2019 Professional Development Training

July 21 - 24 | New Orleans or virtual | 24 CPEs

AGA’s premier training and networking event

Registration & fees

  Online Email/mail
AGA member
(by June 21)
$875 $900
(by June 21)
$1,075 $1,100

Frequently asked questions

When and where will the training be held?

AGA’s PDT will take place July 21–24, 2019.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70113
General information phone: 504.561.1234

I'm a first-time attendee. Can you tell me more about what to expect?

Sure! We will be hosting a webinar for first-time attendees on June 26, 2019 at 2 p.m., ET. Click here to register for the webinar. Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email confirmation from customercare@gotowebinar.com. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam/junk/clutter folder. Please note: This webinar does not offer CPEs.   

How can I register for the training? How much does it cost?

Visit the registration page for more information. 

What is included in my registration package?

In person (New Orleans): Full training registration includes the opportunity to earn up to 24 CPE hours, entrance to the exhibit hall, all education sessions and official training event activities, three breakfasts, five refreshment breaks, three luncheons and a registration tote bag.

Virtual (from home/office): Training registration includes the opportunity to earn up to 24 CPE hours and select popular education sessions. Virtual participants will have the option to select between two sessions to attend. 

No-recording policy

To protect the confidential, proprietary or personal information and personal images or voices at all AGA training events, AGA prohibits the unauthorized or secret recording use of any device to capture images or voices, regardless of whether in person, by telephone or by other means, such as videoconferencing, i.e. Facebook Live, screen shots, chat or in writing of that is not approved by AGA. 

What is my AGA log-in name? What is my password?

Your login is your AGA ID; whether you are an AGA member or not, you received an ID by attending any of AGA’s past trainings.

Forgot your username or password? Reset it here.

I am the card holder, how do I register the participant for the training?

If you are the card holder, you can register the participant via email/mail by clicking on the “Register by Email/Mail” to download the form, fill it out with participant’s information and email it to meetings@agacgfm.org. If you choose to register the participant online, you must have an account with AGA. If the participant is not a member of AGA but attended previous AGA trainings, he/she has an account with AGA. 

If you do not have an account, create an account for yourself. Shortly after creating an account, you will receive an AGA ID and password; use these credentials to log in. Navigate to register “Someone Else” to search for the participant’s name to proceed with registration. 

What if the participant is not a member or does not have an account with AGA?

Create an account (just like you did for yourself) for the participant before you are able to search for the participant and register him/her online.

Can I register to attend just the exhibit hall?

AGA does not offer exhibit-hall-only registration.


How will I know that AGA has received my registration form?

If the registration was processed online, the credit card holder will receive a receipt and confirmation via email. The participant will receive only the confirmation email.

If you register via email/mail, the credit card holder will receive a receipt via email. The participant will only receive the confirmation. In addition, two weeks prior to the start of the training all registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing training logistics.

If you do not receive confirmation two weeks prior to the training, contact your training coordinator then email meetings@agacgfm.org, for further explanation.

How can I get a receipt for my registration?

If your registration was completed online, the credit card holder should have received the receipt via email. You should have received the confirmation email for the registration. If your registration was completed via email/mail, the receipt was emailed to the credit card holder. Please contact the credit card holder for the receipt. Should you need further assistance, please contact meetings@agacgfm.org


If I am unable to attend the training, can I send someone in my place?

In person (New Orleans): If you are unable to attend the training and have already registered, you may designate another person to take your place. A registration form must be downloaded and completed for the new attendee and emailed to meetings@agacgfm.org. Please indicate the name of the individual who is being replaced in the payment section. Membership status is not transferable. Additional fees may be required based on the replacement’s membership status.
All in-person to virtual attendance switches, please follow “In-person to virtual attendance” policy below.

In-person (New Orleans) to virtual attendance: If you are unable to attend the training in person, you may switch your in-person participation to virtual participation at no cost up until three business days prior to the training. After this day, all requests will be charged an additional $50 processing fee. Requests must be emailed to meetings@agacgfm.org. Phone calls are not accepted.

Virtual (from home/office):  All substitutions of your registration must be requested in writing to meetings@agacgfm.org by July 17, 2019 at noon ET. After this day, all requests will be charged an additional $50 processing fee. Membership status is not transferrable. Additional fees may be required based on the replacement’s membership status.

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my registration?

Refunds, less a $50 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for requests received in writing by June 28, 2019. Refunds will not be granted after this date. No-shows are responsible for full payment. 

If I cancel my training registration, is my hotel room automatically canceled and vice versa?

No. These are independent of each other. You will need to cancel each separately.


What should I wear?

Business casual attire is appropriate for all training activities. Since training room temperatures vary, we recommend you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. New Orleans' average high temperature in July is 92°F and the average low is 73°F. 

How can I get a copy of speaker PowerPoint presentations? 

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email two weeks prior to the start of the training containing training details. Please note, presentation slides and notes will be available only from speakers who granted permission.

If a luncheon, reception or refreshment break is not sponsored, does that mean it will not be provided?

No. All of the meals and food and beverage activities included in your registration package will be provided regardless of whether or not the meal/break has been sponsored.

What should I do if I have a special dietary request? 

AGA selects lunch menus we hope everyone will enjoy. We realize that some individuals have dietary restrictions and food allergies.

Attendees who notified us about food allergies or dietary restrictions that prevent from eating the standard entrée selection are provided with a vegetarian/vegan meal based as closely as possible on their specific dietary needs.

Due to the large number of attendees, substitutes to the vegetarian meal or the standard training event meal may not be possible. Please make alternative meal arrangements if you have several food allergies or very specific dietary restrictions, as our food and beverage options may not meet your needs.


If I am receiving an award, are my meal tickets complimentary? 

Yes, if you are an award recipient, you and a guest are welcome to join us for the awards luncheon free of charge. If you are registered for the training, your luncheons are included in your registration package. If you are planning to bring more than one guest, each additional guest for the luncheon is $40 per person. Please contact meetings@agacgfm.org for more information. 

Are there assigned seats for the awards ceremonies?

Yes, we ask that award recipients to sit at the “RESERVED” tables at the front of the room


Is the CGFM Intensive Review Course (IRC) included with the cost of the PDT?

No. While the IRC is held in Orlando before the PDT for ease of attendance, the IRC registration process is separate. Check back for details about IRC registration.


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