To satisfy the needs of our membership, we are looking for speakers who can deliver interesting and insightful presentations on the application of project management techniques and methods the current and future state of the Project Management profession.
Each year, we produce ten chapter meetings with featured speakers and topics. Our monthly chapter meetings draw between 50-75 professionals from information technology, engineering, financial services, insurance, construction, bio-pharmaceutical, healthcare, government, and other industries. We are one of the fastest growing PMI chapters in our Region. Many of the larger companies in the Long Island / NYC area are represented and our chapter has over 500 certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and growing. The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised on our Web site and in our news email which serves our over 850 members.
Once an interested speaker has offered to become a presenter at a PMI Long Island chapter general meeting, our Vice President of Programs will contact them. The VP of Programs helps interested speakers understand our audience and determine whether the speaker has a relevant and interesting presentation that will satisfy our audience. The VP of Programs selects presentations that cover project management knowledge areas of high interest to our audience. We also have guidelines for presentation materials to ensure that the visuals punctuate the presentation and can be read by audience members seated further back in the venue. Presentations are scheduled to offer variety and satisfy the interests of our membership.
Our chapter general meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June.
Our evening schedule:
5:30 Networking Hour / Career Corner / Dinner
6:30 Chapter Announcements
6:40 Formal Presentation
7:50 Mentoring Minute
- Formal interactive presentation for 40 minutes with a 10 minute Q&A closing
- Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow or other electronic media that can be subsequently posted to the chapter's Web site
- Chapter provides: video projector with cables to laptop, 10 foot screen, and wireless lapel microphone or wireless hand held microphone connected to the sound system. Chapter can provide a laptop at the time of the meeting but it is recommended that presenters bring their own laptops to ensure there are not technical issues associated with system compatibility.
Any special arrangements must be discussed and approved in advance of incurring such expenses including travel, lodging, transportation, photocopying, special audio-visual equipment rentals and other expenses. PMI Long Island Chapter is not responsible for unapproved expenses incurred by the speaker or their company. The VP of Programs must approve any special arrangements for expenses.
For questions or more information
Applying for Speaking Opportunity
In preparation to applying on-line, you may want to examine our Calendar of events for upcoming speakers and their presentation topics.