PMI Portland Chapter

2022 Annual Conference Call for Speakers

LEAP: Learn from the past, Engage in today, Adapt for tomorrow, Plan for the future

Deadline for submission of proposals is July 1, 2022 

PMI Portland Chapter is proud to present the 2022 Annual Conference on Friday Sept 23, 2022, focused on LEAP Act II: Learn from past, Engage in today, Adapt for tomorrow, Plan for the future.

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Proposals are now being accepted for presenters in the following categories based on the PMI Talent Triangle:

  1. Leadership - Power Skills

  2. Strategy - Business Acumen

  3. Technology - Ways of Working

Guidelines for a winning proposal:

  • Be relevant -  Impart knowledge to put participants on the forefront of their industry and how to stay there.

  • Be inspiring - Aspire to deliver a transformative experience.

  • Bring expertise - Share winning strategies and lessons from your experiences.

  • Set yourself apart - Tell us why you are uniquely qualified to bring something new to a subject or tell a story 

  • Demonstrate Value - Be specific how participants will be energized, motivated, edified or gain confidence by attending your session.

Speaker Benefits:

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward credential renewal

  • Free admission to the conference & networking event

  • Dedicated volunteer liaison

  • Free video copy of your session

  • Speaker honorarium will be paid to you, your company, or a donation in your name to your preferred charity

 How to Apply

Speaker submissions are reviewed on a competitive basis by the Annual Conference Speaker Selection Committee.

Speaker Guidelines

  • Topic and message must deliver educational value and focus on providing skills and/or participant action items which will give or improve project/program management competencies.

  • The speaker committee will select speakers based on targeted topics, experience, and references.

  • Speakers should refrain from giving any sales pitches or sales promotions during the presentation. Handouts are acceptable, but should be approved in advance by the Speaker Committee. Handout replication is the responsibility of each speaker.

  • All speakers are expected to adhere to the PMI® Code of Ethics.

Contact the Director of the Annual Conference, for questions.

About the Annual Conference

The PMI Portland Annual Conference has provided premier educational experiences for Project Management in the Portland region for the past 21 years. This year, with a theme focusing on LEAP Act II: Learn from the past, engage in today, adapt for tomorrow, plan for the future) we are going to gather with the best in the profession to expand our knowledge, make connections, and elevate each other.

PMI Portland Chapter Event Sponsors

Their sponsorships made it possible for the PMI Portland Chapter to host conferences and networking event opportunities for PMI Portland Chapter members all year long.

Platinum Sponsor:

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Apex Systems solutions include artificial intelligence, cyber security, dev opps, data and analytics. Visit their website to find out more or to set up a consultation so we can find the right solution for your company.

Bronze Sponsor:

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Advision provides Microsoft consulting and implementation, project management, BI reporting and analytics for the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Vist the Advisicon page and get FREE PDUs. They offer virtual courses, templates and more! Visit for a free consultation and see how you can immediately get results for you and your organization.

*If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor please email for more information.