Australia's Premier Project Management Conference / 20-22 May 2018 / Crown / Melbourne

Call for Speakers

Link to speaker submission portal below!


Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognised standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.

PMI Australian Chapters lead the way in making Project Management indispensable for Business Results. Through this, we aim to support the professional growth of our members, corporate organisations and communities.

PMI Australian Chapters host an annual national conference to showcase the latest ideas and thinking around key project management topics to the Australian market. We welcome insights from industry leaders, influencers and scholars to deep dive into the areas impacting our profession and changing business landscape.

PMI Australia Conference 2018

In 2018, PMI Australia Conference will run from 20th to 22nd May. Masterclasses are held on Sunday 20 May and the 2-day Conference takes place on 21st and 22nd May. We have carefully coined the theme “Diversity, Performance, Wellbeing”. Click to find out more about the theme.

PMI Australia Conference 2018 will run on four tracks: three PMI Talent Triangle tracks of Technical Project Management, Strategic Business Management and Leadership, as well as an Academic track on project management research and education.


Academic Call for Papers closes Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5pm (AEST)

Call for Speakers Abstracts closes Monday, 5 February 2018, 5pm (AEST)

Academic Paper Submissions

The Academic Track program will feature research papers that address the latest trends and challenges facing the PM discipline.  Research papers are invited on topics related to the theory and a practice of project management in the following areas:

  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Business Analysis and Change
  • Portfolio Governance and PMO
  • Program and Project Management
  • Competencies and People Development
  • Interdisciplinary Project Research

Paper Submission and Review Process

  • Log on to
  • Follow the instructions to create an account and upload your paper (size limit: 12 pages)
  • Submissions must not have author identification
  • Papers are selected by double-blind peer review
  • One of the authors of an accepted paper will need to register and attend the Conference.
  • Accepted papers will be formally published in conference proceedings with an ISBN.

Conference Speaker Abstracts

The three PMI talent triangle tracks of Technical Project Management, Strategic and Business Management and Leadership will run concurrently throughout the conference. 

Our aim is to collaborate with outstanding forward thinking project management professionals and help to share effective content. It’s a unique opportunity to share your expertise with other members of the profession. 

Abstract Submission Process




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