PMI Mass Bay welcomes speakers who can deliver interesting and insightful presentations on the application of project management techniques and methods. business-members.jpg

Our monthly chapter meetings typically draw up between 90-150 professionals from a wide variety of industries and companies in the Greater Boston area.

We also need speakers for our Roundtable and Outreach programs as well as for our annual Professional Development Day event. Please contact the speakers committee at speakers@pmimassbay.org for information about any speaking opportunity.

The following describes speaking opportunities for the Chapter Meeting program:
The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised in our chapter newsletter, email blasts, social media and on our website. In addition, the chapter may share its upcoming events with other organizations, advertise in local media or send postcards of upcoming events. We serve a membership of over 2,500 and our mailing lists reach an extended community of over 5,000.

 

The Process
Interested speakers should send a presentation abstract by email to our programs committee at speakers@pmimassbay.org. After careful review by our speakers committee, a chapter representative will provide feedback and an overview of our audience and process. Upon mutual agreement to proceed, we will obtain a bio, logo and abstract of the presentation to begin promoting the event. Prior to the presentation, we do require formal review of the presentation slides to ensure that the visuals meet our requirements and that the presentation can be viewed clearly by large audiences.

Meeting Date, Venue and Schedule
Our meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month from September through June. Locations typically include corporate hosts (conference rooms or facilities), higher education organizations (universities), and hotels or banquet halls located in suburban Boston (such as Burlington and Newton,) as well as Cambridge and Boston in the metro area.
Our meeting venues provide a first-class setting including a light dinner, environmental controls and full audio-visual support.

Meeting Schedule:

  • 5:00 Registration and Networking
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner and Networking
  • 7:00 Chapter Announcements
  • 7:30 Formal Presentation (1 hour or 2 hour*)
  • 8:30-8:45 Adjourn

*Note 2 hour presentations start at 6:45p.m. or 7:00p.m.
In some cases there will be a one hour presentation from 6:00-7:00p.m. with dinner following and another one hour presentation from 8:00-9:00p.m.

Presentation Format

  • Formal interactive presentation: use of case studies and audience participation is strongly encouraged.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint preferred.
  • Presentation will be loaded on the chapter's laptop (Windows PC) or speaker may provide their own.
  • Chapter provides: video projector with cables to laptop, 10 foot screen, and wireless microphone and laser pointing device with remote screen advance. Special Arrangements and Pre-approved Expenses PMI Mass Bay does not generally provide compensation for speaker fees, copyright and license fees, etc.

 

The Chapter may reimburse reasonable travel fees including airfare and lodging when approved in advance by the VP of Professional Development. PMI Mass Bay Chapter is not responsible for unapproved expenses incurred by the speaker or their company. The speaker is entitled to bring up to 2 guests free of charge. This includes the light dinner. There is space on our sponsor table for literature or hand outs from the speaker’s organization. Speakers may also donate a raffle item for the event. 

Contact:
Programs Committee at speakers@pmimassbay.org