Date: November 8, 2017
Fee: $10 for Chapter Member, Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid ($15 at the door)
$20 for Non-Member, Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid ($25 at the door)
FREE for veterans and full-time students, Pre-Register and show a valid ID at the door ($5 at the door with valid ID if not pre-registered)
Note: Registration cutoff is Sunday (11/5/17), at midnight. Late registrants will pay the door fee.
Location: Telephonics, 815 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale NY
Presenter’s Name: John Laurence Busch
Topic: Project Management Presentation: Building the First "Steamship" in History
Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear. Then he will show how Captain Moses Rogers used a variety of project management techniques to complete this revolutionary vessel... nearly two centuries ago! The presentation is based upon his book, "STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier." STEAM COFFIN has received widespread praise and acclaim, as evidenced by more than two dozen positive reviews in periodicals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. John’s tour for STEAM COFFIN so far has taken him from Maine to Puerto Rico to California, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, where he has made over 300 presentations before a wide variety of audiences.
"Busch's supremely readable account...represents the creation of a long-needed missing piece of maritime history... It may properly be termed a page-turner, and is strongly recommended." — (mt) Marine Technology Magazine
“A beautifully written and engaging narrative... John Laurence Busch has made a major contribution to American maritime history with this fine book.” — Naval War College Review
John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who focuses upon the interaction between humanity and technology, with a particular specialization in the first generation of steam-powered vessels. He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah. This led him to scour archives and libraries from Portland, Maine to Savannah, Georgia, and many locales in between, to piece together the life and career of Moses Rogers, as well as the actors and events that resulted in the formation of the Savannah Steam Ship Company, and the construction of the steamship Savannah. This research inevitably continued across the Atlantic Ocean, where John searched the archives of the United Kingdom, and with the assistance of others, the archives of other European countries which experienced this “Wonder of the Age” called the steamship Savannah. The result is STEAM COFFIN, the most descriptive account of the saga of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah ever written. The foundation for such a story rests upon the contents of never-before-published manuscripts and newspaper articles, which provide an abundance of new details illuminating the actions and attitudes of those who participated in, and witnessed, the creation and voyage of the Savannah. John’s careful weaving together of many disparate sources results in a narrative that recalls both the fabric and style used in storytellings of old. It also shows just what Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah accomplished for posterity. STEAM COFFIN has received positive reviews from more than two dozen periodicals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
5:30-6:30PM: Networking (remember to bring business cards!)
- Learn about chapter volunteering opportunities
5:45-6:45PM: Knowledge Cafe (1 PDU)
6:45-7:00PM: Introductions and Chapter Business
7:00-8:00PM: Main Lecture
8:00-8:15PM: Mentoring Minute & Wrap-up
PDUs: Up to 2 PDUs [Click here for instructions on PDU submission, or click here to review how to maintain your certification]. Please note that you must arrive by 5:45pm to receive credit for the Knowledge Cafe 1 PDU.
Note: If you signed up with your PMI ID, your PDUs will be reported directly to PMI.
|Event Date||11-08-2017 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||11-08-2017 8:10 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01-10-2017 6:55 am|
|Cut off date||11-05-2017 11:55 pm|