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2020 Summer Conference

July 16-18, 2020 - Denver, CO

With the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak changing daily, the PDC Board of Directors continues to closely monitor this situation. Our highest priority and concern are the health and safety of everyone in the PDC community.

Based on what we know today, and in accordance with the most recent guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are moving forward with the conference as scheduled.

We are planning to open registration on April 15, however, we will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation and determine if this timing is appropriate. Please check back for updates on the conference.  


Please see the detailed education schedule here



Four Seasons Hotel Denver
1111 14th Street Denver, CO 80202

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

The Four Season Denver is one of Denver’s premier luxury five-star hotels. Located near the historic Larimer Square, the Four Seasons is perfectly located to experience all that Denver has to offer from food and beer to hiking and shopping. PDC has negotiated a discounted rate at the Four Seasons on a block of rooms for our attendees of $289+taxes per night with single or double occupancy. PDC guests will enjoy fine room amenities with fast Wi-Fi, Nespresso® in every room, and access to the gym and spa.

Reservations for the PDC Summer Conference can be made at by one of the two methods:

  • The direct number for in-house room reservations is 303-389-3300.
  • The best times to have your guests call are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:45pm, or Sat/Sun 9:00am - 5:45pm (Mountain Standard Time).
  • Guests should specify they are calling in for "PDC 2020 Summer Conference" to receive the discounted rates.
  • Select dates and enter your group code (case sensitive): PDC0720
  • Confirm room and details
  • The online group code will not allow guests to book pre or post nights or upgraded room categories, these reservation needs should be made by calling our reservations department directly

The room block closes on June 24, 2020, but is subject to selling out.

Due to the popularity of past PDC Summer Conferences, we encourage you to book your room early to guarantee a place in the conference hotel.


Thank you to our 2020 Summer Conference Planning Committee! 

  • Gene Gilmore, Director of Professional Development, Cooley LLP (2020 Planning Committee Chair)
  • Michele Bendekovic, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (2019 Planning Committee Chair)
  • Lori Broderick, Senior Professional Development Manager, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Margee Fawley, Director of Professional Development & Recruiting, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • Kristen Hulse, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Karen Kleiman, Senior Director of Professional Development, Brownstein, Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Tracy LaLonde, Managing Partner, Xaphes
  • Katie Meyer, Professional Development Manager, Holland & Hart