Summary: If you’re a project manager working in small businesses, nonprofits, or startups, we’ve gone ahead and found the best conferences for you in the U.S. for 2024. Use the time we saved you to book your reservations and find a great place to stay.
Staying In the Know and Shifting to In-Person
If you’re working in technology, specifically on the project/program management side of things, we’ve compiled some of the most relevant conferences happening this year in the U.S. We’ve also snuck in a few others that cover common project management and business automation tools.
As Tuck team members, we’re looking forward to learning (and talking) more about how technology will be transforming project and program management in 2024. With so many project management and business automation tools rolling out AI-powered functionalities, PMs who choose to become early adopters can bring more value to their companies.
And what better way to educate oneself about all these transformation than in person? One of our takeaways from being a remote-first company is an appreciation for learning and networking in real life. We’ve been to a fair number of online-only conferences and events, and while some of them were incredibly well-produced, there’s no substitute for shaking hands and sharing experiences with 300+ strangers.
Below is a list of the best project management conferences you can attend in 2024:
South by Southwest
March 8-16, 2024
While this annual event was definitely not created for project managers, it makes for one of the best excuses to see great musical performances while learning about the latest technology. The legendary SXSW started as a cultural event, but it’s developed a side gig: a showcase for tech industry insiders to debut new products and network. Check out the festival’s vast array of cultural and professional events here.
Annual TriAgile Conference
April 4, 2024
TriAgile is the Southeast’s premier not-for-profit Agile conference. It’s headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park area, home to a thriving Agile community (and tons of technology firms). The 2023 edition of the conference featured 20 breakout sessions. For a personal breakout session, check out Raleigh’s exciting craft beer scene. Details and registration are here.
Project Management Symposium
College Park, MD
April 18-19, 2024
The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center of Excellence hosts this annual event. Due to UMD’s proximity to Washington, DC, you can expect a government-centric audience. Testimonials from previous attendees focus on the conference’s value and accessibility. Learn more about the Symposium and register here.
Project Summit / Business Analyst World
April 22-24, 2024
This is the largest conference for Project Managers and Business Analysts in North America. The organizers guarantee that you’ll leave feeling invigorated and motivated, armed with new skills, tools, and techniques that can be immediately applied in your workplace – not to mention an arsenal of new contacts. PS/BAW places great importance on connecting attendees with fellow project management professionals and featuring expert speakers and panels. Learn more about the 2024 edition of the Summit here.
Agile & Beyond
May 14-15, 2024
No better way to spend May than in the Motor City! As its name implies, Agile & Beyond sessions cover not only Agile: the 2023 edition of the conference included speakers on change management, business transformation, and product design. In your off hours, check out Detroit’s famed RiverWalk. Register here.
Global Scrum Gathering 2024
New Orleans, LA
May 19-22, 2024
Head to New Orleans to learn from global leaders in agile, getting resources to accelerate your career, and laissez les bons temps rouler. This conference is for agile practitioners and changemakers who are ready to connect, learn, and grow. New Orleans will be in full bloom in late May. For more information and registration, go here.
Women of Project Management 2024
New Orleans, LA
July 2-3, 2024
Women of Project Management® is the only community dedicated to supporting and amplifying the voices of women in every specialty of the project management industry worldwide. This conference is an exclusive space for practitioners to gather in community. Learn more about the 2024 edition of the event here.
July 22-26, 2024
Agile Alliance’s annual conference is dedicated to exploring, innovating, and advancing Agile values and principles, and creating a space for people and ideas to flourish. It is the premier event for Agile practitioners to learn about the Agile mindset, leadership, and innovation. This year’s edition will be hosted in Grapevine, a Dallas suburb with its own historical Main Street. Details and registration are available here.
PMI Global Summit 2024
Los Angeles, CA
September 18-21, 2024
The Project Management Institute’s signature event is coming to LA this year. You can expect educational programming and networking activities to support the project management profession. The 2023 edition boasted an estimated 3,500 attendees and 50 exhibitors. For more details, go to PMI’s events site here.
Agile + DevOps USA
October 20-25, 2024
Agile + DevOps USA brings together practitioners seeking to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications. Attendees will learn how to leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and deliver stable new features. Formerly divided into East and West events, the combined conference is becoming one powerhouse event featuring sessions on CI/CD, AI/ML, Product Ownership, and Scum practices. And yes, the venue is next to Disney World. Learn more about it here.
Have you attended any of these conferences in the past? We’d love to hear about any highlights or memorable moments, as well as any tips you may have for future attendees! As a remote-first organization, we’re always looking for opportunities to connect with colleagues and peers (and conferences are a great excuse to learn about a new city!). We’ll be posting about our future conference plans on this blog and on our LinkedIn page.
Right now, we’re looking forward to attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, OR on March 13-15. We look forward to learning how nonprofits are harnessing technology to further their missions. We’re going to be talking about how nonprofits can benefit from adopting ClickUp (we’re a Ruby partner) and HubSpot will help them manage projects, grants, and their donor base. If you’re interested in connecting, send us a InMail message or book time with us here.
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