Speaker FAQs

Thanks for your interest in the 2017 Conference!  
Here are some FAQs for speakers - this page will be updated periodically as more questions come in.  If you have any questions, please email pmic.programs@pmihouston.org.

Q: When is the conference?
A: The 2017 Conference will take place June 5th and June 6th.

Q: Do I have to be a PMI member to be a speaker?
A: No, you do not.

Q: What are my options as a speaker?
A: We have 1 hour sessions available, as well as Half-Day and Full-Day Workshops.

Q: Does PMI pay a speaking fee?
A: For the 1 hour sessions, PMI does not pay a speaking fee.  For the Full-Day Workshops, PMI pays speakers per attendee.  All speakers recieve a complementary 1-day registration on the day they speak at the conference. Up to two (2) co-presenters will also receive a 50% discount off registration to the event as long as they are named in your proposal.

Q: Will PMI reimbuse me for travel costs, meals, hotel or other expenses?
A: No, PMI does not pay for any expenses speakers incur coming to the conference.  We will provide speakers with a discount code for the hotel upon request. However, if you are traveling more than 50 miles to speak at the conference, your 1-day registration will be upgraded to a 2-day registration.

Q: I have dietary restrictions.  What are my options?
A: If you noted preferences for vegetarian and gluten free options in your Speaker Application we have worked to build those items into our meals.  Menu items will be labeled to assist you in your selection.

Q: I would like to attend the full conference, how do I register for extra days?
A: If you are a confirmed speaker, please email admin@pmihouston.org and Logan will get you registered for the additional days.

Q: Am I allowed to promote my business during my speaking engagement?
A: Yes, you are allowed a maximum of 3 slides and 3 minutes of promotion at the end of your presentation.

Q: Do I need to bring my own laptop?
A: You are encouraged to bring your own laptop.  However, each room comes equipped with a laptop (PC), projector, screen, clicker, and whiteboards/markers as requested.

Q: Should I bring my own printed materials?
A: 1-hour session speakers should bring their own printed materials.  Full-Day Workshop speakers will have their materials pre-printed by PMI.