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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

Pathways to Executive Leadership is a 5-session program for mid-career professionals, focused on introducing personal mastery and leadership principles. Session One will meet Saturday-Monday.

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NAECE Meeting I

Open to members of NAECE and invited guests only. The National Association of Engineering Council Executives (NAECE) is comprised of the chief staff executives from each of the 51 Member…

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Planning Cabinet Meeting

Open to Planning Cabinet members and invited guests only. National officers, M.O. leaders, and at-large members meet to discuss ACEC governance matters and long-term issues.

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NAECE/ACEC Staff Reception

Open to members of NAECE, MO Staff, ACEC Staff and invited guests only. Sponsored By:

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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only. Pathways to Executive Leadership is a 5-session program for mid-career professionals, focused on introducing personal mastery and leadership principles. Session One…

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Leadership Breakfast Northeast

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Leadership Breakfast Northwest

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Leadership Breakfast Southeast

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Leadership Breakfast Southwest

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Leadership Breakfast Mid-Atlantic

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Leadership Breakfast Midwest

IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

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Leadership Breakfast Central

KS, NE, ND, OK, SD, TX

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Board of Directors Meeting

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CAMEE Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle…

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CASE Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of American Structural Engineers and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at…

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ACEC Board & New Attendee Luncheon

Open to members of the Board of Directors and all registered First Time Attendees.

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Small Firm CEO Roundtable

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily Attendees. Join small firm (1-50 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns and other…

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Medium Firm CEO Roundtable

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily Attendees. Join medium firm (51-200 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns and other…

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Large Firm CEO Roundtable

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily Attendees. Join large firm (201-500 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns and other…

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Very Large Firm CEO Roundtable

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily Attendees. Join large firm (500 + employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns and…

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NAECE Meeting II

Open to members of NAECE and invited guests only. The National Association of Engineering Council Executives (NAECE) is comprised of the chief staff executives from each of the 51 Member…

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DPC Reception

This private event is only open to the individual DPC member, Alternate with their plus ones, and invited guests.

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Engineering Excellence Awards Committee

Open to members of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee only.

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Committee of Past Chairs Reception

Open to members of the Committee of Past Chairs and invited guests only.

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Business Resources and Education Committee

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily attendees. The Committee’s focus is to advance the Council’s educational and business practice programming to benefit firm employees at all levels of their…

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COPS Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of Professional Surveyors and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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New Fellows Orientation

Open to all New Fellows Inductees and members of the Fellows Committee only. This orientation will cover all information about the College of Fellows’ activities for the new members.

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Risk Management Committee

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily attendees. Engineers, attorneys, and Professional Liability Insurance specialists meet to discuss the pressing risk management issues of the day. Open to all Fall…

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Women in Leadership Reception

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily attendees. Sponsored by:  

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Welcome Reception

Open to all Full and Sunday Daily attendees. Sponsored by:

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ACEC/PAC Major Donor Reception

Open to ACEC/PAC Major Donors only.

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Registration

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Exhibit Hall Open

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Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

Enjoy breakfast in the exhibit hall! Sponsored by:

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Fellows Breakfast

Open to members of the Fellows only. Sponsored by:

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Opening General Session

Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Head of Strategic Advocacy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce As executive vice president, chief policy officer, and head of strategic advocacy at…

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Legal Counsel Forum In-House Counsel Roundtable

Open to registered in-house counsel members of the Legal Counsel Forum only. In-house counsel to ACEC Member Firms meet to discuss legal matters arising from their representation of design professional…

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Guest Hospitality Lounge

Open to all Guest attendees.

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Small Firm Council Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Small Firms Coalition and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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Water & Environment Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. The Water and Environment Committee is an open committee and manages member input on key issues including environmental review and permitting, emerging…

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. Join the DEI&B committee as we discuss the work of the committee since the ACEC Annual Convention and ongoing initiatives to expand…

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Fellows Business Meeting

Open to all ACEC Fellows and those interested in becoming a Fellow. Fellows Committee Leadership will highlight activities the committee is undertaking on behalf of the College of Fellows.

