Symposium: Friday Only – Members

April 20, 2018
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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New York Law School (NYLS)
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

This year’s theme is “Raise your PMIQ!”

Early Bird Registration has been extended! Register by February 18th and save big!

Ticket Types & Rates:

Ticket Type Early Bird Rate
(through 2/18)
Regular Rate
(2/19 through 4/16)
Walk-in Rate
(at the door 4/20)
PMINYC & Neighboring Chapter Member $225 $285 $320
PMINYC & Neighboring Chapter Member :
AND Student or Military
$150 $175 $200
PMINYC & Neighboring Chapter Member :
AND Unemployed
$175 $200 $230
Guest/Non-PMI Member $250 $300 $320
Guest/Non-PMI Member :
AND Student or Military
$175 $225 $240
Guest/Non-PMI Member :
AND Unemployed
$200 $250 $275

On Friday, the Symposium consists of intriguing, robust presentations led by top project management professionals. You will learn how to propel your projects to the next level, and leave with both new skills and new contacts.

If you are interested in attending the Saturday sessions or both Friday and Saturday, visit the Events calendar


Daniel Wakeman - Keynote Speaker
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Educational Testing Services

Presentation: Agile DevOps and the PMO
Agile DevOps has been shown to dramatically streamline the software development process by providing ample feedback loops and automating the continuous integration and continuous delivery of code into production in much shorter, more frequent release cycles. In Agile DevOps projects, operations staff provides support to the development team within the context of the project, rather than taking over support when the project is completed......

Michael Nir - Keynote Speaker
President, Sapir Consulting USA

Presentation: The Secrets of Silent Influence: Using Body Language to Persuade Others
Every sale, meeting and business interaction involves exerting influence. A person can deliver great points, but if they are unable to read the body language of their colleagues, they are missing vital cues as to whether the listener will follow through or not. As a result, indecision rises, sales are lost, and the listener feels unheard, which causes friction. Understanding how to read people and respond effectively helps create quicker buy-in, builds confidence in solutions, and reduces lost time in meetings.......

Milos Topic - Keynote Speaker
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Saint Peter's University

Presentation: We are managing projects, but who is leading people?
Leaders, or at least those who are in leadership positions have the greatest impact and influence on the overall strategy, direction and ultimately the outcomes of their organizations. Organizational culture is defined, communicated and propagated by leadership first. Those of us who are fortunate enough to lead other people must take such responsibility seriously and act in ways that place the long-term needs of our colleagues at the pinnacle........

Gene Gendel, CEC, LeSS, CSaS, CAL
Agile Coach, Trainer and Organizational Design Agent
Co-Author: Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners

Presentation: Agile Transformations: Treat Your Organization as a Sushi Roll
A successful Agile Leader must treat an organization, that is expected to transform, as a sushi roll. Agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, XP), individuals’ roles & responsibilities, processes & tools, metrics & reporting, burn-up charts, estimation techniques.....

Dave Williams
Senior Vice President Information Technology, OceanFirst Bank

Presentation: WTC Escape dovetailing Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery techniques
Any major crisis that has the power to disrupt your projects has the potential to disrupt your people as well. In this presentation, Dave Williams, 9/11 survivor and senior VP of IT at OceansFirst Bank, will discuss the importance of managing catastrophic risks with a sensitivity to human suffering and human crisis management.....

Michael Milutis
Creator, Director: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute
Computer Aid, Inc (CAI)

Presentation: Know Thyself: The Secrets to Total Engagement and Self-Actualization in the Workplace
Michael Milutis will share what he’s learned from having consulted with hundreds of project managers and IT professionals from around the world on their personal branding and career challenges, and he will explain why self-knowledge, mindfulness, and self-actualization are such critical success factors for everyone who wants to go through this process........

Enterprise Agile Coach, Unified Vision Group
Co-author, The Nehemiah Effect and Flow

Presentation: Increased Performance for any Project Via Flow
In this session everyone will participate in a short game that demonstrates the practices, methods and frameworks which, when employed, guarantee performance increase. Presenter Ted Kallman has conducted this game with thousands of teams in conference Keynotes and Breakout Sessions in Europe and the US with remarkable results. The methods and frameworks are from his #1 Bestselling Book “The Nehemiah Effect: Ancient Wisdom From the World’s First Agile Projects” and his newly released book “Flow: Getting Everyone Moving in the Right Direction … and Loving it”.

PDUs : up to 7 (Category Details : TBA)
Note: PDUs for this event will be self-reported to PMI Global


Activity Start Time End Time
Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking / Birds of a Feather 7:30 AM 8:30 AM
Welcome 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Keynote Speaker: Milos Topic - “We are managing projects, but who is leading people?” 8:45 AM 10:15 AM
Break - Coffee - Networking 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
Track 1a: Michael Milutis - “Know Thyself: The Secrets to Total Engagement and Self-Actualization in the Workplace”
Track 1b Gene Gendel: “Agile Transformations: Treat Your Organization as a sushi roll”
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Keynote Speaker: Michael Nir: “Silent Influencing: Rediscover the power of body language to lead impacting change” 11:15 AM 12:45 PM
Lunch / Networking - Vendor Visits 12:45 PM 1:30 PM
Track 2a: Ted Kallman - “Increased Performance for any Project Via Flow”
Track 2b: Dave Williams - “WTC Escape dovetailing Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery techniques”)
1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Wakeman - “Agile DevOps and the PMO” 2:15 PM 3:45 PM
Break - Networking
Grand Drawing for the “Win a Dream Vacation” Giveaway
3:45 PM 4:30 PM
Bring it all together - End-of-Day Panel and Wrap-up 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Venue Details
Dress Code: Business Casual
Picture ID: All participants may be required to show a picture ID to security personnel for admittance to the meeting
Please review our photo and video policy here

Refund Policy
Registration fees, less a non-refundable processing charge, are refundable if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. You must send an email to both VP Finance and VP Symposium by Dates below to be considered for a refund and you must receive response for confirmation.

Deadlines to Cancel By and Non-refundable Processing Charge
December 30, 2017 : $50
February 10, 2018 : $65
March 25, 2018 : $85
No Refunds after March 25, 2018