Forthcoming project management events and links

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



(2008), "Forthcoming project management events and links", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 1 No. 3.



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Forthcoming project management events and links

Article Type: Upcoming events From: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Volume 1, Issue 3

The content on this page will most likely grow over time as we become more aware of useful PM association links and forthcoming conferences. This is at least a start!

Useful general links

For readers who either supervise research students, or are researchers the Australian Digital Thesis Library ( is a highly useful resource. The home page of the ADTL web site states the following which should explain its value.

“The aim of the ADT program is to establish a distributed database of digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian universities. The theses will be available worldwide via the web. The ideal behind the program is to provide access to, and promote Australian research to the international community” (accessed January 30, 2008). This library contains hundreds of doctoral theses and so is of immense value in providing examples of theses and for record through the theses of current research work of PhDs, DBAs and DPMs, etc. from across a wide range of disciplines, many highly relevant to the PM discipline.

Conferences in 2008

The Project Management Institute (PMI) research conference is held every two years (even years) in 2004 it was held in London, in 2006 in Montreal and in 2008 it will be held in Warsaw Poland. The date for paper submissions closed on November 1, 2007 but to attend this conference July 13-16, 2008 visit the web site URL

Readers may be interested in PMI regional congresses and events they can access this through the PMI web site ( the PMI regional conferences are global so that, for example, in 2007 there was one in San Paulo, Brazil, Cancun Mexico, Wellington New Zealand. The calendar web link, however, provides details only month by month so it can be somewhat time consuming to find out what is on where, at what time.

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) holds its research conferences on odd years and the next one will be held in Berlin Germany in 2009. This organisation would be of great interest to PM researchers and their web site is That site also links well to other research organisations and forthcoming conferences of interest to PM academics and practitioners. Their web site lists the links to these conferences with dates for abstracts, submissions, etc.

Some of the conferences listed include:

For those readers interested in PM in Construction they may find a number of related upcoming conferences of interest. The Procurement W91 working commission has a conference in Montreal October 23-25, 2008 the URL for this is

The ProMac 4th Annual Conference will be held in Alaska in September 15-18 the link to this is This should be of particular interest to PM practitioners as well as academics.

Useful PM links

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest project management organisation. It is an international network of national project management societies and their web link is The advantage of keeping abreast with this web site is that it links to a range of PM associations and (their URL link is so link through them to find out more about their conferences and events.

The UK Association for Project Management (APA) is mounting two national events during 2008: the APM Project Management Awards and the APM Project Management Conference, taking place in London, October 29-30. Full details are at available at: and, respectively. At the moment, they are just calling for papers and entries but more info is released as they get closer to the event. They also run a numerous regional events of varying size some larger specific interest group events such as a one day conferences on governance or risk management.

One other example of the associated group is the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) that has an annual conference and also jointly offers one with the PMI Australian chapters. The AIPM web link is

The IRNOP we site is very useful for conferences, books and PM journal matters their web site URL is next conference is in Berlin in 2009 so this site is useful to keep track of dates for submitting abstracts, etc.

The CIB is an organisation that is centred in Europe and based in The Netherlands but with global reach and supports and is composed of construction practitioners and academics. They have many conferences and meeting of their specialised working commissions, many of interest to PM readers of this journal the home page URL is site/

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