Since many 2020 conferences have been cancelled, probably you miss networking and would like to enrich and share your occupational knowledge. 2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Read further to choose the events that fit your goals and interests. 

Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021

In this section, you’ll find the list of online events ordered by the dates.

January 31 Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Join and manifest your vision of the Agile transformation and share your methods of overcoming barriers on the way. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and shape your own strategy of going agile. 

Pricing: 5 EUR

 

February 2-3 — Agile & Beyond 2021 will be hosted aligning with the Agile20Reflect Festival. The following topics will be discussed during the conference: Effective Agile Planning, Product Thinking and Value Delivery, Role of a Manager in an Agile Organization, Agile Project Lead, and others. Check out the website to learn more.

Pricing: free upon registration before January 27

 

February 2-3 — The Delivery Conference will let you learn about the main trends of eCommerce delivery, hear from the most famous brands, and get acquainted with the world’s most insightful leaders with a great opportunity to exchange ideas and experience. 

Pricing: available upon registration 

 

February 8-11 — Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World is The 25th Annual ARC Industry Forum with the following topics touched upon: AI and Machine Learning, Asset Performance Management, Cybersecurity for the New Normal in Industry, Infrastructure, and Smart Cities, Digital Workforce and Culture, and many others. 

Pricing: free for ARC Advisory Service Clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, Technology End Users, Speakers, Panelists, and Sponsors; 595 USD for others

Read more: Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

February 8-9 Construction Management and Design Conference is an international event that will be interesting for researchers, scholars, and practitioners working in the field of construction project management and design. There are some examples of the topics to be discussed at the conference: Project organization, Project management plan, Management information system, Construction phase, Post-construction phase, Risk analysis and management in construction, Planning and scheduling, and many others.

Pricing: starting from 250 EUR

February 8-9 International Conference on Software Project and Risk Management is organized to let project leaders, scientists and researchers exchange their ideas, knowledge and research results on different topics in software project and risk management. The conference committee encourages everyone to prepare papers on one of the relevant topics, among which there are: Managing people, Managing projects, Software management activities, Project execution and monitoring, Empirical estimation technique, Critical path analysis.

Pricing: starting from 100 EUR

 

February 9-10 — Corporate Partner Forum: Delivering Projects Better will be held online this year and will suggest you join some sessions with interviews, case study presentations, knowledge exchange and interaction. You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas and find out something new about how to deliver projects efficiently in 2021, what megaprojects are, how and what technology can help you deliver your projects successfully, and many other ideas to discuss and dwell upon. 

Pricing: free for Corporate Partner Employees and Corporate Affiliate Employees

 

February 9-11 — GOTOpia is a unique online conference that involves a lot of interactions instead of the series of webinars. This enterprise software development forum will gather top-level experts and leaders who will provide you with insights on the relevant topics of modern software development. After the conference, you’ll get all the materials in a handy format. 

Pricing: available upon registration

 

February 21-23 — International Conference on Lean Six Sigma and Project Management is suitable for you if you’d like to meet your peers and consider Lean Six Sigma and PM challenges as well as to exchange your ideas and experience. The participant will receive all conference materials with the online conference management system.

Pricing: starting from 300 EUR

 

February 25-26 — 2nd World SD-WAN Summit will bring together leaders, service providers, and experts from different industries to discuss innovations and approaches to modern software development. 

Pricing: available upon request

 

 

March 15-16 — Digital Leadership Forum Online Edition 2021 suggests two days full of insights with a series of online sessions, workshops, and discussions on different topics including but not limited by digital transformation issues, leadership, and approaches to innovation. Be sure you’ll have an opportunity not only to gain new knowledge but also to do some virtual networking. Keep in mind that vendors, agencies and consultants are not allowed to participate in the event.

Pricing: available upon request

 

March 16-17 — The SMI Annual Conference invites shipbuilding industry experts to participate in the online event with the main topic ‘Building the future of the UK’s shipbuilding enterprise’. The information about pricing, speakers, and agenda is not available yet, so if you want to join, have an eye out for details and updates on the conference website. 

Pricing: not available yet

 

March 15-17 — Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2021 invites you to collaborate with top-level CIOs, discuss relevant challenges and issues, ask for advice and share your own ideas with peers. During two days, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from Gartner’s keynote speakers and leading experts. The full list of speakers will be available soon, so don’t forget to look for updates on the website. 

Pricing: starting from 1,175 EUR 

 

March 16-18 Together in Excellence 2021 aims to gather experts to consider the most relevant issues in project and IT service management and discuss the ways to beat the challenges that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. During the third conference day, the participants will take part in workshops. You’ll get up to 12 PDUs for your participation.

Pricing: free for students, starting from 15 EUR for members, and 45 EUR for non-members

 

March 18-19 — The 3rd Portfolio and Project Management Summit invites experts in project & portfolio management, CEOs, directors, team leaders to participate in the conference to discuss the challenges and relevant topics of portfolio, program, and project management, strategy development, capacity and change management, strategic planning, agile development, and many more! 

Pricing: information is unavailable yet

 

March 24-26 Enterprise Risk Management 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE will cover hot topics of project and risk management: Trends and Regulatory Updates, Emerging Risk, Cyber Risk, Data Analytics for Risk Management, and many more. The programme involves live presentations, networking sessions, chats, and post-conference materials. 

Pricing: Starting from 795 SGD

 

April 22-23 — 2021 Virtual Project Management Symposium gathers project leaders and teams to talk about current challenges and insights in the field and network. Here are just some topics from this year’s programme: Advances in Stakeholder Management, Agile & DevOps, Data Analytics & Forecasting, Digital Transformation, Integrated Program Management, Organizational Change Management, Lessons from the Pandemic, Risk & Resilience. The participants will earn up to 44.25 PDUs, and regarding the fact the event is held online, you can’t miss it!

Pricing: starting from 20 USD

Read more: Stakeholder Engagement for Your Project Success

 

May 17-19, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsThe Engineering Procurement Construction Project Management Forum 2021 Virtual & In-Person event of the year is an international meetup for COOs, CEOs, VPs, Presidents, MD’s, project leaders, engineers, planning and change leaders working in different industries. This year, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a series of workshops (either online or in Amsterdam) dedicated to the topic “Essentials for Effective Delivery of Site Based Capital Projects, Work Programs & Budget”.

Pricing: starting from 2499 EUR (for online participants)

 

May 25 — HAPPYPROJECTS 21 “It’s springtime!” invites project leaders and academic researchers to take part in the online conference that will consist of lectures, workshops, and a poetic recording. The event will be available in German and English. It’s suitable for everyone interested in project management. 

Pricing: starting from 290 EUR + 20% VAT

 

June 10-12 EURAM 2021 online Conference invites you to join their 20th meetup with the featured topic “Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world“. It’s a great opportunity to consider the leading experts talking about digital transformation in business and modern challenges that any business is facing these days.

Pricing: starting from 40 EUR 

 

August 30-31 — International Conference on Software Project and Risk Management is an international interdisciplinary event focusing on the latest research in the field of software project and risk management. The following topics are suggested: Need of software project management, Managing projects, Software management activities, Scope management, Project estimation techniques, Project scheduling, Risk management process, Project management tools, and many others. The participants will get all conference materials digitally with the online conference management system.

Pricing: starting from 250 EUR 

 

September 27–29, Macau, ChinaInternational Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is available in online and on-site formats this year because of the pandemic. The main goal of the event is to encourage researchers and scholars to make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields. The full version of the program will be available later, so subscribe to be the first who learns the details.

Pricing: starting from 300 USD

2020 Offline Project Management Conferences 

In this section, you’ll find the list of on-site events ordered by the dates. Keep in mind that due to the pandemic, the world situation is unstable. It means that some planned events can be either cancelled, postponed, or switched to online. So keep an eye on the official website of the event you’d like to attend to be in the know of any changes immediately.

Let’s take a look what events will be held on-site this year.

February (the date hasn’t been announced yet), Sydney, AustraliaThe Eighth PMO Leadership Forum will bring together PM specialists to discuss the following issues: how to improve project delivery and workforce capabilities, identify the role and functions of PMO of your enterprise, managing outcomes, implementing change management, and many others.

Pricing: information is unavailable yet

 

February 1-3, Atlanta, the US Technical Project Management conference is an annual event for project managers and their teams where they will learn more about project management methodologies and ways to tackle project constraints. 

Pricing: available upon registration 

 

February 8-9, Mumbai, India International Conference on Software Project and Risk Management ICSPRM is a global interdisciplinary meeting aiming to showcase innovations and challenge resolutions in the field of Project and Risk Management. The conference topics include project and resource management, software development and management, PM tools and techniques, risk management issues, and more.

Pricing: available upon registration

 

March 08-09, 2021 International Conference on Software Project and Risk Management is another event that has gone virtual. It was going to be held in Bangkok and due to the pandemic, has been switched to online. The conference is a great opportunity to get some insights into the software project and risk management as well as provide your own view on some of the topics. Check out for more information.

Pricing: starting from 250 EUR

 

March 8-10, New York, the USTechnical Project Management is another event held by the American Management Association for you to get insights into IT and technology in terms of project management. Don’t hesitate to register on the official website and find out the details.

Pricing: available upon registration 

April 7-9, Chicago, the USTechnical Project Management is another event held by the American Management Association for you to get insights into IT and technology in terms of project management. Don’t hesitate to register on the official website and find out the details.

Pricing: available upon registration 

 

April 15-16, 2021 Berlin, Germany4th Annual Digital Construction Summit will be dedicated to the latest technological innovations in construction and their role in project management. The conference key topics are as follows: Implementing VDC Solutions, The Construction Industry Post COVID-19, Simulation Applications and Technology, Construction Scheduling Software Benefits, BIM Impacts on Construction Projects, Digital Twins, and others. Fill in the form to get a free brochure where you’ll learn the details of the event. 

Pricing: available upon request 

 

April 19-21, Gdansk, PolandNew Trends in Project Management is the ninth meetup organized by PMI in Poland to gather professionals from all over the world to discuss recent trends and problems of project management. All necessary information is unavailable yet but looking back to 2019 (2020 conference was posponed to 2021) this event provided its participants with an opportunity to learn from the lessons of successful and failed projects, to track the transformation journey from waterfall to agile, and more. 

Pricing: available upon request

 

April 22-23, 2021 Berlin, Germany6th Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit is dedicated to introducing smart factories into the manufacturing field. The event is especially suitable for manufacturing and robotics specialists dealing with electronic manufacturing, IT, automotive industry, pharmaceutical industry, and other fields. 

Pricing: available upon request

 

April 22-23, 2021 Berlin, Germany World Business Continuity Summit is the first annual meetup that is focused on analyzing factors impacting the success of any business. If you’re interested in crisis management, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and issues alike, this event is a must for you. Request a brochure to learn more about the event and get the pricing information.

Pricing: available upon request 

 

April 26-27, Warsaw, Poland Portfolio Experience is the largest conference in Poland for practitioners from all over the world whose occupational interests involve Project Portfolio Management and PMO issues. Here are some topics of the conference: Organizational Change Management, Sponsor and Stakeholder Engagement & Communication, Strategic Alignment & Benefit Management.

Pricing: not available yet

 

April 27-28, Sydney, AustraliaAIPM Conference is the 42nd large-scale event for project management experts who want to gain professional knowledge and share their own experience with leaders from other countries. Look for the updated details on the website, a lot of information is still unavailable.   

Pricing: information is unavailable yet

 

April (the dates haven’t been announced yet), Chicago, IL, the US GOTO Chicago is an international software development and IT project management conference that suggests a series of lectures and workshops. You will learn much new about security, microservices, programming languages, machine learning, and other issues from the field. Keep track of the website updates to know the details. 

Pricing: information is unavailable yet 

 

May 17-19, San Francisco, the US Technical Project Management is another event held by the American Management Association for you to get insights into IT and technology in terms of project management. Register at the official website and find out the details.

Pricing: available upon registration 

 

May 17-19, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsThe Engineering Procurement Construction Project Management Forum 2021 Virtual & In-Person event of the year is an international meetup for COOs, CEOs, VPs, Presidents, MD’s, project leaders, engineers, planning and change leaders working in different industries. This year, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a series of workshops dedicated to the topic “Essentials for Effective Delivery of Site Based Capital Projects, Work Programs & Budget”. 

Pricing: starting from 2499 EUR (for online participants)

 

June 6-9, Copenhagen, Denmark GOTO Copenhagen suggests taking part in one of the best world-renowned conferences dedicated to software development. The participants will be able to enjoy workshops during the first and the last day of the event and become either listeners or speakers during the conference days on the 7th and 8th of June. 

Pricing: starting from 4500.00 DKK

 

June 7-9, St. Louis, MO, the USThe Resource Planning Summit suggests sharing ideas and getting insight into resource management and teamwork challenges. This event will be interesting for experts in project, resource, risk, program, portfolio, demand management, product development, capacity planning, and engineering. The participants will earn up to 20 PDUs. Stay tuned to catch the news about this year’s speakers and topics.

Pricing: starting from 995 USD

Read more: People Aren’t Resources! Or Are They?

 

June 9-12, Aarhus, Denmark GOTO Aarhus, invites you to participate in an annual event that provides an opportunity to demonstrate your product to world leaders, managers, and developers. Masterclasses will be held on the 9th and 12th of June, while the conference itself will take place on the 10th and 11th of June. Look for an agenda at the website, it’ll be available soon. 

Pricing: starting from 4500.00 DKK

 

June 10, Paris, FranceLa Product Conf will bring together 800 product owners, managers, and designers, as well as CEOs and CPOs who will share their experience in product management. At the official website of the event, you can learn more about the previous conference, its speakers, and watch last year’s performances. This event was cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020 and postponed to 2021. If you have a ticket, don’t worry,  it’s suitable for this year’s conference. 

Pricing: upon request

 

June 14-15, London, UKPMO 2021 Conference is the largest UK’s conference for PMO practitioners. It will give you insights into portfolio, programme, and project offices to broaden your occupational knowledge and stay up-to-date with innovations. This day will be fully PMO-focused. Join to get informed about the latest PMO ideas and techniques.   

Pricing: upon request

 

June 15-18, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsGOTO Amsterdam invites you to participate in an annual software development conference. Go to Amsterdam to get insights from the best representatives of the world’s software community! Subscribe for updates to catch all the event details.

Pricing: starting from 495 EUR

 

June 20-23, Uppsala, Sweden IRNOP2021 is an annual conference for those interested in project management and digital transformation in the field. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the organizers can’t guarantee that the event will be held. Look for updates on the official website.

Pricing: not available yet 

 

June 25-26, Boston, MA, the US Change Management – Project Value Leadership is an annual conference held at Boston University. Its organizers encourage everyone interested in project management, from students to business leaders, to participate in the event and discuss relevant issues in the field and gain up to 16 PDUs for participating. This year, there’ll be three tracks at the conference: Sustainability, Portfolio, Program, and Project Management (PPP), and Agile Project Management. Unfortunately, organizers still can’t predict whether it’s an online or on-site event because of the pandemic.

Pricing: not available yet (last year’s pricing: starting from 80 USD)

 

July 8-9, Falmouth University, Cornwall 2021 Summer Conference will mark AOTB’s 10th Birthday and is going to be full of insightful events for experts dealing with product design and management, team working, agile practices in business, and more. This year the event is dedicated to Agile working, software creation and delivery, teams, practice and new business thinking. Don’t miss your place on the Agile beach!

