2018 PPS Annual Conference

The Premier Event Designed For Physical Therapy Business Management
November 7-10 | The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, CO

Attendee News

  • 2019 Administrators Certificate Program Courses

Download the PPS2018 Mobile App!

Elevate your conference experience with the PPS conference app. Connect with attendees, speakers, and vendors; build your schedule; provide feedback; and find your way around The Broadmoor with the app's user-friendly interface. The app can be located in your mobile app store by searching "Private Practice Section."


  • 2019: Orlando, FL  | Rosen Shingle Creek  | October 30 - November 2, 2019
  • 2020: Washington D.C.  | Gaylord National Harbor | October 28 - 31, 2020
  • 2021: Dallas, TX | Gaylord Texan Resort | November 10-13, 2021

Keynote Speakers

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

  • Carey Lohrenz

    Thursday Morning Keynote

  • Chris McChesney

    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 Roaring 20's Celebration: A Gatsby Style Affair!

PPS invites you to step back in time to an era of rhythmic Jazz, sequined flappers, and top hats at our 1920's Closing Celebration. Bring your dancing shoes and gambling tricks to a night of delicious food and live entertainment as we celebrate The Broadmoor's Centennial year and the conclusion of another successful PPS Conference in Colorado Springs.

Come dressed in your favorite style of the decade!

The party will take place on Friday, November 9th from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Main Building. Wristbands are required for entry.

Meeting at a Glance


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Conference Program


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Exhibitor Information

The Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT Don't despair, we have other great exposure options! Contact PPS Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Advertising Manager Malisa Minetree to receive information about sponsorship opportunities: malisa.minetree@me.com or 317-815-4688 .

Are you already an Exhibitor? Keep your information current, including the names of your booth personnel. Click here to access the floorplan, then select your reserved booth, enter the PIN you received with your confirmation and check the data you have provided.

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. Click here to access the floorplan, then select your reserved booth, enter the PIN you received with your confirmation, click 'registrants' and enter the names. We need an email address for your full registrant. Please provide all names no later than October 26, 2018.

Contact the PPS Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Advertising Manager, Malisa Minetree, to receive information about sponsorship opportunities: malisa.minetree@me.com or .

thank you to our 2018 sponsors

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The Broadmoor

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Celebrating 100 Years

Book Reservations Here

The Broadmoor, is a destination Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort situated above Cheyenne Lake just outside of Colorado Springs. PPS 2018 attendees will experience luxury service, unparalleled amenities, and endless opportunities to explore the stunning mountains, streams and canyons that are the life of Colorado Springs. Bring your golf clubs, your swimming suit, and come prepared to dine in the 40+ onsite retail shops and restaurants. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to celebrate The Broadmoor's 100 years in service as PPS 2018 falls during its Centennial year.

Alternative Accommodations

If you receive a "no availability" message when making your hotel reservation, please contact the Broadmoor directly. They can place you on a waiting list and will contact you in the event of cancellations, or if additional inventory is added.

Courtyard Colorado Springs South

2570 Tenderfoot Hill Street

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Doubletree by Hilton Colorado Springs

1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd

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Don't Fall Victim to Hotel Scam Reservation Services:

There are companies who might try to contact you to help make a hotel reservation for you in Colorado Springs. These companies are not sanctioned by PPS, nor are they connected with the Broadmoor. No one from the Broadmoor Hotel will call you to ask if you need assistance. Reservations at the Broadmoor for the PPS Conference can be made through this link.

Airport Shuttle Service Information:

  • Round-trip and one-way shuttle service is available to and from both the Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport. Reservations are required for guaranteed service. Small children that are qualified to sit on an adult's lap are eligible to ride free (children are qualified if they are able to sit on an adult's lap on an airplane without purchasing a seat). Fares can be charged to your room. All reservations for DIA or COS shuttles must be made in advance.
  • Airport shuttle fares to and from Colorado Springs Airport are $24 per person one-way. Upon arrival at the Colorado Springs Airport, please check in at The Broadmoor Welcome Desk conveniently located in baggage claim. The COS Shuttles Run every 30 minutes from the hotel & pick up from the COS airport on the 15 and 45 minute mark each hour.
  • Once your flight plans are finalized, please notify our Transportation Department to arrange your shuttle reservations by calling 719.362.3276.
  • Airport shuttle service fares to and from Denver International Airport are $95 per person one-way. Please meet the shuttle at Door 500 in the baggage claim area. DIA shuttle reservations MUST be made a minimum of 48 hours prior. Details on DIA Shuttle Transportation Through Gray Line. Reservations may be made by calling 800-345-8197


1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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Pre-Con #1  Payment & Reimbursement Update

Pre-Con #2  Innovative Tools to Promote Employee Engagement and Increase Your Company’s Success

Pre- Con #3 Turn Health-Facing: Applying a Population Health Management Framework in PT Practice

Fee Until August 8th

Fee until October 1st

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Cancellations and Refunds

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by October 1, 2018. 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, 2018. 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 9, 2018. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. Refund requests should be submitted to trish.strong@kcimeetings.com.


Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to trish.strong@kcimeetings.com. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter.

Practice Administrators

If you are not currently a member of the PPS Administrators' Network, your conference registration will include a 1 year membership to the PPS Administrators' Network. If you are a PT working as a practice administrator, you cannot register as an administrator, you must register in one of the PT registration categories, regardless of the position you hold within the practice.

Pre-Conference Workshops

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

PPS 2018 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 the same time to be eligible for discounted rates. If paying online, your discount will automatically apply upon check-out. For more details please call the PPS conference line at 301-674-9586.

Registration Policies

Registrants must adhere to the categories listed for registration to the annual conference. All admissions will be qualified by PPS once 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 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 Closing Dinner Event
  • Saturday Breakfast with Closing Keynote

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