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Education Session – 15 Most Controversial Contract Provisions

Speaker: Gwen Weisberg, Donovan Hatem A well-written contract can determine the success and profitability of a project. This session will discuss the most controversial contract provisions to assist design professionals…

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Education Session – A Modern Day AEC Professional’s Guide to Employee Experience

Speakers: Shirley Che & Kyle Aherr, Zweig Group As firms struggle to maintain a healthy and secure workforce, a strong, employee-centric culture is more important than ever. This session will…

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Education Session – Innovation in the Era of Rapidly Changing Technology: A Conversation with Members of the New ACEC Technology Committee

Speaker: Eric Quinn, C&S Engineers; Markus Weidner, Pennoni

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Partner Presentation – AE and Environmental Industry M&A Trends and Valuations

Morrissey Goodale’s Jon Escobar will bring you the latest A/E Industry M&A trends and valuations. Speaker: Jon Escobar, Vice President Room 203

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Partner Presentation – How AI + Big Data Will Transform the AEC Industry

  Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data are changing the face of every industry. In this session, BST Global Chief Executive Officer Javier A. Baldor will examine how these…

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General Session Lunch

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees. Kal Penn, Actor, Harold & Kumar; Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn is an actor,…

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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Legal Counsel Forum I

Open to registered members of the Legal Counsel Forum only. In-house and outside counsel to ACEC Member Firms meet to discuss legal matters arising from their representation of design professional…

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Coalition Roundtables

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees.

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Energy Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees. Inaugural meeting of the new Energy Committee. Please join to help drive energy legislative and regulatory policies and educate members and clients…

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Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees. Join the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee as we discuss the latest developments with federal clients, including the Army Corps of…

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Committee of Past Chairs

Open to members of the Committee of Past Chairs only.

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Education Session – AI: Opportunities vs. Risks

Speaker: Christian Birch and Anand Stephen, Gannett Fleming Advanced digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) continue to revolutionize industries including manufacturing, financial, and telecommunication. However, the AEC industry remains one…

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Education Session – ESG Disclosures: An Emerging Risk and Business Imperative

Speaker: Yvonne Castillo, Victor Insurance Managers, LLC Major risk factors associated with ESG risk factors can provide a unique lens into a company’s long-term profitability, strategic planning, and ability to…

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Education Session – Winning the Talent War with a Strategic Recruitment Strategy

Speaker: Jen Newman, Elevate Marketing Advisors Firm need a strategy for hiring and retaining strong talent in today’s tight labor market. In this session, learn top recruitment strategies successful firms…

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Partner Presentation – Tech-Forward Resource Management: A Handbook for High-Performing AEC Firms

The AEC industry is encountering new challenges when it comes to optimizing bench strength and retaining top talent. However, the latest research shows that a tech-forward mindset can help firms…

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Partner Presentation – Mock Negotiation of Three of the Most Important Contract Provisions

Roger and Ed, two seasoned attorneys with a combined 30-plus years of experience reviewing, crafting, and negotiating professional services agreements for engineering firms, will present this lively and authentic mock…

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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only. Pathways to Executive Leadership is a 5-session program for mid-career professionals, focused on introducing personal mastery and leadership principles. Session One…

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Partner Presentation – SECURE Act 2.0: What You Need to Know

On December 29, 2022, a bipartisan bill went into effect resulting in many modifications to qualified retirement plans. To keep you informed on these changes and what actions you will…

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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Geoprofessional Executive Committee

Open to members of the Geoprofessional Executive Committee and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee

Open to members of the Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee Only.

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NAECE Meeting III

Open to members of NAECE and invited guests only. The National Association of Engineering Council Executives (NAECE) is comprised of the chief staff executives from each of the 51 Member…

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Education Session – Risky Business: Making the Go/No-Go Decision on Design-Build Projects

Speaker: Andrew D. Mendelson, Berkley Design Professional In order to manage the enhanced risk of Design-Build project delivery and make informed decisions in the pursuit of D-B projects, it is…

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Education Session – Creating an Engaging Work Environment for Retaining and Attracting Talent

Speakers: Kate Allen & Kristi Weierbach, Stambaugh Ness Firms have become more focused on building a strong culture as they look to attract the next generation of talent. Key industry…

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Partner Presentation – Delivering with Digital Transformation

Recent years have brought profound change to the AEC industry, demanding innovative approaches to design, collaboration, and project delivery in an increasingly competitive landscape where firms vie for top talent…

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Partner Presentation – Making AI a Reality for Your Firm: Where to Start, How to Use It, and What Comes Next

An insightful session that delves into the transformative power of AI and low/no code development and their real-life applications for AEC firms today. Review industry-specific use cases and discover how…

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Fellows Honorees Reception

Open to ACEC Award Honorees, new and current Fellows, and invited guests only.

