47th PLMA Conference

Join Us for High Energy Networking! 

PLMA prides itself on connecting load management practitioners in supportive, collegial environments. And, together with the learning that results from PLMA events, we're also in favor of adding a little bit of fun to this mix! Here is an overview of the networking opportunities planned for the 46th Conference - we hope you'll join us!

Conference Networking At-A-Glance





A Tour of Possibilities Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2023

A Tour of Possibilities

2:00 to 5:00 pm

Come with us and share a Memphis you can FEEL!  The culture here is rich and it runs deep. We embrace the often uncomfortable and tragic parts of our history but we also celebrate the resilient and inspiring future of Memphis. This experience is an eye-opening journey that enlightens and entertains. This guided tour has been ranked #1 of 50 tours in Memphis by TripAdvisor and has received their Certificate of Excellence 4 years in a row! If you are looking to embrace the arts, music, and history, this experience is for you.

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National Civil Rights Museum Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2023

National Civil Rights Museum

2:00 to 4:30 pm

Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally. This group tour will explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on our culture today. Transportation for this option is not included as the group will be walking to the Museum from the Peabody Hotel.

Please Note: Those with a Bank of America ID, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank debit or credit card holders with ID or current employees with a valid photo ID receive one free general admission to the Museum on the first Sunday of each month through December 5, 2023. Learn More Here

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PLMA Picnic at Loflin Yard

Sunday, May 7, 2023

PLMA Picnic at Loflin Yard

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Resideo Resideo

Join PLMA's Executive Committee, colleagues, and friends for a fun-filled conference welcome and an opportunity to reconnect over delicious Southern food specialties and drinks at the beautiful outdoor patio of Loflin Yard, located in historic downtown Memphis! This inclusive event is designed to be fun for all!

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The Peabody Hotel Venetian Room

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Meetup in the Venetian Room

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Olivine Olivine

If you'd like a well-deserved chance to unwind after a full day of DR Training and/or Interest Group sessions, please join us for a casual Monday Meetup! We'll gather in the Peabody’s beautifully designed Venetian Room to celebrate the day’s learnings and conference sessions ahead. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Monday First Timers' Special Welcome

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday First Timers' Special Welcome in the Venetian Room

5:00 to 5:45 pm

If this is your first PLMA Conference, join us for a fun opportunity to meet and get to know some fellow first-time attendees! In addition, PLMA Chair Richie Barone and our Memphis hosts will be with us to welcome you to the PLMA community. P.S. You can recognize fellow first timers by the green stripe across the top of their badges.

The Peabody Hotel Rooftop

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Welcome Reception at the Peabody Rooftop

8:00 to 10:00 pm

Sponsored by EnergyHub EnergyHub

The Peabody Hotel invites you to start your week with the best rooftop party in the City of Memphis! Don’t miss PLMA’s largest reception of the conference with a surprise band (you may even know the lead singer!), cool drinks, and sky-high views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. Named among the "Top 10 Rooftop Bars" in Memphis, this Peabody Rooftop Party will be one for the books!

Women Networking

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Women in DM: Breakfast Connection!

7:30 to 8:30 am

Grab some breakfast and amble over to the hightop tables in the foyer where you'll meet the Women in DM Co-Chairs! In this casual "Breakfast Connection," you'll have a chance to find out more about how a wide cross-section of PLMA women collaborate and knowledge-share. Join us to make some new friends. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Networking Reception in the Sponsor Lounge

5:00 to 6:30 pm

Sponsored by Copper Labs Copper Labs

Immediately following the conclusion of Tuesday’s General Session and the dynamic Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round, join us in the Sponsor Lounge and enjoy a beverage, some hors d’oeurvres, a chance to ask questions of our sponsors, and take your chances at winning one of PLMA's awesome door prizes! Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ice Cream Social

2:45 to 3:15 pm

A longstanding PLMA tradition, the Ice Cream Social serves as the official closing event for each conference and offers a gathering place for final conversations and check-ins, as well as an opportunity for utility attendees to enjoy an afternoon treat before heading into the ULME meeting. Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars will be cold and plentiful! No sign-up required.


Meet New Colleagues at Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Good food, a supportive and welcoming community, and lots to talk about! Join us daily! No sign-up required.