Why Attend the UT Dallas PM Symposium?



Premier project management event in North Texas scheduled for May 2019

1 January 2019 – Richardson, TX, USA – The 13th annual University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) PM Symposium will be held during 21-22 May 2019 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA (just north of Dallas). This annual symposium has become the premier project management conference for organizations and professionals in North Texas, a world-class event held  in May on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The annual UT Dallas PM Symposium is a traditional project management conference with outstanding keynote speakers, excellent professional paper presentations, stimulating panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, and a networking reception.  The two-day conference focuses each year on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, local government and others – and it’s priced lower than most other project management conference.

Benefits for Presenters

  • Earn Many PDUs – Earn 20+ PDUs for preparing a paper, making a presentation and attending the full symposium (at no cost)
  • Recognition/Visibility – Paper presenters are featured in the symposium brochure, on posters outside session rooms and on the website
  • Authorship – Add a paper or poster presentation to your resume; authoring papers is a common and significant addition to one’s professional qualifications
  • Reputation – Share knowledge or experience; gain or add to your reputation as an expert in your industry or area of PM application
  • Experience – Gain valuable speaking and presentation experience in a friendly but professional environment, on stage at a world class university
  • Attend Free – Paper presenters attend free; gain all of the benefits for attendees and employers (see below) at no out-of-pockets costs

To see the official call for papers and presentation guidelines, click here

Note: the call for papers ends 14 January 2019

Benefits for Attendees

  • Earn PDUs – Earn up to 13 PDUs to help maintain your PMP© or other PMI certification; presenters can earn even more (see the call for papers).
  • Learn – Gain valuable new skills from experienced industry professionals and experts; every presentation includes learning objectives and outcomes.
  • Grow – Be challenged to think outside the box, learn about new topics and trends, discuss issues with peers, take your skills to the next level.
  • Network – Meet authors, mentors, recruiters, teachers and others who can help advance your career.
  • Find Inspiration – Keynote speakers are chosen for their expertise, experience, passion and ability to inspire; learn, get excited, have fun!

Benefits for Employers

  • Value – For a small investment, employees can acquire a wealth of project management information and knowledge that can be applied on the job immediately.
  • Employee Development – Arm your project managers with the latest methods for managing projects of various sizes and complexity.
  • Skill Enhancement – Employees can share lessons learned with colleagues, learn new skills; multiple employees can split up, attend different sessions and maximize organizational learning.
  • Competitive Advantage – Ensure that your project managers and teams can deliver new products and services to customers and stakeholders as well as or better than your competitors – through excellent project management
  • Community Involvement – Attendance can provide your employees and the company the chance to engage with the university and local PMI chapter.
  • Enhanced reputation – Be perceived as an innovative and forward thinking organization by learning and implementing the latest PM best practices.

If you are a project manager or project management professional living in Texas or nearby states, plan to attend this world class symposium. If you employ project and program management leaders, send them to this world-class event.  It’s local and a fraction of the cost of attending or sending staff to distant events.

See this year’s conference agenda and speakers on the conference website.

To visit the UT Dallas PM Symposium website, click here.

For additional information, contact [email protected].

The annual UT Dallas PM Symposium is organized by the Project Management Program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The UT Dallas, in partnership with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis.  UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management.  To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.