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PMINJ Speaker Solicitation


The PMINJ Chapter is seeking speakers to present original content related to project management topics for its Symposia, Seminars, IPM day, Workshops, and Monthly meetings. Please consider submitting a presentation within the guidelines detailed below.

Speakers should identify their proposed presentation for an hour to an hour and a half session.  Final presentation lengths will be determined as part of the review process. Your presentation will be reviewed by a panel of PMP volunteers who are seeking to prepare an exciting and varied program that meets the needs of our chapter members.   Selection criteria include: originality, contribution to Project Management, timeliness of the topic, speaker experience and references (YouTube video and client testimonials are highly recommended).  All decisions by the review team will be final.

If your presentation is accepted, you will be asked to confirm your commitment and you will be assigned a speaker angel who will work with you in the months before the event to help you shape your presentation in line with event requirements such as formatting, timing for Q&A, etc. Final copies of presentations are required a month prior to the presentation.  Your finalized presentation is made available to you on a laptop that is set-up for your session. Changes to the presentation will not be accepted after the final submission.

Presentations will be selected by review once we have received your presentation and the following supporting submittal materials.  To be considered, all submissions need to be received electronically by the submission deadline.    Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Submission Requirements

Submit your proposed presentation along with the following materials to the email address listed below.

  • Speaker Proposal Form (see link below)
  • 100-word biography of the speaker
  • Separate color or black and white photograph of the speaker (jpg or gif)
  • 50-word abstract of the presentation (Note the abstract is used as part of the program materials; therefore it should be based solely on the content of the presentation.  Use the biography for references regarding speaker credentials.)
  • Proposed PowerPoint presentation with 25 or fewer slides. Note that the presentation will be made available to all attendees and will be published on the PMINJ website in PDF; Do not include proprietary information in your presentation.
  • NOTE - Videos are not accepted in the presentation.

Note other speaker expectations:

  • Confirmed speakers for the Symposium and IPM day are expected to attend a speaker dinner on the evening prior to the event; and to be present at the event at least 1 hour before the speaker session start time.
  • Confirmed speakers have committed professionally and personally to attend the event.
  • Speakers who are PMP-certified may earn 10 PDUs for their presentation.


Download the application form for the Symposium and IPM day Speakers. Send questions to:

Monthly Program and Workshop candidates should email your submission to .

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