The following testimonials were provided by 2023 participants. For more information on our previous Symposiums visit: Previous Symposiums

Come one, come all to the Project Management Symposium, Where we’ll gather as a community, with collaboration as our axiom. We’ll network and collaborate, and build a community, Of project managers who strive for excellence and unity.
Anand Singhal
I had such a fantastic time attending the Symposium remotely. I was able to hear from top professionals in the project management field, and the diversity of speakers and topics was exceptional. I can’t wait for next year’s Symposium!
Gabby Thomson
The Project Management Symposium was a wonderful event—I was impressed by the breadth of the speakers’ experience and the session topics. Another highlight was getting to meet and share insights with project managers across many different fields and locations. This was my first time attending, but I will definitely return!
Katie Meersman
I always learn something new and become refocused/refreshed to move forward!!
Laura Sharps
The 2023 UMD Project Management Symposium exceeded my expectations. The speakers were extremely accomplished in their fields and their lectures provided valuable advice on how to achieve similar success in my own projects. The lecture topics were diverse and interesting. I would absolutely recommend this conference. I am planning to attend again in 2024.
Lisa Censi
As a PM practioner, who attended because I am a lifelong learner. I loved the fact that I wasn’t married to a particular track and I was able to bounce around because the pamphlet provided very prescriptive and informative titles. I look forward to attending the 2024 Project Management Symposium.
Rebecca O. Showunmi
One would think that after being a project manager for over thirty years, conferences would become routine. Many of the speakers taught this old dawg new tricks. It was a fantastic experience.
Rudy Watson
If you are looking for a conference that would sharpen your PM skills look no further and include Project Management Symposium on training list. Maybe you don’t know what Project Management is about or just looking for a conference that has a variety of different topics this conference will provide it all. Guess what I attended online and didn’t fill left out at all.
Yvette Brunson
This is the place to have your “comfort-zone” challenged. Come along to find out what else is happening in Program and Project Management beyond your typical horizon.
David Carter 
I have attended the PM Symposium for many years and always receive value from it. It’s a cost-effective means of hearing from local colleagues about interesting projects, lessons learned, and the challenges in other sectors and industries. And it’s an excellent way to earn professional development units to maintain certifications. In recent years, I’ve particularly appreciated the ability to attend virtually. I continue to appreciate the PM Center of Excellence’s coordination of a good conference in a very welcoming environment.
Lisa Price
I attend every year! I always get some great nuggets of PM insight to take back and apply to my work. Thanks for a great symposium!
Anne Johnson
2023 Project Management Symposium- relevant topics, outstanding presenters, well designed and executed; time well spent.
Anthony McDonald
Very insightful for those working in the public sector and academia.
Brittan Wilson
STOP! Collaborate and listen….to a collective group of diverse voices across a vast spectrum of Project Management sectors. It’s worth your while and my bad 80s musical pun!
Cecelia Francisco 
This was the best conference I have ever participated in! I did the one last year and I plan to attend again in 2024!!! Very informative and great topics related to project management!
Heather Farber-Lau
Best Symposium yet, wish we could afford to attend in person. While the benefit of online is great it would be nice to be able to network on site.
Jacob Lightfoot (AKA JD)
Amazing speakers and relevant information
Joe Merkel
Excellent value for the cost!
Joe Varacalle
Great value. Easy way to earn PDUs and outstanding program to learn newest ideas and trends. Fantastic opportunity to network and meet PMs in different areas.
John J Kennedy
The PM revolution is here. Take advantage of change and challenges, and prepare yourself for an exciting future in project management.
John Tatum
Fantastic networking, learning environment
Joseph Cruzjesu
A must for Project Managers and PM curious! Come for learning Project Management and get exposed to so many industries!
Kanchan Sharma
The UMD PM Symposium makes me feel energized and renews my passion for the P/PM profession.
Kristen Davis
New information and practices are key to development.
LaWanda Britt
My first Project Management Symposium was online last year. They were very organized and the speakers were excellent, and I took away a lot of knowledge. Please give yourself a great opportunity to attend this 2024 Project Management Symposium. I tell you that you will not regret it.
Lynda Torres
Great symposium! Leading edge topics, data, and discussion on the practice of project and program management. Highly recommend!
Mary Baggett
I was able to meet individuals from various industries working in a few different states. The presenters were diverse with an even more diverse set of topics.
Rushabh Shah
Ideal setting to learn from practitioners and fellow enthusiasts – a lot of information to share in two days – highly recommend!
Sheila Szanyi
Stay sharp, Review, Be ready for your next PM opportunity.
Soraya King
The Symposium was refreshing and presented real world examples of Project Management from facilitation of health-care management to the construction and completion of the Frederick Douglas Memorial bridge. It was a great opportunity to connect with peers and absorb new knowledge.
Taneka Simmons
Fantastic conference with great speakers, collegial attendees, and even the meals were great! I’ll definitely be back next year.
Tina Getachew
Lots of varied speakers with diverse backgrounds kept my interest.
Tyler Dahl


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