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PMI Rochester June 2017 Chapter Meeting

June 15, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:45 PM
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Portside Shelter at Ontario Beach Park
50 Beach Ave
Rochester, NY 14612

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. 

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$25.00 after 05:00 pm June 8

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