Save the date for 2016 University of Maryland Project Management Symposium



3rd Annual UMD Project Management Symposium to be 12-13 May 2016 on campus in College Park

18 September 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland in the USA has announced the dates for their 3rd Annual Project Management Symposium. The conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016 on the university campus in College Park, Maryland, USA.

150918-pmwj39-save-UMD LOGOThe University of Maryland’s (UMD) annual Project Management Symposium is becoming one of the Washington-Baltimore region’s leading events uniting academics and project management professionals of all career levels under one roof.

Hosted by UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence, this two-day conference draws several hundred project management experts and practitioners to the university’s campus in College Park, Md. Each participant enjoys a unique opportunity to personalize his or her event experience by choosing from nearly 50 sessions including case studies, best practices, and research results that touch on topic areas such as risk and big data, people in projects, agile and IT, construction, and federal programs.

In addition to the breakout sessions, each symposium features highly anticipated keynote presentations and networking events, during which attendees are invited to ask questions of some of the biggest names in project management. Past keynotes have included NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Karen Durham-Aguilera, Clark Construction Group Vice President Chip Hastie, International Institute for Learning’s Harold Kerzner, former PMI CEO Gregory Balestrero, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Karen Richey.

“Each year, our symposium serves as the premier opportunity for area project managers to learn from and network with each other – as well as project managers from across the globe,” John H. Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence. “Our proximity to the nation’s capital and the collaborative expertise of our featured speakers and attendees allow us to delve into a multitude of project management topics impacting a wide range of industries and professions.”

Join project managers, project management professionals, researchers and others from the Baltimore-Washington metro area and abroad for DC’s premier academic project management symposium. Share experiences, make connections, and learn the best project management practices at the third annual Project Management Symposium.

Session Topics are expected to include the following:

  • People in Projects
  • Construction Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Sustainability
  • Agile / IT
  • Federal Programs
  • PM Methodology
  • Education
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Registration, call for papers, sponsorship and other information can be found on the conference website at http://pmsymposium.umd.edu/

Photos, videos of keynote presentations and proceedings from the highly successful 2015 symposium are now available online at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887.

For more information on the 2016 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. 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 more information, or visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence