Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

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  • The PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2018—North America (North America LIM) is designed to inspire and support you and your fellow volunteer leaders in strengthening your leadership skills to benefit both your chapter operations and your career development.

  • This year's meeting is 4-6 October 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Business casual attire is appropriate for all LIM attendees. Because meeting rooms often are cold, you may wish to bring either a jacket or a sweater.

  • You may reserve your hotel accommodations through the housing link provided on your LIM confirmation. You may also go directly to the Travel+Accommodations page of the North America LIM website to book your hotel.

  • PMI will not share data with any sponsor unless you consent. By allowing your badge to be scanned at certain times during the event, such as vendor displays and sponsored presentations, you are consenting to sharing your contact details with the specific PMI sponsors and exhibitors who scan your badge. If you do not wish to be contacted by PMI sponsors and exhibitors, do not allow your badge to be scanned. You will still have access to all vendor booths and sponsored presentations, but your contact details will not be shared.

Registration and Registration IDs

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  • You will receive a Registration ID (Reg. ID) number when your LIM registration is paid in full. The Reg. ID will appear on your meeting confirmation.

  • Visit the North America LIM registration page and login using the password you created during registration. You will have the ability to make changes like adding or removing a guest and adding sessions or activities.

  • Visit the North America LIM registration/ login page and reset your password by clicking the link below the login section.

  • If you register online, an e-mail confirmation will be sent immediately to the e-mail address you provide on the registration form. If you fax your registration, your confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the registration form within four business days of receipt. If no e-mail is provided, confirmation will be faxed. If neither e-mail nor fax is provided, confirmation will be mailed to the street address provided on your registration form.

  • You may pick up your name tag and LIM materials on-site at the registration area.

  • Attendees may register non-PMI members as a guest to attend Thursday or Friday night LIM evening reception for a $75 fee per person. A guest is considered a spouse, significant other or personal friend, NOT a business associate, staff colleague or fellow student. All guests must be 21 years of age or older. Guest registration badges will be marked appropriately and will NOT allow access to educational sessions. Guests may be added during the LIM registration process.

      Member Rate Professional Awards Gala Rate
    LIM FULL and Sunday Conference Pass US$700.00 US$45.00
    LIM FULL and Full Conference Pass US$1,010.00 US$45.00
    Thursday Reception Guest Rate US$75.00 N/A
    Friday Reception Guest Rate US$75.00 N/A
    Professional Awards Gala ONLY N/A US$225 Member/ US$300 Non-Member
  • Each chapter receives one (1) complimentary registration to the LIM. The comp code is sent via email to all Chapter Presidents for distribution. If you are a Chapter President and have not received the comp code, please contact your Chapter Partner.

  • Yes, there will be one shared day between both events with no additional cost to LIM attendees. North America LIM attendees will now have complimentary access to Global Conference sessions and the exhibit hall on Saturday, 6 October with featured activities such as the PMI Escape Room, Community Connections, Playgrounds, Poster Sessions, and more! Also, for LIM attendees only, there are discounted rates for the remaining days of Global Conference, 7-9 October to extend their stay.

    Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
    Region Meetings LIM LIM
    (Chapter Awards
    / LIMC Graduation)
    • LIM breakout sessions
    • Combined General Session and Keynote
    • Exhibit Hall
    • Professional Awards
    Conference Conference
  • Yes, a chapter with an approved “chapter with branches” model (approved MYBP by PMI) is eligible for additional complimentary registrations. Each branch is eligible for one (1) complimentary registration. Please contact your Chapter Partner for the additional complimentary registration code.

  • PMI offers travel grants to qualifying leaders/attendees. Additional information on travel grants can be found here.

  • You will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail once your registration is paid in full. This confirmation also serves as your receipt and contains your individual Registration ID number.

  • Invoices will be generated and sent by email if you chose wire transfer as your method of payment during registration. Purchase orders will not be accepted.

    • American Express
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
    • Discover
    • Check
    • Wire transfers - not available onsite
    • Purchase order
  • Yes. Please choose the wire transfer payment option in the payment section when completing your registration online. Once you complete your registration, instructions on how to complete your payment will be sent to you. Registration is not confirmed or complete until an attendee's account is showing a zero balance. Attendees will not be permitted to attend sessions until any outstanding balance is settled. A credit card is required to complete payment onsite.

  • For invoice questions, please call +1 800 465 0429 (within the United States) or +1 847 996 5849 (from all other locations) or e-mail your inquiries to

  • No, your LIM registration does not include a ticket to the Professional Awards Gala. However, during the registration process, you may purchase a ticket to this event for a modest $45.00 surcharge.

Cancellations / Refunds

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  • In fairness to all LIM participants, it is necessary to charge a cancellation fee when a participant cancels his/her attendance prior to the event. A $35.00 per registrant cancellation fee will be applied to all Leadership Institute Meeting attendee cancellations received in writing twelve (12) weeks before the first day of the event. Thereafter, refunds less $70.00 processing fee per registrant will be granted up to 30 days before the first day of the event. Cancellation fees are the responsibility of the individual and/or their respective chapter. Requests received 29 days or less before the first day of the event will not be eligible for a refund. All applicable funds will be issued following the close of the event. Registration substitutions may be made in writing without penalty. All written requests must be received (2) weeks before the first day of the event. All written requests should be sent to

    Refunds will not be given to those registrants who do not attend without cancelling in advance (no shows).

  • Yes. Registration substitutions may be made in writing without penalty. All written requests must be faxed to +1 888 772 1888 (within the United States) or +1 301 694 5124 (from all other locations). Email requests should be sent to

  • We are sorry, but unfortunately, verification in writing from the attendee must be received for cancellation.

  • Your LIM registration fees will be refunded by the same method in which you paid. All applicable funds will be issued following the close of the LIM. Refunds will not be given to registrants who do not attend without cancelling in advance (no shows). If the refund is applied to your credit card, your credit card company may take up to 10 additional business days to post the refund to your account. Requests received 29 days or less before the first day of the event will not be eligible for a refund.


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  • We encourage interested volunteer leaders to submit a proposal to present at LIM during the open call for presentation proposals, which typically takes place from 6-9 months before the LIM. The selection process is competitive and we seek the highest quality presentations to ensure a successful event. The selection process is guided by a volunteer review committee of your peers. Please monitor Friday Facts for notification of when the call for presentation proposals is open.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

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  • The number of PDUs awarded varies for each LIM, for each session and for each certification type. LIM specific information can be found in the onsite LIM journal.

  • PDUs will be uploaded into PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) within four weeks of the close of LIM. Each attendee is responsible to ensure that their badge is scanned at the start of the session to receive PDU credit for attending the session. In the event you were not scanned or did not receive credit for a session(s) attended, you may submit your missing claim(s) manually. To learn more about maintaining your PMI certification, click here.