International Institute for Learning to Host Free Virtual Event in Recognition of 8th Annual International Project Management Day

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IIL's Virtual Conference Features Presentations by Global Business Leaders and Project Management Experts

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the company's Free Virtual Event in recognition of International Project Management Day (IPM Day) 2011. Founded in 2004 by Frank P. Saladis, PMP, IPM Day serves as an opportunity to increase awareness around the value of project management and to recognize the contributions of project managers all over the world. IIL's Virtual Event launches on November 3, 2011, with the virtual conference center remaining "open" for a 90-day on-demand period immediately following that date.

IIL's IPM Day 2011 Event will feature 20 video presentations by global thought leaders, including: Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL); Mark Langley (CEO of the Project Management Institute); E. LaVerne Johnson (IIL Founder, President & CEO); Frank P. Saladis; Dr. Ed Hoffman (NASA); Judith W. Umlas; Geoff Senson; Christa Kirby; John Winter; Ardi Ghorashy; Frank Ryle; Lynne Hambleton; Nancy Tighe; Leon Herszon; George Bridges; Storm Cunningham; Anne Foley; Eamonn McGuiness; and Nigel Jones. IIL's program for 2011 will be an exciting exploration of global project management best practices and new trends on the horizon.

Catering to a large global audience, the event will have an official launch time of November 2, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (November 3 at 2:00 a.m. CET / November 3 at 9:00 a.m. SGT).

Registrants for IIL's Free Virtual Event will have until February 3, 2012 to explore IIL's virtual conference center, visit sponsor booths, view presentations and download collateral. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 12 PDUs while learning about a wide range of topics, such as Agile certification, project management in a down economy, achieving work/life balance, global trends in project management, using SharePoint to manage programs and portfolios, leadership, Emotional Intelligence and more.

IIL's E. LaVerne Johnson said of the IPM Day Virtual Event, "15,000 people attended our IPM Day 2010 event, and this year we expect an audience of at least twice that number. We are very excited to have our new business unit IIL Media produce top quality, high-definition videos for our program this year." When asked about the importance of the project management profession, she responded, "Two decades ago when I founded IIL, project management was a narrowly defined career path. Now, it has expanded to impact all aspects of people's lives… all over the world. Project discipline and project thinking are critical knowledge areas for most people in the job market today, regardless of whether they are in marketing or finance, sales or risk management, healthcare or construction."

About International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
With operating companies all over the world and clients in more than 150 countries, IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development. IIL's core competencies include: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®; ITIL®; Leadership and Interpersonal Skills. Using their proprietary Many Methods of Learning™, IIL delivers innovative, effective and consistent training solutions through a variety of learning approaches, including Traditional Classroom, Virtual Classroom, simulation training and interactive, on-demand learning. Now in its twentieth year of doing business, IIL is proud to be the learning solution provider of choice for many top global companies. For more information, visit or browse IIL's Digital Learning Catalogue.

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