Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

June 20, 2017

Registration Opens 5/21.  Late pricing starts 6/15.


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Keynote Presentation

The Science of Leadership

Are leaders born or made? In this talk Vanessa explores the latest neuroscience, behavioral economics and psychology research of leadership. Most importantly, Vanessa helps attendees turn the science into practical tips. Whether you are speaking to managers, employees or clients everyone needs to know how to harness the power of leadership. And the science is clear: Leaders have higher interpersonal intelligence. PQ is the new IQ.

About the Speaker

van edwards vanessaVanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People—a human behavior research lab. She is the national best-selling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. She writes a monthly column on the science of success for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her original research has been featured in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Forbes, INC and USA Today. As a human behavior hacker she runs original research experiments on topics such as the science of leadership, human lie detection, body language hacks, the psychology of attraction and successful people skills at Vanessa has been asked to discuss her innovative work on CNN, CBS Morning news and NPR. She has also consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Dove, Symantec and American Express. More importantly she's addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies.

Educational Presentation

Public Sector Technology Projects - What can go wrong?

Just about anything. Technology projects in the public sector are often fodder for the media. Overdue, over budget, name it and you've either read about them or even worse you've experienced it firsthand. Technology projects should never be taken on without the right people and structure in place if you want to improve your odds of  being successful. This presentation will explore a couple technology projects and highlight some of the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid from contracting to project management to establishing a solid governance structure. You will take away several practical tips on positioning your project for success and avoid being the next headline.

About the Speaker

Jeff Baer, CPPO, C.P.M. is the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Bureau of Technology Services for the City of Portland. In this role, Jeff is responsible for delivering solutions that optimize the City's use of technology and information resources. Prior to taking on this role he managed several large scale public safety technology projects, fleet, facilities, and risk management as well as having over 20 years of public contracting and procurement experience.

Annual Business Meeting 

As required by our bylaws, we will devote 10 minutes during our June Chapter meeting for the Annual Business meeting.


Carlton Farms Pork Tenderloin, Wrapped in Smoked Bacon, Red Onion Relish Rich Demi-Glace, Seasonal Vegetables
Saffron Risotto Cake, Served on a Bed of Lentil & Split Pea Cassoulet, With Herb Roasted Vegetables

Gluten Free Chuckanut Strawberry Cheesecake


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 5/21/2017 – 6/14/2017

  • Non-members    $45
  • Chapter Members   $25
  • Chapter Student Members    $10

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 6/15/2017 

  • Add $15 to the pricing above 
*Chapter Members must log in to receive automatic membership discounts.


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Event Properties

Event Date 06-20-2017 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06-20-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-21-2017 12:05 am
Cut off date 06-20-2017 11:55 pm
Individual Price $45.00
Late Fee $15.00(From 06-15-2017)
DoubleTree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah St,
DoubleTree Hotel
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