Inaugural Project Management Symposium at University of Maryland just Three Weeks Away


21 May 2014 – College Park, Maryland, USA — The Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA will hold their first annual project management conference during 9-10 June 2013 at the University.  Time is running out to register for this inaugural Program Management Symposium, expected to be one of the region’s premier educational events for project management professionals.

140521-pmwj23-three-IMAGETaking place June 9-10, 2014 in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., this two-day symposium will offer a star-studded lineup of project management professionals from academe, industry and government. While the full agenda is available online, highlights include:

  • “Organizational Survival: The Double Meaning of Sustainability,” presented by feature speaker, Gregory Balestrero, Former President and CEO, Project Management Institute (PMI): Strategic Advisor
  • “Program/Project Management for Mega Projects: Managing the Army Corps of Engineers $14 Billion Project to keep New Orleans Dry,” presented by featured speaker Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • “Competence Driven Mega Project Performance,” presented by featured speaker Mladen Radujkovic, President, International Project Management Association (IPMA)
  • More than 55 speaker sessions focusing on topics in government, information technology, risk management, sustainability and construction, corporate applications, human factors and performance management
  • A one-of-a-kind networking reception, bringing together many of the region’s brightest minds in project management
  • Special giveaways to close this year’s symposium

In addition to presentations offered by UMD faculty and students, experts from organizations including the Department of Energy, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Medtronics, Naval Air System Command, Navigant, U.S. Census Bureau and many more will support the goal of “Connecting Academically Rigorous Research with Practical Applications.” Those interested in attending will want to register today to ensure their seat at the first-ever event of its kind in the Baltimore/Washington corridor.

Attendees looking to maintain their PMI credential can credit symposium sessions toward earning professional development units (PDUs). For additional information on the symposium, visit the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence’s website.

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 Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland offers Masters and PhD level graduate degrees in project management.  The mission of the Center is threefold: 1. To provide a high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, and prepares graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers; 2. To maintain a strong research program that is recognized for excellence in project management; and 3. To provide project management training & development services to the University, the profession, and the community at large.  For information, visit www.pm.umd.edu

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