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College Park, Md.—Online registration for the inaugural Project Management Symposium, sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute, will close Thursday, June 5, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Those who do not register for the symposium online by the June 5 deadline can do so on-site either day of the event.

Taking place June 9-10, 2014, in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., this two-day symposium will draw project management professionals from academe, industry and government, and boast an agenda featuring more than 55 esteemed speakers in the field.

While a detailed agenda is available online, highlights of the Baltimore/Washington corridor’s first-ever full-scale project management symposium include: 

  • Feature presentations by Gregory Balestrero (Former President and CEO, Project Management Institute), Karen Durham-Aguilera (Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Regina McElroy (Director, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Federal Highway Administration), Ron Taylor (Principal and Founder, Ron Taylor Group), Mladen Radujkovic (President, International Project Management Association) and Melinda Peters (Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration)
  • An opportunity to customize your education by choosing from sessions in disaster management, human factors, sustainability, case studies and lessons learned, IT & agile project management, construction and performance measurement
  • A one-of-a-kind networking reception, bringing together many of the region’s brightest minds in project management
  • Presentations by experts from organizations including the Department of Energy, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Naval Air System Command, Navigant, University of Maryland, U.S. Census Bureau and dozens more.

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.

Attendees looking to maintain their PMI credential can credit symposium sessions toward earning professional development units (PDUs). For additional information on the symposium, visit the 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.” Learn more online.

June 3, 2014

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