Speaker Information

Event Details | Types of Sessions | Submission Process | Resources | Timeline |Potential Session Topics

Event Details

  • Dates: Thursday, April 18, 2024 and Friday, April 19, 2024
  • Format: The event will be offered both in-person and virtually.  All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees to view for one year following the 2024 event.

Live and Pre-Recorded Speaker Sessions

For the 2024 Project Management Symposium, the University of Maryland plans to have two types of presentations:

    1. In-person session speakers presenting live in 4 concurrent tracks (36 total sessions over the 2 days). Session is 45 minutes in length: 5 minute introduction, 30 minute speaker presentation, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
    2. On-demand presentations that will be pre-recorded on Zoom (up tp 20 sessions). Presentation is 30 minutes in length.

Submission Process

1) Submit Abstracts + 3 Minute Demo

Includes submittal of: presentation title, abstract, speaker bio and headshot plus demo video. Video required for first time, non-government speakers. Previous and government speakers are exempt from the demo video requirement.

 2) Review by UMD

3) If selected, submit presentation (in UMD developed powerpoint template) and recording of your session

Submitted presentations fall into three categories:

a) Refine and submit a new recording (for on-demand sessions only)
b) Recording is accepted (ready for upload to Symposium website – on-demand sessions only)
c) Refine presentation slides (if needed), submit updated presentation and present live (presentation with Q&A will be recorded live)

Speaker Resources

Speaker Timeline

Below are the important deadlines for speakers for the 2024 Symposium.


September 20, 2023 Call for speakers opens
November 26, 2023 Call for speakers ends
December 22, 2023 Notification of accepted speakers (via email)
January 8, 2024 Deadline for speaker acceptance
January 12, 2024 Sessions posted on Website
February 5, 2024 Draft Presentations  and 30-Minute Recording Due (all sessions)
March 11, 2024 Feedback from session Moderators to Speakers
April 2, 2024 Completed Papers Due (only if you wish to have a paper published)
April 2, 2024 Final presentations due
Updated Recorded Sessions Completed and Submitted (On-Demand Sessions Only)

Potential Session Topics

  • Lean, Agile and Product
    • DevOps
    • Agile at Scale
    • Hybrid Project Management
    • Lean Process and Product Management
    • Product Management
  • Federal Programs
    • Agile Implementation on Large Scale Projects
    • Acquisition Innovation in Federal Programs
    • Artificial Intelligence in Federal Programs and Projects
    • Cross-Agency Collaboration to Ensure Mission Success
    • Improving Delivery Success
    • Program and Project Management challenges and Success Stories from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    • Strategies for Cloud Migration
  • Project Management 4.0
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Smart Contracts
    • Open Innovation
    • Project or Gig Economy
    • Automated and Empowered Workforces
    • Data Analytics & Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Project Management
    • Leadership Development
    • Organizational Change Management
    • Integrated Project Management
    • Performance Management
  • Project Management Focus Skills
    • Stakeholder Engagement & Communications
    • Change Management
    • Risk Management & Resilience
    • Project, Program and Portfolio Management
  • People in Projects
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Mentoring – Building Future PMs
    • Productivity and Performance Management
    • Strengths Based Management