The PDMA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to access fellow practitioners and academics in order to address the most current challenges affecting your day-to-day product development and management work. You will engage in information sharing, group learning and peer-to-peer networking in a dynamic education environment. Unlike other events, the PDMA Annual Conference leverages current industry-leading education and content created by product management professionals, for product management professionals.
Keep your gears moving with PDMA's collaborative and interactive education formats and session topics.
You learn differently than you did when you were in school; you want information delivered in new and interesting ways. You learn best through shared experiences, seeing examples, talking to those who’ved one it; you want real world takeaways based on solutions that work.
Learn to transform your ideas from the drawing board to successful final products. This year's revamped schedule allows you to attend even more sessions in one track, or mix and match to meet your needs.
No phones, no emails, just people.
Networking and uncertainty go hand-in-hand. Inevitably, you wonder if you will ever meet someone who makes your mind race with the next great idea. New for 2015, the PDMA Annual Conference makes it easier than ever to develop meaningful relationships that extend far beyond the conference.
The PDMA 2015 Annual Conference will feature elevated evening events on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to build relationships that grow a year-round PDMA community.
Hear real-life case studies and success stories from some of the world's most prominent brands, like Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Nike
Engage with innovation thought leaders and industry experts in all areas of product development
Attend sessions in areas of marketing, management, entrepreneurship, engineering and design
Identify the next best practices and strategies in a dynamic education environment
Connect one-on-one in a variety of new networking events
Test theory against real-world application
Take part in behind-the-scenes experiential learning adventures throughout the Disneyland property - the birthplace of innovation
Return home energized and inspired
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in product development and management. This is accomplished by providing resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management.
The development of new products and services involves an integrated set of unique activities. PDMA is the only organization that focuses on addressing this challenge by providing the following opportunities for professional development: education, experience, networking and recognition.