2020 Winter Symposium

2020 Winter Symposium


Connect. Learn. Grow.

2020 has been a crazy year and we all could use some good news. Well here it is:

The PMIWDC Chapter is treating you to a FREE VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM.

Connecting to the Future. At this special event, join your peers to hear three speakers and learn about the power of intellectual connection, the future of artificial intelligence and the value of virtual meetings.

3 December, 1:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

GET BIG THINGS DONE: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

Erica Dhawan Headshot

Learn how today’s movers and shakers capitalize on Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) to achieve personal and professional goals. With the right tools, anyone can maximize his or her potential and achieve breakthrough performance simply by focusing on and developing their CxQ.

Don’t miss this presentation from Erica Dhawan, the world’s leading authority on CxQ and the Founder & CEO of Cotential. As the author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, Erica will share how anyone can develop innovative strategies to increase value for clients, deliver results, and ensure competitiveness.


AI is making headlines and disrupting entire industries. But what IS artificial intelligence, and what is it good at? From AIs that struggle to invent plausible paint colors, to AIs that struggle to recognize which pictures don’t actually contain giraffes or sheep, the funny failures of AI tell us a lot about their real-world shortcomings as well. Learn about the kinds of problems where AI will succeed, fail, or succeed at solving the wrong problem entirely.

Learn about artificial intelligence from Janelle Shane, an AI humor blogger and one of Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in business. She will give a look inside the minds of the algorithms that run our world and make artificial intelligence and machine learning accessible and entertaining.

Janelle Shane Headshot


Marita Cheng Headshot

How do you motivate people when they’re far away? How do you create community when your team is isolated from one another? How do you remain productive when the world is so confusing? Hear how to manage and inspire teams across the globe to take actions – all through your computer.

Spend an hour with Marita Cheng, a top technology virtual keynote speaker, one of Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech, and the founder of Robogals, Aipoly, and Aubot. She will provide her strategies for creating community around a common vision, leading with feedback and utilizing asynchronous communication.

Event Details

Date & Time

3 December 2020

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EST-05:00)


Zoom Meeting