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2018 PDC Summer Conference

Registration is open for the 2018 PDC Summer Conference!

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Join us for our 2018 Summer Conference to learn about the latest innovations in the legal and professional development industries and acquire the critical skills that today's PD professionals need. Sessions will be led by industry experts, experienced PDC members, and our PDC Trusted Advisors and will offer opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your peers.

2018 Schedule

The schedule for the 2018 Summer Conference has been set and we're excited about the fantastic programming we have to offer in Portland, Oregon. This year's conference includes sessions on feedback and why it matters; flipping the classroom; AI, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality; toxic behavior and what to do about it; PDC Talks and much more. Plus - don't miss our newest addition to the conference, our Campfire sessions and Ask The Trusted Advisor Panel. The complete schedule with session details is forthcoming and will be updated as information becomes available. Stay tuned!

Sponsorship Opportunites

Through potential sponsorship opportunities, we offer you the possibility of joining the PDC Board of Directors and members at the 2018 Summer Conference for networking with more than 150 professional development leaders gathering to learn and share with colleagues and friends. Be part of this unique conference and gain exposure with an influential audience. View our sponsorship opportunites and determine the best way for your company to engage with conference attendees. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Bradley, PDC Managing Director at

Hotel Information:

The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204
(877) 229-9995

Due to the popularity of the 2018 Summer PDC Conference, hotel rooms at the Nines hotel have now sold out. To be added to the waiting list at the Nine's Hotel, please email Jessica Smith at and provide her with your arrival and departure date. We cannot gurantee you will be placed into room at the Nine's, but we will make every effort to try and reserve you a room. Should you need to cancel your room at The Nine's for any reason, please contact Jessica Smith as soon as possible.

Alternatively, there are several hotels within walking distance to the Nines hotel for you to consider:

*Please note that the PDC has not contracted with these hotels for a special rate

Planning Committee

Thank you to our 2018 Summer Conference Planning Committee!

  • Elizabeth Foster-Nolan, Chair, Goulston & Storrs
  • Debbie Atlas, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Michelle Baird-Johnson, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Alida Barletta, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Mary Chavez-Calkins, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Kim Curry, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Courtney Dyar, Alston & Byrd
  • Tammie Garner, Jackson & Lewis P.C.
  • Cindy Lindsley, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Burt Lipshie, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Jeanne Picht, Thompson Hine LLP

Thank you to our Sponsors!