Call for Speakers
Now Open


Abstracts Due by October 25th

Call for Speakers Open

Your job is demanding and as a result you’ve got stories. War stories, success stories, failures, and lessons learned. The Project Management community wants to hear them! Your experiences provide an extremely valuable learning opportunity, but only if they are shared with other practitioners.  Submit to be a session speaker for 2022 virtual event!

Earn up to 44.25 PDUs

Attending the live virtual sessions plus viewing the recorded sessions can earn you up to 44.25 PDUs in the PMI Talent Triangle towards maintaining your PMP certification.  Sessions indicate which of the three PMI Talent Triangle Skills it addresses.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend

Each year we survey our participants to find out why they attend our Annual two-day Project Management Symposium.  View their reasons and think about why YOU will attend.  The UMD Symposium was fantastic with knowledgeable and engaging speakers.” – Sherwin McAdam

Join Project Management Professionals from all over the United States and across the globe to share project management knowledge and experiences.  Trending Topics. Best Practices.  Academic Research.  Lessons Learned.  Case Studies.  Live event is May 5-6, 2022.  Recordings of all the sessions will be available for viewing following the live event. 

Testimonials from Previous Participants

Participant feedback from our annual two-day Project Management Symposium has been tremendous. 

“Very relevant presentation topics, exceptional presenters, and an outstanding symposium. A wealth of information and discussion in a very condensed two-day symposium.” – Anthony McDonald

View all the testimonials from the 2021 Symposium plus all the previous symposiums.

Potential Session Topics for May 5-6, 2022

Podcasts Feature Symposium Speakers

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Many of our 2021 Project Management Symposium speakers will be featured in PM Point of View podcasts, an audio podcast that looks at project management from all the angles. The first podcast, PM Point Of View Podcast #88: Avoiding Failure from the 2021 UMD Symposium, was released in July 2021 and focuses on project success vs. failure.
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Symposium Papers Republished in PM World Journal

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Papers developed for our annual Project Management Symposium could get published in two different ways. First, all papers developed are published under ISSN 2374-9377 and are posted on the symposium website under Previous Symposiums. Second, our media sponsor, the PM World Journal, selects between 6-12 papers for republication in their online journal.

2021 Symposium Session Recordings

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The 2021 Virtual Project Management Symposium was held April 22-23, 2021. If you missed it, you still have the opportunity to experience the presentations through the session recordings. Don’t miss 4 featured speakers and 53 sessions. Register NOW to view the for the 2021 session recordings

Personalize Your Educational Program

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With five concurrent tracks on a variety of topics, you can choose the sessions that interest you most.  Don't take our word for it, previous participant Elena Bozylinski from Tessco Technologies said, "You will find a topic that relates to your work and the speaker(s) will provide you with information that you can take with you and implement." View the 2022 At-A-Glance Schedule.

“The UMD Project Management Symposium was fantastic with knowledgeable and engaging speakers. It was an exciting and collaborative learning environment!”

– Sherwin McAdam

“The speakers are in line with current and future trends for project management, it is a great refresher and an even better way to prepare for the future!”

-Christina Pitre

“I came for the PDU credits but stayed for the excellent speakers and practical, relevant presentations from working project management professionals. I can hardly wait for next year.”

-John Kennedy

“Attending helped me to refocus my goals to better implement project management best practices in my daily work.”

-Carla Hairston