PMI® partners with TED to highlight the impact of project management

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To celebrate our 50th Anniversary and further advance the project management profession, PMI is partnering with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading.

Our two great brands will bring inspiring ideas and powerful voices to the world of project, program and portfolio management, empowering people to make ideas a reality. This partnership is an immersive and impactful experience that has the power to create change, to shift perspectives and connect cultures.

As part of our partnership, this year’s PMO Symposium will include a TED Conversation– two exceptional TED Fellows presenting their work, followed by a dynamic, thought-provoking conversation, and a Q&A session curated for project management professionals.

Join us on Monday, 04 November from 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

 

Shohini Ghose

Shohini Ghose

TED Senior Fellow

Quantum physicist + educator

Shohini Ghose and her research collaborators made the first ever movies showing atoms ‘tunneling’ through an impenetrable barrier, and also made the first observations of chaotic behavior at the quantum level. Serving as the director of the Centre for Women in Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, she also advocates for equity and diversity in science.

Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how quantum computer technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption and even teleport information.

Andrew Pelling

Andrew Pelling

TED Senior Fellow

Biohacker + mad scientist

Canadian scientist Andrew Pelling is the founder of Spiderwort, a company developing innovative plant-derived biomaterials for medical research, reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine. Now, after just six years since he began growing human tissue on vegetable matter, Spiderwort has begun clinical trials to test the safety and compatibility of biomaterials when used in humans.

Quote from Andrews talk - “What I'm really curious about is if one day it will be possible to repair, rebuild and augment our own bodies with stuff we make in the kitchen”. Andrews talk provides a great example of how we can create value in the midst of the current rapid change in technology.