2018 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference

October 24-26, 2018 • The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead • Atlanta, GA

REGISTRATION

Principal Member Rates
    First Time Attendee:              $   595       
    Super Early Bird:                   $   995       Ends 7/24/18; avail. to first 20 who register and pay with credit card only
    Early Bird "Buy 2 Get 2":        $1,195      Ends 9/25/2018
    Regular "Buy 2 Get 2"
:           $1,495      Begins 9/26/2018    

Associate Member Rates
   1st Registration Early Bird:      $1,195       Ends 9/25/2018
   1st Registration
:                     $1,495        Begins 9/26/2018
    2nd-3rd Registration
:             $1,695      No early bird discounts available

Spouse/guest rates:               $295       Entrée to receptions only
Student rates:                        $695

Group rates
: See PPC meeting policies page for info.


To register, call (413) 686-9191 or email Kate Smith.

OVERVIEW

LOCATION
The Ritz- Carlton, Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326


Rooms will be allocated on a first–come, first–served basis. Reservations will be accepted at the discounted group rate until the room block is full or the cutoff date (whichever comes first). After that, reservations will be honored based on availability at regular hotel rates.

AIR TRAVEL

Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320


To receive discounted flights via Delta Airlines, visit delta.com, select "Book A Trip," click "Advanced Search," and enter meeting code NMNFS in the "Meeting Event Code" box. You may also make a reservation (for a fee) by calling (800) 328-1111 Mon.-Fri., 7:00 am – 7:00 pm EST. 

Expedite air travel security screenings by enrolling in the TSA Preβœ“. Once  approved, you will receive a "Known Traveler Number" to include when making reservations. An indicator on your boarding pass will allow you to proceed through the TSA Preβœ“™ lane where you will not have to remove your shoes, laptop, belt, jacket, etc. Visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck for more information.

ATTIRE
Business casual is the requested attire for committee meetings and general sessions. Casual for Wednesday night. Jackets/ties suggested for men and dressy attire for women at Thursday’s award dinner.

WEATHER

October temperatures in Atlanta are usually a warm 65-80°F during the day and a cool 40-50°F in the evening.

​MOBILE APP

Let the Fall Meeting mobile app power your conference experience. Download it to access the attendee list, speaker and session info, area maps, fun social features, and more. It’s your comprehensive guide to the meeting…and it’s always at your fingertips!

To download:
1. [Skip this step if you already have the PPC app on your device.] Search the Apple App Store or Google Play for PPC Events, or entering the following URL into your mobile browser: http://ppc.quickmobile.mobi/

2. Once you are in the app, tap the “+” icon in the 2018 Fall Meeting box to access the current meeting content. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Click here for your username/password or email bwesterlind@paperbox.org.


SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

Wednesday
7:30 a.m.                 Registration
10:30 a.m.               Carton Competition Grand Opening
8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Committee Meetings and Breakouts 
8:00 a.m               Executive Committee (Closed meeting)
11:00 a.m               Board of Directors (Closed meeting)
1:30 p.m               New Generation Leaders (By invitation only)
2:00 p.m               Digital Community of Interest
2:00 p.m               Marketing and Sustainability Committee
3:30 p.m               Rigid Box Committee
4:00 p.m               Associate Members Committee
5:45 p.m                 Buddy Reception
6:30 p.m.                Welcome Banquet

Thursday
7:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                  General Sessions
12:00 p.m.                Lunch
12:00 p.m           Breakouts:
    Women's Leadership Committee
    Canadian Committee

1:30 p.m   Volunteer Award                       
2:00 p.m.                  General Sessions
6:30 p.m                   Reception
7:00 p.m.                  Carton Competition Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Friday
7:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.                  Design Summit
                                     
Case Studies of Carton Competition Winners
                                      Panel Discussion with Winning Designers

11:00 a.m.                Conference Concludes

SPEAKERS

To be determined. 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Associate Member Film Festival
Associate members are invited to submit an entertaining 2-3 minute video that highlights your company's unique attributes and special distinctions. Don't worry about making it professional—the best videos are made in just a few hours with an inexpensive handheld camera. The only requirement is to have fun and be creative! The film will be shown during the General Session, so this is a great way to showcase your offerings to potential customers--best of all, it is FREE!

To participate, just email an .avi, .mov, .mpeg2, or .mp4 entries to Kate Smith no later than September 14, 2018. If files are larger than 10 MG, please use Dropbox.com or YouSendIt.com for sending the files. Films will be combined with other member videos on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are unable to feature your video at the upcoming meeting, it will run at the next conference. Associate members are allowed to submit one video per calendar year.


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