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2020 PMI Silver Spring Symposium

The Art of Project Management: Transformation, Trends, and Innovation

Scheduled for October 22, 2020 - via Zoom!

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Please make room on your calendar as registration will close soon.  Check out our speaker lineup and pricing information. Students are able to register and attend all-day for only $20! 



Symposium Moderators 

Marcus Parker photoMarcus S. Parker Snr., Program Manager, U.S. Department of Defense and Lead Instructor, ATEM Group LLC. 

Marcus is a past president and chapter trustee of PMISSC and he will moderate the symposium afternoon ession. Read Bio


Britton Karen photoAgnes Socrates, Immediate Past Administrative Director, Master of Science in Project Management Program, George Washington University (GWU).  

Agnes has worked in the project and program management field for over twenty years. Her career spans international development work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Read Bio


Symposium Speakers 

Britton Karen photoKaren Britton, Chief Digital Officer/ Vice President Marketing and Communications, LMI Consulting (Keynote Speaker). 

Session Focus: Innovation. PMI Triangle: Strategies and Business. Read Bio



David and Lisa Hammer photoDavid Newman and Lisa Hammer, Cofounders and Principals, Leadership Techniques, LLC (Keynote Speakers). 

Session Focus: Trends/Transformation.  PMI Triangle: Technical and Leadership. Read Bio



Richard Cheng photoRichard Cheng, Vice President of Training and Chief Product Owner at NextUp Solutions. 

Session Focus: Business Agility – Pivot or Perish (Innovation). PMI Triangle: Strategies and Business. Read Bio



Elaine Jackson photoElaine Jackson, Founder, Holistic Project Management Consulting. 

Session Focus: Apply Sustainability Concepts for Massive Projects Success (Trends/ Innovation). PMI Triangle: Technical. Read Bio



Karin Jones photoKarin Jones,  Program Manager, Salient CRGT. 

Session Focus: The Importance of Empathy  (Trends). PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio




Chris Gonzalez photoChris Gonzalez,  President, A-G Associates. 

Session Focus: Starting a PMO and Changing Culture (Trends). PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio




Douglas Brown photoDouglas Brown,  Program Management Consultant. 

Session Focus: First Aid for Project Management Ailments: The ABC’s of Bypassing Resistance and Getting Your PM Practices Accepted (Transformation)PMI Triangle: Strategies and Business. Read Bio



Steve Bonk photoSteve Bonk,  Exprienced Program Management Consultant. 

Session Focus: NIST Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder (Transformation)PMI Triangle: Technical. Read Bio


Event Details 

All-day Event with 2 Sessions (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) 


Session 1

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Start: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (1 Keynote; 3 Speakers)


Session 2

Registration: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 

Start: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (1 Keynote; 3 Speakers)             


1 PDU will be given for each session/keynote speaker; potentially earn 8 PDUS in total


Attendee Registration Fee: Student Registration $20 and General Registration $25 each session/ $45 for both sessions. A portion of the registration fees will be donated to a Silver Spring non-profit organization.


This year’s event is one you don’t want to miss and registration closes at 8 a.m. on October 22, 2020.  For those who register early, expect to receive a link and/or passcode for the event on October 21.  Please endeavor to test your access and save the link.


Watch this space for more information.  



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Sponsor Video: UMD PM Center for Excellence

Sponsor Video: Morgan State University (Graves School)

2020 Symposium Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The ATEM Group Image
UMD Project Management Image
ProSource Consulting

Bronze Sponsors

Academy Leadership
Leadership Techniques LLC
Morgan State School of Business and Management

Patron Sponsors

Audley Consulting Group
Educology Solutions