Australia's Premier Project Management Conference / 27 - 28 May 2019 / RACV Royal Pines / Gold Coast

PMIAC 2019 Speakers

Call for Speakers!

On 27 – 28 May 2019, the annual Project Management Institute (PMI) Australia Conference (PMIAC) will be hosted on Queensland’s Gold Coast. PMIAC is an annual event attended by industry leaders, practitioners and academics to continue the professional conversation for project management in Australia.

We call on all industry leaders, practitioners and academics willing to contribute to the growth and success of the project management community, to submit your abstract and be a part of the learning and development of project managers in Australia and beyond.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Change the Game”. This theme will bring reflection on the breakthroughs of the Commonwealth Games 2018, as well as showcasing the latest thinking and trends in Project Management.

A game changer is something that changes the landscape, it takes something from being ordinary, through innovation to exceptional! We are looking for speakers who have original ideas that will serve, improve, help and inspire delegates. Presentations should value add and draw out what delegates can learn and apply to their professional lives and across their teams and organisations.

We are also looking for speakers who can change the game when it comes to their presentation format. There are many ways to refresh your session format to gain attention and encourage new ways of engaging, learning, collaborating and networking.

PMIAC reserves the right to change the program and guidelines at any time. 

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Key Dates

10 AUG 2018

Submissions open for both industry and academic streams. 

7 DEC 2018

The deadline for submissions for both industry and academic streams. 

18 FEB 2019

Accepted speakers will receive notification of acceptance of their presentation by this date. 

20 MAY 2019

Final presentations slides are due for industry stream speakers. Final papers and presentation slides are due for academic stream speakers. 

Speaker Compensation

Selected speakers will receive one complimentary registration for the two day conference. Any co-presenters (in the case of a presentation having multiple speakers) will receive the option to purchase discounted conference tickets.

Please note there will be no additional compensation for travel and accommodation costs.

Submission Guidelines

Speakers are invited to submit their abstracts to one of two separate streams – industry stream or academic stream. Each stream has separate submission guidelines and marking criteria so ensure you read the correct guidelines for the stream you wish to submit in.

The industry stream focuses on the PMI talent triangle with key focuses on the areas of Strategic and Business management, Technical skills and Leadership skills.

The academic stream is for academic and industry researchers who want to showcase their work and contribute to improving project management practices for practicing professionals.  

Applicants may submit more than one abstract for review however the maximum number of presentations that will be offered to any one presenter will be one presentation slot.

Please note we will not be accepting presentations that are focussed on product or service offerings for the benefit of you or your organisation.


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