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Project Governance & Controls Symposium 2021 – Call for Papers

PGCS 2021 will run on-site at the Rex Hotel Canberra, & Virtually from 10-12 August 2021.

PGCS is the only annual conference, run in Canberra, that is focused on improving project outcomes in the public and private sectors by helping organisations select the right projects and programs and then manage them to deliver the right outcomes.

The PGCS call for papers is now open

The PGCS 2021 program already has 7 keynote and invited speakers plus 2 master classes locked in, with more to be announced soon. Visit for further details. We are now also calling for industry and academic papers for presentation in the:

  • Defence and Major Projects stream – case studies are always welcome.
  • Project governance and controls stream – presented in association with the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA).
  • Academic program.

For further information or to submit your paper please click here for more details. Accepted papers are eligible for the Walt Lipke award and $1000 cash prize.

The call for papers closes Monday, 24 May 2021 at 5:00pm.

Program Highlights:

Keynote Speaker: Oliver Baker, UK.

Suppliers – Harmonising the Relationship

Based on his experience working on the Astute Class Submarine Programme delivering a fleet of 7 nuclear-powered attack submarines to the Royal Navy, one of the most complex engineering projects within the United Kingdom. Oliver will describe the One Team approach to operating a joint project controls model and how these lessons can be applied to a different types of project, across a range of sectors.

Click here for more details on our other speakers

Masterclass: Prof. Chuck Keating,  Old Dominion University Virginia, USA.

A Practical Guide to implementing Complex Systems Governance Concepts on Projects

The purpose of this masterclass is to provide a hands-on experience for Project Management (PM) professionals for the application of Complex System Governance (CSG) concepts. CSG is a new and novel approach to improve performance through purposeful design, execution, and evolution of essential system functions to sustain project performance in the midst of external turbulence and internal flux.

Click here for more details on our other Masterclasses.