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2017 PPS Annual Conference

The Premier Event Designed For Physical Therapy Business Management
The PPS2017 annual conference qualifies for 1.45 CEUs (14.5 contact hours/CCUs). Annual Conference attendees wishing to receive CEUs/Contact Hours/CCUs for sessions they attend will be able to do so ONLINE.

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The PPS Conference app will elevate your conference experience exponentially. Connect with attendees and speakers, build your schedule, take notes in sessions, share your feedback, and more - all inside the conference app.


  • 2017: Chicago, IL | Hilton Chicago | November 1-4, 2017
  • 2018: Colorado Springs, CO  | The Broadmoor  | November 7-10, 2018
  • 2019: Orlando, FL  | Rosen Shingle Creek  | October 30 - November 2, 2019

Keynote Speakers

This year's keynote line-up is the finest in the business

  • Mel Robbins

    Thursday Morning Keynote

  • Sally Hogshead

    Closing Speaker

CE Surveys

Annual Conference attendees wishing to receive CEUs/Contact Hours/CCUs for sessions they attend can do so by completing the forms below. Complete a conference session evaluation for each day that you attend sessions and PPS, and receive your CEUs/Contact Hours/ CCUs certificate following completion.

Detailed information regarding available CEUs and Contact Hours/CCUs for each conference session can be found on the CEU Information Page.





Friday Night Party

PPS is thrilled to hold our popular Friday night celebration at the world-famous House of Blues with live entertainment provided by The Blooze Brothers. PPS conference attendees will have exclusive access to the venue on Friday night where guests will be treated with a custom menu and world-class musical entertainment in an unforgettable setting. Join more than 800 physical therapists in this House of Blues celebration!

Thank you for sponsoring this special event

The party, sponsored by ATI Physical Therapy, will take place on Friday evening from 7-10 pm.


Meeting at a Glance


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Conference Program


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Exhibitor Information

Are you already an Exhibitor? Keep your information current, including the names of your booth personnel.

Who will be in your Booth? Each 10x10 booth space offers your company one Full Complimentary registration for the entire Conference plus two registrations for the Exhibit Hall Only.

  • 2017 Sponsorship Levels & Benefits. Click Here.
  • Visit the Annual Conference and Exhibition Virtual Floorplan. See who is already planning to be at the Show or sign up now for your space. Click Here.
  • Enhanced Visibility Opportunities. Click Here.
  • Annual Conference and Exhibition Rules and Regulations. Click Here.
  • 2017 Exhibition Schedule. Click Here.

The Exhibit Hall is Sold Out. Don't Despair, we have other great exposure options!  Contact the PPS office to receive information about sponsorship opportunities: or .

thank you to our 2017 sponsors

Your company exposure could be here! Details.

Legendary Chicago Hilton

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Close to everything. Far from ordinary.

A magnificent location, overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, is just the beginning at Hilton Chicago. Add 234,000 sq. ft. of event space, exceptional dining venues, and over 12 specialty suite options and you'll start to see the allure. This downtown Chicago hotel offers easy access to the South Loop, combined with warm service and a full menu of amenities - all you need for an extraordinary stay.

Book Reservations Here


TEL: +1-312-922-4400
FAX: +1-312-294-6891
Driving Directions

Hotel Website

Alternative Accomodations

At this time, some nights of our room block at the Chicago Hilton are full.

If you are unable to get a room for your dates, some alternative, nearby hotels are listed below. Feel free to check back with the Hilton routinely for openings due to cancellations.

Palmer House Hilton

(7 blocks away)
17 E Monroe Street

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Hotel Blake

(2 blocks away)
500 South Dearnborn Street

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JW Marriott Chicago

(6 blocks away)
151 West Adams Street

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W City Center Chicago

(7 blocks away)
172 West Adams Street

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Cancellations and Refunds

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by October 1, 2017. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after October 1, 2017. PPS regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than November 6, 2017. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. Refund requests should be submitted to

Practice Administrators

Please Note: If you are a PT working as a practice administrator, you must register in one of the PT registration categories above, regardless of the position you hold within the practice.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration for the Pre-Conference Workshops is an additional fee. Attendance is limited. We strongly encourage early registration to guarantee your place.

PPS 2017 Conference Content, Online Access: $250

Following the conference, you can revisit sessions online 24/7 from the presentations as audio recordings synchronized to PowerPoint slides (if PowerPoint is used). This content is the best way to keep up with your education, and can even be used as a valuable teaching tool to share with colleagues who may have missed the conference. Purchase your online content now, the price will increase if you wait to buy this onsite. Online content includes all recorded sessions except Pre-Conference Workshops.

Group Discounts

A discount of $150 off the registration fee is available for the 3rd or more registrant. Registrants must register at same time to be eligible for discounted rates. For more details please contact Trish Strong, Conference Registrar via email at

Registration Policies

Registrants must adhere to the categories listed for registration to submitted and if the category a registrant selects does not match, a PPS staff member will be in touch with the registrant to discuss the difference in payment due. Registration Fees for PTs, Practice Administrators and Students include:

  • Entrance to all Conference Educational Programs
  • Conference Materials
  • Advance access to educational session presentation handouts on the PPS website.
  • All food functions:
    • Wednesday President's Welcome Networking Reception
    • Breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    • Lunch Thursday and Friday
    • Friday Dinner

Event Tickets

Individual tickets to social events may be purchased on site at the Conference or you may register your non-industry guest now for $450.

This fee includes the following events:

  • Wednesday Awards Presentation & President's Opening Reception
  • Thursday Keynote Opening Breakfast
  • Thursday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday Night Event at House of Blues
  • Closing Breakfast with Keynote

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