Share your knowledge and experience with colleagues by submitting a proposal for the 2018 Project Management Conference at Penn State. Registration fees will be waived for up to two presenters of selected proposals. Presenters from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Conference presentations are 60 minutes (this includes time for Q&A). A proposal may include one, or several presenters. Successful proposals meet the below guidelines/criteria:
- The proposal clearly states the objectives. What is the “why”?
- Takeaways/learning objectives are clear
- Presentation is related to the topic/theme of the conference
- The presentation is applicable to a broad audience. For example “Procurement within Higher Education” vs. “Procurement within MY Department.”
Presenters may select one of the below formats to deliver their presentation.
- Traditional: an educational talk about a specific topic that involves a presentation and discussion. Presentations include a high level overview of the topic (E.g. anecdotes, lessons learned, review of research) and translates findings into thought provoking and/or meaningful application for audience members.
- Roundtable: interactive discussion-based sessions where participants generate ideas, receive feedback, and engage in in-depth conversations. Roundtable presenters are responsible for facilitating the session.
- Panel: typically consists of three or more individuals that provide information and answer questions regarding a specific topic. Panelists typically represent a diversity of voices, experiences and may work across varying fields/disciplines to provide a multitude of insight into a given topic for the audience.