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2018 National Capital Project Management Symposium - Call for Speakers

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2018 NCPMS this upcoming October.

In today's high-pressure workplace we are expected to do more with less.  It is essential that the modern project manager is adaptable to an ever-changing environment.  This year's symposium theme "Dynamic Leadership - Evolution of the 21st Century Leader" will speak to the evolution of project managers and how we can learn and adapt.

The 2018 NCPMS will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd thru Thursday, October 25th, 2018 and will follow the same format as the previous years.  The symposium program on October 23-24, 2018 will present keynote addresses, track sessions and armchair discussions.  Day three’s program will consist of four half-day workshops.

2 Day Symposium Speakers

As in the past, we will be presenting 2 streams of professional development education.   The symposium will present a well-balanced program that attracts all industries and formats including corporate, government, private sector and non-profit organizations.

The track stream will focus on leadership and communication skills.  The track 2 stream will be focused on traditional project management theory including best practices and lessons learned past projects and current projects.   We will learn about new and evolving areas such as AI, drones, digital transformation, open source, cloud, and agile.  We welcome all topics which will allow us to present a dynamic symposium program.

The end goal is for attendees to leave the symposium with new information and best practices that they would implement in their workplace.  Information that will lend to them doing their jobs differently and more effectively.

We will offer 2 stream formats this year, the first being the "traditional" 50-minute sessions.  The second is a "Ted Talks" style 20 to 25 minutes which would allow for the message to be appropriately delivered.  (Some presentations do not require 50 minutes to present to an audience).


We are currently looking for 4 half-day workshops to deliver.  Attendees will choose between 2-morning sessions and 2-afternoon sessions. 

The purpose of the workshops is to deliver diverse and unique topics in areas such as emotional intelligence, effective communications, how to transition from Waterfall to Agile software development, etc.  Topics that are progressive or progressing in nature.


Important Deadlines and Instructions

  1. Download and complete the entire speaker abstract information below.  
  2. Return completed submissions to by Friday June 15, 2018 to allow time to review and create a roadmap/schedule of informative and educational presentations to excite our attendees.

If you have any questions, please email the 2018 Symposium Chair, Pete Grieve, at Symposium-chair@pmiovoc.orgThank you in advance for your consideration and submissions.

Best Regards,


Pete Grieve
PMI OVOC (Ottawa) Chapter
VP Programs | 2017, 2018 Symposium Chair