Inaugural Project Management Symposium Agenda Announced


15 May 2014 – College Park, Maryland, USA — The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) have unveiled the agenda for their joint First Annual Project Management Symposium.

140423-pmwj22-sponsorship-IMAGETaking place June 9-10, 2014, in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, the symposium will feature six keynote presentations as well as more than 55 session speakers and one-of-a-kind networking events.

Participants will hear from representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ron Taylor Group, the International Project Management Association, the Federal Highway Administration and countless other project management experts.

While the full details are available online, this year’s agenda includes:


8:30 Keynote: Gregory Balestrero

9:40 Morning Sessions

11:30 Lunch

12:20 Keynote: Karen Durham-Aguilera

1:20 Early Afternoon Sessions

2:40 Keynote: Regina McElroy

3:45 Late Afternoon Sessions

5:00 GAC Network Reception

Tuesday, June 10:

8:30 Keynote: Ron Taylor

9:40 Morning Sessions

11:30 Lunch

12:20 Keynote: Melinda Peters

1:20 Early Afternoon Sessions

2:40 Late Afternoon Sessions

4:00 Keynote: Mladen Radujkovic

5:00 Giveaways

Each of the featured session breakouts will provide attendees with a chance to choose from presentations covering cutting-edge topics in government, human factors, corporate applications, risk management, sustainability, construction and performance management. Even more, this information-packed symposium will bring together project management professionals from academe, industry and government to explore and learn best practices for today’s dynamic project environments.

This event is being held in partnership between the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), with media sponsorship support from Project Management World Journal. More information at http://PMSymposium.umd.edu .

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.”  For information, visit www.pm.umd.edu

Source: Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland