There are so many ways to sharpen your project management skills nowadays. You can watch videos, listen to webinars and podcasts, or do it the old-fashioned way by reading a book or taking certification classes.
Conferences are one of the best ways to not only learn something new, but share your experiences and ideas with like-minded individuals. 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 2019.
April 28 – May 1, Orlando, Florida
Learn or sharpen the skills you need to lead your organization through effective change management, discover the latest trends and tools, and connect with your peers.
May 20–22, Austin, Texas
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 focuses on organizational transformation and spreading the “Champions of Agile” to multiple parts of your company.
May 27–30, Toronto, Canada
Earn up to 26 PDUs at this national conference for project managers and business analysts, where you’ll benefit from business experts, industry leaders, workshops, and keynotes.
May 29–31, Detroit, Michigan
This conference focuses on Agile product development best practices. This year’s keynote features author Jeff Patton and software development coach Geepaw Hill. 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.
June 13–14, Boston, Massachusetts
Geared towards project management beginners and practitioners, this event covers everything from Agile to strategic project management, including soft skills and behavioral competency. Also available online, this conference offers PDUs for attending.
October 5–7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PMI’s annual global congress provides insight into current projects, business challenges, and strategies.
November 3–6, Denver, Colorado
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the successful processes and strategies of some of the world’s leading PMOs to improve your own results.
March 19–22 - New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8–11 - Seattle, Washington
May 6–9 - Charlotte, North Carolina
May 13–16 - Washington, D.C.
May 16–17 - Dublin, Ireland
June 24–27 - Orlando, Florida
July 15–18 - Chicago, Illinois
August 5–8 - San Francisco, California
September 16–19 - Nashville, Tennesse
October 1–4 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 8–9 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 11–14 - Houston, Texas
December 2–5 - Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
April 25–26, 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.
May 2, London, England
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 8 hours of CPD.
May 13–15, Dublin, Ireland
Keynotes from industry experts, product demonstrations, and educational presentations give attendees real-world solutions to the emerging challenges facing project managers.
June 13, London, England
October 17, London, England
This 1-day conference gathers PMO thought leaders across several industries. Speakers include industry leaders from the 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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