47th PLMA Conference

Join us for the 47th PLMA Conference

Conference Registration Fees






  • PLMA members must sign in with an authorized user account for member rates or a member pass.
  • If you need information on member passes, contact Monica Hammond at mhammond@peakload.org.
  • If you are not a PLMA member, click on "Register Today" and follow the directions to create a free user profile and receive our non-member rate.

Registration includes one admission to all core conference sessions. Attendees who pay the full registration rate and whose organizations are not already PLMA members will receive the incremental registration fee as a membership credit if they join before July 31, 2023.

Peabody Hotel circa 1925

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  • MASKS: Please respect the space of colleagues who need to continue to wear masks.

  • VALUABLES: Please do not leave your valuables and belongings unattended, at any time!

  • MISSING BADGE: Please notify the PLMA Registration Desk if you notice someone at the conference without a PLMA name badge.

  • EMERGENCY: Please notify the PLMA Registration Desk immediately and/or use a house phone to contact the hotel operator. The hotel’s Emergency Response Team will implement immediate and appropriate action and directions.

  • MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Please call the hotel operator using a house phone. Hotel Security will alert paramedics and escort them to your location. Remain in place and alert the PLMA Registration Desk.


Interest Group Meetings, Monday, May 8

PLMA Interest Group sessions planned for May 8 are open to everyone, and are included with your conference registration. Monday's breakfast and lunch is provided to all session attendees. Please see the 47th Conference Agenda page for details.

Training Class: The Evolution of DR to DER, May 8

This PLMA Training is offered separately from the 47th PLMA Conference and requires its own registration. It is not covered by PLMA member passes and it costs $299 for members and $499 for non-members. The Evolution of DR to DER is a one-day class that explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future that includes distributed energy resources. Breakfast and lunch are provided to class attendees. You can learn more about this class and other PLMA trainings here.

Click Here for More Info on this Class and to Register!


PLMA Spring 2023 Board Meeting, May 8

PLMA invites all current Board Members and At-Large Representatives to join us as we introduce a brand new Board Meeting format! The new 75-minute PLMA board meeting will include a high level overview of progress across the organization and across its strategic initiatives. Board Members, At-Large Representatives, and their designates (listed here) are kindly requested to RSVP for this event.

Utility Load Management Exchange (ULME) Spring 2023 Meeting, May 10-11

This private post-conference meeting is a utilities-only event, and is NOT OPEN to other guests. Registration is $150 and includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. Please Note: Registration for the ULME Spring Meeting is not covered by a PLMA member pass. For more information about ULME and this event, please visit ULME Spring 2023.


Planning to register multiple conference attendees? Consider a sponsorship that includes free conference passes.

Academic members receive 50% off the standard member registration.

Needs-based scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Judy Knight for more information.

Conference Location

Peabody Hotel Memphis

The conference sessions will take place at:

Peabody Hotel Memphis
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38103
(901) 529-4000

With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis' grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the Blues City's celebrated past and cosmopolitan present.

Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody Memphis is legendary for its charm, elegance, gracious hospitality, and rich history. A Memphis icon, The Peabody opened in 1869, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is world-famous for its five resident Mallard ducks, who march daily through the lobby at 11am and 5pm.


Book Your Room


Lodging is not included with your conference registration. Make sure all of your organization's attendees have time to book a room. PLMA's preferential rate of $249 a night at the The Peabody Memphis ends at 5 pm ET, Wednesday, April 12. Register online at: Reservations at Peabody Memphis

PLMA's preferential rate is good for the dates May 5-11, 2023, until it's sold out. If you receive a sold out message when trying to book, try a different set of dates, as the pre- and post-days may sell out earlier than the main conference days. If that happens, access the booking window on the hotel's webpage or call the hotel directly at 901-529-4000 or 1-800-732-2639 and ask for the PLMA room block.

Choose PLMA's event dates which are May 8-10, 2023.

Taxes, fees, and optional gratuities are not included in PLMA's preferential rate. Please note that PLMA never uses an attendee or exhibitor lodging provider. We provide you the ability to book directly, and cannot be responsible for promises made or broken by unaffiliated third parties.


PLMA provides breakfast and lunch each day, together with light refreshments and two receptions. You are free to make your own dinner plans anywhere you choose.

Getting Around

  • For those flying in you may Lyft or Uber directly from the airport to the hotel.
  • Parking (On-site fees)
    The parking entrance is located at 118 South Second Street. 
    • $24, Self-Parking Rate
      For Self-Parking, drive straight up the ramp. If you choose self-parking, you may conveniently drop your bags with a Valet Parking Attendant prior to parking your car.
    • $33, Valet Parking
      For Valet Parking, turn left down the ramp.

Cancellation Policy

PLMA always provides full refunds on registration cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice.


All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies. Some policies are highlighted below but these are not the entirety of the policy or the Code of Conduct. You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety to ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA events. Here are a few key highlights:

Anti-Harassment Policy:
PLMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, ethnicity, political position, or religion.

Conference Promotion Policy:
PLMA recognizes that one of the benefits of a PLMA event is the interaction among the attendees and the open environment provided. It is the intent of PLMA that participants attending PLMA events be allowed to fully participate without outside distraction.

Anti-Trust Statement:
PLMA's Antitrust guidelines direct all conference participants to avoid discussion of topics or behavior that would result in anticompetitive behavior including: restraint of trade and conspiracies to monopolize, unfair or deceptive business acts or practices, price discriminations, division of markets, allocation of production, imposition of boycotts, and exclusive dealing arrangements. 

Free Time:
You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA's conference agenda. To make meetings more accessible and still allow registrants to get the most out of the conference's learning and networking opportunities, PLMA offers the following guidance for hosting sanctioned sponsor or other activities:
(please also see the Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct)

Please schedule your personal and professional meetings and activities either prior to or following PLMA's scheduled conference programming.

  • Monday, May 8: Conference activities are scheduled for 8 to 10 pm

  • Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10
    The conference agenda includes a 90-minute lunch during which food will be served for the first 30 minutes. Free time is available during the last hour until conference sessions resume.

  • Tuesday, May 9
    The networking reception is scheduled for 90 minutes. Food will be served during the first hour and free time will be available after the first hour.

  • Wednesday, May 10
    ULME's Networking Dinner will end at 8 pm. Please plan personal and/or professional activities following the dinner.

  • Thursday, May 11
    The ULME meeting concludes at 4 pm. Please plan personal and/or professional activities for after 4 pm.


Video recordings, screenshots, and still shots are taken throughout the event and may be posted afterward as conference resources. By completing registration you agreed to have your image captured and all such images may be used for PLMA promotional purposes.


Please get in touch with Rich Philip, [email protected].