Jeff Bezos Timeline

Jeff Bezos Timeline

This Saturday, American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Bezos turns 55. Known for founding the world’s biggest online shopping retailer, Amazon, Mr. Bezos has several other business investments as well, which he manages through Bezos Expeditions, his venture capital fund. Among the best known ones are the aerospace company Blue Origin and national newspaper The Washington Post. Having become the world’s wealthiest person in 2017, he also set the record of being the first centi-billionaire on the Forbes index.

To wish a happy birthday to the one who was ranked among the 50 greatest business leaders in the world for three years in a row, we have created the Jeff Bezos Timeline, which highlights some of his most significant life events and career achievements.

Completing his high school studies as a valedictorian, the young Bezos would set out on a steady path to success by pursuing a higher education at the Princeton University, from which he graduated with two academic degrees in computer science and electrical engineering. The freshly graduated man who used to work as a line cook at MacDonald’s in his high school days would, at this point, receive a variety of job offers at important multinational corporations such as Intel and Andersen Consulting. Starting his career at a financial telecommunications company, he then entered the banking industry where he succeeded in becoming an influential figure by the age of 30.

In late 1993, while on a trip from New York to Seattle, Mr. Bezos wrote the business plan for his own start-up, envisioned as a web-based bookstore. He then left his Wall Street job to dedicate himself to developing the venture, which was named “Amazon” and launched in July, 1994. Warning the early investors about Amazon's high risk of failure, he nevertheless went on with his endeavor, gradually expanding the product range from books to a variety of consumer goods and web services. However, this product diversification caused financial distress and led to Amazon almost going bankrupt in 2002. Under Mr. Bezos’ assiduous management, the business rebounded from instability and became the world’s biggest online sales company and cloud infrastructure service provider.

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🎄 Christmas Timeline 🎅

Christmas Timeline

Celebrated all over the world in a variety of ways, Christmas is sure one of the most beloved holidays and marks one of the most exciting periods of the year. Its traditions, decorations and overall spirit animate and give many of us something to look forward to well in advance.

To wish everyone happy holidays, we have created a timeline that illustrates a short collection of Christmas-related facts and traditions.

With its name representing a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”, Christmas has its origins in ancient pagan festivities such as Deus Sol Invictus, Saturnalia and the Kalends, all of which took place at the end of the year. Despite disapproving of the aforementioned celebrations, The Christian Church appropriated them and it was Pope Julius I, the bishop of Rome, who proclaimed the 25th of December as the official celebration date for Jesus’ birthday way back in 350 AD.

Long before Christmas trees came to be associated with the winter holiday, evergreens were revered as symbols of rebirth and eternal life within heathen communities. Initially banned by the Christian councils because of these pagan associations, holly, ivy and other evergreen boughs later became the traditional decorations for Christmas.

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27 Project Management conferences worth attending in 2019

Project Management Conference

Project management evolves at a frantic pace. Every passing day comes with new trends, methodologies and technologies, and a project manager who wants to stay on top needs to find a way to keep up with the changes. This is why proactive PMs strive to attend at least a few conferences every year, allowing them to learn the latest best practices, expand their network, and find opportunities for growth.

To help project managers and business professionals decide on the best conferences to attend in 2019, we've put together a list of major upcoming PM events that are worth pursuing. For easier planning, we've split the conferences by region (North America and International) and created a visual timeline for each category, so you can quickly see which conventions fit your 2019 calendar best.

A) Project Management conferences in 2019 - North America
B) Project Management conferences in 2019 - International

Read the full article to see what's going on all around the world or use the links above to jump straight to the section you're interested in.

A) 2019 Project Management Conferences in North America

Project Management Conferences North America

Resource Planning Summit

Where and when: Nashville, TN, US, Feb 10 – Feb 13

Why: Advertised as the premier thought leadership event for resource planning, the summit brings together leading experts and authors in the world portfolio and resource management. 2019 topics include driving change in larger organization, military strategies for resource management, portfolio optimization, and more.

ProjectSummit Business Analyst World

Where and when:

-Orlando FL, US, Mar 25 – Mar 27

-Washington DC, US, Apr 29 - May 1

-Toronto ON, Canada, May 27 – May 30

-Vancouver BC, Canada, to be announced

-Boston MA, US, to be announced

-Chicago IL, US, to be announced

Why: ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is a series of educational conferences dedicated to business analysts and project managers, accredited by PMI and IIBA. Attendees earn Professional Development Units (PDU) and Continuing Development Units (CDU) for each hour of learning.

