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2018 PDC Summer Conference

*Registration for the PDC Summer Conference will open in early 2018


2018 Request for Proposals

Submission Deadline: January 26, 2018

The 2018 PDC Summer Conference is an educational event where professionals in the legal industry gather to network and learn from their peers and colleagues. The PDC currently is developing a cutting-edge program to address the professional and business needs of its members. We encourage you to submit a proposal that will help the PDC provide content that our professionals will find enhances their knowledge and effectiveness in the field.

To submit an RFP, please complete the application and submit it to the PDC at You are encouraged to attach supplemental materials to your email, including a bio, resume, or list of past speaking engagements. It is strongly preferred that proposals include a PDC member as a presenter or co-presenter. Sessions must be educational in nature rather than sales oriented. Sales pitches are prohibited.

The PDC will contact you regarding the status of your proposal after all submissions have been reviewed. We will be in touch with all potential presenters by the end of February.

If you have questions regarding the RFP process, please contact the PDC office at 703-506-2027 or email


Hotel Information:

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

Historic in nature, yet contemporary in everything else, the Nines is a Portland luxury hotel ideally situated in downtown, steps from Pioneer Square and the central business district. A LEED Silver Certified Hotel, the Nines has incredible rooftop views, artwork in every room, two restaurants (that are loved by locals) and gorgeous event space the PDC’s 2018 Summer Conference. Browse nearby boutiques, dine in the trendy Pearl District, or use the eco-friendly MAX light rail or Street Car to explore the beautiful, lively city of Portland.

PDC has negotiated a discounted rate at The Nines Hotel on a block of rooms for our attendees, which are outlined below.  

  • Deluxe Room (Single/Double Occupancy): $289 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. 
  • Additional occupants are $50.00/night

For a map of the venue's location, click here.

These rates include complimentary wireless Internet. Based on availability, the hotel will honor the group rate from July 16-22, 2018. Reservations may be made using our special registration portal.

The Nines participates in Starwood’s “Make A Green Choice” program. “Make a Green Choice” is the Nines’ guestroom sustainability program that reduces water consumption, energy usage and helps keep chemicals out of the environment. Each attendee will receive 500 SPG points for each day their room is not serviced.