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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 PDC room block is quickly filling-up, we recommend you make your room reservation ASAP!!

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. In order to receive the PDC group rate, please make reservations by June 16.

  • 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. 

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