The autumn is great because it marks the beginning of conference season, and there are certainly plenty of fabulous events coming up. Here’s a round up of some of the events you could go to in the coming months.
Project Challenge, 29-30 September, London
It’s free to attend the exhibition, the seminars and the solutions presentations at Project Challenge. There’s a lot going on, so if you are looking for new products or for suppliers, this exhibition is a good place to get started. The seminar programme looks interesting this year too, with a mix of case studies, strategy and practical knowledge sharing on offer.
Agile Business Conference, 5-6 October, London
The Agile Business Conference is generally about Agile, not specifically for a project management audience. However, this year APMG are launching a certification programme for Agile Project Managers at the conference. Barbara Roberts and Richard Pharro will be presenting the new qualification and explaining more about Agile project management.
PMI Global Congress North America, 9-12 October, Washington
With Bill Clinton headlining, this massive PMI Congress looks set to be a great event as usual. There’s an exhibition hall plus a wide choice of speakers and events. As many of the delegates will stay over at the venue, it is also very social and provides a forum for networking. There’s an on-site bookshop, and I’ll be there doing a book signing for my new book, Social Media for Project Managers, on Monday 11 October between 12.30 and 1.30pm. If you are at the Congress, please stop by and say hello!
APM Project Management Conference, 21 October, London
The APM Conference is at The Brewery in London again this year, which is an amazing venue. The theme in 2010 is ‘building the future in partnership’ which doesn’t give much away. The conference is primarily aimed at APM members, but it is open to everyone. Professor Darren Dalcher, director of the National Centre for Project Management at Middlesex University, is chairing the event, and I know he has had a hand in picking the speakers, so they will be fabulous.