UMD Project Management Center for Excellence Now Accepting Paper Submissions for Second Annual Project Management Symposium



16 September 2014 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence is now accepting paper submissions for its second annual Project Management Symposium, taking place June 8-9, 2015 on the University of Maryland (UMD) campus in College Park, Md.

140916-pmwj27-2nd-annual-IMAGEPaper topics should apply to one of four themes: people in projects, large project management, case studies and lessons learned, or theory and practice. Example topics include leadership, federal project management, public-private partnerships, risk management, procurement, disaster management, project finance, and sustainability. All paper abstracts must be submitted by Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Supporting the theme, “Academically Rigorous and Practically Applied,” this two-day symposium will bring together project managers from the Baltimore-Washington metro area and abroad for the capital region’s premier academic project management symposium.

This past June, the inaugural symposium drew a capacity crowd, as more than 55 esteemed 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.

“We’re thrilled to build on the momentum put forth 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 the first-ever opportunity for area project managers to learn from and network with each other. Our proximity to the nation’s capital, as well as the collaborative expertise of both the Project Management Center for Excellence and our strategic partners, will allow us to further explore a multitude of project management topics impacting a wide range of industries and professions in 2015.”

A preliminary agenda complete with a first look at some of next June’s featured speakers will be released in the coming months. Given last year’s high rate of paper submissions for the inaugural symposium, interested parties are encouraged to submit papers for the 2015 Project Management Symposium well in advance of the November 16th deadline.

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. 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.” Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.