Speaker Information

Event Details | Potential Session Topics | Speaker Resources | Speaker Timeline

Event Details

  • Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 and Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Agenda – The full program will be released in January 2023 following the acceptance of all the session speakers.
  • Format: Hybrid: event will be offered both in-person and virtually.  Speakers are required to present in-person
  • Session Length: Each session will be 45 minutes in length which includes: a 5 minute introduction, 30 minute speaker presentation, and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Potential Session Topics

  • Agile and DevOps
  • Change Management
  • Data Analytics & Digital Transformation
  • Federal Programs
    • Agile Implementation on Large Scale Projects
    • Acquisition Innovation in Federal Programs
    • Cross-Agency Collaboration to Ensure Mission Success
    • Improving Delivery Success
    • Program and Project Management challenges from the Bipartisan Infrastructure
    • Strategies for Cloud Migration
  • Future/Innovation of Project Management
    • Effect of Artificial Intelligence and Automation (how we do our work as a PMs)
    • Project, Program and Portfolio Management
    • New PM Tools and Solutions
  • Hybrid Project Management
  • Industry 4.0/5.0 and Project Management (economy with Internet of Things)
    • Cyber – Physical Systems
    • Digital Engineering & Digital Twins
    • Man-machine Collaboration
    • Cybersecurity
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Change Management
  • People in Projects
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Productivity and Performance Management
    • Returning to Work – Back to the Office
    • Strengths Based Management
    • Other?
  • Performance Management
  • Product Management
  • Risk Management & Resilience
    • Including Low Probability/High Impacts in Your Risk Register
    • Building Resilience into Infrastructure Policy
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Communications

Please note that the University of Maryland does not pay speaker fees.  If you are expecting a fee, please do not submit an abstract.

Speaker Resources

Speaker Timeline

Below are the important deadlines for speakers for the 2023 Symposium.

September 15, 2022 Call for speakers opens
November 6, 2022 Last day to submit your abstract
December 16, 2022 Acceptance notifications released via e-mail
January 6, 2023 Speaker acceptance deadline

Deadline for speaker headshot and bios

January 20, 2023 Registration deadline for all speakers
January 20, 2023 Deadline for submitting session promo video

Email to: ckeane@umd.edu

March 27, 2023 Completed papers and draft presentations due.  Draft presentations will be reviewed by UMD and suggested edits will be provided to speakers.

Presentation Template and Fonts

Speaker Guidance

Paper Format Guidelines

Email to:  ckeane@umd.edu and kfrankle@umd.edu

April 13, 2023 Final presentations due.

Email to:  ckeane@umd.edu and kfrankle@umd.edu