2015 Annual Conference

Managing Projects, Programs, and Portfolios

"Insights, Ideas & Perspectives"

September 25, 2015

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2014 Conference Report

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Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97232

This event, held once a year, is our largest educational experience for the project management community. Attendees come to this conference to grow their knowledge, learn from other practitioners, and hear about products and services which support the project management profession and their career goals. This year’s conference focuses on individuals and organizations delivering highly successful and robust business results through strong leadership and sound project, program and portfolio management.

Whatever your stake in projects, this event is a valuable asset for you, your team, and your organization.

  • Learn the latest tools, tips, techniques and trends in project, program and portfolio management that will help you take your career to the next level and improve your organizational success. 
  • Network and share ideas and experiences with executives, project, program and portfolio managers, sponsors,  and other practitioners from a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions.
  • Earn professional development units (8 PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential.

I’ve attended the Annual Conference every year since 2009 because of the great speakers and topics offered. The event keeps me current with the project management profession, equips me to perform more efficiently as a project manager, and provides PDUs to maintain my PMP Credentials."    
Gay Lynn Calonge, PMP

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker: Scott Crabtree

Talk Title: The Science of Being Happy & Productive at Work 

scott crabtree picAs the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, Scott Crabtree empowers individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work.

Scott’s audiences range from intimate groups of five CEOs to groups of thousands at conferences. Recent clients include Microsoft, Bose, Blizzard Entertainment, Dreamworks, Boeing and Nike.  His insights have been quoted in First Round Review, Fast Company, Inc., InfoWorld, Fortune, and VentureBeat among other publications.

In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He’s founded startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. In early 2012, he resigned his position as a Tech Strategist at Intel to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.

Scott holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College. 

When he is not immersed in scientific data, he loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters, especially in nature, and also enjoys playing with his band. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

To find out more about Scott, go to: www.happybrainscience.com


3 Conference Tracks

Strategy & Leadership Project Managers must often be change agents and are always leading.  This track will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools. 
Tools & Techniques Strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. This track will focus on practices that deliver projects on time and on budget.
People Skills Project Management is working with people. PMs most often have responsibility but without authority.  This track will focus on the skills to work with others for optimal results.


Watch This Page for More Information about Speakers, Topics and Other Conference News!

How to Participate

Call for Speakers

Click here for our Call for Speakers Invitation.

Call for Volunteers

We are currently accepting applications from those interested in becoming a volunteer at this exciting event.  Check back often as new positions are posted weekly.  Volunteer Opportunities web page

Chapter Sponsorship

Visit the Chapter Sponsors web page to see the organizations that make events such as this possible.  If your organization is interested in becoming a Chapter Sponsor, click here for information.

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Individual Registration


Logging in to the PMI Portland web site will automatically display the price for which you are eligible based on your membership status. 

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You must be a PMI Portland Chapter member in the PMI Portland Chapter database prior to registering for an event to be eligible for the member rate. Our database is updated weekly with new and renewing member information provided by PMI Global. Please allow one week following your new or renewed membership with PMI Global for your Portland Chapter membership to become active.  See the New Member Information web page for more information.



Group Registration Information

To register a group of people with a single credit card payment, please see the Annual Conference Group Registration web page.


Contact Information

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Annual Conference Director annual_conf@pmi-portland.org

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