May 12, 2024

Time
3:00 pm–​5:00 pm


May 13, 2024

Time
8:00 am–​9:00 am

Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) and invited guests…

8:00 am–​6:30 pm
9:00 am–​10:00 am

Coalition of Professional Surveyors (COPS) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of Professional Surveyors (COPS) and invited guests only. If you…

9:00 am–​10:00 am

Engineering Excellence Awards Committee

Open to members of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee. The Committee ensures that ACEC conducts a high-level Engineering Excellence Awards…

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Central

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: KS, NE, ND, OK, SD, TX

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Mid-Atlantic

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: DE, MD, MW, NC, PA, VA, WV

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Mid-West

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH,…

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Northeast

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI,…

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Northwest

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: AK, CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Southeast

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS,…

10:30 am–​11:30 am

Leadership Brunch Southwest

Open to members of the ACEC Board of Directors from the follow states: AZ, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT

11:30 am–​12:30 pm

Small Firm Coalition (SFC) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Small Firms Coalition and invited guests only. If you are interested…

11:30 am–​2:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

Open to all Convention attendees.

1:00 pm–​2:00 pm

Geoprofessional Coalition (GEO) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Geoprofessional Coalition Executive Committee and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining this…

1:30 pm–​5:30 pm

Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

2:15 pm–​4:15 pm

Large Firm CEO Roundtable

Join large firm (201-500 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns…

2:15 pm–​4:15 pm

Medium Firm CEO Roundtable

Join medium firm (51-200 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns…

2:15 pm–​4:15 pm

Small Firm CEO Roundtable

Join small firm (1-50 employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns…

2:15 pm–​4:15 pm

Very Large Firm CEO Roundtable

Join large firm (500 + employees) CEOs and other top executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management…

2:15 pm–​5:30 pm

NAECE Meeting I & II

Open to members of NAECE only.

4:30 pm–​5:30 pm

Coalition Leaders Steering Committee

Open to members of the Coalition Leaders Steering Committee only.

4:30 pm–​5:30 pm

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. Join the DEI&B Committee as we discuss the work of the committee…

4:30 pm–​5:30 pm

Transportation Committee

Open to all Full and Monday Daily attendees. The Transportation Committee develops and promotes industry priorities on transportation infrastructure issues…

5:30 pm–​6:30 pm

ACEC Board, New Attendee, NAECE & ACEC Staff Event

Open to members of the Board of Directors, Past Chairs, NAECE and all registered First Time Attendees. Navigate and maximize…

6:30 pm–​7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Open to all Full, Monday Daily, and Guest attendees.

7:30 pm–​10:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

Open to all Full, Monday Daily and Guest attendees. Welcome Dinner: The Power of Story and Song Miguel Cervantes, Alexander…


May 14, 2024

Time
6:45 am–​6:00 pm
7:00 am–​8:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

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

7:00 am–​6:00 pm
7:30 am–​5:00 pm

Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

8:00 am–​10:00 am

Opening General Session

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Featuring: Election Reform Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute…

10:00 am–​10:45 am
10:45 am–​11:15 am

Partner Presentation – Understanding and Planning Business Succession Paths

Barry Beal, CAPTRUST Join Barry to gain an understanding of the variety of business succession paths available to an owner.…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Committee of Past Chairs

Open to members of the Committee of Past Chairs only. The Committee of Past Chairs is a distinguished group of…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – Federal Market Opportunities: How the Permitting Council is Advancing Permitting Excellence to Accelerate Infrastructure Project Delivery

Eric Beightel, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council), established by Title 41 of…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – Leveraging the Power of AI in Your Firm

Bret Tushaus, Deltek Join an in-depth discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in a way that's easy…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – What’s Next for the Economy in 2024 and Beyond

Jay Bowman, FMI Corporation; Joe Bates, ACEC Research Institute  

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Geoprofessional Coalition (GEO) Roundtable

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Geotechnical Engineering Roundtable: Navigating Business Challenges and Innovations  The realm of geotechnical…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee

Open to members of the Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee only. The purpose of the Committee is to provide strategic direction…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Partner Presentation – AI’s Role in Securing AEC Data: Paving the Path Forward

