SeminarsWorld® in Chicago (24-27 October)

24 - 27 October 2017
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Marriott Marquis Chicago


SeminarsWorld® in Chicago offers seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® that will help you integrate people and technical skills, orchestrate total project success, and more. 
SeminarsWorld Chicago complements PMI® Global Conference activities and education sessions. Two sets of SeminarsWorld programs are available this year in Chicago. The first takes place from 24-27 October, at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, where you can earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and the second takes place from 31 October - 1 November at the Hyatt McCormick Place where you can earn 14 PDUs and 1.4 CEUs.
Register by 9 August 2017 for early bird registration rates. 
Seminar registration includes breakfast and lunch.  SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Fees include tuition, seminar materials, certificate of completion, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Pricing for SeminarsWorld Chicago

Early Member Rate
PMI Member Rate
Early Non Member Rate
Non Member Rate
One-day Seminar
Two-day Seminar
Three-day Seminar
Four-day Seminar
Early Member Rate
One-day Seminar $675
Two-day Seminar $1350
Three-day Seminar $2025
Four-day Seminar $2700
PMI Member Rate
One-day Seminar $725
Two-day Seminar $1455
Three-day Seminar $2155
Four-day Seminar $2845
Early Non Member Rate
One-day Seminar $700
Two-day Seminar $1495
Three-day Seminar $2195
Four-day Seminar $2885
Non Member Rate
One-day Seminar $895
Two-day Seminar $1595
Three-day Seminar $2295
Four-day Seminar $2985

Group Discounts

Any organization registering a group of at least 3 individuals to a specific SeminarsWorld® location is eligible to send one additional registrant to a seminar at that location at no cost.

The maximum number that any organization can receive is three complimentary registrations (one for every 3 registrants—up to 9 paid and 3 complimentary). This offer does not include travel or hotel expenses. Online registration is not available for groups, simply complete the SeminarsWorld registration form.

Note: All registration forms must be submitted together via fax (International: +1 240 439 2554; within the United States: +1 800 310 7554) or postal mail to PMI Registration (5202 President Court, Suite G100, Suite 310, Frederick, Maryland 21703).

Does not apply for seminars booked using 10% PMI® Global Congress and SeminarsWorld bundling. Organizations sending 10 or more individuals to PMI Global Congress and SeminarsWorld in Chicago are eligible for a group discount. For more information and to register a group of 10 or more, please email

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Event Instructors

Instructor Jack S. Duggal

Jack S. Duggal

Seminars: Building and Transforming the Next Generation PMO and Portfolio Management

Jack Duggal is a sought after international keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic | Ambiguous | Nonlinear | Complex | Emergent] nature of projects and life in today’s disruptive world, and inspire people and organizations on how to lead change and make a difference! Jack is an internationally recognized expert in Strategy-Execution and PMO. His Next Generation seminars have been top-rated for over 15 y…

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Instructor Beth  Spriggs

Beth Spriggs

Seminars: Strategy to Tactics: Journey to Leadership

Beth Spriggs, PMP, is an experienced trainer, speaker, and author. Currently she leads the portfolio of projects as the vice president of technology at Leadership for Educational Equity. Beth is also the president and founder of Vision Magnified, a non-profit organization with a mission to help project, program, and portfolio managers reach executive level leadership roles. Her contributions include delivering webinars for, and speaking at local chapters and various PMI …

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Instructor Thomas Luke Jarocki

Thomas Luke Jarocki

Seminars: Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change

Thomas Luke Jarocki, managing director of consulting and training for Emergence One International, is an internationally recognized expert, author, and thought-leader when it comes to integrating project management expertise with organizational change management proficiency. A frequent and popular presenter with PMI audiences worldwide, Thomas has logged nearly 25,000 hours working with various project teams across the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. His influential…

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Instructor Alfonso  Bucero

Alfonso Bucero
PMP, PMI Fellow

Seminars: Integrating People, Organizational and Technical Skills: The Complete Project Manager

Alfonso Bucero is the founder and managing partner of BUCERO PM Consulting ( He was a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain for 13 years. Alfonso was the founder, sponsor, and president of PMI Barcelona Spain Chapter, a member of the CoPAT for PMI EMEA 2005-6 congresses and the president of PMI Madrid Spain Chapter. He graduated from the “Leadership Institute Master Class" of 2007. Alfonso has a computer science engineering degree, is a PhD candidate, and…

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Instructor Randy  Englund

Randy Englund

Seminars: Integrating People, Organizational and Technical Skills: The Complete Project Manager

