Meeting/Event Information

July 2017 Palm Springs Dinner Meeting 1.5 PDUs

July 18, 2017
6:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT
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Blue Coyote Grill
445 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Presentation Title: Social Mediology: Connecting People In Our New World

Presented by: Gillis Akins

PDU Category: Technical Project Management


Today, due to the power of the internet, mobile, and media platforms we can innovate our way out of almost any constraint centered around time and space.  Learn how to utilize virtual meeting and collaboration technology to bring teams together across vast distances and increase productivity.

 Speaker Biography:

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Gillis Akins is a technologist, business manager, investor, healthcare administrator, and the owner of GLA Ventures, LLC, a parent company of Healthnet Media Solutions. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Management Information Systems in May of 2014 and his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management in June of 2016, and at the ripe age of 25, he is not planning on slowing down any time soon. He currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Project Management Institute’s Inland Empire Chapter of over 400 members, and in partnership with this organization and Epic Management L.P., he has completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is currently working on obtaining his Six Sigma Black belt and the PMP. Gillis has also worked and consulted in Information Technology for multiple healthcare organizations, and during the summer between his bachelors and master’s degrees, he even found time to squeeze in a four-month internship with NASA.    


  • 6:00-6:30 Check-In / Networking
  • 6:30-7:15 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:15 Dinner Meeting Deck
  • 7:15-7:20 Break & Speaker Presentation Setup
  • 7:20-8:20 Speaker Presentation
  • 8:20-8:30 Wrap-Up
  • 8:30-9:00 Networking


$30.00 Member Ticket (Includes Dinner)

$35.00 Non-Member (Includes Dinner)

$15.00 Member Ticket (Presentation Only)

$15.00 Non-Member (Presentation Only)