Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Annual Meeting of the PMA



Get answers to these questions:
 

  • How many CECs will I get for attending the conference?
  • How many mat classes may I sign up for per day?
  • Is a mat included in my registration fee? 
  • I forgot to buy a mat and the deadline has passed. Can I buy a mat at the PMA Plaza?
  • When will I be able to see the full conference schedule, list of presenters and workshop descriptions?
  • When will I get my CEC certificate? 
  • Is there a wait list for workshops that are full? 
  • How can I change my schedule? 
  • I am unable to come to the conference. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
  • I need to find a roommate. Can you help me? 
  • How can I sign up to be a volunteer? 
  • What is the conference cancellation policy? 
  • Can I take pictures at the conference? 
  • If a session is full, can I watch from the sidelines? 
  • Can I walk around the PMA Plaza without registering for the conference?
  • When can I buy a day pass?
  • Can I only register for a pre conference workshop without paying and attending the full conference?

 


 

How many CECs will I get for attending the conference?
We are raising the bar at PMA! We are excited to introduce new technology at the conference this year that will allow us to keep track of attendees session attendance. In turn, our new CEC conference certificate will list only those sessions attended by the conference attendee. Attendees will get 2 CECs per each 2-hour workshop, 1 CEC per each mat class and 1.5 CECs per each general session. Pre-conference workshops attendees will get 4 CECs. Please note that attendees must remain in the session for its entirety to earn the CECs. Attendees can earn up to 16 PMA CECs at the conference. Please be prepared to scan your badge at the door!
 

How many mat classes may I sign up for per day?
Delegates may register for one mat class per day. Delegates may register for a second mat class on the same day on a “space available” basis. Please email Tanya Nieto Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org with your request, and she will accommodate you if possible.
 

Is a mat included in my registration fee?
No, you must bring your own mat or pre-order one when you register for the conference online. Please take note of the deadline to order a mat from the PMA when you register online for the conference. The price for a mat is $25, and you can collect it from the conference Registration Desk when you arrive on site.
 

I forgot to buy a mat and the deadline has passed. Can I buy a mat at the PMA Plaza?
Some exhibitors do sell mats at the PMA Plaza, but quantities will be limited and availability is not guaranteed. In this case, we suggest that you bring your own mat from home to be 100% safe.


When will I be able to see the full conference schedule, list of presenters and workshop descriptions?
After the pre-registration period ends on May 15th, 2016 you will have access to the full conference schedule and you will be able to select your classes.


When will I get my CEC certificate?
We will send your certificate via email a week or two after the conference.


Is there a wait list for workshops that are full?
Yes, you will see the option to be added to a session's waitlist when you register online. If a spot opens up in the session, you will be contacted via email and will have two days to add yourself to the session. If you don't, then the spot will be offered to the next person on the list.


How can I change my schedule?
You can change your schedule yourself online by logging into Cvent using your confirmation code, or you can see us in person at the Schedule Change desk onsite at the conference and we will do it for you.
 

I am unable to come to the conference. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Yes. Please contact Tanya Nieto Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org for further help.
 

Can I buy audio recordings of the workshops that I missed?
We will no longer be audio recording our sessions. You can still purchase audio recording from past conferences on our website.
 

I need to find a roommate. Can you help me?
Yes, please contact Tanya Nieto Winzey at tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org to put your name on the roommate list.
 

How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
Please contact Lorilee Levy at lorileel@pilatesmethodalliance.org. She will contact you and let you know if there are volunteer positions available.
 

What is the conference cancellation policy? 
Refunds will be made for cancellations sent via email to tanyan@pilatesmethodalliance.org. Cancellation emails must be dated on or before September 1st, 2017, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellation emails dated between September 2nd, 2017 and October 2nd, 2017, will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 2nd, 2017. The PMA reserves the right to substitute Workshops or Presenters at any time. Please note that when issuing a refund for registration fees paid by credit card, the PMA will deduct both the cancellation fee and the credit card transaction fee (4% of original transaction) from the balance due.. PLEASE ALLOW 4 – 6 WEEKS FOR REFUND TO BE PROCESSED AFTER ANNUAL MEETING DATE.
 

Can I take pictures at the conference?
By attending or participating in any PMA Activity, you hereby agree as follows:

  • You may not photograph or make audiovisual or sound recordings during any PMA Activity without the prior express consent of the person supervising or leading such Activity, as well as each person who would be seen in your photograph, or who would appear or be heard in your recording; and
  • While you are free to photograph or record yourself and your friends at the PMA Annual Meeting, many exhibitors and presenters do not want to have their exhibits or presentations recorded, and many people do not want to be photographed or recorded at all. Therefore, you must obtain the express consent of each person who would be seen in your photograph, or who would appear or be heard in your recording, before photographing or recording them, and you must respect their wishes if they decline.

If you violate these limitations on photographing and recording, PMA will have the right, in the PMA’s sole judgment, to exclude you from the remainder of the PMA Annual Meeting, prevent you from attending PMA Activities, and/or exclude you from attending future PMA Annual Meetings or Activities. In such event, you will not be entitled to a refund of any part of your registration fees or to reimbursement of any expense incurred by you to attend the PMA Annual Meeting or any PMA Activity.
 

If a session is full, can I watch from the sidelines?
No. We ask that all delegates be registered for the sessions they attend. We have strict capacities for each room and we are not allowed to go past the capacities.


Can I walk around the PMA Plaza without registering for the conference?
Yes. Please see us at the Schedule Change Desk to pick up an “Expo Only” badge.  This will allow you into the PMA Plaza, but not into any of the mat classes or workshops..

 

When can I buy a day pass?
Day passes will go on sale one month before the conference. The PMA will send an email alerting when the day passes will be available.

 

Can I only register for a pre conference workshop without paying and attending the full conference?
Yes, just make sure to select "Pre-Conference Workshop Only" as your registration type. You will only be charged for the pre and post conference sessions you sign up for.

 


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