42nd PLMA Conference Online

42nd PLMA Conference Attend

Conference Registration Fees


$1,495 - In Person (includes online content)

$395 - Online Only



$2,295 - In Person (includes online content)
$795 - Online Only


Member passes may be used for 1 complimentary onsite registration or 2 complimentary online only registrations. PLMA member staff must sign in with an authorized user account to receive member rates or apply a member pass. If you need information on member passes, contact [email protected].

Member Organizations are listed in the Member Directory. If your organization is not a PLMA member, click on register and follow the directions to create a free user profile to receive the non-member rate. Learn more about membership benefits HERE.

Registration includes access to Interest Group meetings, all core conference sessions, and virtual sponsor lounge. In person registration includes on-site sponsor lounge access, breakfasts, lunches, hosted reception, refreshment breaks, and post-event online access to all proceedings. Attendees who pay the full rate whose organizations are not already PLMA members will receive the incremental registration fee as a membership credit if they join before December 31, 2020.

Concurrent Interest Group Activities, November 9

Interest Group activities on November 9 are included with conference registration. Breakfast and lunch provided. Anyone is welcome to attend.

PLMA 2020 Fall Board Meeting, November 9

This business meeting with working dinner is only for Board members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership. No charge to attend. The meeting will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Post-Conference ULME Fall 2020 Meeting, November 11-12

Private post-conference meeting for utilities only. $100.00 includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. This registration is not covered by a PLMA member pass. Dinner companion is welcome, but a separate charge applies. Agenda pending.


  • Planning to register multiple attendees? Consider a sponsorship that includes free conference passes.
  • Academic Members receive 50% off the standard member rate. See peakload.org/join-plma for membership details.
  • Regulators receive 50% off the standard nonmember rate. Contact [email protected] for the discount code.
  • Scholarship: A limited number of scholarships are available. Applications must be received by October 31. Download the application HERE.



The meeting sessions will take place at:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Reservations are expected to open in July. Check back for the registration link and details.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with some light refreshments and two receptions. Dinner is on your own.

Getting Around

  • Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) is the nearest airport at 12 miles. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are alternate choices, but are more than 50 miles away.
  • Shuttle: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront does not provide airport shuttle service.
  • Parking: On-site self and valet parking are available at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Parking fees apply.
  • More transportation information is available at www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/bwiwf-baltimore-marriott-waterfront/.
  • Lyft and UBER are readily available from each of the airports.

Cancellation Policy

PLMA always provides full refunds on registration cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice. We understand that travel restrictions are uncertain at this time. Do not hesitate to register, if your plans change, we can adjust your registration accordingly without penalty.


All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies as it may be updated from time-to-time. Some policies are highlighted below, but are not the entirety of the policy or the Code of Conduct. You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety, and ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA Events. A few key highlights are noted below, but do not represent the full text of either policy or the Code of Conduct.

Anti-Harassment Policy: PLMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, ethnicity, political position, or religion.

Conference Promotion Policy: PLMA recognizes that one of the benefits of a PLMA Event is the interaction among the attendees and the open environment provided. It is the intent of PLMA that participants attending PLMA Events be allowed to fully participate without outside distraction.

Free Time: You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA agenda time. To make meetings more accessible, and still allow registrants to get the most out of learning and networking opportunities, PLMA has provided the following times for Sanctioned Sponsor Activities (see Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct) or other activities.

  • Monday, Nov. 9 - prior to 8:00 pm Member Welcome Reception (8:00-10:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11 - the agenda will include a 90-minute lunch. Food will be served during the first 30 minutes, and free time is available the last hour for their own activities until the sessions resume.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 - the networking reception will be scheduled for two hours. Food will be served during the first hour, and free time is available after the first hour.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 - ULME's Networking Dinner Ends is scheduled to end at 8:00 pm, and free time is available after that may begin their activities after that time.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 - ULME's agenda ends at 4:00 pm and free time is available after that time.

Read the PLMA Code of Conduct posted at Policies.


Photographs are taken throughout the event, and professional portraits are offered as complimentary service. Photographs will be posted as conference resources. By completing registration you agreed to have your photograph taken and all such photographs may be used for PLMA promotional purposes. You may use your photographs for your own purposes and agree to not use photographs of others without their express permission.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact [email protected]