UMD Project Management Center for Excellence Now Accepting Abstracts for 4th Annual Symposium—Deadline to Submit: Nov. 6

The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence is seeking speakers for its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, taking place May 4-5, 2017, at the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

Supporting the theme, “Turning Knowledge into Practice,” the Baltimore-Washington area’s premier project management event welcomed its largest-ever audience this past May, with more than 260 experts from industry, government, and academe from all areas of the world.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit abstracts of papers or presentations to be included in program sessions for the symposium. These papers and presentations on case studies, best practices, and research findings should be of interest to project managers, consulting engineers and architects, construction managers, policy and agency personnel, and researchers and educators.

Requested topics include:

  • Agile/IT
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Defense Best Practices
  • Disaster Management
  • Education
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Performance Management
  • People in Projects (Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Motivation, Negotiation)
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Technology in Project Management

Given the tremendous turnout for the 2016 Project Management Symposium, interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts well in advance of the Nov. 6, 2016 deadline.

In May of this year, symposium attendees took part in nearly 50 information-packed sessions. Building on this momentum, the Project Management Center for Excellence will soon announce its lineup of sought-after keynote speakers, and unveil new sessions, including several with a heavy focus on how technology is reshaping the field. Past speakers have included NASA’s Ed Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Karen Durham-Aguilera, Lockheed Martin’s W. Michael Hawes, and PMO Strategies’ Laura Barnard.

If you do not wish to submit a paper but would like to attend the 2017 symposium, you may now take advantage of early-bird registration rates.

About the Project Management Center for Excellence
The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center.