Call for Participation

13th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium – Call for Participation

This year’s theme is Project Management in a VUCA World. The term VUCA was coined by the U.S. Army War College to describe the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of the world after the Cold War.

VUCA has taken root in the corporate world to express emerging ideas in strategy, leadership and vision.

The relevance of VUCA today relates to how people view the conditions under which they make decisions, manage risks, plan for the future and solve problems.

Important Dates

Proposals due January 14, 2019
Selections will be announced by February 15, 2019

Proposal Formats

We are seeking proposals in the following formats:

Research Papers

  • Paper submitted
  • 45-minute presentation with 15-minute Q&A
Submit Abstract for a Paper

Poster Session

  • Poster submitted
  • One-hour presentation
Submit Abstract for a Poster

Submission Guidelines


Of greatest interest are new ideas, concepts and experiences associated with the following topics:

  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Change Management
  • Project management during crisis
  • Agility
  • Opportunities during disruption
  • Team collaboration and virtual teams
  • Cyber security
  • Project management’s impact on the bottom line
  • Innovative or new project/program management approaches and techniques
  • Digital transformation of PM processes
  • Portfolio management and governance
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Entrepreneurial project management
  • VUCA impact on stakeholders
  • Minimizing complexity, maximizing value

The UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World Journal. The symposium focuses on topics relevant to organizations, industries, and the economy in North Texas.

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