Kevin Soohoo, Egnyte Explore the pivotal role of artificial intelligence in securing data within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC)…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Women’s Leadership Roundtable

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Hosted by ACEC's Women's Leadership Forum, join this open conversation about advancing…

11:15 am–​11:45 am
11:45 am–​2:00 pm

General Session Luncheon and Legislative Briefing

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Featuring: Overcome and Thrive: How to Overcome Obstacles and Win This Fight…

2:00 pm–​2:30 pm
2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

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…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) and Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) Roundtable

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Advancing Engineering Excellence: Navigating Current Challenges  In today's dynamic landscape, engineering disciplines…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Education Session – Proven Compensation Strategies to Drive Recruiting and Retention

Jeremy Clarke, Zweig Group How are firms successfully navigating the increasingly competitive recruitment and retention challenges?  Explore the latest data…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Education Session – Structuring an AEC Professional Services Firm for Innovation

Timothy O'Rourke, Wade Trim In recent years, the civil engineering consulting industry has rapidly changed in reaction to new technology…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Fellows Executive Committee

Open to members of the Fellows only. The Fellows Committee, consisting of accomplished and recognized leaders, shall enhance the image…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Land Development Coalition (LDC) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Land Development Coalition Executive Committee and invited guests only. If you are interested in joining…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Membership Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily Attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to serve as the Council’s…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Partner Presentation – AI and Digital Project Delivery – How to Drive Greater Efficiency for Your Firm Today

Eric DesRoche, Autodesk Recent years have brought profound change to the AEC industry, prompting the need for innovative approaches to…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Partner Presentation – An Industry in Flux: Consulting Engineering in 2024

Jon Escobar, Morrissey Goodale Jon will reference proprietary and up-to-the-minute market research and intelligence to share how the AE industry…

2:30 pm–​3:30 pm

Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Join the T&RA Committee as we discuss ACEC’s efforts to fix the…

3:30 pm–​4:00 pm
4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Executive Committee

Open to members of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of American Structural Engineers and invited guests only. If you…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Education Session – How Industry Organizations Can Partner To More Fully Achieve Our DEI&B Initiatives and Elevate Our Industry

Janeen Uzzell, NSBE; Ebonie Wimbish, Airport Minority Advisory Council; Saran Sesay, Howard University Speakers: April Rai, Conference of Minority Transportation…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Education Session – The Impact of Private Equity and M&A on the Valuation of Employee-Owned Firms

Nick Belitz, Morrissey Goodale This session explores how private equity investments and ongoing mergers and acquisitions impact the value and…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Education Session – Using Technology as a Differentiator: Trends & Takeaways from Across the Engineering-Consulting Industry

Marcus Quigley, EFCG Rooted in data-driven findings and ongoing work with engineering consulting firms across the industry, this session equips…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Energy Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. The purpose of the Committee is to drive the engineering industry’s energy…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily Attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to undertake advocacy efforts with…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Land Development Coalition (LDC) Roundtable

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Join some of Washington DC’s largest developers for a happy hour and panel…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Partner Presentation – The AI Imperative: A Trailblazer’s Perspective

Javier A. Baldor, BST Global Artificial intelligence and big data are changing the face of the AEC industry. Hence, in…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Risk Management Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to assist member companies and…

4:00 pm–​5:00 pm

Three ACEC Trusts Meeting

Open to Trustees , program representatives, Executive Committee liasions, and staff liasions for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust, ACEC Life/Health…

5:00 pm–​6:00 pm

Reception with Exhibitors

Open to all Full, Tuesday and Guest attendees. Sponsored by:

5:30 pm–​6:30 pm
6:00 pm–​7:00 pm

Design Professionals Coalition (DPC) Reception

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

6:00 pm–​9:00 pm

Member Organization State Dinners

Reach out to your state Member Organization for more information.

