The program will comprise of two full days of sessions, including plenary presentations, parallel breakout sessions, meet the speakers Q&A, executive breakfast.
Major Conference Streams
The call for abstracts will invited potential speakers to submit to one of two categories.
- General Submissions
- Academic Submissions
The official streams are still TBC but revolve directly around the 2019 conference theme ‘Change the Game’ which will reflect on the breakthroughs of the CommGames 2018, as well as showcasing the latest thinking in Project Management.
Fourth Stream: Formerly Known As (FKA) the ‘Academic Track’, NOW: Trends and Innovations
This will no longer be a separate track just for academics, instead it will be an integrated track to bring together research practitioners, from academia and industry.
In addressing the feedback received from both academics and practitioners, we aim to make PMIAC18 a more blended experience with research papers appearing as part of a wider Trends and Innovations track that complements the other Leadership, Technical, and Business Strategy tracks.
We anticipate the re-badging of the old “Academic Track” will provide for a larger practitioner audience, as academic papers will be supplemented by knowledge-sharing (aka birds of a feather) sessions led by experts in leading-edge PM approaches and techniques including Social Network Analysis, Project Organizations and Agile Portfolio Delivery.
We will look to involve academics as an integral part of these sessions and authors of accepted papers will be invited (indeed, encouraged) to participate in these semi-structured sessions which represent “match-making” opportunities that we hope will establish longer-term relationships between PM researchers and practitioners.
None of the above will diminish the academic rigor of the research papers which will continue to be subjected to a double-blind peer-review process through the Ex-Ordo submission management system, and accepted academic papers will be (optionally) published in a special issue of the Project Management Research and Practice journal.
By attending the 2-day PMI Australia Conference 2019 you can earn up to 12 PDUs. (Final Numbers TBC)