Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disruptors Conference and Research Forum
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11/3/2018 to 11/6/2018
When: Saturday, November 3 — Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Where: Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States


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Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disruptors Conference powered by PDMA
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & ADD-ONS

Join us at Chicago's Swissôtel November 3 – 6 for the 2018 PDMA Conference and Research Forum  

You can’t miss PDMA’s 2018 Conference! This high energy, four day event is the #1 global conference on end-to-end product development and innovation management. The conference delivers a mix of keynotes, workshops, TED-style talks, presentations from Outstanding Corporate Innovators (OCI) Award winners and career-enhancing networking. You’ll come away with PDMA’s vast body of knowledge that has direct application to your role in product development and innovation.

Team Up with PDMA! PDMA members receive a 30% discount off the member price starting with the third registration. First two registrants pay the full member rate. Contact PDMA HQ for the discount. 

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Rates:

COMPETITIVE EDGE All-Access Conference Pass
Saturday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

(Includes conference registration, the JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA, NPDP Certification Session, Sunday Night PDMA Essentials Reception, and Monday Night OCI Award Cocktail Cruise Reception.)

 

Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

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Member Rate *
(Best Value!)
$1,277 $1,436 $1,596
Non-Member Rate $1,596 $1,796 $1,995
Special Rate for
Academic Members**
$718 $808 $898
Student Member Rate $300 $300 $300
Register Now
Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Member Rate* (Best Value!)
$1,277

Non-Member Rate
$1,596

Academic Member Rate**
$718

Student Member Rate
$300

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Member Rate* (Best Value!)
$1,436

Non-Member Rate
$1,796

Academic Member Rate**
$808

Student Member Rate
$300

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

Member Rate* (Best Value!)
$1,596

Non-Member Rate
$1,995

Academic Member Rate**
$898

Student Member Rate
$300

*Member Benefit: Register 1 companion at the PDMA member rate. Non-transferrable.
**Academic Members are current faculty at a University and possess an .edu email address with current PDMA membership status.


Conference Only
Monday, November 5 - Tuesday, November 6

 

Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

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Member Rate* $1,085 $1,220 $1,356
Non-Member Rate $1,356 $1,526 $1,695
Student Member Rate $200 $200 $200
One-Day Only Rate (Monday or Tues.)     $475  
Register Now
Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Member Rate*
$1,085

Non-Member Rate
$1,356

Student Member Rate
$200

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Member Rate*
$1,220

Non-Member Rate
$1,526

Student Member Rate
$200

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

Member Rate*
$1,356

Non-Member Rate
$1,695

Student Member Rate
$200

*Member Benefit: Register 1 companion at the PDMA member rate. Non-transferrable.


JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA
Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

 

Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

Register Now
Academic Member Rate** $430 $456 $506
Non-Member Rate $574 $608 $675
Student Member Rate $200 $200 $200
Register Now
Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18

Non-Member Rate
$574

Academic Member Rate**
$430

Student Member Rate
$200

Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18

Non-Member Rate
$608

Academic Member Rate**
$456

Student Member Rate
$200

Registration
Ends 11/6/18

Non-Member Rate
$675

Academic Member Rate**
$506

Student Member Rate
$200

**Academic Members are current faculty at a University and possess an .edu email address with current PDMA membership status.


NPDP Certification Preparation Workshop
Sunday, November 4, 2018

  Early Bird
Ends 8/15/18
Pre-Registration
Ends 10/5/18
Registration
Ends 11/6/18
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All-Access Pass Holders $0 $0 $0
Other Pass Holders $450 $450 $450
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Rates

All-Access Pass Holders
$0

Other Pass Holders
$450


 

Prepare for the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification Exam by attending our comprehensive workshop on Sunday, November 4, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM with lunch included. The session focuses on the updated content, and study materials, for the NPDP Certification Exam. This workshop will be led by PDMA's Registered Education Providers. The Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge, A Guidebook for Training and Certification is the perfect companion publication for this review workshop.  Bring your copy (available now on Amazon) or purchase one with your conference registration for $30 (20% off the regular Amazon prime price) for pick-up when you arrive at the conference workshop on Sunday. 

New Product Development (NPDP) Certification supports an organization’s drive for process consistency and discipline in new product development. This workshop is designed to help prepare individuals to earn certification by covering the seven key subject areas of the NPDP exam.

