According to Reader’s Digest, “learning something new” is one of the ten most popular New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the best places to learn new things are at industry conferences.  Conferences help you stay up-to-speed on the latest industry developments, pick up tips from respected experts in the field, meet other project management professionals, and have some fun learning new tricks of the trade in a new city. 

Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2018.

North America

Change Management Conference

March 25-28, Las Vegas, NV

Learn and sharpen the skills you need to lead your organization through effective change management, discover the latest trends and tools, and connect with your peers.

Global Scrum Gathering

April 16-18, 2018, Minneapolis, MN

Calling all scrum masters! This annual conference offers coaching opportunities and lectures in Scrum techniques for project managers and product owners. This year’s agenda focusing organizational transformation and bringing the Agile methodology to multiple parts of your company.

ProjectSummit Business Analyst World

April 16-18, Orlando, FL

These educational and training conferences are held in four cities across the US and Canada throughout the year. A two-day symposium with industry experts, followed by a full day of workshops, allow attendees to discover new tips and tools—and receive PDUs and CDUs for participating.

Agile and Beyond

May 16-18, Eagle Crest Conference Center (Ypsilanti, MI)

This conference focuses on Agile product development best practices. While the conference committee is still accepting proposals for this year's speakers, past keynote talks have featured Dr. Jeffrey Liker, an expert in Lean Leadership; James Grenning, co-creator of the Agile Software Development Manifesto; and Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-founder of the International Consortium for Agile.

PMI Global Conference - North America

October 6-8, Los Angeles, CA

PMI’s annual Global Congress provides insight into current project and business challenges and strategies.

PMO Symposium

Nov 11-14, Washington DC, USA

Get a behind-the-scenes look into some of the world’s leading PMOs’ successful processes and strategies to improve your own results.  

PMI SeminarsWorld

February 12 - 15, 2018 - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
March 12 - 15,  2018 - Atlanta, Georgia, United States
April 9 - 12, 2018 - Seattle, Washington, United States
April 23 - 26, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
May 7 - 10,  2018 - Dallas, Texas, United States
June 25 - 28, 2018 - Orlando, Florida, United States
July 30 - August 2, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, United States
August 6 - 9, 2018 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
August 27 - 30, 2018 - Washington D.C., United States
September 24 - 27, 2018 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States
November 12 - 15, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois, United States
December 10 - 13, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

These in-depth seminars hosted by PMI help both novice and experienced project managers advance their careers. Real-world projects and small group sizes mean hands-on learning and valuable professional development.



RICS and APM Project Leadership Conference

February 21, London, UK

Good project managers recognize and develop talent in others. This conference teaches project managers how to create a talent, leadership, and people strategy for both project and team success.

International Scientific Conference on Project Management - Baltic Countries

April 19-20, Riga, Latvia

This conference focuses on discussing the results of scientific research into project management. Selected papers will be considered for publication in Project Management World Journal, and attendees can earn up to 14 PDUs.

APM Project Management Conference 2018

April 25, London, UK

This award-winning conference brings together expert speakers and thought leaders, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and Q&As, exhibition and networking opportunities, and the chance to earn up to eight hours of CPD.

PMI EMEAl Congress

May 7-9, Berlin, Germany

Keynotes from industry experts, product demonstrations, and educational presentations give attendees real-world solutions to the emerging challenges facing project managers.  

PMO Conference UK

June 13, London, UK

Focused on portfolio, program, and project offices, this one-day conference offers a dedicated PMO exhibition, expert speakers, the latest PMO research, and networking opportunities.

The Future PMO

October 4th, London, UK

This one-day conference gathers PMO thought leaders across several industries. Speakers include industry leaders from BBC, the Coal Authority, Cranfield University and more. Attendees are sure to have a blast at this Back to the Future-themed conference!

Which Project Management Conferences Will You Attend?

Which events will you add to your calendar? Do you have a favorite conference that we didn't include in this list? Let us know in the comments below! 

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