2nd Call for Papers for 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

16 January 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The Call for Papers was issued in December 2012 for the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium, scheduled for August 15-16, 2013 in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The theme of the 2013 symposium will be “Project Management: Optimizing Value to Stakeholders!”.  The conference is again being sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World.  Abstracts are due by 15 March 2013.

jindal-buildingAbstracts are welcome in the following program and project management (P/PM) subject areas:

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Identifying and engaging end-users
  • Working with stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Accessibility
  • How to deal with negative stakeholders
  • Value for project stakeholders – definition and delivery

The 2-day project management conference will focus on topics relevant to industries and in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, public programs, energy, transportation and others.  Such aspects of P/PM as international and virtual teams, agile, new product development and PMBOK changes can also be covered.  This symposium has established a reputation as one of the best small regional project management conferences in the United States.

Abstracts should be 150 – 250 words, in 12pt Times New Roman font, in MS Word file, and must have a lead author to serve as primary contact.  Abstracts with bio and photo are due March 15, 2013.  Paper selections will be announced by April 12, 2013.  Paper proposals, abstract, bio and photo should be emailed to [email protected] before 15 March.  Papers should not have been previously published, must be free of commercial sales content, should focus on the subject of the title, and should provide new contributions on the topic.  Presenters attend at no cost and can receive PDUs for both authoring a paper and for attending the symposium.

The2 Day Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The symposium will include an Opening Ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker and door prizes.   Attendees can receive 16 PDUs for attending.

If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, submit an abstract and plan to attend this world class symposium.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). The program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit www.pmidallas.org

PM World is a publishing and information services organization focused on program and project management, with advisors, correspondents, readers and stakeholders worldwide.  PM World publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ) that features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  Visit www.pmworldjournal.net.