PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

Call for Papers

Become a Symposium Speaker

The PMI Silicon Valley Chapter is pleased to announce its 2022 Annual Symposium, which will again this year be conducted virtually. This year's theme is: “Project Management in a VUCA World: Overcoming Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity in Today’s Projects.”

VUCA” is a now-common acronym in business and project management. The Harvard Business Review described VUCA as a “catchall for ‘Hey, it's crazy out there!’” The current 7th Edition PMI PMBOK Guide includes “Uncertainty” as its eighth Performance Domain—addressing “Uncertainty, Ambiguity, Complexity, Volatility, and Risk.” All project leaders face these factors every day in our current projects. There’s no question that it’s crazy out here, and it is only getting worse…

Do you have stories to share about using agile methods, risk management, systems engineering, or other techniques for leading successful projects in chaotic environments? Would you like to share your experiences with like-minded professionals dealing with unpredictable environments, and participate in an online event where you will learn from others who face the same challenges? 

If so, please plan to join us as a virtual session speaker at our 2022 PMI Silicon Valley Annual Symposium.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: July 8, 2022
  • Selected presenters notified by: August 8, 2022
  • Sample dry run for presentations: Late August, 2022
  • Final presentations due: September 12, 2022
  • Symposium event dates: October 7-8, 2022
Things to Know
Q1. What topics or questions should be addressed?

Proposed topics must align with the symposium theme of "Project Management in a VUCA World" and should be compelling to the attendees. Presentations should be practical and applicable to individuals and organizations from a wide spectrum of organizations and backgrounds. Interpretation of this theme is encouraged, and presenters from any industry, discipline, or project environment are welcome.

Ready to Submit a Proposal?