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The best way to keep pace with the innovations in the project management industry, get acquainted with the latest tools and methodologies and find out about new trends, is by attending the project management conferences held throughout the year. Seize the opportunity to learn from the best, enhance your knowledge and skills, build networks and collaborate, or even reflect on past project experiences of success and failure.

Check out our list of the best project management conferences for 2018 and start setting up your diary for the year ahead.

  1. Deliver Conference, Manchester, January 24-25 2018

If you’re in Europe in January you can get the year going by attending the 5th Deliver Conference held in Manchester, UK, from January 24-25. “A conference for people who strive to lead, inspire and deliver value with their teams”, promising to provide fruitful guidance on delivering value to project stakeholders, shaping objectives and key results, problem spotting and resolving, planning and executing successful workshops among other topics. A two-day conference of refreshing and stimulating workshops, talks, case studies and discussions.

  1. Seminars World, Scottsdale, February 12-15 2018

On the other side of the Atlantic you can start your year out by heading to Arizona for the SeminarsWorld® conference. Running from February 12-15 in Scottsdale, you will be joined by SeminarsWorld® expert instructors and others for intensively focused, small-group seminars following the PMI Talent Triangle. You’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 29.5 PDUs and 2.95 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

  1. Open PM2 Conference, Brussels, February 1-2 2018

 Open PM2 Conference 2018, is one of the best project management conferences in the world. It is supported by major EU institutions and held on February 1-2 in Brussels, Belgium. Focusing mainly on introducing the Open PM2 project management methodology designed by the European Commission, it aims to help project managers and organizations to deal with the challenges of performance, citizen engagement and all the complexities arising during the execution of a project.

  1. Change Management, Las Vegas, March 25 – 28 2018

The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) annual conference, Change Management 2018, is held next year in Las Vegas, from March 25-28. Bringing together more than 1,100 attendees from around the globe it is dedicated to strengthening the project management practice, reviewing the latest tools and trends to assist in dealing with future project challenges, introducing lead managers and organizations to more efficient Change Management principles.

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  • Global Scrum Gatherings, Minneapolis April 16 – 18 & London October 8-10 2018

Want to learn more about Scrum framework and applications, then make sure to attend one of the major annual project management conferences dedicated to the methodology. These are the Global Scrum Gathering Minneapolis 2018, held on April 16-18 2018, or the Global Scrum Gathering London 2018, held on the October 8-10 2018.

  1. APM Project Management Conference, London April 25 2018

For those who value perennial expert opinion, the award winning APM Project Management Conference 2018, is “Future Proof”. Offering a little bit of everything, this conference’s goal is to “Inspire today’s profession for tomorrow’s challenges”. Taking place at the Westminster Park Plaza, in London on April 25, 2018, it will focus on key project management areas, from learning about outcomes that transform society to exploring communication and engagement methods that will alter the implementation of project management.

  1. PMI EMEA Congress, Berlin May 7-8 & Los Angeles October 6-8 2018

Organized by the Project Management Institute, one of the most respected associations in the project management community, the PMI EMEA Congress 2018, will be held in Berlin, on May 7-8 2018. Committed to sharing current challenges and best practices from pioneering experts in the field, while simultaneously providing the platform for networking with multinational professionals from around the world. If you miss that, the PMI Global Conference 2018, will be held in Los Angeles, from October 6-8, which is one of the largest and best project management conferences for program and portfolio managers from around the globe.

  1. Agile and Beyond, Ypsilanti, Michigan May 17-18 2018

One of the most popular trends introduced to project management over the last few years has been the agile project management methodology. If you want to get a further insight into the topic or are planning to switch to agile in the near future, the Agile and Beyond Conference 2018 is the best place to start. A one of a kind, volunteer-run conference, it includes almost 100 sessions over the course of a two day conference, held on May 17-18 2018, at the Eagle Crest Conference Center, Ypsilanti, MI.

  1. PMO Conference, London June 13 2018

This one-day conference will inform you about the latest trends in portfolio programs and project offices. Held on June 13, 2018, the PMO Conference 2018 offers a wide range of services, a special PMO exhibition of products, a full program of lectures conducted by expert speakers and the best chance to connect and network with other colleagues in the field.