Project Management Institute

Speaking Engagement Request

Our Board of Directors and executives travel thousands of miles each year to advocate for the project management profession and to present thought leadership on topics of timely importance. We are pleased to consider requests for speaking engagement at your events. Approval is generally based on these factors:

  1. If your event provides an outreach opportunity that is consistent with PMI’s strategic plan direction and/or PMI leaders’ roles and responsibilities
  2. If we received your request at least 12 weeks from the desired presentation date; and
  3. If a PMI speaker is available on the date you’ve requested. Unfortunately, it is not possible to honor all requests.

Types of Engagements

PMI's Board of Directors, executive staff, and PMIEF speakers can engage in the following activities.

  • Deliver a keynote presentation at an event
  • Conduct the opening honors and/or closing remarks at a special occasion
  • Present virtually via webinar, video conference or teleconference
  • Write a bylined article for publication

Place your request using the speaking engagement form. Can your event budget cover the speaker’s travel expense? Please research this question ahead of time.

Presentation Requirements

If you are requesting a keynote presentation, allow a time slot of 45 minutes including 30 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions and answers.

We cannot provide an advance copy of the presentation. We can provide a copy afterwards in PDF format.

Plan to confirm prior to your event that technical requirements are met. These may include a podium, microphone, computer and LCD projector.

Contact information

Is a particular speaker requested?

We cannot guarantee the availability of the individual requested or a bilingual speaker.

If you selected 'PMI chapter anniversary' checkbox above, please choose milestone.

Is a particular speaker requested?

We cannot guarantee the availability of the individual requested or a bilingual speaker.

Event information

Is this a PMI chapter event?

Who should the speaker thank?

Has your organization previously hosted a PMI speaker for a presentation or speech?

Will your organization pay for the speaker’s travel expenses? Please note, “yes” responses will be considered a commitment.



Ground transportation


Other Information

Publicity and social media: If this event will attract media attention or if you plan to distribute photos of the event through your organization’s official social media channels, please contact our PR team at If you are a PMI chapter and would like to have your event included in the PMI events calendar or in PMI Today®, contact our publications team at

Additional Speaking Opportunities:

Please note whether or not there will be any additional speaking opportunities in addition to what is selected above. Note: Our PMI representatives will prepare for only one speaking engagement (keynote presentation or ambassador speech, etc.). If you would like the PMI representative to possibly attend or present at other engagements, you must complete this section. We cannot guarantee the PMI representative will be able to attend or present at multiple engagements.