Pricing: starting from 425 GBP + VAT

 

August 10-12, Anaheim, CA, the US Medical Design & Manufacturing West is a medtech greatest event that encourages medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to take part in the conference and contribute to building new approaches, solutions, and medical tools.

Pricing: starting from 499 USD

 

August 23-24 12th American Manufacturing Strategies Summit will bring together specialists of the manufacturing industry to discuss relevant issues on modern manufacturing: defining strategic objectives, maintaining and enhancing productivity during the pandemic, change management model in successfully deploying OpEx, transformational leadership practices for improving culture and engagement, and many more. Don’t miss the event, subscribe for updates.

Pricing: available upon request 

 

Fall 2021 (the date hasn’t been announced yet), Toronto, CanadaProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld suggests 40+ educational sessions with 30+ speakers from all over the world. By taking part in the event, you’ll gain up to 26 PDUs / CDUs. Join to be up-to-date with the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. 

Pricing: available upon request (starting from 685.80 USD in 2020)

 

September 16-18, Krakow, PolandThe ACE! conference will provide a varied programme that consists of Tech Jam with 3 extra sessions, Product Jam with 3 extra sessions for Product, Design & UX souls, and a workshop day with 12 workshops. With its 30+ speakers and 500+, the event will be full of insightful performances highlighting different topics of product and design management and Agile software development.  

Pricing: starting from 340 EUR

 

September 27–29, Macau, ChinaInternational Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is available in online and on-site formats this year because of the pandemic. The main goal of the event is to encourage researchers and scholars to make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields. The full version of the program will be available later, so subscribe to be the first who learns the details. 

Pricing: starting from 300 USD

 

October 14, London, UKThe Future PMO Conference organized by the Wellington PPM consultancy is focused on highlighting current challenges in project and portfolio management. It’s a one-day conference where you can spend time with your peers in a pleasant environment and gain some insights that will be helpful in your work and business. Participation will bring a positive effect on both your personal and professional development in the field of PMO.

Pricing: starting from 295 GBP

 

October (the dates haven’t been announced yet) American Manufacturing Summit 2021 will be focused on plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy. Check the website for updates to find out the details as soon as they appear.

Pricing: unavailable yet

 

November 17-19, Lisbon, PortugalGlobal Scrum Gathering has been rescheduled due to the pandemic. The event is organized especially for agile-minded experts who would like to gain knowledge in Scrum and Agile methodology. The participants will take part in interactive sessions and enjoy presentations on the topics in Agile and Scrum framework. Don’t miss the event if you would like to enrich your knowledge and get some acquaintances who are also curious about modern methodologies.

Pricing: unavailable yet (last year’s prices started from 1,250 USD)

 

November (the dates haven’t been announced yet), Berlin, Germany  — 5th Open Innovation Summit is organized to encourage experts dealing with R&D, Open Innovation, Organisational Development, Portfolio Management, Digital Business Models, Product Development, Supply chain, Startups, Business Development, Knowledge Management, Business Analytics, Blockchain, and other areas to share their ideas and experience. The following topics are in the programme: Approaches to strategic R&D investments and OI, Suitable strategies for integrating Open Innovation (OI) into the organization, Operational possibilities with Blockchain technologies, Redefining business models through OI, Introduction to ecosystems and platforms to steer ideation, Startup ecosystems, crowd-innovation, and intrapreneurship, and many others. Register and join one of the most insightful events of 2021 for business leaders.

Pricing: unavailable yet (last year’s prices started from 1,195 EUR)

 

Fall (the dates haven’t been announced yet), Orlando, FL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA, the US; Toronto, ON, Vancouver, BC, Canada Project Summit Business Analyst World offers project leaders and all experts engaged in business to take part in 40+ educational sessions including interactive lectures and workshops with 30+ speakers willing to share their experience and knowledge. The participants will get up to 16 PDUs. 

Pricing: available upon registration

 

December 20-21, Istanbul, Turkey International Conference on Construction Management, Design, Planning and Scheduling invites scientists and practitioners to participate in the annual meetup and exchange ideas in the field of Construction Management, Design, Planning, Scheduling, and similar areas. Subscribe to learn the details as soon as they appear. 

