Meeting/Event Information

    PMI Rochester June 2017 Chapter Meeting

    June 15, 2017
    5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
     Add to Calendar

    Portside Shelter at Ontario Beach Park
    50 Beach Ave
    Rochester, NY 14612

    The Chapter Meeting is still ON for tonight.  We are watching the weather and we are okay with the rain that might come.  We wanted to let you know that it is taking place in the Pavilion (which is open air) so please dress appropriately.

    We recognize that you may not be able to attend this event due to the weather.  Please email our Finance Team ( and request a refund.


    Speaker Topic: Shakespeare on the Lake

    Pilar McKay

    Speaker: Pilar McKay

    Speaker Bio:  Pilar McKay, Ph.D. is a rural arts and culture advocate, active placemaker, and communications professor. Committed to applying theory in practice, she serves as an accelerator on many start-up arts projects with small budgets that have large goals. She serves as managing director of Shake on the Lake, a Shakespeare Festival headquartered in her hometown of Perry, New York, which she also co-founded with a high school classmate in 2011. She is also managing member and co-founder of Silver Lake Brewing Project, a 3BBL microbrewery located in a historic building. She has taught communication at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, American University, and SUNY Brockport and lives in her hometown of Perry, New York.

    Talk Description:  Shake on the Lake Theatre Company started as a Facebook conversation between two high school classmates about revitalizing an underused public beach on rural Silver Lake, New York. In six years, the organization has grown into a multi-county tour that travels throughout Western New York, hires around ten seasonal artists and staff, and includes educational programming for K-12 students, adults with dementia, and incarcerated adults. Join Pilar McKay, the Managing Director and co-founder of Shake on the Lake, as she shares experiences in scaling up while reflecting on lessons the organization learned about project management and internal communication.

    PDUs Earned: 1 Strategy PDU

    5:30-6:00 pm Registration and Networking
    6:00-6:05 pm Welcome and Announcements
    6:05-6:35 pm Dinner (buffet)
    6:35-7:35 pm Speaker & Questions
    7:35-7:45 pm Wrap-Up


    Note:Online registration will continue until 5:00 pm on June 15.  After 5pm on June 8 a $10 late fee will apply.

    Unemployed PMI Rochester chapter members may be eligible for a hardship discount to this event, please email for more details. 

    Photography and Videography on Premises at PMI Events
    A photographer may be on site to document this PMI Rochester event and activities. Photographs and video footage are the sole property of PMI® Rochester Chapter, Inc. By registering for and/or attending this event, attendees understand that PMI Rochester may use their likenesses for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer on site.


    $15.00 Member Ticket
    $25.00 after 05:00 pm June 8

    $20.00 Guest Ticket
    $30.00 after 05:00 pm June 8