Call for Speakers and Papers

What’s Next?

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified via e-mail. Below are the important deadlines for speakers for the 2018 Symposium.


August 29, 2017 Call for papers and case studies opens
November 19, 2017 Last day to submit your abstract
December 18, 2017 Acceptance notifications released via e-mail
January 2, 2018 Speaker acceptance deadline
February 2, 2018 Registration deadline for all speakers
March 26, 2018 Completed papers or case studies due, they can be uploaded here:

Speaker Paper

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April 23, 2018 Completed presentations due, they can be uploaded here:

Speaker Presentation

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Please note that all selected speakers will need to register for the two day symposium by February 2, 2018 at the speaker rate of $325.

Topic Areas

The Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland invited potential speakers to submit an abstract for a presentation during our 2018 Project Management Symposium to be held on May 10-11, 2018 in College Park.  Individuals and organizations submitted abstracts of papers and/or presentations to be included in program sessions for the symposium by November 19, 2017.  The papers and presentations that will be presented can be case studies, best practices & research findings.  They will be on topics of interest to project managers, consulting engineers and architects, construction managers, policy and agency personnel, researchers or educators.

Below are the topic areas of interest for the 2018 Symposium:

  • Agile / IT
  • Complex Projects
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Disaster Management
  • Education
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Management
  • Megaprojects
  • People in Projects
    • Change Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Motivation
    • Negotiation
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Stakeholders
  • Technology in Project Management