In 2022, with no ending of the Covid-19 pandemic in sight, numerous major events like conferences, competitions, festivals and concerts have still been postponed, cancelled or switched to online because of uncertainty. These circumstances are less than ideal for the project management classes, conferences and seminars as well. As we do every year, we have compiled a timeline of the major 2022 PM conferences announced so far – so you can start planning for your year ahead.
Let’s find out what exciting new events the project management world has in store for 2022 to find the ones that will suit you best.
Project Management Conferences 2022 – The Timeline
We created the Project Management Conferences 2022 timeline to give you a quick rundown of the most significant global events, along with the location and schedule, if it was announced by the organizers. This visual was made with Office Timeline Pro+ a handy add-in for PowerPoint that could help you save a lot of time on your presentations. Feel free to download it as a fully editable .PPTX slide or static .PNG image, and refer to it when planning what conference to attend. We will endeavor to update it regularly when new announcements are made by the event planners.
We will update the timeline periodically as more conferences are announced or if the dates and locations change because of the pandemic.
Project Management Conferences 2022 – Where, When and What to Expect
Let’s find out what project management conferences 2022 has reserved for us.
Where and when: Orlando, FL, US, Spring April 11 – April 13 | Washington, DC, US, May 2 – May 4 | Toronto, ON, Canada, May 16- May 19 | Boston, MA, US, Fall (Date TBA) | Vancouver, BC, Canada, Fall (Date TBA) | Chicago, IL, US, Fall (Date TBA), Spring Global (Online) June 20- June 23.
What to Expect: ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is definitely one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs at this point. Keynote speakers include popular names in the industry, like Kupe Kupersmith, Lori Silverman, Hans Eckman, Jennifer Battan, Shawn Kanungo, Amber Mac, and many others. In addition to that, each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.
Where and when: Online, May 5 – May 6
What to Expect: The prestigious event by the University of Maryland is hosted online and can be attended from anywhere, making it truly global. Participants can rake up to 44.25 PDUs and sharpen their PM skills by networking with professionals in the field or listening to well-known keynote speakers like Kevin M. Coleman, Shelley Row, Sebastian Schneider, Laura Barnard and many others. The symposium is famous for the broad array of topics broached. This year is no different: the subjects range from motivation and the changing role of the project manager to AI and Automation, Data Analytics and modern PM solutions.
Where and when: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Australia February 27 – May 1
What to expect: The AIPM National Conference brings together hundreds of project management professionals from Australia and all over the world. While the full list of speakers should be released in January 2022, some of the names that have been confirmed include Jarrod Ball, Shade Zahrai, Phil Slade, Rachel Robertson, Dr. Greg Usher and His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, among others. Over the course of 3 days, there are plenty of workshops, networking events and plenary sessions covering topics like the neuroscience of decision making, value co-creation and the implications of software in the modern world to make the AIPM conference a top choice for aspiring and seasoned PMs alike.
Where and when: Park MGM, Las Vegas, NV March 20 – March 23
What to expect: To paraphrase the organizers, the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” doesn’t apply here; this time, you can take it home with you and put it to good use instantly. The Resource Planning Summit promises talks and workshops that address the subject of strategizing asset use in an increasingly competitive environment, planning within the scope of agile management, and much more. Those who attend will also enjoy a little fun on the side, with faux gambling and the presence of comedy stars like Andy Buckley (Dunder Mifflin’s CFO on NBC’s show “The office”) or business humorist Todd Hunt.
Where and when: Online June 28 – July 1
What to expect: This year’s theme is tailored around adaptability, diversity and tech in the ever changing world, and why it should be embraced rather than feared. The agenda and list of speakers haven’t yet been released, but if it’s anything like last year, you can expect see prestigious guests, network with likeminded peers and earn some PDUs doing it.
Where and when: Belgrade, Serbia June 19 – June 21 | Tokyo November 19 – November 25
What to expect: The 2022 IPMA research conference focuses on value co-creation within the PM society and aims to bring together professionals and academics, for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences. Among the topics covered we can list portfolio design and management, PM and society relations, projects in times of crises and AI’s impact in the PM world. The Congress, which is set for the last part of the year, is hosted by SPM in Japan and follows a similar theme, but with a higher selection of eminent guest speakers and hot button issues.
Where and when: Blackfriars, London June 2022 (TBA)
What to expect: Located in a historic town during the times of King Henry VIII and Charles V, the Mermaid Conference venue in Blackfriars is large enough to give attendees the space to maintain social distance. Safely learn about the newest trends in project management, interact with hundreds of professionals and listen to the experts’ view on the newest developments in PM. The guest and event lists are still pending.
Where and when: Nashville, TN July 18 – July 22
What to expect: Agile Alliance’s yearly event is dedicated to creating a space that nurtures new ideas and advances the Agile values. Great talks, great workshops and overall, a great place to be, Nashville promises to be the perfect mix of business and pleasure for professional and aspiring PMs.
Where and when: Shortlands, London October 6
What to expect: A unique and exciting 1-day gathering created by leading PPM consultancy Wellingtone, has already announced two key speakers for the event: Frederico Vargas, CEO of GE360 and Laura Barnard, founder of PMO Strategies. As strategic gold partners for Microsoft and APM Accredited Training Provider, the hosts focused their agenda on new PM software development and integration.
Where and when: Online, TBA
What to expect: We currently know few details about the 2022 edition of this virtual conference except that it is scheduled this fall, with the actual date still to be determined. Based on last year, attendees can expect to boost their professional skills and network with peers in a safe, relaxed and comfortable manner.
Where and when: Denver, CO June 5 – June 8
What to expect: Proudly hosted by Scrum Alliance since 2013, this conference constitutes a highly anticipated event for Agile professionals across the globe. The 2021 edition didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this year the hosts promised to try and make up for lost time. Check out their website in spring for more announcements about the events, talks and speakers.
Where and when: Masterclasses at Le Meridien Airport Hotel, Dubai January 24 – January 25 and Main Forum at Dubai Exhibition Centre January 26 – January 27
What to expect: This year’s conference themes revolve around visionary leadership, upcoming trends, blockchain in PM, hybrid project management, cybersecurity, and many others. Over the course of 4 days total, participants can attend over 30 talks, 3 exciting discussion panels, at least one live in-depth interview and 5 technical site visits, all in the company of 40+ guest speakers including H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Laura Buckwell, Peter Chalouhy, Prof. Samir El-Masri, PhD, Prof. Dr. Khaled A. Hamdy.
Where and when: Hybrid event – Canberra, Australia & online component August 16 – August 18
What to expect: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the PGCS is unique in Australia and focuses on the theme “success is never an accident”. In doing so, the organizers are trying to breach the gap between stakeholders, executives, PMs and middle managers. Learn about and participate in hands-on workshops focused on organizational culture and governance systems, delivery strategies and methodologies, information control, etc.
Where and when: Teheran, February 13
What to expect: Details about the Teheran edition are not yet public, but this conference is normally themed around optimizing resource usage, keeping construction costs down and discovering alternative resources and understanding project risks.
While we’re still witnessing surges of the COVID-19 pandemic that generate a lot of uncertainty, things are definitely looking up and many PMs have already booked their tickets. Let us know which events you’re attending this year!