IPMA is the world’s first project management association, founded in 1965. IPMA is a Federation consisting of a network of 70 Member Associations (MAs). IPMA MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with and developing relationships with professionals, corporations, government agencies, universities, and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a Federation of 70 Member Associations (MAs) all around the world. The MAs organize their own research and exchange activities to meet the needs of members in their respective context. However, the value of being a member of IPMA has always been to engage with peers in other countries and exchange ideas on how to advance the discipline and learning from each other.

This conference intends to continue the tradition and enable intensive dialogues across all borders. The IPMA Research Conference was founded in 2013, and as a Think Tank, it aims to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners in project management together who share a common passion for their discipline. During the conference, they discuss and exchange research ideas and achievements on the topic of projects and its management. The distinctive feature of this conference is the intense dialogue between practitioners and academics, which can neither be found at scientific nor professional conferences.








This year, IPMA-USA has the honor to host this prestigious conference, right outside of Washington D.C. The annual internationalconference was held in Germany, China, South Africa, Iceland, South Korea, Brazil, Croatia and Serbia since its beginning and aims to bring together experts from all countries worldwide to increase the mutual understanding of the global challenges of project managers in diverse environments and industries. The special spirit of the IPMA Research Conferences can be particularly felt in the World Café sessions where the participants can gain new insight perspectives for today’s challenges in project management.

For more information, please contact rc2024@ipma.world.