2016 is brand new, and now that you've started a fresh calendar, you're probably eager to find exciting events to fill it with. Look no further than our list of top project management conferences for 2016.

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 away from the office.

North America

Global Scrum Gathering April 18-20, Orlando, FL Scrum experts gather to share their current best practices and creative applications to help your Agile team run more efficiently and effectively.

Agile and Beyond May 5-6, Ann Arbor, MI Featuring Lean leadership expert Dr. Jeffrey Liker as a keynote speaker for their 2016 event, this conference focuses on Agile product development best practices.

Boston University's Project Management in Practice Conference May 13, Boston, MA This year’s conference focuses on developing the technical skills central to project management success, from scheduling to risk analysis and budgeting. The event, hosted by Boston University, also features notable keynote speakers and hands-on workshops.

Change Management Conference May 15-18, Dallas, TX 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.

Project Management Institute Mega SeminarsWorld June 27-30, Orlando, FL 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.

PMI Global Congress - North America September 25-27, San Diego, CA PMI’s annual Global Congress provides insight into current project and business challenges and strategies. This year’s conference will focus on globalization’s effect on the project management industry.

PMO Symposium Nov 6-9, San Diego, CA Get a special peek into some of the world’s leading PMOs’ successful processes and strategies to improve your own results.

International

IPMA Expert Seminar February 18-19, Zurich, Switzerland This high-level seminar focuses on advanced project management topics, from business orientation of projects to strategic project management and more. It will bring together over a dozen international project management leaders to give presentations, lead workshops, and discuss trends, case studies, and research results.

RICS and APM Project Leadership Conference February 23, London, England 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.

APM ProgM Conference: Equipping Programme Managers for Global Success March 10, London, England Program management is an increasingly digital field, with more tools and techniques emerging every day. ProgM brings together internationally-recognized leaders in program management to discuss the latest trends and ensure attendees have the skills they need to succeed.

APM Project Management Conference April 21, London, England The 2016 edition of this award-winning conference will focus on how project managers can develop a world-class mindset as an individual, organization, and profession. This year’s speakers include notable program managers Steve Elliott, Richard Palczynski, and Paralympian gold medalist Marc Woods.

PMI Global Congress - Europe May 9-11, Barcelona, Spain PMI’s 2016 international conference will focus on this fact: successful projects aren’t enough for businesses to thrive — initiatives must be aligned with larger strategic objectives. Keynotes from industry experts, product demonstrations, and educational presentations give attendees real-world solutions to the emerging challenges facing project managers.

Project Management Africa Conference August 29-30, Accra, Ghana This year’s African conference focuses on applying project management principles for better business results. Attendees will benefit from learning new skills to advance their business, networking opportunities, and a thorough understanding of current tools and best practices.

ProjMAN October 5-7, Porto Region, Portugal Academics, scientists, and project management professionals from around the world are invited to submit papers, share their experiences, and debate new ideas at this international conference.

What 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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