The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2019

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.

North America

Change Management Conference

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.

Global Scrum Gathering

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.

ProjectSummit Business Analyst World

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.

Agile & Beyond

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.

Project Management in Practice

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.

PMI Global Conference

October 5–7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PMI’s annual global congress provides insight into current projects, business challenges, and strategies.

PMO Symposium

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.  

PMI SeminarsWorld

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.

International

International Scientific Conference on Project Management

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.

APM Project Management Conference

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.

PMI EMEAl Congress

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.  

PMO Conference

June 13, London, England

Focused on portfolio, program, and project offices, this 1-day conference offers a dedicated PMO exhibition, expert speakers, the latest PMO research, and networking opportunities.

FuturePMO

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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