you to register by Friday, March 29 in order to receive the Early Bird price.
  • Complete the online registration form for the 2019 PBS Annual Meeting.
  • Charge the registration fee to your credit card (this is a secure site).
  • Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail registration confirmation that includes a link to book your hotel room in the PBS Annual Meeting and/or General Managers’ Planning Meeting and Corporate Meeting of the Members room blocks.


ARE YOU PAYING BY CHECK?
PBS must receive your check before you register. Once your check is received, you will be emailed a code that will allow you to register for the event. If you are paying by check, the check must be received by March 29 or sooner to secure the Early Bird rate and to secure a hotel room. The cut-off date for hotel room reservations is April 19, after which neither the special group rate nor room availability is guaranteed.

Please make the check to: PBS Annual Meeting

Check Memo: Your name / 2019 Annual Meeting

Mail check to:
Mary Vertucci
PBS Meetings & Events
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Memo: Your name / 2019 PBS Annual Meeting


REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS
When your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation and a link to the hotel reservation web site. (Confirmations for registration and housing will be issued separately via email.) If you register online and do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours, please contact Mary Vertucci at mpvertucci@pbs.org or (703) 739-8464.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS
Registration cancellations and requests for refunds may be made online via link in your confirmation e-mail. Registration cancellations made on or before March 29 will receive a full refund. Registration cancellations made between March 29 and May 10 will receive a full refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received beginning May 11, or for conference no-shows. Having trouble or cannot find your conference registration confirmation? E-mail Mary Vertucci at mpvertucci@pbs.org

BADGE PICKUP
Badges will not be mailed in advance. You may pick up your credentials at the registration desk on-site at the conference.

PRESS REGISTRATION
The availability of press registration to the PBS Annual Meeting is extremely limited. Please submit your request by contacting Jennifer Byrne, Vice President, PBS Corporate Communications, at jrbyrne@pbs.org.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Mary Vertucci at mpvertucci@pbs.org or 703-739-8464 with questions about registration.