47th PLMA Conference

Join Us for High Energy Networking! 

PLMA prides itself on connecting load management practitioners in supportive, collegial environments. And, together with the many learning opportunities of these conferences, we're also in favor of adding a little bit of fun to the mix! Here is an overview of the networking opportunities planned for the 47th Conference - we hope you'll join us!

Conference Networking At-A-Glance





A Tour of Possibilities Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2023

A Tour of Possibilities

2:00 to 5:00 pm

Come and share a little bit of Memphis' rich culture in this guided bus tour which embraces the often uncomfortable and tragic parts of the city's history while also celebrating its resilient and inspiring future of possibilities. This #1 ranked tour of Memphis has received Trip Advisor's certificate of excellence for four consecutive years and offers PLMA conference attendees an opportunity to experience the arts, music, and history of this unique city and its citizens. 

National Civil Rights Museum Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2023

National Civil Rights Museum

2:00 to 4:30 pm

Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally. This group tour will explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on our culture today. As we'll be walking to the Museum from the Peabody Hotel, there is no transportation planned for this event.

Please Note: If you have a Bank of America ID, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank debit or credit card (plus your ID), you are eligible to receive one free general admission to the Museum on Sundays. Learn More Here

PLMA Picnic at Loflin Yard

Sunday, May 7, 2023

PLMA Picnic at Loflin Yard's Outdoor Patio

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Resideo Resideo

Join PLMA's Executive Committee, Board members, colleagues, and friends for a fun-filled conference welcome and an opportunity to reconnect over delicious Southern food specialties and drinks at the beautiful outdoor patio of Loflin Yard. Located in historic downtown Memphis, with roundtrip transportation provided from the Peabody Hotel, this inclusive event will be fun for all!

The Peabody Hotel Venetian Room

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Meetup in the Venetian Room

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Olivine Olivine

If you're in need of a well-deserved chance to unwind after a full day of DR Training and/or Interest Group sessions, please join us for a casual Monday Meetup! We'll gather in the Peabody’s beautifully designed Venetian Room to celebrate the day’s learnings and the conference sessions ahead. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Monday First Timers' Special Welcome

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday First Timers' Special Welcome in the Venetian Room

5:00 to 5:45 pm

If this is your first PLMA Conference, join us for a fun opportunity to meet and get to know some fellow first-time attendees! In addition, PLMA Chair Richie Barone and our Memphis hosts will be with us to welcome you to the PLMA community. P.S. You can recognize fellow first timers by the green stripe across the top of their badges.

The Peabody Hotel Rooftop

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Welcome Reception at the Peabody Rooftop

8:00 to 10:00 pm

Sponsored by EnergyHub EnergyHub

PLMA invites you to start the conference off right at the site of the best rooftop venue in the City of Memphis! Our largest reception of the week, this celebration includes a surprise band (you may even know the lead singer!), cool drinks, and sky-high views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. Named among the "Top 10 Rooftop Bars" in Memphis, Monday's Peabody Rooftop party will be one for the books!

Women Networking

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Women in DM: Breakfast Connection!

7:30 to 8:30 am

Grab some breakfast and amble over to the hightop tables in the foyer where you'll meet the Women in DM Co-Chairs! In this casual "Breakfast Connection," you'll have a chance to find out more about how a wide cross-section of PLMA women collaborate and knowledge-share. Join us to make some new friends. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Networking Reception in the Sponsor Lounge

5:00 to 6:30 pm

Sponsored by Copper Labs Copper Labs

Immediately following the conclusion of Tuesday’s General Session and the dynamic Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round, join us in the Sponsor Lounge and enjoy a beverage, some hors d’oeurvres, a chance to ask questions of our sponsors, and take your chances at winning one of PLMA's awesome door prizes! Everyone is welcome, no sign-up needed.

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ice Cream Social

2:45 to 3:15 pm

Sponsored by Opinion Dynamics Opinion Dynamics

A longstanding PLMA tradition, the Ice Cream Social serves as the official closing event for each conference and offers a gathering place for final conversations and check-ins, as well as an opportunity for utility attendees to enjoy an afternoon treat before heading into the ULME meeting. Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars will be cold and plentiful! No sign-up required.


Meet New Colleagues at Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Good food, a supportive and welcoming community, and lots to talk about! Join us daily! No sign-up required.