Call for Poster Presenters


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Suja Joseph, Director Speaker Engagement, at

Marketing or Sponsorship Inquiries 

If your organization is interested Sponsoring the Symposium, please contact Paul West, VP, Marketing Sponsorship & Publicity at or Anthony Amalraj, Director of Marketing at


Upcoming Events

Project Management for Social Good Open House

January 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

EMU Livonia Continuing Education Center
38777 W. Six Mile Road Suite 400
Livonia, MI 48152

Discussion Forum on PM 101: Skills for Life

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Call for Speakers

Symposium Format 

The call for speakers has ended for the 2017 Symposium. 

We are now inviting proposals from speakers who wish to present at 2018 Symposium. The Symposium features 9-12 sessions in 4 tracks. Presentations will be scheduled for 75 minutes (including time for Q&A). Presentations will be selected using the following criteria:

 Presentation Selection Process:

  • Speaker to complete the PMI-GLC Presentation Proposal Form and submit it to Presentation Proposal Form is on Page 5 of the Speaker Information Packet

  •  Speaker Engagement Committee will evaluate the submitted proposals based on the below listed criteria/guidelines.

    • Alignment with the theme “Mastering Complexity in Project Management".

    • Speaker's credentials i.e. proven project management credentials and presentation skills

    • Educational content. Promotion of products/services offered by the speaker or speaker’s organization is not allowed.

    • Emphasis on practical application of the knowledge gained.

    • All the proposals will be evaluated holistically based on needs of the chapter membership. Criteria listed above is not to be considered comprehensive.

      • Reflect current best practices in program and project management

      • Illustrate innovative and emerging project management approaches and techniques or developments

      • Provide a case study or real life project (successful or failed) with lessons learned

Benefits of Presenting at the Symposium

  • No charge to present at the PMI-GLC Spring Symposium.

  • Accepted speakers will receive one complimentary symposium registration, including access to all conference presentations and keynotes. 

  • PDUs towards PMI’s continuing certification requirements.

  • Opportunity to present to a large and experienced group of project panagers. Majority of the membership works in major IT & automotive corporations in the Detroit metro area.

  • Promotion of speaker on PMI-GLC website, brochure and other mediums of communication. The event would also be promoted to membership of other PMI Chapters in Michigan, Ohio and Canada.

  • Access to professionally conducted feedback survey that will help the speakers evaluate their presentations. Potential future invitations to present at other PMI-GLC Events like Monthly Dinner Meetings, Forums, and Professional Development Days.

  • Reference and recommendations to other PMI Chapters for Dinner Meetings/Professional Development Days/Symposiums. 

Note: Even if the proposal is not accepted for the Symposium, the proposal might be considered for other PMI-GLC events like Monthly Meetings and Networking Forums.