Turning Knowledge into Practice at UMD in May



Registration Open for University of Maryland’s 6th Annual Project Management Symposium in May 2019 – The Washington DC area’s major PM conference

11 January 2019 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence will hold its 6th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium during 9-10 May 2019.  Held at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, this is THE major project management conference in the Washington, DC area and one of the largest in the Eastern United States.  Registration is open at https://pmsymposium.umd.edu/pm2019/

Supporting the theme, “Turning Knowledge into Practice,” project management professionals from the Baltimore-Washington, DC area and abroad will come together to share best practices and lessons learned, plus discover the latest advances in project management.  The 2018 Symposium welcomed an audience of more than 400 experts from industry, government, and academe. The 2019 event should be larger yet.

2019 Keynote Presentations

Eric Letvin
, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Presentation Title: Opportunities for Resiliency in the Pre- and Post-Disaster Environment


Jack Moran,
Manager, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Services.

Presentation Title: National Air and Space Museum BIM



Wanda Peters
, Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management in the Flight Projects Directorate (FPD).

Presentation Title: Performance Management – Should We Manage to a Single Data Point? A NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Perspective


Karen Richey
, Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School; previously: Assistant Director, Applied Research and Methods, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Presentation Title: U.S. Government Accountability Office Best Practice Guides.


Elyse Roeser
, Senior Project Manager, Clark Construction Group, LLC. (pictured left)

Presentation Title: Building the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on a National Historic Landmark.


Session Topics for 2019

  • Agile / IT Project Management
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Enterprise Project Management Offices
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Management
  • People in Projects
  • Change Management
  • Risks and Big Data
  • Stakeholder Management

Project management practitioners and professionals in the Washington, DC area are encouraged to attend this world class symposium.  Registration for the event is now open.  For more information, visit the University of Maryland’s Project Management Symposium 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 services to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Their academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Editor’s note: The UMD campus can be reached by Metro from Washington, DC.  This is a good conference with world-class presentations, educational content and networking opportunities.  The PM World Journal endorses and acts as media partner for this event.