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Reception with Exhibitors

Open to all registered attendees. Sponsored by:

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ACEC/PAC Pinewood Rally

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees. Don’t miss the 4th Annual ACEC/PAC Pinewood Rally in Austin! See champions face off against tough new competition and vote for your…

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SEI/Pathways Reception

Open to former and current participants of Pathways to Executive Leadership and Senior Executives Institute.

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Fellows Charity Walk

The College of Fellows Charity Walk raises money for the ACEC Scholarship Fund and is open to all attendees and guests.

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Registration

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Exhibit Hall Open

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Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

Enjoy breakfast in the exhibit hall! Sponsored by:

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Technology Committee

Open to all Full and Monday daily attendees.

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General Session & ACEC/PAC Sweepstakes Drawing

Thriving in the Toughest Conditions Ben Saunders, Record-Breaking Polar Explorer, TED ‘Master Storyteller,’ and Climate Tech Investor Record-breaking polar explorer Ben Saunders’ story is ultimately one of achieving highly ambitious…

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Legal Counsel Forum II

Open to registered members of the Legal Counsel Forum and invited Professional Liability Insurance specialists. In-house and outside counsel to ACEC Member Firms meet to discuss legal matters arising from…

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Guest Hospitality Lounge

Open to all Guest attendees.

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Land Development Executive Committee

Open to members of the Land Development Coalition Executive Committee and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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Women in Leadership Steering Committee

Open to members of the Women in Leadership Steering Committee only.

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ACEC/PAC Champions Committee

Open to ACEC/PAC Champions, their alternates, and MO Executive Directors Only. ACEC/PAC Champions, their alternates, and MO Executive Directors meet for the regular semi-annual meeting on PAC governance, best practices,…

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Three ACEC Trusts Meeting

Open to representatives and trustees for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust, ACEC Life/Health Trust and ACEC Retirement Trust.

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Coalition Leaders Steering Committee

Open to members of the Coalition Leaders Executive Committee only.

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Education Session – Leveraging Real Time 3D for Multi-User Collaboration

Speakers: Robert Lutz & Lane Fox, Walter P Moore Technology Real-time 3D technology has emerged as a powerful visualization and design tool, offering numerous advantages for multi-user collaboration in the…

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Education Session – Marketing Campaigns that Differentiate and Create Results

Speakers: Elizabeth Stolfus, Stolfus & Associates, Inc.; Jeff Gilliland, J2; Emily Smith, Fisher Associates Whether you want to feature company expertise, highlight your staff, need recruiting help, or wish to…

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Education Session – What Does Success Look Like for Inclusion and Equity at Your Engineering Firm

Speaker: Mindy Gulati, Fundamental Advisory Building a strong Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging program has become a priority for A/E firms looking to hire and attract diverse talent. This session…

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International Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily Attendees. Join the International Committee to learn about opportunities with development agencies such as USAID, DFC and others. Hear updates on trade and…

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Partner Presentation – How to Use Artificial Intelligence Today to Plan for a Better Tomorrow

Planifi is a software that uses Artificial Intelligence to help design professionals plan their projects. In this presentation, we will discuss how Planifi can be used to make informed decisions…

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Partner Presentation – Optimizing File Collaboration Infrastructure for Distributed Teams

In the post-pandemic era, supporting distributed teams of employees, project partners and customers is still a challenge – especially when it comes to ensuring high performance access to project files…

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Awards Luncheon

Awards Program & Speaker, Diana Nyad, World Champion Athlete Awards Program includes New College of Fellows Inductees, 2023 Scholarship Winners, Young Professional of the Year Awards, Community Service Awards, Coalitions…

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Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

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Transportation Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. The Transportation Committee develops and promotes industry priorities before Congress, Federal and State agencies.

