Project Management Conferences and Events 2022

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.

With the global pandemic, all of these live events have looked very different over the past couple years.

Many have been delayed or postponed, though most are back for 2022. Some have gone completely virtual, opening up attendance to people that may not have the ability to travel.

We’ve updated our annual post to reflect what we know is going on right now and into the far future.

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2022, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals.

I’ve compiled this extensive list of conferences both local to me in the UK and around the world.

Do you know of an upcoming event to add to the list? Please fill out this form.

In this article:


Jan to March 2022

Dubai International Project Management Forum: Dubai, UAE TBA Main Forum: 26 – 27 January 2022

It is the largest project management event in the region and will be entering its seventh year. There are also two days of masterclasses on the 24th and 25th leading up to the main conference dates.

It has over 2,000 attendees with speakers from over 50 countries, making this a global event.

APM’s Festival of Education and Research: Virtual, 9 Feb 2022

This conference is a fantastic networking opportunity spanning across both professionals and academics. At this event, APM celebrates project management academia, education and research.

16th International Conference on Project Management: Tehran, Iran, 15 Feb 2022

This conference is hosted by the Ariana Industrial Research Group in cooperation with Iran Project Management Association. The conference is focused on ‘The role of project-based governance in sustainable development: the need for institutional development’.

2022 AIPM National Conference: Gold Coast, Australia, Sun, 27 Feb 2022 – Tue, 1 Mar 2022

The Australian Institute of Project Management is planning their annual conference in person this year. The theme is Forward with Purpose, with a focus on how to forge ahead and accelerate change with purpose and optimism. It is a platform for project leaders to gain knowledge and share experiences on topics that are driving the leadership of projects today and in the future.

Resource Planning Summit: Las Vegas, USA, 20-23 March

This an annual three day event for industry experts and Resource Planning professionals at all levels. The Resource Planning Summit covers a wide range of topics that appeal to anyone trying to navigate resource capacity vs. demand.


April to June 2022

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Orlando, USA, 11-13 April 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Orlando, Florida Summit is the first of the year to kick things off.

Project Delivery Conference: Virtual & Chicago, USA, 13 April 2022

This annual conference is back in 2022 after last year’s hiatus. Hosted by Built Worlds, the Project Delivery Conference hosts leading construction experts to explore innovative technology from preconstruction through to turnover.

Virtual Project Management Symposium: Virtual, 5-6 May 2022

This two day event is hosted by University of Maryland’s Project Management Center of Excellence. The Virtual Project Management Symposium gathers Project Management Professionals from all over the United States and across the globe to discuss trending topics, best practices, case studies, and academic research.

PMI Melbourne Conference: Melbourne, Australia, 16 May 2022

This year’s theme is Rebuild & Reconnect and will bring together project managers, program managers, and many others to network and learn. This conference is a great way to earn PDUs to maintain your certifications. There will also be a day of masterclasses held on 15 May. The conference ends with an Awards & Gala dinner.

20th European Pharma & Medtech PPM Conference: Basel, Switzerland, 18-19 May 2022

This PPM conference is focused on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management for Pharma & Biotech. This year’s theme is New Ways of Working and speakers will be covering latest innovations. This is a great opportunity for learning and networking.

PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Gothenburg, Sweden 23-24 May 2022

The PMI Sweden Chapter is holding this event with inspiring speakers, professional colleagues, and companies in different sectors gathered with the goal of sharing their knowledge and experience in project, portfolio, and program management.

Women in Project Management (WiPM) Summit: Dublin, Ireland, 26 May 2022

This conference is another one planned to be in person again. They have a great list of speakers lined up at this one day conference at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin.

Agile and Beyond: Detroit, Michigan, USA, 24-25 May 2022

The Agile and Beyond conference is back again and it will be in person! Two days of conference, starting with a keynote each day, there will be sessions focused on Agility, Software Engineering, and Lean Business.

16th American Pharma & Medtech PPM Conference: Philadelphia, USA, 7-8 June 2022

This is the east coast global Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Summit with a focus on Biopharma Portfolio Strategies. This year’s conference is in person over 2 days planning 30 speakers across 28 case-studies of latest innovations.

PMO Conference UK: London, 8–9 June 2022 & Edinburgh, 14–15 June 2022

Completely focused on all things PMO, this four day event split over two weekends and features expert speakers, an exhibition with PMO products and services, plus the chance to connect with other professionals in the industry. It is taking place in two cities this year, they’ve added Edinburgh dates as well as the usual London ones.

I spoke at last year’s conference about Stakeholder Engagification. My presentation looked at the differences between management and engagement in a project-led environment, and provide practical tips for “doing” engagement and encouraging participation through game mechanics. I did also did a similar webinar version you can watch here.

I also attended the conference in 2018 and interviewed Geoff Crane. Watch the video below.

