Save the 2015 date – June Project Management Symposium in Maryland, USA



Second Annual University of Maryland symposium expected to be one of the largest project management conferences in Washington, DC area next year

1 December 2014 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence will hold its second annual Project Management Symposium during June 8-9, 2015 on the University of Maryland (UMD) campus in College Park, Md. The call for papers has been concluded; preliminary program information will be published soon.

Supporting the theme, “Competitive Edge in Project Management,” this two-day symposium will bring together project managers from the Baltimore-Washington, DC metro area and abroad for a premier academic project management symposium. If you live in the Washington, DC area or anywhere in the Eastern United States, you should plan to attend this important new annual project management conference.


The inaugural symposium in 2014 drew a capacity crowd, as more than 55 speakers tackled topics ranging from disaster management and human factors to agile project management and performance measurement. Featured speakers included experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, International Institute for Learning, and the Maryland Department of Transportation.

In 2015, symposium attendees will once again have the option to apply event sessions towards earning professional development units (PDUs) for maintaining their Project Management Institute (PMI) credential. Go to http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887 for more about the 2015 symposium.

“We’re thrilled to build on the momentum from our inaugural event as we once again bring together some of the greatest minds in the field,” said Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence Dr. John Cable. “The 2014 symposium represented an excellent opportunity for area project managers to learn from and network with each other. Our proximity to the nation’s capital will allow us to further explore a multitude of project management topics impacting a wide range of industries and professions in 2015.”

A recap and photo gallery from the 2014 symposium are now available online. For more information on the 2015 symposium, please visit the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence website.

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.” Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.