Conferences are a great time to connect with peers in the project management industry, learn about new ideas in your industry, and find partners with whom you can work in the future. It is also a great way to learn about current & future trends, as well as gain insight from industry leaders and professionals.
We have compiled a list of the top project management conferences for 2022. Some are in-person and some are being held remotely, so there should be an option on this list for everyone!
1. Technical Project Management Conference
Where: AMA Conference Center, Atlanta, Ga., USA
When: Feb. 23-25
The American Management Association’s Technical Project Management conference is a perfect destination for IT and technology professionals. Based on previous project management conferences, it is expected that 2,000 to 5,000 professionals to attend the conference. It’ll be a three-day conference centered on the significance of planning, scheduling, and scope of project management. There will also be sessions on using project management tools and strategies to aid with more accurate estimates of projects, project management best practices, and tracking project progress. Communication skills will also be addressed to develop great project leaders.
2. AIPM National Conference
Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia
When: Feb. 27-March 1
“Forward With Purpose” is the theme of the 2022 Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) National Conference. It intends to address how to plan for a future beyond the Covid situation in an optimistic approach. It will examine the project and organizational strategies in light of the unavoidable situations.
1. The Resource Planning Summit
Where: Park MGM, Las Vegas, Nev., USA
When: March 20-23
The two-and-a-half-day Resource Planning Summit brings together professionals from all levels of the business to discuss resource planning. Some topics of discussion are- limited resources in demand by several organizational units, failure of key efforts due to lack of resource planning, poor annual operating plan (AOP) forecasting due to ad hoc staff planning, management failure to support resource planning in an agile scenario, and HR, finance & PMO competing for the resource system of record.
1. ProjectSummit Business Analyst World
Where: Orlando, Fla., USA
When: April 11-13
With over 25 educational sessions and four hands-on workshops, the North American Conference, Project Summit Business Analyst World, provides a forum for industry innovators to assist professionals to be more productive and learn best practices, skills, and strategies to achieve great success.
1. Project Management Symposium
When: May 5-6
The Project Management Symposium is a virtual conference hosted by the University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence. The conference could cover a wide range of topics, including agile, DevOps, and hybrid approaches, as well as innovative project management tools and solutions.
2. Agile & Beyond
Where: Detroit, Mich., USA
When: May 24-25
Agile & Beyond features sessions on agility, software engineering, and lean business. Each day begins with a speech by a keynote speaker and concludes with social events for everyone to connect personally.
1. Global Scrum Gathering
Where: Denver, Colo., USA, and Virtual
When: June 5-8
The Scrum Alliance’s Global Scrum Gathering is a hybrid conference with both physical and virtual participants. It’s a learning opportunity from professionals in the agile environment, a method of project management that has spread beyond software development to practically every business area. The Scrum Alliance provides a Gathering Insider option for those interested in being the first to learn about the Global Scrum Gathering 2022.
2. 10th IPMA Research Conference
Where: Belgrade, Serbia
When: June 19-21
The 10th IPMA Research Conference on value cocreation in the project society will be held by the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The conference’s objectives include an exchange of ideas, practitioner conversation, knowledge sharing on current trends, networking, and more through plenary sessions, paper presentations, inactive workshops, round tables, and other activities. Project society, business projects, project value and leadership, and digitalization are among the primary topics.
3. ACMP’s Annual Conference
When: June 28 – July 1
Embracing the Changing World: Diversity, Technology, and Adaptability is the theme of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) 2022 virtual conference. With the ambition to innovate and lead change practices and project management, ACMP seeks to lead the way change works. They place an emphasis on professional knowledge in order to attain business and organizational goals thereby promoting discipline and the development of a sustainable change community.
1. Agile 2022
Where: Nashville, Tenn., USA
When: July 18-22
The Agile annual conference, hosted by Agile Alliance, a global nonprofit membership organization founded on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, provides a platform for agile communities to share their experiences and network. The conference is a great opportunity for professionals across the globe to learn about the latest practices, ideas, and strategies in an agile environment from leading experts and innovators.
1. Kanban Global Summit
Where: San Diego, CA, USA
When: August 22-24
The Kanban Global Summit, former Lean Kanban North America (LKNA), features world leaders sharing their experiences with the Kanban Method and offering proven techniques. KGS22 features keynotes, workshops, coaching clinics, social receptions, and learning labs. The Learning Labs focus on a particular topic and provide a great way to learn and get your specific questions answered while connecting to Kanban experts and enthusiasts.
1. Future PMO
Where: London, England
When: July 18-22
Future PMO is a one-day conference for project management and PMO professionals. The speakers are a mix of PMO and project portfolio management experts. It is also a social event in a non-sales setting, which is themed at retro gaming. Federico Vargas, CEO of GE360, and keynote speaker Laura Barnard, a training and consulting expert on PMO techniques, are among the noted speakers.
PMI® Global Summit 2022
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
When: 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2022
The annual Global Congress North America for project management professionals is organized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a renowned industry trade organization. The three-day project management conference brings together industry professionals to learn about project management, exchange their viewpoints on the industry, and network with others across the world.