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On a periodic basis, the Chapter offers a mini-course on the same night as the chapter meetings. These popular one-hour sessions, available for a moderate additional fee, are held prior to the dinner meeting and enable participants to obtain an additional PDU as well as learn about another topic of interest. Seats are limited and typically sell out, so early registration is recommended.
Advance registration for the mini-course is required. Courses are posted on our website and registration can be completed securely via MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or DISCOVER card. There are no early-registration discounts available for mini-courses.
We are sorry, but we are unable to accept walk-in registrations.
5:30 PM Mini-Course Begins
6:30 PM Mini Course Ends
6:30 PM Dinner Begins for folks registered for Dinner at Chapter Meeting
Although we understand circumstances arise which may require a registrant to miss an events, we are unable to offer refunds for mini-courses.
PMI Mass Bay holds monthly dinner meetings from September through June, typically on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are held in venues that can provide a first-class professional setting with full meal service and audio-visual support. Meetings are held in different geographic areas to garner widespread participation of our chapter members. In recent months our meetings have been held in Burlington, Newton, Wellesley, Cambridge, Boston, Woburn, Wakefield, Lexington, Dedham and Waltham.
Our chapter invites both our members and those interested in the project management profession to attend presentations from leading authorities on project management.
PMI Mass Bay welcomes speakers who can deliver interesting and insightful presentations on the application of project management techniques and methods.
Our monthly chapter meetings typically draw up between 90-150 professionals from a wide variety of industries and companies in the Greater Boston area.
The following describes speaking opportunities for the Chapter Meeting program:
The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised in our chapter newsletter, email blasts, social media and on our website. In addition, the chapter may share its upcoming events with other organizations, advertise in local media or send postcards of upcoming events. We serve a membership of over 2,500 and our mailing lists reach an extended community of over 5,000.
Meeting Date, Venue and Schedule
Our meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month from September through June. Locations typically include corporate hosts (conference rooms or facilities), higher education organizations (universities), and hotels or banquet halls located in suburban Boston (such as Burlington and Newton,) as well as Cambridge and Boston in the metro area.
Our meeting venues provide a first-class setting including a light dinner, environmental controls and full audio-visual support.
- 5:00 Registration and Networking
- 6:00-7:00 Dinner and Networking
- 7:00 Chapter Announcements
- 7:30 Formal Presentation (1 hour or 2 hour*)
- 8:30-8:45 Adjourn
*Note 2 hour presentations start at 6:45p.m. or 7:00p.m.
In some cases there will be a one hour presentation from 6:00-7:00p.m. with dinner following and another one hour presentation from 8:00-9:00p.m.
- Formal interactive presentation: use of case studies and audience participation is strongly encouraged.
- Microsoft PowerPoint preferred.
- Presentation will be loaded on the chapter's laptop (Windows PC) or speaker may provide their own.
- Chapter provides: video projector with cables to laptop, 10 foot screen, and wireless microphone and laser pointing device with remote screen advance. Special Arrangements and Pre-approved Expenses PMI Mass Bay does not generally provide compensation for speaker fees, copyright and license fees, etc.
The Chapter may reimburse reasonable travel fees including airfare and lodging when approved in advance by the VP of Professional Development. PMI Mass Bay Chapter is not responsible for unapproved expenses incurred by the speaker or their company. The speaker is entitled to bring up to 2 guests free of charge. This includes the light dinner. There is space on our sponsor table for literature or hand outs from the speaker’s organization. Speakers may also donate a raffle item for the event.