PMI’s global congress North America and EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) are among the world's premier events for the project, program and portfolio management profession. The global congress area of focus sessions provide attendees access to cutting-edge tools and methodologies and insight into best practices applicable to a practitioners’ daily work. Area of focus speakers serve as catalysts for this knowledge transfer. Apply to be an area of focus presenter and share your unique expertise with your project, program and portfolio management colleagues across industries.
Interested individuals may submit a proposal through PMI’s call for paper online tool. The selection process is highly competitive and all abstracts undergo a blind peer review.
Submission dates for upcoming congresses
| Congress || Call opens (approximately)|| Call closes (approximately)
|EMEA 2015 ||24.00 GMT 1 October 2014||24.00 GMT 11 Novemberber 2014
|North America 2015 ||TBD||TBD||
You see it in their eyes, their desire to serve and succeed. And you know they will, if you can just clear the way. Clear the way for them to understand the issues, to see where they can grow, to build new skills. Do you have what it takes to help project managers succeed? Can you teach them what they need to learn at an accelerated pace by doing in the classroom today what they will do in the real world tomorrow? Do you have what it takes? Are you ready?
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Click here to create your personal profile and submit a congress proposal. We are using a new platform and you need to create your personal profile before you can submit your congress submission proposal.
Submission Process and Guidelines for EMEA 2015:
Dates to remember for EMEA 2015:
- Create a personal profile - create your personal profile and then submit your congress proposal.
- Review the content areas at congress for EMEA 2015.
- Click here to submit a congress proposal for consideration. Please note that once you start to input your congress proposal, you will need to finish submitting. You will not be able save your submission and finish later.
Call for Papers
Anyone submitting a proposal will receive notification of the status of their submission by 19 December 2014.
- Call opens on 1 October 2014
- Call closes on 11 November 2014
We encourage you to use the “Session Recording” feature which is located on the application. Simply describe your session objectives and what attendees will gain by attending to your session in a recording-30 seconds or less.
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Selected Area of Focus Presenters for EMEA 2015:
The above dates are subject to change.
- By 2 January 2015: Contracts, a 50 word biography, 50 word session description and the speaker report is due.
- By 16 January 2015: first draft white paper
- By 13 February 2015: final white paper
- By 6 March 2015: first draft of your Power Point Presentation
- By 1 May 2015: final Power Point Presentation.
Please note: Attendee feedback over the past several years indicates a strong preference for new content, ideas, and approaches. In response to this feedback, papers that have been presented at any prior global congress, in whole or in part will NO longer be eligible for submission. Please contact email@example.com for questions.
If selected, by meeting milestones outlined in the speaker agreement, the Institute will grant each area of focus primary speaker a complimentary registration and up to two (2) co-presenters receive a 33% discount off registration.
Note: PMI does not provide honoraria to area of focus speakers. Please plan to cover your own travel and hotel expenses and register to attend the event following the guidelines that PMI will communicate.