With a Great Value package, attendees will have access to:
With a Best Value package, attendees will have access to:
A Day Pass allows attendees access to all concurrent and keynote sessions from one of the four days of the conference and a selection of applicable daily Kick Off sessions, along with access to on-demand recordings from your selected day. The All Access Pass gives access to all sessions of the conference and all of their on-demand recordings.
With PDWeek 2021 being fully virtual, we are able to offer these two amazing options at the greatest rate we have ever been able to offer all with flexible learning and unlimited session attendance. Due to popular demand, we are extending the Early Bird Registration until JULY 30th!
Both pass types offer time zone friendly, flexible on-demand learning so learners can balance work with their learning. All recorded sessions will be available on-demand for 3 months following PD Week so your learner can stream at their pace any sessions they were not able to watch live during PD Week!
We recommend that attendees verify whether their employer is organizing a group purchase of conference passes. If that’s the case, please contact the group coordinator who will be able to complete the registration in your name.
As an individual buyer, an attendee may complete the registration online via the PDWeek 2021 conference platform.
If you are a group coordinator, please review the step-by-step registration process here.
If an attendee would like to attend the conference for 2+ days, the All Access Pass is the best option, at just $200 more than the $445 Early Bird Day Pass (= Early Bird Day Pass regular price of $495 less group discount of $50). We recommend purchasing an All Access Pass at the Early Bird price of $645 (= Early Bird All Access Pass regular price of $695 less group discount of $50), which provides access to all conference programming.
If an attendee is purchasing an individual pass for themselves, they will need to provide their contact details at the time of registration.
If purchasing passes for a group, you don’t need to provide each registrant’s info when you buy the block of passes, they can be inputted later on. You will also have the flexibility to swap registrant names right up to the day before the start of the event should you require.
Login access rights are specific to the registered individual; only the person whose name is tied to the registration will receive the CPD certificate.
Please note that in order to secure the rate associated with each of these time frames, the order needs to be placed in the platform prior to the end date for each respective price period, and payment needs to be processed within 30 days following your order to hold that rate.
As a group training coordinator, you can secure the rate you wish and order/buy as many PDWeek passes as you like without requiring attendee information at the time of purchase. The spots can then be assigned in the registration platform and edits can be made right up until the day prior to the event.
Should you need to cancel a registration altogether, you can do so until September 30, 2021, your refund will be issued less the processing fee. After this date you will only have the option of reassigning the spot to another individual.
As group coordinator, you receive an invoice once your account is created, with payment options and instructions included on the invoice.
You can pay by: Direct Deposit, Cheque or Credit Card (smaller orders only).
Please note that if paying by Direct Deposit, we will require that you submit the Proof of Payment to our team at email@example.com. This is needed because at our end, Government of Canada deposits do not include any details on the payment other than the amount. Your assistance sharing details is essential to assisting us in matching your payment to your invoice, so we can then “activate” the registrations in the system.
To hold the rate, payments must be paid within 30 days and no later than the day prior to the event, whichever comes first, for the registration access to remain active.
Purchases are refundable before September 30, 2021, less the processing fee. After this date, tickets can be transferred to another user, but not refunded.
Yes, tax is added in addition to the cost of each registration.
Virtual event registration is taxed based on the attendee’s province of residence. See below for the full breakdown per province.
PD Week 2021 will be in a virtual format.
New for 2021, we will be introducing a dedicated Envision Kick Off Monday, Nov 22. This day will include our special Executive session (by invite only) as well as our popular CFO Speed Mentoring and some exciting new Kick Off Monday sessions! The CFO Speed mentoring and Envision Kick Off Monday sessions are available to all registrants packages (please note space is limited for Speed Mentoring). New for this year, we are hoping to add CAE Speed Mentoring as well!
For example, if Tuesday’s theme is Hot Topics, the bulk of the presentations will be focused specifically on this subject matter – this is similar to what delegates have come to expect in previous PDWeek events. The difference this year is they would have the benefit of additional Envision Kick Off Monday content plus some subjects beyond what is outlined in the theme of their day. This additional content would include a variety of sessions on topics such as Communications, Ethics, Health and Wellness etc.
The PD Week Envision Kick Off Monday is the conference Kick Off day on Monday, November 22, 2021. The Envision Kick Off Monday will showcase a rich mix of subject matter experts from both industry and government. These practical sessions will provide delegates a range of leading practices already in application, while providing insights from those that have been there, including lessons learned and tips from the trenches.
Programming will include:
Regardless of the ticket type purchased, attendees will have access to the CFO/CAE Speed Mentoring sessions.
We have carefully selected a top calibre interactive virtual platform – a Canadian company, Pheedloop, to ensure you have an outstanding and engaging on-line experience, including features such as:
Sessions can be accessed via our single sign-on conference platform. Live session videos will be embedded within your account. Upon registering, each attendee will receive further information by email.
Please note that payment must be processed prior to the event date – attendees will have no access to the Virtual event without payment being received in advance and verified in the system by fmi*igf.