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Fellows Committee

Open to members of the Fellows only. The Fellows Committee will be discussing goals, activities for the 2023-2024 committee year.

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Affiliate Advisory Committee

Open to members of the Affiliate Advisory Committee only.

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Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. Join the Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee as we discuss R&D amortization and other tax policy issues.

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Education Session – The Data Future: Leverage Non-traditional Data to Build a Digital Culture

Speaker: Brock M. Storrusten, WithersRavenel Data can be a company’s strongest asset when used in the right way. In this session, we’ll challenge your perception of data by considering non-traditional…

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Education Session – Ownership Transition and Leadership Succession: Turning Over The Reins

Speakers: Lauren Evans & Scott Epstein, Pinyon Environmental; David Cohen, Matheson Financial Advisor Behavioral, career, and investment goal differences among the generations are frequent obstacles to successful leadership succession and…

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Education Session – Construction Vibration Allegations from the Champlain Towers Collapse: Perception vs. Reality

Speaker: Seth Schimmel, Phelps Dunbar; Elisabeth Malsch, Thornton Tomasetti In June 2021, the collapse of the Champlain Towers South and its associated damage severely impacted the community of Surfside, Florida.…

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Education Session – Moody Center: Public-Private Partnership Funds World-Class Arena

Speakers: Brian Caudle, Walter P Moore; Yvonne Thomas, Raba Kistner; Todd Runkle, Gensler Austin Moderator: Diana Alexander, ACEC Moody Center was constructed on land owned by The University of Texas.…

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Networking Break

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Education Session – Non-Traditional Recruiting and Retention Techniques

Speaker: Nathan Beil, KCI Technologies, Inc In the current workforce climate, firms are resorting to innovative techniques for recruitment. This presentation will highlight non-traditional recruiting techniques and retention strategies KCI…

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Education Session – Making Succession Planning Work: Literally, Figuratively, and Financially

Speaker: Alexander Tepper, Morrissey Goodale Succession planning is a perennial challenge for engineering firms of all sizes and scales.  This session will unpack the ownership and leadership challenges firms face…

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Education Session – The Rise of the Climate Economy and How the Energy Incentive Program Can Benefit the Engineering Industry in 2023 and Beyond

Speaker: Mark Rogers, Eide Bailly LLP The government has passed unprecedented energy legislation these past two years ushering in the upcoming Climate Economy.  During this session you will learn about…

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Education Session – Thriving as a Small Business in an Era of Great Change!

Speakers: Kevin McMahon & William Siegel, McMahon Siegel Group Learn how to develop a strategy to attack gaps in the market for small firms that can drive sustained profitability and…

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Celebrate Austin Reception

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees.

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Registration

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Continental Breakfast

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees.

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ACEC/PAC Golf Tournament

Join your fellow linksters this year at the 2023 Annual ACEC/PAC Golf Tournament, held on Wednesday, October 18th at Morris Williams Golf Course in Austin.  Located 8 minutes from the…

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Education Session – Leadership Apocalypse: What’s Your Plan?

Speaker: Chandra Storrusten, Visible Value As the next generation prepares to retire, a strong succession plan will become a firm’s greatest asset. This session will demonstrate a case study with…

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Education Session – The Art of Feedback

Speaker: James Parsons, Schoel Engineering Everything that gets done with excellence involves frequent, specific communication about performance. Attendees will learn why feedback is important, how to handle feedback themselves, and…

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Networking Break

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Education Session – Environmental Innovation in Austin, Texas

Speaker: Kevin Ramberg, ACI Consulting This session takes a tour of Austin’s environmentally sensitive areas (Barton springs, caves, water quality, endangered species, etc) and the engineering requirements and innovations to…

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Education Session – How Olsson Evolves Flexibility for Our People

Speakers: Trisha Berry and Nick Weander, Olsson In a post-pandemic work environment, every firm has adapted and changed their employee engagement strategy in some way. In this session, you’ll learn…

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