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PMI Baltimore Chapter 2015 Professional Development Event

Skyward Apps
Platinum Sponsor


IT Cadre
Silver Sponsor


Lockheed Martin
Bronze Sponsor


Offering Presentations on Project Management that will highlight
Best Practices, Real World Examples, and Goes Beyond the Theory...

Conference Center @ Maritime Institute (CCMIT)

692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Baltimore, a chapter of PMI with over 3,200 members, will hold a professional development event to provide networking and training to our members. We anticipate 350 participants, to include national participation, though or focus will be on the Baltimore Chapter Area. The Event runs Friday and Saturday. You can earn up to 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) by attending this event.

The Professional Development Event (PDE) portion will be a two day event. Tracks include:

  • Soft Skills
  • Government Sector Project Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Technology in Project Management

Click to Find out more details about the Schedule

Our Key Note Speakers have been Selected! We are very honored to have:


Herb StraussHerb Strauss

Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Systems (ADCS) and
Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Social Security Administration

Mr. Strauss provides executive advocacy, leadership and strategic direction for development and alignment of SSA’s information management and technology strategies, cyber security plans and IT standards, architectures and policy guidance. He works closely with the Deputy Commissioner for Systems and other executives across the SSA enterprise and government-wide, to ensure that the agency’s $1.3 billion annual investment in IT systems, infrastructure, human capital and related capabilities are prudent, effective and transparent and that they support the agency's mission, strategic direction and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Strauss garnered over 30 years of professional experience in leading and advising business and government organizations around the world. In commercial work, he specialized in IT industry research, management and technology consulting and development and delivery of enterprise IT and advanced operational technologies. Most recently, Mr. Strauss served as vice president and senior managing partner at the IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. There he led Gartner’s IT consulting work, assisting clients of the United States Intelligence Community. Previously at Gartner, he served as research vice president and the firm’s principal national security analyst supporting government IT research and industry analysis worldwide. Earlier, Mr. Strauss held executive and management positions with the American Express Company, Electronic Data Systems Corporation, American Management Systems Corporation and Robbins-Gioia Inc. —an Informa Plc. company.


Horace BlackmanHorace Blackman

Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Health and Life Sciences  

He is responsible for leading the Program Area with a focus on securing and extending core federal business in the health arena -- offering development through Operations and Sustainment to our customers across the globe. And provide mission-critical advanced technology systems and services for federal government customers including Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, CMS, NIH, CDC, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Federal Computer Week named him a 2014 Federal 100 Award winner for his virtualization initiative that significantly reduced costs at the VA. Other recognitions include magazine’s 100 IT leaders in 2013, the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Association for Federal Information Resources Management and the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC). Blackman is currently president of GITEC, a role held since 2009.

Regular Pricing In Effect - Click here to Register - Must Pay at time of Registration.

Online Registration ends on April 15th. After that, all corporate discounts are ended and price for all new registrants is $299/two-day $150/one-day.

PMI PDE Pricing

Corporate Pricing available. 20% for 10+ Registrations - all at PMI Baltimore Pricing. Also available are Vendor Tables, Event Sponsorship, and much more. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Terms

Each conference delegate must display a valid pass while attending sessions or events at the conference. With five concurrent track - For each separate Track presentation, you may switch from room to room but will only get credit for the PDU with which you were included on the roster. If you are leaving the room and will not be switching rooms near the begining of the presentation, it is your duty to request your name be removed from the roster 

Cancellation Policy

The Professional Development Conference will issue full refunds for conference registrations less a $40.00 administration fee for all written requests received on or before March 27, 2014.  We regret that refunds will not be considered after this date.

Substitutions are permitted when the name of the individual substituting is recorded using the online registration system here prior to Thursday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00pm EST. All approved refunds will be issued after the conference.