Change Management Conference

Where and when: Orlando, FL, US, Apr 28 - May 1

Why: The annual CM conference held by the ACMP brings together professionals worldwide to explore innovative practices and share the latest solutions in change management. Topics for 2019 include success factors for enterprise change, driving successful change when change is a secret, the role of SaaS apps in change management, and more.

UMD Project Management Symposium

Where and when: College Park, MD, US, May 9 – May 10

Why: Join PM practitioners from the US and abroad to make connections and learn best practices in areas like Stakeholder Management, Agile Project Management, or Construction Management. Other session topics include conflict resolution, negotiation, risk & big data, and integrated project management.

Global Scrum Gathering

Where and when: Austin, TX, US, May 20 – May 22

Why: Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering aims to provide Agile education and practical project management solutions through keynotes, workshops and activities focused on themes like applications of Scrum in fields other than software, organizational transformation, or Scrum in heavily regulated environments.

Agile and Beyond

Where and when: Detroit, MI, US, May 30 - May 31

Why: Agile and Beyond is a volunteer-run conference that aims to educate on Agile principles and practices. Although details about speakers and themes aren't available yet, judging by past editions, the conference covers a variety of industries and is suitable for both beginner and experienced Agile professionals.


Where and when: Washington, DC, Us, Aug 5 – Aug 9

Why: The annual conference organized by the Agile Alliance is dedicated to advancing Agile principles and providing a venue for professionals to connect and share ideas.

31st. IPMA World Congress

Where and when: Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, Sep 30 – Oct 2

Why: The 2019 IPMA World Congress promises to bring together professionals from 70 countries for a comprehensive program of academic findings, new insights and best practices focused on the core theme of "Integrating Sustainability into Project Management."

PMI Global Conference - North America

Where and when: Philadelphia, PA, US, Oct 5 – Oct 7

Why: PMI's yearly Global Conference provides insights into the current business and project challenges and strategies. Connect to and learn from chapter leaders, business professionals and industry experts from across the world.

PMO Symposium

Where and when: Denver, CO, US, Nov 3 – Nov 6

Why: Get unique insights and a high-level view of how organizations worldwide approach project management. Choose from over 60 educational formats ranging from traditional sessions to informal knowledge hubs and offsite learning excursions.

B) International Project Management Conferences in 2019

Project Management Conferences North America

Deliver Conference

When and where: Manchester, UK, Jan 24 - Jan 25

Why: The Deliver Conference aims to help professionals deliver value to their clients and customers, regardless off the PM methodology used. Attend two days of talks, workshops and studies to get useful advice and new perspectives.

APM Project Management Conference Edinburgh

When and where: Edinburgh, Scotland, March 21

Why: The APM Project Management Conference in Edinburgh brings together influential speakers with diverse backgrounds, from business strategy consultants to economists and political journalists. The event focuses on two main themes, Sustainability and Investing in the Profession, and promises attendees up to 8 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

IPMA Project Excellence Assessment Training

When and where: Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 29 – Mar 31

Why: IPMA's 2019 event is aimed at potential Project Excellence Award Assessors who would like to gain a better understanding of the Project Excellence Model, as well as improve their interviewing and reporting skills.

PM Congress 2019 Research Meets Practice

When and where: Delft, The Netherlands, Apr 11 – Apr 12

Why: The Delft University of Technology has teamed up with PMI to organize the 2019 PM conference "Adapt or Die". Attend workshops, Ted-style presentations and research summaries that aim to provide insights on how to adapt to the changing landscape of projects.

New Trends in Project Management

When and where: Gdańsk, Poland, Apr 23 – Apr 24

Why: Held by the PMI Gdańsk Branch, the New Trends in Project Management conference focuses on the exchange of PM knowledge and best practices in Poland and abroad. Learn how to minimize risks in teams, manage large projects with limited resources, or move from Waterfall to Agile in a series of talks and workshops that can earn you up to 14 PDUs.

International Scientific Conference on Project Management

When and where: Riga, Latvia, Apr 25 – Apr 26

Why: The conference focuses on discussing the results of scientific research into project management. Selected papers will be considered for publishing in the Project Management World Journal, and attendees can earn up to 14 PDUs.

APM Project Management Conference London

When and where: London, UK, 2 May

Why: Learn to take control of your projects through a rich program focusing on how to adapt, work smarter, and improve performance in Project Management.

PMI EMEA Congress

When and where: Dublin, Ireland, May 13 – May 15

Why: The PMI EMEA Congress 2019 promises to provide project managers with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to bring about positive change. With participants from over 70 countries and a mix of traditional and non-traditional sessions, it puts a high value on networking and promotes learning by doing.

