September Dinner Meeting - The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center - Register before 5PM on 6 September to avoid $10 late fee

September 13, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The Race to the South Pole: Ten Lessons for Project Managers

On 14 December 1911, four men led by Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Thirty-five days later, Robert F. Scott and four others followed. Amundsen had won the race to the pole. Amundsen’s party returned to base on 26 January 1912. Scott’s party perished. As historical drama, why this happened is interesting enough, but to project managers, the story is fascinating. Lessons abound.

Rick Brenner, Cambridge, Massachusetts, speaker, author, and learner from other people’s mistakes

Our speaker today has advised clients from Wall Street to Main Street, from Microsoft to Dunkin Donuts. He’s coached managers, attorneys, politicians, clergy, and executives—anyone who deals with complex collaborations.

He’s the author of 18 ebooks about life at work, he’s a reformed MIT software engineer, and he’s been speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting since 1998.

Join us for an evening of learning, networking and socializing on Wednesday, September 13th, 2016.  Register before 6 September at 5:00 PM to avoid a $10 late registration fee.

Parking:  Use the parking garage off Market Street, decks 3 and above to avoid a fee, and take elevator to The Westin lobby on the ground floor. 

·  Registration and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM with time to network with colleagues and learn about one another in our regional professional organization.

 ·  A plated dinner will begin between 6:15 and 6:30 PM with some brief chapter business and introductions. Menu: chicken entre'e, starch and vegetable, salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee, tea and water.

***Vegetarian and special meals due to dietary restrictions will be available upon request by noting your preference in the Special Instructions and Comments block while registering.  These meals cannot be guaranteed if member or guest does not register at least one week prior to the meeting.*** 

 ·  At approximately 7 PM we will turn our focus to the featured presentation.

PDUs Available: 

1 Category A Strategic Business PDU for Certified PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP or PMI-SP, which the chapter will log for you.  Up to 1.5 PDUs for networking prior to the start of the meeting that you log yourself.  Up to 1.5 PDUs if you volunteer to help with registration that you also log yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration will close 24 hours before the event.  Late registration begins after 5:00 pm, the Friday before the event.  *** Due to contracts with hotels and conference centers and the requirement to provide advanced notice on the number of attendees so they can order the correct amount of food, once you have registered, there will be no refunds. ***



$30.00 Member Registration
$40.00 after 5:30 pm September 6

$40.00 Non-Member Registration
$50.00 after 5:30 pm September 6

$0.00 Scholarship Donation