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PMI at IRNOP – 9-12 December 2018

16 November 2018 to 20 December 2018

PMI Academic Programs is proud to sponsor the 14th IRNOP 2018 Conference and Doctoral Symposium, to be held 9-12 December 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, at RMIT University. IRNOP, the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, connects scholars with a background in business, economics, engineering and other fields, with a common interest in projects, project organizations, and temporary systems.

The IRNOP conference is a leading international event focused on project management research. This year’s conference theme follows the RMIT logo theme, “a skilled hand and a cultivated mind.” The conference is organized around eight track sessions; each track session offers three streams. In addition, each of the three days of the event will feature a different keynote speaker:

  • Professor Stewart Clegg will speak on “Power Relations and Temporality in Megaprojects” on Monday, 10 December at 9:30am.
  • Michael Kalinowski, a civil engineer with extensive experience on major infrastructure projects, will speak on Tuesday, 11 December at 9:00am.
  • Professor Jonas Söderlund will present the final keynote, “Advancing theory and debate in project studies,” on Wednesday, 12 December at 9:00am.

A “Meet the Editors” session featuring editors of the Project Management Journal will take place at 5:00pm on Monday, 10 December. Project Management Journal is the peer-reviewed academic and research journal of PMI and features state-of-the-art research, techniques, theories, and applications in project management. During the session, journal editors will talk through requirements for publication, explain journal policies, and answer questions from attendees.

During the Awards presentation on 12 December at 1:30pm, the IPMA-PMI Best Paper Award and the IPMA-PMI Best Student Paper Award will be announced. The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education (GAC) will also recognize universities with project management academic degree programs that have recently been granted accreditation.

Following the Awards presentation, the GAC will host an accreditation workshop. This workshop is designed to offer insight into the accreditation process for prospective, applicant, and currently accredited programs. To learn more about the workshop, contact You can register for the workshop at

Representatives from PMI Academic Programs will be available throughout the conference to share information on the many resources available for faculty and researchers in the project management field, including academic program accreditation, curriculum and teaching support, research funding, and publications including the Project Management Journal.

For more information on PMI’s sponsorship of the 2018 IRNOP conference, email