PMO Conference UK

When and where: London, UK, Jun 13

Why: Focusing on program, portfolio and project offices, the PMO Conference in UK offers a full day of presentations, sessions and networking activities, as well as a dedicated expo with new PMO products and services.

APM National WiPM Conference

When and where: London, UK, 2019 date not announced

Why: The AMP National Conference for Women in Project Management aims to give professional women the tools to develop themselves, their skillset and their teams. The date, themes and speakers of the 2019 edition haven't been released yet – we will provide updates as soon as we find out more details.

The Future PMO

When and where: London, UK, Oct 17

Why: FuturePMO is advertised as a friendly and fun PMO conference and promises to surprise you. The event is designed for PMO Practitioners at all levels and brings together leading industry experts curated from across the globe.

AIPM National Conference

When and where: Melbourne, Australia, Oct 20 – Oct 22

Why: One of the biggest PM events in Australia, AIPM's National targets both established and beginner project leaders, providing a platform to share experiences and gain knowledge on multiple areas that impact project management.

While this is not an exhaustive list of PM conferences worth attending, it should provide PMs with an overview of the education and networking opportunities they have in 2019. As we learn more details and new event dates are announced, we will update the list and the timelines. The Project Management Conference timelines were created in PowerPoint with the help of Office Timeline and are free to download, edit and share.

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Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline

Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline

This Sunday marks 248 years since the birth of German pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Authoring numerous innovative compositions that combined vocals and instruments, he widened the scope of the symphony, quartet, sonata and concert, which made him a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras of Western music. Out of his prodigious repertoire, creations such as Symphony No. 3 (also named the Eroica Symphony), Symphony No. 5, Für Elise, Ode to Joy and Moonlight Sonata remain among the best known.

To bring an homage to the musical genius whose enduring masterpieces delight modern audiences to this day, we have created the Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline – a short visual chronology of his life, including the publishing dates of his most famous compositions.

The son of a tenor and violin tutor, a 5-year-old Ludwig would begin a rigorous tuition regime for several instruments which was so intensive that it sometimes involved him being awakened in the middle of the night to practice. Displaying tremendous talent, he had his first public performance at the age of 7. In 1791, after being introduced to Joseph Haydn, who would later become his mentor, Beethoven moved to Vienna and dedicated himself to study and performance. Three years later, he already enjoyed the reputation of a piano virtuoso and improviser in the salons of the nobility.

When he was 28, it is reported that Beethoven suffered a fit induced by rage because of being interrupted at work, which caused him to fall over. This unfortunate event led to his gradual hearing loss and, eventually, deafness which forced him to give up performing in public in 1811. Although his growing deafness sparked thoughts of suicide, the composer resolved to continue living through and for his art. Faithful to his resolution, he kept composing at a furious pace and yielded an astonishing output of complex and original music that would place him in the pantheon of the greatest composers.

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Nobel Prize Timeline

Nobel Prize Timeline

Named after the Swedish chemist, engineer and businessman who invented dynamite, the Nobel Prizes were established with the fortune he left as a donation upon his death on December 10, 1896, and are bestowed annually in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The inventor’s will bequeathed 94% of his wealth towards the establishment of 5 prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and a Peace Prize), which were to be awarded by 5 specific institutions to those who “during the preceding year conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”.

Nobel’s testamentary dispositions stirred controversy, with the appointed organizations accepting the responsibility after considerable deliberation and awarding the first prizes only 5 years later. The sixth Nobel Prize (in Economics) was established in 1968 by Swedish central bank Sveriges Riksbank through a donation in memory of Alfred Nobel.

To celebrate the upcoming edition of the Nobel Prize Ceremony, we have created a timeline which pinpoints a series of significant milestones in the history of the event.

Unlike the current practice of announcing the annual laureates well ahead of the ceremony date, the inaugural edition kept the winners’ names undisclosed until the very day of awarding the prizes. These were:

  • German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered X-rays, was the laureate of the first Nobel Prize in Physics;
  • Dutch physical chemist Jacobus H. van ‘t Hoff, explaining the importance of osmotic pressure in plant and animal life, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry;
  • Emil von Behring was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of a diphtheria antitoxin;
  • Retired French engineer turned into poet Sully Prudhomme won the first Nobel Prize in Literature;
  • Swiss social activist Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, shared the first Nobel Peace Prize with international pacifist Frédéric Passy.

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