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2018 PBUS Winter Meeting

PBUS 2018 Winter Conference, Membership Meeting and Expo
February 11-14, 2018

NOTE: On-line registration ends on February 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Tentative Conference Agenda

Downloadable Registration Form 

Exhibit Hall Schematic

Transportation Information

Luxor Property Map

Luxor Conference Floor Plan

For more information, please
contact the PBUS office at
(800) 883-7287
or send email to

FAX: 202-783-4125

Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
800-926-4737 Reservation line: ask for group reservations and use conference code SPBU0218LXT or mention the PBUS 2018 conference. Guaranteed room rate ends Friday, January 26, 2018.

Conference Fees Include:
Full registration: includes all breaks, general session(s), breakout session(s), exhibit hall, Council of President's meeting, Gala reception and dinner, candidate forum luncheon and conference luncheon.

Guest registration: includes all breaks, exhibit hall, new member/welcome reception, Gala reception and dinner, candidate forum luncheon and conference luncheon.  Does not include any general session(s), breakout session(s) or Council of Presidents' meeting.  A GUEST CANNOT BE A LICENSED BAIL AGENT.

One-day pass: includes educational sessions, exhibit hall and Council of Presidents' meeting if the pass is for Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The one-day pass does not include the bail enforcement certification courses or any meal events; meal tickets for the For Women Only luncheon and the Gala dinner can be purchased separately. Please note that the prices for a one-day pass have increased to $300 for an active PBUS member and $450 for a non-member.

Luxor Hotel Rates:
Low room rates!  $52 per night (plus $24 resort fee and 13.38 percent room tax) Sunday through Thursday.  Friday and Saturday night rate is $119 (plus resort fee and tax)Get these great rates WHILE THEY LAST!  Special suite rates available too!  The guaranteed room rates are valid through January 15, 2018.

Room reservation link is on the side bar.  800-926-4737 reservation line: ask for group reservations and use conference code SPBU0218LXT.

Exciting Giveaway at the Conference:
A lucky FULL CONFERENCE attendee will have a chance to win a FREE wrapped car as part of our exhibit hall punch card giveaway. Complete the punch card with stickers from each exhibitor for a chance to win a fabulous car. A big thank you to Empower by Nexus for providing this wonderful opportunity. The lucky winner will be drawn at the Wednesday closing conference luncheon; you must be present to win!

Exhibit Information:
Thank you to all exhibitors!  Our exhibit hall is sold out!

Election Information:
Full election information and requirements will be posted soon. Only voting members in good standing with membership dues paid in full by close of registration on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 will be eligible to vote in the election. Voting members must be currently licensed or approved by the authorized Governmental agencies within the respective jurisdictions to execute bail bonds for the public sector. Voting members must be present to vote; no proxy votes are allowed.

Nominations will be taken from the floor at the membership meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018; the meeting will then be recessed until Wednesday, February 14, 2018 when the last call for nominations will be taken from the floor. 

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to PBUS within ten (10) days of application or renewal as a voting member or provided on-site during registration to vote in the upcoming elections:

  • Copy of active license from the Department of Insurance from the state authorized to write bail in;
  • Copy of bail card authorized by county sheriff or court from the state authorized to write bail in; or
  • Copy of authorization letter from county sheriff or court from the state authorized to write bail in

Members do not have to be registered for the conference to vote in the elections; security will let non-registered members into the membership meeting when the election process begins. Voting members without a conference badge will need to show a valid picture I.D. to vote.

Membership Meeting Notice
PBUS will hold a membership meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018; changes to the bylaws may be made. Members do not have to be registered for the conference attend the membership meeting; security will let non-registered members into the membership meeting as it begins.

Bail Enforcement Certification Courses
Courses three and four will be given at the winter conference; only full conference registrants or Tuesday one-day pass holders may take the courses with payment of the course fee. Each course is $50Attendance verification and a waiver of liability will also be required to obtain the course curriculum. The courses are general in nature pertaining to fugitive recovery and are not state specific. More details will be forthcoming on course curriculum and instructors.

Gala Reception and Dinner
Keynote Speaker:  Nancy Grace!  An outspoken advocate for victims' rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts.  She was the powerful force behind CNN's to-rated show, Nancy Grace.  Nancy is a New York Times best-selling author and has appeared on many shows including Larry King Live and Oprah.  A former prosecutor and has her own personal story to tell.  You won't want to miss this dynamic speaker!  Our Gala dinner will fall on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  This ticket is part of the full and guest registration; additional tickets can be purchased when registering or HERE.

PBUS For Women Only (FWO) 
Guest Speaker:  To be announced soon. The luncheon IS NOT part of the registration fee but can be purchased with your registration or HERE. Men who purchase a ticket may also attend the luncheon. 

Poker Tournament 
A poker tournament will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the poker room at Mandalay Bay.  A big thanks to Bail Bond Technologies, who is sponsoring this event.  The tournament will be a fun way to socialize with other bail industry professionals and give you the possibility to walk away with cash!  The cost for this tournament is $100 per player and 60 seat available, with the opportunity for other players to purchase alternate seats.  The touranament will offer unlimited re-buys within the first hour if a player gets knocked out.  An exciting opportunity will feature five players who will have a "bounty on their head."  Those 5 players are:  Chris Gilliland and Sean Jones (Bail Bond Technologies); Joey McVety (organizer); our own Beth Chapman (PBUS President) and Dog the Bounty Hunter!!  Players who knock one of the five out of the tournament will be rewarded with a $100 casino chip!  Plan to get in on the fun and to have a chance for the "bragging rights" and a $100 casino chip! Please arrive early to get your seat for this event as the tournament will begin promptly at 7:00pm at the poker room at Mandalay Bay.

Pilot Payment Program 
PBUS members can make installment payments for their membership dues and conference registration if needed via credit card or check; a $25 non-refundable payment processing fee will apply. See details below:

  • Payment of membership dues and/or conference registration fees cannot exceed four payments;
  • Final payments must be received at the PBUS office no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2018.

Call or email the PBUS office for more details or to set-up your processing fee plan.

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PBUS Office Location

1320 N. Semoran Blvd.
Suite 108
Orlando, FL 32807

Office (202) 783-4120
(800) 883-7287
FAX (202) 783-4125

Association Manager

Michelle Tremaine
Meeting Planner