Project Management Symposium

Project Management Symposium

10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

Project Management: A Key to Business Success
August 11-12, 2016

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PMI Member Registration Rate $475
Non-PMI Member Registration Rate $525

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  • 2016 Keynote Speakers
  • 2016 Speaker Information
  • Parking & Hotel Information
  • Previous Symposiums

Practical Basics for Standing Up A Project
Karen Nocket, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Toyota Motors North America

Your Brain Performance
Eric Bennett, CFA, CPA, Executive Director, Brain Performance Institute

Building a Strategic PMO: How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices
Nellson Burns, Vice President, Information Technology, HollyFrontier
Eric Stettler, Partner, A.T. Kearney


Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

For more information on how to get to the campus, visit the Directions to UT Dallas page.


For the Symposium, free green & gold space parking in PS1 or Lot M is provided. Please reference the UT Dallas Parking Map to locate PS1 or Lot M prior to your arrival to campus. Parking permits will be emailed approximately 1 week prior to the event . The parking permit should be displayed in the lower corner of the driver’s side windshield of your vehicle.

Hotel Information

More information on hotels in the immediate vicinity can be found by clicking here.

  • 2015 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    William A Moylan
    PhD, PMP, PMI Board of Directors 2008‐2013

    Capturing the Value of Project Management

    Nikunj Nirmal
    Director (IT) & Shadow Board Member, Tech Mahindra
    Agile and DevOpsTransformation

    Vince Yauger
    AIA, PMP
    Building the Next-Gen University

  • 2014 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Ron Patterson
    Assistant City Manager
    Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunity
    Case in Point: A Multi-Use Events Center, High School Sports Facility, Cowboys Practice Facility and Headquarters: Achieving more than the sum of their parts

    Wes Hargrove
    senior vice president and chief information officer, 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Continuous Improvement at 7-Eleven, Inc.

    Michael DePrisco
    VP of Academic & Education Programs – PMI
    Pulse of the Profession

    Andrew Bragg
    Chief executive (APM),Vice-President (IPMA)
    The Value of Project Professionalism

    David Harvey
    Senior Director of Network Planning and Performance, Southwest Airlines
    Leading Change at Southwest Airlines

  • 2013 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Russell Zapalac
    Chief Planning and Project Officer
    Texas Department of Transportation

    CJ Walker Waite
    Director, Project Management Institute
    Demonstrating the Value of Project Managment

    Jesus Martinez Almela
    Vice President for Education
    International Project Management Association
    Local, Regional and Global Cultural Impact on Stakeholder Engagement

    Walter Jones
    Senior Vice President Parkland Hospital System
    Mike Candler, PMP, TCDD, LEED AP
    Project Manager, TEECOM
    The New Parkland Hospital IT Implementation Project

    Sean Goff,
    Managing Director CBRE
    Christine Seay
    Senior Financial Analyst CBRE
    Quantifying Value Creation for Our Clients

  • 2012 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Robert Rausch, Developing Project Manager Measuring Capacity Metrics

    Lewis Gedansky, Project Management for Distributed Teams, Building Success Across Borders

    Stacy Goff, Tomorrow’s Five Greatest PM Challenges That We Must Solve Today

    Mark Penny, Risks in High Profile and Technical Construction Projects

  • 2011 Symposium

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    Keynote Speakers

    Andy Rittler and John Hagan, LBJ Express Project
    The LBJ Express Project

    Bruce Gnade, Ph.D.
    UT Dallas NSERL Building Project
    Building Momentum: The UT Dallas NSERL Project

    Shirley Edwards, PMI
    Project Management as a Strategic Competency

    Roberto Mori, IPMA
    Human Factors: Which Key to Project Success?

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 60 days or more before the symposium will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the symposium are not eligible for a refund. You may send a substitute if the registered attendee is unable to attend. Please notify if you need to change the name of an attendee


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