PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter

Annual Symposium

 NEW This Year! - In-Person and Virtual

In-Person Event: On Friday October 14th – we’re going to have a full day (8:00am – 4:30pm EST) at Hollins University.  8 PDU Event

Virtual Event:  Friday October 14th 8:30am - 11:45am via MS Teams(invite will be sent 1 day prior to the event).  This includes the RBTC Roundtable speakers(5) & Opening Session by Tom Hendrickson. 3 PDU Event

This is your opportunity to reach an incredible, engaged audience of Project, Program and Portfolio Managers from across the Southwest Virginia Area and beyond!   


The 2022 PMI Symposium focus is on “Meet Your Future”.  It will be a day to discuss innovation, technology, and workforce development in the Roanoke Valley.  

We are pleased to kick it off with a multi-organizational power team that is building out commercialized biotech clusters from the ground up in the Roanoke and New River Valley regions. You will hear how innovation, development, technology, and workforce initiatives can come together seamlessly to shape the future and how to sustain the momentum.  Tom Hendrickson will present on how to communicate with technical teams. In addition, we have breakout sessions on Cyber Security, Diversity and Inclusion, and Product to Project.  In closing of this full day event, we will have Lynda McNutt-Foster from Cortex Leadership Consulting  wrap up the day with her endnote presentation on “The Power of We”.  

We are excited to be back at Hollins University!  As part of giving back to our chapter, we will have a professional photographer available for anyone who would like to get an updated headshot.  


8:00a 8:30a Registration
8:00a 8:45a Continental Breakfast
8:45a 10:00a

RBTC Roundtable Speaker(Moderator-Carrie Cousins):

City of Roanoke Economic Development - Marc Nelson

Virginia Western Community College - Amy White

Verge/RBTC - Erin Burcham

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center - Brett Malone

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute - Hal Irvin

10:15a 11:45a Tom Hendrickson - "Humans are Hard, Code is Easy"
11:45a 1:00p Lunch/Networking
1:00p 2:00p

Break Out Sessions:

Cybersecurity - Vicki Kibbe

Diversity and Inclusion - Iliana Sepúlveda

Project to Product - Darryl Agee

2:15p 4:30p Lynda MdNutt-Foster - "The Power of We"


View Speaker Bio's:

RBTC Roundtable Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Breakout Session Speakers

Uniquebenefits sponsoring the 2022 Fall Symposium:   

  • Company Logo on SWVA-PMI website homepage with link to your website for the remainder of 2022 
  • Company Logo on all SWVA-PMI newsletters sent to our members for the remainder of 2022
  • Company Logo included in all Symposium advertisements up to the day of the event
  • Exhibitor Logo on Exhibitor slideshow in general sessions 
  • Introduction of your company during the opening session at the Symposium (1-2 minutes) 
  • 1 Complimentary pass to Fall PM Symposium ($70 value)

 All for only $250.00!

If you would like to become a sponsor, please go to our Become a Sponsor page for more information and why YOU should become a sponsor today! 



Thank you to our sponsors!






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