Fmi*igf recommends using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers to view the PD Week 2021 website, to register and to attend the live PD Week event. We do not recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer as it does not support the platform.
PDWeek 2021 offers flexible engagement – attendees can watch sessions live or on demand at their leisure– to earn their CPD credits. With a Day Pass, attendees will have access to all the on-demand sessions for the day they registered for plus the Envision Kick Off Monday sessions assigned to that day. The All Access Pass gives them access to ALL of the conference sessions and all the Envision Kick Off Monday sessions.
Attendees will have access and can still earn their CPD hours by watching the on-demand sessions over the three months following the event, up to February 28, 2022.
It’s ok to pause or stop viewing. Each access pass includes access to recorded on-demand sessions, so attendees can stream at their own pace until February 28, 2022.
Online access (username, password and link) to the Virtual Event will be provided a couple of weeks prior to November 22 to all paid registrants. These credentials will allow an attendee to go into their profile and add their picture, contact information, social media links etc., in advance of attending.
Yes, CPD certificates will be issued at the end of the on-demand period, after February 28, 2022, and will be split by calendar year according to when the attendee accessed the learning materials.
By purchasing a Day Pass, attendees have access to a minimum of 16 hours of CPD credits, which means that they can earn double the learning – more than twice the CPD credits for a day of learning than in previous years (in 2019 one day pass provided up to 7.5 hours of CPD).
With the All Access Pass, attendees can earn a minimum of 47 hours of CPDs, at an amazing value of just under $14 per hour of CPD.
Our system will generate CPD Certificates based on attendee login. The certificates will be generated at the end of the On-Demand period, i.e. in March of 2022, and will be split by calendar year according to when the attendee accessed the learning materials.
Each Day there are multiple sessions taking place concurrently. At an in-person event, an attendee can only pick one session from the concurrent choices running in each time slot. With this year’s event being a virtual format, delegates will be able to watch the concurrent session of their choosing live, and also have access to all remaining recorded sessions on demand (up to 3 months following the event).
In addition to their chosen day’s programming, Day Pass delegates will also have access to Envision Kick Off Monday’s content included as part of your registration package. These sessions will also include an option for on demand access for any sessions that are not attended live (up to 3 months following the event).
If you are a member of a professional designation (like CPA or CIA), where you are required to take a certain amount of learning and development annually as part of retaining your professional designation, the Career Professional Development hours certification is your proof of the learning hours earned through FMI events.
If not a member of a professional designation, the Certificate can simply be used to show your employer that you attended the learning they paid for.
To qualify for Group Registration you must register a minimum of 5 participants.
Yes, a group coordinator can complete the registration for their group online. Please see the step-by-step process below.
If purchasing passes for a group, our new virtual platform ensures that you don’t need to provide each registrant’s name and details upfront. You can identify the amount of passes you wish to purchase, order them to secure the Early Bird rate, and then assign the passes later on. The platform also allows you full flexibility in editing/updating registrants at a later date. You will be able to make changes until the day before the event.
After you register for PD Week as a group coordinator by filling out an order form we will have sent you by email and sending it back to us, we will email you your login information to access your online event Attendee Portal account. If you do not receive the Attendee Portal login soon after your invoice please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once in the Portal, select the Purchases option (on the left-hand side) and follow the interface to fill out each attendee’s information and assign them tickets. Please note that each attendee that is assigned a ticket by you will immediately receive a personal confirmation email. It is extremely important that every individual has a unique email address, as that is what is used to create their personal login for the virtual event. Should you duplicate email addresses, no-one will receive the access information.
You do not need to assign all tickets at the same time. You can go in as often as you like and assign tickets as you gather the attendee information.
If you have assigned a ticket and find that it needs to be reassigned to someone else, you can do that too – simply find the one to be reassigned and change the details.
Please process your payment within 30 days following your order. In the meantime, you will have full access to the attendee portal, however, tickets will only be activated in the system for access to the virtual event once full payment for your order has been received by fmi*igf. If we are within 30 days of the event date, please contact us to expedite processing.
Note: if you have not received the PD Week 2021 group coordinator order form, please contact us at email@example.com.
Yes, for groups of 5 or more, we offer a discount of $50 off of the published price during each of the three registration time windows. For more information, please review the group pricing table below.
You can change the registration of any individual for whom you have purchased conference passes to another day at any time prior to the day before the start of the event.
Yes, you will be able to see and change the selections of everyone you have registered thanks to the virtual platform for the event, up to the day before the event begins.
To separate and pay by cost centre, each cost centre group order would need to be processed as a separate registration; each such registration will be assigned its own invoice.
Alternatively, you can do one large group buy for all your cost centres, and then allocate the charges internally on your end. This has the added benefit of allowing you one access sign-in to make any and all changes to your registrants, and a larger group to make swaps with if you have one registrant who wants to trade days with another.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org; our team members will do their best to provide you with the information you require.
If registered as a group, any changes need to be managed by the group coordinator who processed the registration using your unique access code.