Pricing: starting from 250 USD 

 

The dates haven’t been announced yet, Detroit, MI, the USManufacturing in America organized by Siemens and Electro-Matic suggests you to take part in the grand manufacturing event that gathers 3500+ experts ready to share their knowledge and experience in the industry during 100+ seminars. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic and postponed to 2021. Check out the official website, all the details are available at the moment.

Pricing: available upon request

 

The dates haven’t been announced yet, Mumbai, India  — AGILE MUMBAI 2021 CONFERENCE is an annual conference covering more than 30 sessions and gathering about 1600 people from 30 countries. The information about the programme and speakers for this year is unavailable yet, so check out the website to look for updates. 

Pricing: starting from 7000 Rs (~$98)

Webinars for Project Managers

We recommend you to attend one of the following PM webinars:

March 5, 2021, 11:00 am (EST) – a free webinar by Paul Boudreau about AI “The Self-driving Project”.

Webinars and Online Courses by Project Management Institute

Choose the date, agenda and join SeminarsWorld Virtual, online PM courses organized by Project Management Institute. It suggests small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®.  You’ll get up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 CEUs for participation. Check the links to see the programme and all topics of each event.

February 22-25 — SeminarsWorld Virtual  

March 22-25 — SeminarsWorld Virtual:

April 5-8 SeminarsWorld Virtual:

May 17-20 — SeminarsWorld Virtual: 

Pricing: starting from 773 USD

PMI also suggests attending their one-hour courses: Strategic Approaches to Managing Projects, Roadmap to the Top, Communicating UP!, Insights for Increasing Personal and Organizational Resilience, How to Design a Personal and Business Pivot, Building Strategic Power.

Webinars by Australian Institute of Project Management

February 3 — Choosing the Right Project Management Software is a webinar held by the Australian Institute of Project Management with the following topics to be discussed: What is the digital transformation framework most organisations follow? How does the software selection and implementation process typically work? Project management software is unique – how does the process differ? and others.

Pricing: 30 USD for members, 60 USD for non-members

Read more:  How to Choose the Right SaaS Product: Project Management Tool Selection Guide (Part 1)

 

February 25 — Quality Assurance in Major Projects is another webinar organized by the Australian Institute of Project Management covering the following topics: Good governance of quality assurance in major projects, The difference between different types of major project assurance and when we should use them, What should be in a Lifecycle Stage-gate check list for a major project?Common project warning signs to watch for.

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Pricing: free for members, 30 USD for non-members

 

March 12; April 30; May 21 — Foundations of Project Leadership – Virtual Workshop offers comprehensive course workbook including tools and templates, DISC personality profile assessment and personalised analysis of results, and networking opportunities. The following topics will be discussed: Developing and applying a leadership mindset, Demonstrating effective communication skills, Applying Emotional Intelligence in day-to-day life, Building stakeholder relationships that work, Creating positive engagement, Identifying unconscious biases.

Pricing: 1215 USD for members and 1420 USD for non-members

Webinars by Association for Project Management

February 9-10 — Corporate Partner Forum: Delivering Projects Better suggests to join sessions encompassing panel interviews, case study presentations, knowledge share and interaction with the following topics to consider: Outlook and Opportunities for delivering projects better in 2021, Embracing technology to deliver better projects – Use it or Lose it!, Cutting edge research findings on the ‘Dynamic Conditions for Project Success’ and the ‘Adaptive Project Professional’, and others.

Pricing: free

 

March 17 — Real World Project Management Webinar – Building agility into change capabilities is organized exclusively for members of the Association for Project Management. Participants will explore a case study looking at a journey where an Organisation commenced to build agility into their change capability.

Check out the full list of upcoming webinars organized by APM.

 

This list of events is not full and will be replenished from time to time as we learn about other upcoming meetups that may be interesting for our readers. Besides, you can suggest your events, and we’ll add them to our list.