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UMD Announces 2017 Project Management Symposium Agenda

Session Topics, Speakers Unveiled for Two-Day Symposium

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Anjanette Riley
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland (UMD) Project Management Center for Excellence has issued the full agenda for its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, held May 4-5, 2017 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Breakout session details—complete with speaker names and abstracts—are available online.

The event kicks off with featured speaker Jeff Gravatte from CADD Microsystems. Four additional keynotes from esteemed speakers will take place throughout the two-day event: Lisa Blumerman from the U.S. Census Bureau, Patricia Carper with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company,  Karl Wunderlich from Nobils, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Stephen Shinn.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 sessions and panel discussions focused on people in projects, construction management, federal programs, agile/IT, integrated project management, risk and big data, education, and stakeholders.

Up to 13 professional development units are available for those looking to maintain a Project Management Institute credential.

A networking reception on Thursday, May 4 will also provide a unique opportunity for project managers to make new connections and share experiences with academics and professionals from the Baltimore-Washington metro area.

For more information and to register, visit the UMD Project Management Symposium website. Regular and one-day early registration rates are available until April 2, 2017.  Government, military, non-profit, and Project Management Institute personnel are eligible for a discount.


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.”