We expect 400-450 attendees made up of owners and employees of background screening firms, those who provide services for those firms, as well as supporters of the profession. Attendees include CEOs, compliance officers, managers, general counsel and other employees representing a range of small to large firms. Companies and organizations who offer services and products to the screening profession are in attendance.
Registration is not required prior to reserving a room at the host hotel, it is however required to maintain that reservation. PBSA will be cross checking the housing list against attendee registration throughout the booking period and room reservations are subject to cancellation by PBSA if the guest on file is not registered for the conference by Feb. 21, 2024. At past conferences, we have seen large numbers of room cancellations after the cutoff date for the PBSA block, forcing many attendees to stay at alternate hotels unnecessarily and putting PBSA at risk of financial penalties.
Sunday evening is blue jeans dressy casual and all educational sessions are business casual. Layers will help you stay comfortable whether you're in a session or out seeing the sights.
To help you generate support for your participation we've crafted a sample "Request to Attend
" letter that you can customize to fit your situation. Take a few minutes to review the schedule, sessions, and confirmed exhibitors and do a little research to determine your approximate travel and incidental costs. Then, customize the sections in the letter highlighted in yellow to reflect your individual costs and how the conference can best serve you and your company. No two companies are quite the same, so feel free to customize the letter as much or as little as needed to best make your case.
Yes, select sessions qualify for PDCs. Please review the schedule of events for session information.
Yes, wireless internet is provided for all PBSA attendees in the session rooms and exhibit hall that are guest at the host hotel.
Breakfast and lunch are provided on Monday and Tuesday. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be offered during the Exhibit Showcases on Sunday and Monday evening. Menus will be available under Event Information.
Registered attendees may purchase tickets for non-industry guests ONLY. A full guest pass ($300) will allow admittance for the following events – Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening receptions. Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday evening only passes are available for $150/night. All guests must be accompanied by a registered conference attendee. Tickets can be purchased onsite at the registration desk.
If you require a visa to travel to the United States and will need a letter of invitation for the conference, PBSA will gladly provide one. To find out if you will need a visa and the requirements, we recommend using U.S. Department of State Visa Wizard. PBSA will issue letters of invitation only to individuals who meet one or more of the following:
- Confirmed speakers with a signed speaker's agreement
- Registered attendees who have paid their registration in full
- Exhibitor and sponsor representatives who have paid their booth and/or sponsorship invoice in full and are registered for the conference
To request a letter of invitation, click here.
To maximize attendance at our educational sessions for which our speakers have donated their time and expertise as well as at the exhibit hall to learn from and thank our exhibitors who continue to support the industry and PBSA, we respectfully request that no gatherings or meetings larger than 5 people take place during education or exhibit hours. If you would like to reserve a public meeting space at the hotel for meetings during education or exhibit hours PBSA will approve those reservations with the expectation that any gatherings during those times will be kept to 5 or fewer individuals. PBSA will not actively police this policy but hopes that our attendees will follow these guidelines so that we can continue to allow attendees to rent public hotel space for the small gatherings important to your business while ensuring everyone is making the most out of their attendance at our events. (Note: this does not apply to gatherings taking place outside of education and exhibit hall hours, use of private suites within the hotel, or activities taking place outside the hotel).
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PBSA does not use a third-party to make hotel reservations.
If you are contacted by a third party regarding your hotel reservations, such company is not acting on behalf of PBSA nor on behalf of the hotel. Contact the hotel directly if you have any concerns regarding your reservations.
In an effort to minimize these scams and to protect our attendees' information, PBSA has placed all hotel information behind the member log-in. Unfortunately, PBSA cannot completely prevent the scams from taking place. As always, take caution with your credit card information and ensure you are sending it to a confirmed and trusted source.