Randy Englund shares his many years of experience, as a senior project manager and practitioner for 22 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, and now as executive consultant for the Englund Project Management Consultancy ( Whether teaching university courses or PMI seminars, he delights in creating memorable experiences, using multimedia, interactive discussions, and a systems approach to organizational learning. These derive from work in a corporate Project Management Initiati…

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Instructor Michel  Thiry

Michel Thiry
PhD, PMI Fellow

Seminars: Program Management Master Class

Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number of strategic programs for major corporations in various fields, including construction, financial, pharmaceutical, IT and IS, telecom, water treatment, transportation (air and rail), local government, and others…

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Instructor Kent  Crawford

Kent Crawford
PMP, PMI Fellow

Seminars: The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement

Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm’s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential member of the project management community, highly respected as a thought leader. He is a sought-after speaker at business conferences worldwide and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office. …

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Instructor Gary R. Heerkens

Gary R. Heerkens

Seminars: The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course!

Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management Solutions Group, he spent over 20 years managing projects for Eastman Kodak. As staff assistant to Kodak’s director of project management, Mr. Heerkens developed and delivered project management training, …

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Instructor Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis

Seminars: The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course!

Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.  He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and IT projects with capital budgets ranging from $3 million to $450 million USD.   Mr. Saladis is now a leading consultant, instructor, motivational speaker and an author within the discipline of…

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Instructor Bradley  Malone

Bradley Malone

Seminars: Project Management: Competencies and Structure - an Application of the PMBOK Guide

Bradley A. Malone, president of Twin Star Consulting Company, a project management and corporate transformation consulting company, has managed numerous large hardware, software development, and integration projects. He has directed many project management process implementation, and improvement efforts for major corporations. He develops and instructs training courses in basic and advanced project management skills, team building, and facilitation skills. He leads project management audit te…

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Instructor Claudia M. Baca

Claudia M. Baca

Seminars: PMO Building Blocks for Successful Strategic Initiative Management

Claudia M. Baca has PMO experience in multiple industries across all disciplines of portfolio, program, and project management. Claudia is an experienced writer and lecturer. She co-authored papers on the effective development of PMOs which were presented at four PMI global congresses. She has written five books on effective project management including the popular, Project Management for Mere Mortal. Claudia was the chair and co-author for Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide, …

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Instructor Ruth Anne Guerrero

Ruth Anne Guerrero

Seminars: PMO Building Blocks for Successful Strategic Initiative Management

Ruth Anne Guerrero has expertise in establishing and managing PMOs, and demonstrating how project management helps organizations improve their project execution and enables the attainment of strategic business goals. As head of US PMO for TD Bank, she was responsible for the $400MM project portfolio and supporting more than 750 project managers and business analysts. Prior to joining TD Bank, Ruth Anne worked at the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies as vice president, PMO. At JPMorgan Cha…

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Hotel Information

Marriott Marquis Chicago

2121 S Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Make reservations early, as rooms tend to sell out quickly. Call the hotel directly at +1 312 791 6517 to make a reservation. Be sure to mention Project Management Institute to receive the SeminarsWorld rate.  
PMI will not reach out to solicit rooms. If you are contacted by a third party company regarding hotel reservations, please ignore it and delete the message to avoid fraudulent scams. 

Group rates are available for SeminarsWorld and PMI Global Conference attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at the following hotels. Please note, although the group rate expires on the cut-off dates listed below, the PMI room block may sell out beforehand so please book your accommodations early! Follow the links below to reserve online.

Hotel and transportation is not included with registration fees.

Hotel  Address  Cut-off Date  Rate/Night 

Marriott Marquis Chicago
Please reach out to the hotel directly to book, based upon availability (+1 877 303 0104). The group rate is listed as PMI Global Conference 2017.

2121 Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

1 October $279.00 (single occupancy)

Hyatt McCormick Place
Please reach out to the hotel direclty to book, based upon availability. (+312 567 1234)

2233 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

1 October  

22 October - 26 October

Single/Double Occupancy $289.00 
  Triple Occupancy $314.00 
  Quadruple Occupancy or Suites $339.00 

27 October - 1 November

Single/Double Occupancy $239.00 
  Triple Occupancy $264.00 
  Quadruple Occupancy $289.00 
    Suites $339.00

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
Please reach out to the hotel directly to book, based upon availability. (+1 312 920 6666)

66 East Wacker Place
Chicago, IL 60601

1 October $229.00 (single occupancy)

Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Please reach out to the hotel directly to book, based upon availability. (+1 312 726 7500)

17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

1 October $239.00 (single occupancy)

Discounted Rates

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These special rates are offered until 1 October 2017 or until the room block sells out.

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