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2019 Summer Conference

July 11-13, 2019 - Nashville, TN

Detailed Schedule

The complete conference schedule for the 2019 PDC Summer Conference is online and we're excited about the fantastic programming we have in store for you in Nashville! 


Westin Nashville
807 Clark Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-248-2800 

The endless charms of the Music City come to life at The Westin Nashville. Situated in the epicenter of downtown, close to notable attractions like Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena and Music Row, our hotel provides guests with insider access and an impeccable location to explore the city. Reflecting the unique energy of Nashville, our contemporary guestrooms and suites encompass state-of-the-art amenities and luxury touches, including our signature Westin Heavenly® Bed. Delicious dining awaits at Decker & Dyer, a lively downtown eatery or stop by L27 for sweeping city views, inventive light bites and craft cocktails, located next to the hotel pool.

The PDC room block is now closed. Guest rooms may or may not be available based on the hotel's availability. Should you wish to try and get into the hotel block, please email PDC member services at

Planning Committee

Thank you to our 2019 Summer Conference Planning Committee!

  • Michele Bendekovic, Chair, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Elizabeth Foster-Nolan, Immediate Past-Chair
  • Matt Galando, Learning & Professional Development Consultant, K&L Gates LLP
  • Alicia Kappers, Director of Professional Development, Frost Brown & Todd
  • Julie Mulhern, Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development, Keating Muething & Klekamp
  • Linda Salem, Executive Director, Reed Smith University, Reed Smith LLP
  • Breanna Schmidt, Director of Talent Development & Diversity, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Johnna Story, Senior Professional Development Manager, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Estelle Winsett, Director of Professional Development, Butler Snow