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Project Management Symposium, June 9-10, 2014

Project Management Symposium, June 9-10, 2014


College Park, Md.—The University of Maryland's Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute have named Melinda Peters, Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), a featured speaker for this year’s First Annual Project Management Symposium.

Peters will close out a lineup of more than 55 project management experts and guest speakers with her presentation, “Project Management Techniques at Maryland State Highway Administration,” on Tuesday, June 10, at 1:25 p.m. Those interested in attending this two-day symposium, taking place June 9-10, 2014, in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland (UMD) campus in College Park, Md., will want to register by April 1, 2014, to take advantage of exclusive early-bird registration rates.

Peters will offer a unique perspective on project management from her role overseeing a $1.7 billion annual budget and more than 3,000 employees. Even more, prior to her appointment as SHA administrator in Nov. 2011, Peters served as the director for the largest transportation project in the state of Maryland, the Intercounty Connector.

As the region’s first project management symposium of its kind, this event will support the goal of “Connecting Academically Rigorous Research with Practical Applications,” by bringing together project management professionals from academe, industry and government to share, explore and learn the best management practices for today’s dynamic project environments. Topics covered will range from disaster management and human factors to global project management and innovative financing, and attendees can credit symposium sessions toward earning professional development units (PDUs) for maintaining their PMI credential.

This event is being held in partnership between the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute with media sponsorship support from Project Management World Journal.

For more information on the symposium, visit University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence's website.

About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

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.”



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