Call for Speakers and Papers

The call for speakers/papers is now closed.  This page has important dates for 2019 Symposium speakers that have been accepted.

Topic Areas

The Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland invites potential speakers to submit an abstract for a presentation during our 2019 Project Management Symposium to be held on May 9-10, 2019 in College Park.  Individuals and organizations are both eligible to submit abstracts of papers and/or presentations to be included in program sessions for the symposium by November 11, 2018.  The papers and presentations that will be presented can be case studies, best practices and 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 2019 Symposium:

  • Agile / IT
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Enterprise Project Management Offices
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Management
  • People in Projects
    • Change Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Motivation
    • Negotiation
    • Strength Based Management
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Stakeholder Management

What’s Next?

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified via e-mail. Below are the important deadlines for speakers for the 2019 Symposium.


August 17, 2018 Call for papers and case studies opens
November 11, 2018 Last day to submit your abstract
December 20, 2018 Acceptance notifications released via e-mail
January 7, 2019 Speaker acceptance deadline
February 4, 2019 Registration deadline for all speakers
March 29, 2019 Completed papers or case studies due, they can be emailed to: or

April 26, 2019 Completed presentations due, they can be emailed to:

Please note that all selected speakers will need to register for the two day symposium by February 7, 2019 at the speaker rate of $350 (fee will increase after April 1).