The seven key subject areas of the NPDP exam include:

  1. Strategy
  2. Portfolio Management
  3. New Products Process
  4. Organizations, Teams and Culture
  5. Tools and Metrics
  6. Market Research
  7. Life Cycle Management

Add this workshop to your registration free-of-charge with a Competitive Edge All-Access Pass. 

You can be eligible to renew your NPDP credentials to full and active status when you:

  • Register for an All-Access Pass to the Competitive Edge Conference powered by PDMA, joining us in Chicago this November.
  • While at the conference, attend the 7.5-hr PDP Certification intense workshop on Sunday, Nov 4, 2018.

Pack more value into your conference experience with these exclusive conference add-ons.

SUNDAY NIGHT PDMA ESSENTIALS RECEPTION- $39

Hot off the press! Launch Party: Leveraging Constraints for Innovation – New Product Development Essentials from PDMA
 
Your personal invitation to this exclusive party where you will meet the authors of, and brilliant minds behind, PDMA's latest publication! Leveraging Constraints for Innovation includes 10 chapters from 21 of the industries' leading innovative minds covering topics from consumer psychology to virtual team communication constraints. Number 3 in a series, this latest installment from PDMA joins our library of dozens of books in multiple languages that capture the essence of product management, new product development, and innovation. Reserve your copy today. Save 20% off the cover price when you pre-order the book with your conference registration and pick-up at the launch party.  

The launch party will be held Sunday, November, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in the Swissôtel's newly renovated 42nd-floor lounge. Relax in luxury, partake of our signature cocktail at the open bar, and mingle with academics, practitioners, authors, and members of the PDMA international leadership team. Act now to register for this event, space is limited.  

The launch party event is included in the ALL-ACCESS PASS. 

$39.00 - Add-on to all other passes.

MONDAY NIGHT OCI AWARD COCKTAIL CRUISE RECEPTION- $39

Disruptors! Rock the boat!  Don’t miss this amazing chance to celebrate the 31st Annual PDMA Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Awards during our 2-hour Chicago Odyssey River Cruise 7 – 9 PM, Monday November 5th.  You cruise in opulent comfort and splendor in a brand new luxury vessel with an all-glass enclosure, spectacular 360 degree views of the Chicago River, city night-life, and Chicago’s awe-inspiring architecture.  Network and engage in conversation with the current and past OCI Award winners. Learn how this prestigious award continues to push forward best practices in product innovation.  

Call to board is 6:30 PM and the dock is a short walk from the Swissôtel lobby.  Your cruise package includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets. You must register. Seating is limited to the first 150 people. Register now!

Disruptors! Rock the boat! event is included in the ALL-ACCESS CONFERENCE PASS

$39.00 add-on for all other pass holders.

More information on the Entertainment Cruises and the Odyssey Cruise Line.

JIM CRAIG VIP BACKSTAGE PASS - $30

Are you a hockey fan? Would you like to meet Olympian Jim Craig, this year's keynote speaker, face to face? If so, this private event is for you! PDMA and Jim Craig will be hosting a private gathering immediately after the keynote address. Act now, space is limited to twenty guests and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Special Conference Exclusive!

Receive 20% off these books when purchased with conference registration, for pick up at Conference.

Body of Knowldege book cover

PDMA Body of Knowledge, Guidebook for Training and Certification: $30 (normally $37.05)

PDMA Body of Knowledge - A Guidebook for Training and Certification combines all preparation materials needed for to train for NPDP professional certification in a single publication. It covers seven critical areas of knowledge essential for success as a product professional.


Essentials 3 Book cover

Preorder New! Essentials 3: Leveraging Constraints for Innovation: $52 (normally $65)

This PDMA Essentials Book, Leveraging Constraints for Innovation, the third in this series, provides a framework of individual, organizational, market, and societal constraints, that guides managers in identifying specific constraints related to their innovation activities and provides them with corresponding tools and practices to help them overcome those constraints.


Registration Information

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Cancellation Policy

All ticketed event payments are nonrefundable after October 5, 2018. Registration refunds, less a $75 processing fee, will be given to registrants who cancel by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on October 5, 2018. No refunds will be granted thereafter.  No-shows will not be refunded.

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