The Leader
Sep. 2, 2014

PMI OVOC 2014 Symposium Speaker List

The Symposium team has selected the speaker list for the 2014 Symposium. This year we were very fortunate to have 48 potential topics to choose from. We thank all those who submitted proposals. Please click here to see the Symposium speaker list.

More details will be published soon on the PMI OVOC website at www.pmiovoc.org.More

PMI OVOC 2014 Symposium : Register now before Sept. 5!

ADVANCED REGISTRATION Deadline Extension: Sept. 5, 2014

For the Symposium Pricing List, click here.

To Register, click here. More

PMI OVOC email migration successful

We were extremely successful in the migration of our email over the period of Aug. 28 – Aug. 31. This was our first step towards the implementation of Office365.

If you tried to send us an email during this period, please resend now.

We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during this short email outage period during the Labour Day Week end. More

PMI OVOC volunteer opportunities

PMI OVOC continually works to enhance existing programs and build new ones for the benefit of our members. We are fortunate to have many capable and motivated members supporting the chapter as volunteers. There are many exciting opportunities to contribute and we welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

For a detailed list of our volunteer opportunities, click here.

To learn more about the PMI OVOC Volunteer Program, click here.More

Offer to PMI OVOC Members: 20 per cent discount on International Conference

The international Conference on Quality and Test Management (SQTM 2014) will be held in San Diego, CA, the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

The week also features 20 in depth courses that count towards the Certified Software Quality Manager (CSQM) certification.

This conference is excellent value priced at $1795 for all five days. PMI OVOC members will receive a 20 per cent discount when they use promo code PMIOV during registration.

Details and registration can be found by clicking here. More

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