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
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.
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 other speaker expectations:
- Confirmed Speakers are strongly encouraged to
provide a 30 to 60 second video presentation relevant to
their topic - to be used for promotional purposes on the
website and in Social Media.
- 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