Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC PM Conference 2008 Receives High Praise




May 2, 2008 was a day of historical proportion for the Southern New England Chapter.  It was the day of our third annual professional development conference; it was the day designated “Project Management Day” throughout the state of Connecticut by Governor Jodi Rell; and it was the day SNEC-PMI went green by reducing the number of paper handouts and providing environmentally friendly (collapsible fold and zipper) tote bags.  Even before we kicked-off the day, Keynote Speaker Captain Brudnicki was interviewed on the local radio WTIC1080 morning show. 


We thought we did good but knew we got to great when none other than Lee Lambert himself told us,  “I have never experienced the depth and quality of a professional development event that comes close to equaling the May 2 SNEC-PMI Professional Development Day.” 


After a rousing keynote, nearly 800 conference attendees were able to put Captain Larry Brudnicki’s decision-making pointers (based on his rescue experiences in “The Perfect Storm”) to work as they faced difficult choices – which four of the 20 outstanding satellite presentations to attend; how to work a visit to each of the 23 vendors or with whom to lunch.  A new feature to this year’s conference was Lunch and Learns.  Attendees could attend a session with Microsoft or IBM or join friends and co-workers for lunch.  The closing session was a comedic view of project management, SNEC, and PMI by corporate funnyman Greg Schwem, which put everyone in great spirits for the conference’s reception. 


Our sincere thanks to all our presenters, our many sponsor for their financial support, our Chapter members and especially conference attendees who are the real reason our events are so successful.  We hope to see you all next year!



Plans are already underway for the 2009 Conference. If you are interested in being a volunteer or sponsor for next year’s event, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


For a review of the 2008 conference, visit the links below.