9:00 pm–​11:00 pm

ACEC/PAC Reception

Meet PAC donors and Advocacy staff at the ACEC Headquarters office and enjoy music, drinks, and light snacks.   More…


May 15, 2024

Time
6:45 am–​7:00 pm
7:00 am–​8:00 am

Fellows Breakfast

Open to members of the College of Fellows and invited guests only. RSVP required. If you are interested in attending,…

7:00 am–​8:00 am
7:00 am–​8:00 am

Technology Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday daily attendees. The Technology Committee's purpose is to raise awareness of the business impact…

8:00 am–​10:00 am

General Session & ACEC/PAC Sweepstakes Drawing

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees. Featuring: Reframing ESG: How to Talk about ESG, Minimize Backlash, and Grow…

8:00 am–​12:00 pm
10:00 am–​10:45 am
10:00 am–​4:00 pm

Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE)/National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA)/Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Joint Meeting

Open to invited guests only. Annual leadership meeting between ACEC’s Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE), the National Council of…

10:00 am–​5:00 pm
10:45 am–​11:45 am

Coalition of Professional Surveyors (COPS) Roundtable

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees. Charting the Course: Navigating Challenges in Surveying Practice The landscape of surveying…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – Growing and Prospering with What Matters Most – The Evolution of Next-Gen Leadership and Employee Engagement

Peter C. Atherton, Actions Prove There’s been a steady and profound evolution in what attracts, inspires, and retains great talent.…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – The AI Advantage: Using AI in Facility Assessments to Improve Your Process & Deliverable

Josh Lowe, AkitaBox AI-enhanced software is making facility assessments faster, more accurate, and less headache-inducing than ever before. By speeding…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Education Session – Women’s Leadership Forum: Advancing Your Firm and Career at ACEC

Heidi Gordon, ACEC Colorado; Holly Painter, KCI Technologies, Inc. Moderator: Elizabeth Stolfus, Stolfus & Associates Involvement in member associations not…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Partner Presentation – Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Engineering Projects through Data

Owen Whitehouse, Applied Software Discuss how data can be used to improve transparency in project planning and execution, which is…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Partner Presentation – How Microsoft’s Copilot AI can Enhance Productivity and Drive Revenue Growth

Neil Holmes & Drew Cooke, aec360 by HSO Explore how Generative AI and Microsoft Copilot, backed by a $13B investment…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Planning Cabinet Meeting

Open to Planning Cabinet members and invited guests only. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Executive Committee…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Water & Environment Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to develop industry-wide awareness, consensus…

10:45 am–​11:45 am

Workforce Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees: The purpose of this committee is to consolidate and organize all the…

11:30 am–​12:30 pm

Budget Committee

Open to members of the Budget Committee only.

12:00 pm–​1:00 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

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

12:00 pm–​6:00 pm
1:15 pm–​2:15 pm

Education Session – Ethics as an Enabler: Principles that Push Performance

Adelle Elia & Jerry Jannetti, WSP USA Whether in-office or a hybrid work environment, growing firms can still establish an…

1:15 pm–​2:15 pm

Education Session – How AI + Big Data Will Transform the AEC Industry

Javier A. Baldor, BST Global Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data are changing the face of every industry. This…

1:15 pm–​2:15 pm

Education Session – The Impact of Private Equity on the Industry

David Cohen, Matheson Financial Advisors; Tom Secker, Trilon; Rod Sommer, LJB Engineering The influx of private equity firms investing in…

2:00 pm–​3:15 pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Grand and Honor Award Winner Rehearsal

Rehearsal for EEA Grand and Honor Award winners. Maximum of four (4) individuals may accept the award on stage during…

2:00 pm–​5:30 pm

Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

3:15 pm–​4:00 pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Grand and Honor Award Winner Photo Session

Group photo session for EEA Grand and Honor Award winners. Maximum of five (5) individuals may participate in the formal…

4:00 pm–​6:00 pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Red Carpet

Open to all registered Engineering Excellence Awards Gala winners who would ike to participate to a Red Carpet interview.

4:15 pm–​5:30 pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala National Recognition Award Winner Photo Session

Group photo session for EEA National Recognition Award winners. Maximum of six (6) individuals may participate in the formal photograph.…

5:30 pm–​6:30 pm

Pathways to Executive Leadership Reception

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

6:00 pm–​11:00 pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Reception, Dinner and After-Party

Additional ticket purchase required.  Learn more about the Gala here!


May 16, 2024

Time
8:00 am–​3:00 pm

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…

8:30 am–​5:00 pm