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Digital PM Camp 001 New Orleans


April 24-26, 2016
Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana

A Retreat for Digital Project Managers

Be one of the first to experience a new event just for digital project managers. Join 35 of your digital PM colleagues for two days of discussion, idea sharing, networking, and maybe a bit of relaxation (let’s face it, DPMs need some rest).

We’ll converge at the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue, 4-Diamond AAA, boutique hotel. It’s centrally located within walking distance to all that is New Orleans in the Downtown/Central Business District of the city. We'll talk about the ins and outs of running digital projects in a place where fun refuses to take a back seat.

Our Agenda

Digital PM Camp is structured so that you have the perfect blend of structure and free time. We know you love structure, you’re DPMs! So don’t worry, you're not just hanging out without plan, fending for yourself, hoping to make connections. We devote meaningful amounts of time to discuss issues that are important to you with structure. But we don't get started early in the morning, and we don't like to be stuck in a hotel meeting room for too long either, especially when you're amongst such amazing surroundings to explore.


  • By 3:00 PM : Arrive at the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles
  • 5:00-7:00 PM : Opening Reception | Grand Chapel
  • 7:30-10:00 PM : Group Dinners | Various Restaurants


  • 10:00 AM : Opening and Introductions | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 12:00 PM: Session | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 2:00-4:00 PM : Sessions | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 4:00-4:15 PM : Break | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 4:20-5:10 PM : Breakout Sessions | Ballroom, Ursuline & Marigny Boardrooms
  • 5:15-6:00 PM : Breakout Sessions | Ballroom, Ursuline & Marigny Boardrooms
  • 6:30-7:30 PM : Cocktail Hour | Luke (Hotel Bar)
  • 8:00-10:30 PM : Group Dinners | Various Restaurants


  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM : Sessions | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 2:00-4:00 PM : Sessions | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 4:00-4:15 PM : Break | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 4:20-5:10 PM : Breakout Sessions | Ballroom, Ursuline & Marigny Boardrooms
  • 5:15-6:00 PM : Closing Session | St. Charles Ballroom
  • 7:30 PM : Closing Dinner

Getting to the Big Easy

Book a round-trip ticket to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is serviced by many major and discount airlines from the U.S. mainland and Canada. Plan for an early departure from your home city on Sunday, April 24th (to arrive in time for our 5PM opening reception), and an early afternoon departure from MSY on Wednesday, April 27 for your return.

From the airport,  you'll have a few options to the hotel:

  • Hotel Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the Central Business District (CBD )for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip).  Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.
  • Taxi: costs $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $15.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.
  • Uber

Your Hosts and Moderators

Brett Harned, Founder of the Digital PM Summit

Brett Harned, Founder of the Digital PM Summit

Brett Harned

Brett is a digital project management consultant, coach, and community advocate from Philadelphia. His work focuses on solving issues that are important to organizations who want to produce quality digital projects in harmony. His most recent role was as Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog, where he mentored a team of PMs and managed projects for companies like Zappos, MTV, and Monotype.

He began blogging about his adventures in project management when he realized that there was a void in the industry for people in the PM role. Through writing and community organizing, he positioned himself as a leader in the digital project management space. He's had the privilege to speak at various professional events internationally and has written for widely-read industry websites and publications.

One of the most satisfying projects of his career has been building a global digital PM community and founding the Digital PM Summit with the Bureau of Digital.

Greg Hoy & Carl Smith

Greg Hoy & Carl Smith at Digital PM Summit 2015

Greg Hoy & Carl Smith at Digital PM Summit 2015

Sharing in the hosting and moderating duty for Digital PM Camp 001 are Greg Hoy and Carl Smith, partners of the Bureau of Digital. Both Greg and Carl have significant digital agency and PM experience themselves; Greg as Principal of Happy Cog, and Carl as the Founder of nGen Works and QCat.

Registration Fee

$2999.00 for all attendees

What's Included

  • Hotel accommodations for the nights of 4/24, 4/25, 4/26
  • Welcome reception on 4/24
  • Two full days of moderated discussions and breakouts covering a host of digital project management topics you determine
  • Continental breakfast and full lunch on 4/25 and 4/26
  • Spectacular closing dinner on 4/26

What is Digital PM Camp?

Transformational Retreats for Digital Project Managers

Opening Night Social, Digital PM Summit, 2015

Running digital projects is no easy task. Like many digital PMs, you probably didn’t study any form of project management in college, and you probably don’t have a PMP. Even if you do, you’re facing challenges—the same challenges your peers are facing and solving every day. 

Until our first Digital PM Summit in 2013, there were no opportunities to discuss these challenges, ideas, and techniques outside of your organization. The Summit changed that in a big way, and the Digital PM Camp will take sharing to the next level.

Take a few days away from the office (and your projects) to recharge your batteries and have open, meaningful conversations with your peers. Your real peers.

WE Keep It Real

Discussions are open, honest, and frank, and everyone participates. Digital PM Camp is not about a single person standing in the front of a room, presenting while you scribble notes. It's a series of moderated, candid conversations.

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One of the things you'll quickly discover at Digital PM Camp is that no matter how unique you think your experiences are, there are other people who have gone through the exact same situations. Comparing notes about how each of you dealt with these situations is truly eye opening. No one is there to tell you what to do or how to do it, but we guarantee you'll walk away with perspectives that will allow you to make more informed decisions.

We Discuss What Interests You

Our attendees will determine the discussion topics at DPM Camp. We start with a wide range of ideas and whittle them down to the most popular. This will be our first-ever DPM Camp, but we imagine we’ll be talking about topics like these:

  • Estimating and Scoping
  • Process
  • Tools
  • Communications
  • Managing difficult team members or clients

...and whatever else seems right to you. The goal is to help you solve your challenges, gain inspiration, and get back to work with a whole set of ideas to implement immediately. 

Truly Find Your People

During the event, we’ll begin to forge lasting relationships that eventually serve as an ongoing support system. You'll retain access to this dialog long after the event. Digital PM Camp offers an ongoing forum where you can regular maintain contact and provide advice, trade stories, and share successes well after you part ways.

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Your class will also be augmented with subject matter experts and consultants who provide business advice you can immediately act upon.

As if that wasn't enough, we’ll truly have a great time together. Laughter is the best medicine, and we’ll all be buzzing from the dose Digital PM Camp dishes out.