Top project management conferences to attend in 2023NitanshLast Updated: November 25, 2022
Project management or being a project manager has become a lucrative career choice. Hence, it’s not surprising to see the rise of project management certifications to hone one’s craft. But if you want to be aware of the latest happenings in this field, then project management conferences are a good starting point. These events not only widen your horizons, but also act as a good networking opportunity. So, wondering which project management events are worth your time? Read on to find out…
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When: January 11th to 13th
SCRUM has become one of the most popular project management methodologies, so it’s not surprising to see conferences that deeply dive it. Agile Alliance conducts several such events, with the first one being Regional Scrum Gather in Tokyo. The annual gathering has been taking place since 2011 and brings Scrum practitioners together to improve their skills. The three-day event has several sessions from the likes of David Scott Bernstein and Lyssa Adkins. The event also has a Coaches Clinic which can guide participants with their challenges in a 15-minute session.
When: January 23rd to 26th
The eighth edition of the Dubai International Project Management Form will be focusing on the theme of “Fostering Wellbeing”. The event will bring more than 2,000+ project management professionals under one roof. The four-day conference is packed with several insightful sessions and masterclasses from notable speakers such as Rubin Jen, Mark Engelhardt, and Andy Butterfield.
When: April 3rd to 5th
Project Summit Business Analyst organizes several project management conferences around the world. Its Orlando chapter will be held between April 3rd and 5th. The event is ideal for all sorts of people, right from team leaders to project coordinators, managers, analysts, and more. The organizer will be updating the details about workshops, speakers, and sessions later.
When: April 20th and 21st
Where: Maryland and virtual
The annual symposium will be held in person as well as virtually this time around. The two-day conference will cover a variety of topics, including Agile & DevOps, Change Management, Hybrid Project Management, and Risk Management & Resilience, among others. Organized by the University of Maryland, the speakers for the conference will be announced later. If you are looking to get a project management certificate, then you can also earn up to 11.25 professional development units (PDUs).
When: April 22nd and 23rd
Where: Nanjing, China
Unlike the other project management conferences mentioned in this roundup, this one is aimed at academia to share their research papers. The theme of the 11th edition is Research Resonating with Project Practice with the aim of how the boundaries of project management research can be pushed to help solve project management challenges. Those interested in submitting papers can do so by January 1st, 2023 on topics such as project supply chain, strategic project and value delivery, project management competence and leadership, and more.
When: June 11th to 14th
Where: St. Louis, MO
Planning for resources is one of the most important aspects of project management. So it’s not a surprise to see an entire event focused around that. First held in 2009, the two-and-a-half-day event will help one address issues of how to do resource planning better. This isn’t about all work, as there are several fun events as well in the evening for the attendees.
When: June 13th and 14th
Another conference focused on the Agile project management methodology, Agile & Beyond will be a two-day conference. However, the speaker details for its 11th edition will be announced later.
When: June 20th and 23rd
As mentioned earlier, PMBA organizes a slew of events. PMBA Global Spring is a virtual conference spread over four days. It has an exciting lineup of speakers that will shed light on building a culture of high performance, and how one can change their team for the better. Thanks to 20+ sessions and speakers along with workshops, one would be able to earn up to 29 PDUs and CDUs.
When: June 23rd and 24th
The 17th edition of the Annual Project Management in Practice Conference will be a two-day event in Boston. It’s currently calling for presenters to submit their topics for sessions or workshops. In addition to that, the conference will also showcase research papers on several project management topics which can be submitted by March 1st, 2023.
When: July 24th to 28th
In today’s day and age, Agile principles go beyond just project management. Agile2023 is aimed at exploring, innovating, and advancing these values. The four-day conference will have a ton of speakers and workshops, though the details will be divulged later.
When: August 22nd and 23rd
It’s a hybrid event that can be attended on-site or online, and caters to competent project management practitioners. The symposium will be focused be interpersonal and technical skills to successfully execute projects. While more info will be revealed later, it’s worth noting that PGCS 2022 saw over 400 delegates.
When: September 21st
Yet another hybrid event, BRIDGE brings together project managers and project management officials. Interestingly, you can purchase the tickets at a great discount, although there aren’t any details of the conference yet.
When: September 2023
In light of the pandemic, the 33rd edition of the World Congress – planned to be held in Tokyo, Japan – has been canceled. However, the organizers are planning to do this event in September 2023 in Denmark.
When: October 23rd and 24th
The two-day project management conference will bring digital PMs under one roof. Since the event is further away, there’s not much info though you can choose to purchase the tickets right now.
When: October 26th
The one-day event is for PMO and project management practitioners. Unlike serious conferences, it infuses a lot of fun too with various themes like back to the future, Star Wars, and more. In 2023, the event will be around a retro gaming theme.
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