Nov 15, 2018

Secure the Lowest Price for 2019 PDMA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL!
If you sign up today with a  $75.00 deposit  you will automatically lock in the lowest price for admission to the 2019 event.

In addition to locking in the lowest price possible, signing up early will automatically subscribe you to conference updates and announcements so you will hear first about things like:
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Destination Orlando
PDMA has secured a special room rate of $199/night plus state and local taxes for single/double rooms available until October  4 , 2019 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first. 
2019 PDMA Doctoral Consortium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 5-7, 2019
The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois and the Product Development & Management Association are co-sponsoring the fourth PDMA Doctoral Consortium from Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. The goal of the Consortium is to enhance the development of doctoral students who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development.

All meals, housing, social activities, and local transportation will be provided free of charge . Students are only asked to cover their transportation costs to and from Champaign, which is conveniently located just two hours south of Chicago and easily accessible via plane, train, bus or car.

Students accepted to the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative setting in the Heartland of America. Our two-and-a-half-day event will offer a variety of engaging and interesting activities, including Faculty Presentations, Student Lightning Talks, One-on-one Mentoring, Roundtable Research Discussions, Tours of the University of Illinois Research Park and an Introduction to 3D Printing in the Illinois MakerLab . In addition, Doctoral Student Fellows will have the opportunity to compete for research support as well as the opportunity to present at the Annual PDMA Research Forum.

Additional Learning Opportunity: Fellows interested in learning more about 3D Printing will have the opportunity to attend a special post-conference training event (from 1:00 to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 7) at the Illinois MakerLab. Fellows who complete this training will receive a Digital Making Certificate from the University of Illinois. The cost of this additional training is $50. Space is limited, so this opportunity will only be available for 15 Fellows.

Consortium Website:
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Questions? Please contact Aric Rindfleisch at

Save the Date:  PDMA Carolinas 10th
Annual Conference

When: Friday April 5, 2019
Where: UNCC - Center City Campus
Topic: How Business and Innovation Change as Businesses Embrace Digital

Welcome October 2018 New Members!
PDMA welcomed the following new members in October 2018. The PDMA community looks forward to working with you!

Academic Membership

Luigi De Luca, Hessam Sarooghi, Tatiana Stettler, Li Sun

Professional Members

Randall Kindig, Kevin Angus, Meredith Auker,
Carolina Fojo MSW, Jon Benedict, Steve Skotzke,
Jeffery Kremicki, James Rooney, John Woolley,
Piyush Raj, Rajiv Gangadharan, John Hamilton,
Rick Morgan, Bang Nguyen, Alan Annis,
Manivannan Radhakannan, James Reusche,
Linda Khalil, Robert Cramer, Devin Drew

Student Members

Cristian Sepulveda, Valerie Herzog, Lauren Bridges, Fabiano Sannino, EP Canuto, Xi Tang, Ryan Stinebaugh
From PDMA Headquarters
Fantastic! This is my one word synopsis of the recently concluded PDMA Annual Conference in Chicago. We had strong attendance, four days packed full of knowledge-building sessions, and networking... along with some dodgy weather. By the way, this is a nice segue to let you know that we are going to Orlando next year!
L to R: Jelena Spanjol, Gina O'Connor, Abbie Griffin and Tom Hustad
Congratulations to  Sebastian Gurtner and Haisu Zhang for their very good work in organizing and running the JPIM Research Forum over the two days running up to the start of the conference. Congratulations, too, to all of the Research Forum award winners including the latest Crawford Fellow,  Gina O'Connor (pictured 2nd from left), only the sixth person to receive this prestigious award.
The conference kicked off Monday in gold medal fashion with a fun, informational, and inspirational keynote from "Miracle on Ice" goalie Jim Craig; it set a positive tone for the two days of plenaries, breakouts, and activities that followed.

Thank you and congratulations to Conference Chair Ernie Harris and the whole committee for all of their hard work, care, and creativity in putting this event together! Thank you to all who attended and contributed conversations.

Please make sure to visit the PDMA  CALENDAR for upcoming chapter events and PDMA webinars. There will be lots more news to come as we close out 2018 and prepare for continued growth in 2019!

Best regards,
Eric Ewald, CAE
PDMA Executive Director
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Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events

PDMA Body of Knowledge Training
Every Tuesday, from October 23 through December 11
Pittsburgh, PA  15213 
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Breakfast Club (downtown)
December 7, 2018 
Tech Nexus
Chicago, IL 60606 
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JPIM Forum
JPIM November 2018 issue is now available! Access the latest issue here.

Members log in and access JPIM articles  here. Non-members may access abstracts. H ard copy subscriptions for members can be purchased  here

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Get the latest edition of our  PDMA BoK  combining all NPDP exam preparation materials into one guidebook. You can purchase a copy directly through Amazon .

The PDMA Body of Knowledge covers the following exam topics:
  • Strategy
  • Portfolio Management
  • NPD Processes
  • Culture, Teams, and Organization
  • Tools and Metrics
  • Market Research
  • Life Cycle Management - New!

For an overview of each chapter in the BoK, visit PDMA's NPDP Body of Knowledge.  

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Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
PDMA congratulates community members who earned their NPDP Certification in October 2018! Learn more about NPDP Certification .

Gabriel Yoder,  NPDP
Gagandeep Singh , NPDP
Stacey Christiansen, NPDP
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