Power of Projects: London, UK, 9 June

This conference celebrates its 50th year and will focus on the key themes of leadership, sustainability, and diversity. It is set to be held at Park Plaza London Riverbank and features a keynote by Catherine Green, Manufacturing Lead for Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine.

The Power of Projects conference went online in 2021 and you can watch the sessions on demand here.

10th IPMA Research Conference: Belgrade, Serbia, 19-21 June

The theme for this year’s global event is ‘Value co-creation in the project society’. This will be staged around thematic workshops and round tables, targeting innovations, networking and building trust in the science and project management community. 

The host is the International Project Management Association (IPMA) which is a Federation of 72 Member Associations (MAs) worldwide.

Project Summit Business Analyst World Global Spring Summit: Virtual, 20-23 June 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

This is the Spring Virtual Summit and their only fully online summit of the year. So if you’re unable to make any of the other locations this is a great opportunity to connect.

CHG MGMT: Global Connect 2022: Virtual, 28 June – 1 July 2022

ACMP’s Annual Conference #ACMPGC2022 is completely virtual this year and the theme is Embracing the Changing World: Diversity, Technology, and Adaptability. Registrations and speaker announcements are still to come so we will update once we know more.


July to September 2022

EVA Performance: Virtual / London, UK, 4–8 July 2022

This year they are currently planning an in-person conference, with an online component as well. They are still finalizing plans so watch this space.

The theme for this conference is the use of new and emerging technologies. They are currently looking for speakers so you still have a chance to submit if you are interested.

Project Management in Practice: Boston, USA, 8-9 July 2022

This popular conference is once again being held in person at Boston University. Earn up to 12 PDUs and get up to speed on the new PMBOK Guide and PMP certification exam.

Agile 2022: Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 18-22 July 2022

Save the date for the Agile Alliance’s annual conference. Learn about latest practices, ideas and strategies and connect with other project managers.

PGCS Project and Program Management Symposium: Canberra, Australia, 16-17 Aug 2022

This is the 10th PGCS Symposium and this year’s theme is ‘success is never an accident’. This is advertised as a hybrid event bringing together the foundations of both project and program management working towards delivering successful projects.

PMI Africa Conference: Lagos, Nigeria, 11-13 September 2022

Details are still being put together, but this year’s conference is set to be held in person at the Eko Hotel and Suites. It will bring together hundreds of project, program, and portfolio managers from around Africa and the world. It will feature opportunities to network and learn.

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Vancouver, Canada, 19-21 September 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Vancouver, BC Summit is the 2nd in-person one of the year.

Bridge 2022: PM & PMO Conference: Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-23 September 2022

The annual event has a theme of Projectized-Digitized-Connected and will be dedicated to a sustainable way of working this year. This hybrid conference will bring together project management professionals for education and networking.


October to December 2022

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Toronto, Canada, 3-6 October 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Toronto, Ontario Summit is the 2nd of the year.

The Future PMO: London, UK, 6 October 2022

The Future PMO is a day devoted to PMO professionals and this year’s theme is Level Up. This is a fun and unique conference that brings together experts across many industries to learn from each other. Network and meet with your peers, attend the keynote and morning sessions, and in the afternoon attend workshop sessions.

Once again, it is being held at the Novotel London West which is just a 3-minute walk from the Hammersmith Underground Station.

Digital PM Summit: Philadelphia, USA, 17-18 October 2022

This is a very popular conference for digital project managers to attend. Details are still being worked on and speaker submissions are open through 30 April. It is set to be held in person this year and will bring together project management professionals for workshops, interactive sessions, lightning talks, and breakout sessions.

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Boston, USA, 17-20 October 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Boston, MA Summit is the 3rd in-person one of the year.

Global Scrum Gathering: Lisbon, Portugal, 17-19 October 2022

The Lisbon version of this event is to be held at the Congress Center Lisboa. This is an all levels conference. The conference is three full days of keynotes and break out sessions to learn best practices and creative applications of Agile and the Scrum framework with professionals from around the world.

More details are forthcoming, so we will update once we know more!

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Washington, USA, 7-9 November 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Washington, DC Summit is the 4th of the year.

33rd IPMA World Congress, Tokyo, Japan, 23-25 November 2022

This event has been postponed until September 2023, where it will be hosted in Denmark. Details to follow.

The IPMA World Congress theme this year is the Role of Project Management for Building a Sustainable Future. The plan is to discuss the challenges and prospects of the digital age, to find solutions to the problems that it poses to project management

The Program Committee of the Congress includes more than 30 experts from Europe, Asia, America, and Australia, heads of large companies, leading scientists, and practitioners representing various areas of management, economics, and digital technology. 

Project Summit Business Analyst World: Chicago, USA, 28-30 November 2022

The ProjectSummit Business Analyst World is one of the biggest North American conferences for PMs and BAs. These are a series of summits held in different North American cities and each of the conferences includes hands-on workshops, educational sessions and the ability to earn PDUs and CDUs.

The Chicago, IL Summit is the 3rd in-person one of the year.


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