Registration

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Registration

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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 only. If you are interested in joining this meeting, contact…

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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 are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at…

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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 program; recognizes outstanding engineering achievements; and promotes the portrayal of…

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Leadership Brunch Northeast

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

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Leadership Brunch Northwest

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

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Leadership Brunch Southeast

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

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Leadership Brunch Southwest

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

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Leadership Brunch Mid-Atlantic

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

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Leadership Brunch Mid-West

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

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Leadership Brunch Central

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

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Board of Directors Meeting

Open to all Convention attendees.

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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 in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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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 meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

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NAECE Meeting I & II

Open to members of NAECE only.

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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 and other industry issues. Open to all Full and Monday…

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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 and other industry issues. Open to all Full and Monday…

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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 and other industry issues. Open to all Full and Monday…

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Very Large Firm CEO Roundtable

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

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Coalition Leaders Steering Committee

Open to members of the Coalition Leaders Steering Committee only.

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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 since the ACEC Fall Conference and ongoing initiatives to expand…

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Transportation Committee

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

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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 your ACEC Convention experience and join us for some fun…

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Welcome Reception

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

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Welcome Dinner

Open to all Full, Monday Daily and Guest attendees. Welcome Dinner: The Power of Story and Song Miguel Cervantes, Alexander Hamilton in Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Actor & Advocate In this unique…

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Registration

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Exhibit Hall Open

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Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

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

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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

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Opening General Session

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Featuring: Election Reform Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute You may have read news stories about cities and states…

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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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 to understand. Learn how these technologies are changing the game…

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Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee

Open to members of the Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee only. The purpose of the Committee is to provide strategic direction and oversight for ACEC’s overall advocacy program, and to provide…

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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 the role of female leaders in ACEC and the industry.…

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Committee of Past Chairs

Open to members of the Committee of Past Chairs only. The Committee of Past Chairs is a distinguished group of industry professionals that have served as Chair of the Board…

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Geoprofessional Coalition (GEO) Roundtable

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. Geotechnical Engineering Roundtable: Navigating Business Challenges and Innovations  The realm of geotechnical engineering is characterized by dynamic shifts, driven by technological advancements,…

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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. As a previous business owner, he will provide insight to…

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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) industry. Discover how AI serves as a pragmatic safeguard against…

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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 the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) in 2015, is…

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

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

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Partner Presentation – “How in the WORLD is My Insurance Premium Calculated?!?” Market Trends, the Factors That Drive Your Firm’s Liability Insurance Premiums, and What You Can Control

Roger C. Guilian & Lee Ann Wheeler, Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC Many engineering firms have no clear understanding of what makes up their liability…

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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 Called Life Justin Wren, Humanitarian, Author, MMA Fighter, Mental Health…

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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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 from Zweig Group’s Best Firms To Work For employee survey…

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Fellows Executive Committee

Open to members of the Fellows only. The Fellows Committee, consisting of accomplished and recognized leaders, shall enhance the image of the profession by undertaking activities including recognition programs, outreach…

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Membership Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily Attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to serve as the Council’s primary vehicle for securing new members and retaining existing members.

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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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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 this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at mkroeger@acec.org.

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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 R&D amortization tax as well as issues that will be…

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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 are confronted with multifaceted challenges that demand innovative solutions and…

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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 and fierce competition. Firms must adapt to keep up and…

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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 design, collaboration, and project delivery. Join us to discover how…

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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 is performing and what lies ahead. Topics will include: key…

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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Three ACEC Trusts Meeting

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

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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 Congress and federal agencies to promote the interests of ACEC…

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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 leaders with actionable insights into best practices for identifying key…

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Risk Management Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to assist member companies and others in understanding and managing risk and, on their behalf,…

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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 to hear about the latest trends in commercial and residential…

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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 are interested in joining this meeting, contact Michelle Kroeger at…

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Energy Committee

Open to all Full and Tuesday Daily attendees. The purpose of the Committee is to drive the engineering industry’s energy agenda through the development and execution of a proactive legislative…

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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 strategies of employee-owned firms. Explore recent private equity and merger…

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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 Officials (COMTO); Rochelle Williams, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE);…

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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 April 2024, BST Global brought together 15 senior technology visionaries…

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Reception with Exhibitors

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

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ACEC Research Institute Donor Reception

Invited guests only.

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Design Professionals Coalition (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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Member Organization State Dinners

Reach out to your state Member Organization for more information.

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ACEC/PAC Reception

Meet PAC donors and Advocacy staff at the ACEC Headquarters office and enjoy music, drinks, and light snacks.   More information on the PAC can be found here: https://www.acec.org/advocacy/political-action-committee/ ACEC…

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Registration

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Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

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Fellows Breakfast

Open to members of the College of Fellows and invited guests only. RSVP required. If you are interested in attending, contact Heather Talbert at htalbert@acec.org. The College of Fellows will…

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Technology Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday daily attendees. The Technology Committee’s purpose is to raise awareness of the business impact of technology on ACEC member firms and advance the engineering…

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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 Favorability Michael Maslansky, CEO, maslansky + partners, Author We live…

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Legal Counsel Forum In-House Counsel Roundtable

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

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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 Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).…

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Capitol Hill Visits

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Networking Break with Exhibitors

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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 up manual actions and simplifying complex tasks, AI drastically improves…

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Planning Cabinet Meeting

Open to Planning Cabinet members and invited guests only. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on strategies and implementation steps…

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Water & Environment Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees. The purpose of this Open Committee is to develop industry-wide awareness, consensus and leadership positions on a wide range of issues important…

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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 practice is undergoing rapid transformation, propelled by technological advancements, evolving…

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Workforce Committee

Open to all Full and Wednesday Daily attendees: The purpose of this committee is to consolidate and organize all the varies elements of ACEC’s workforce program from early education program…

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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. The average employee engagement strategy is no longer enough. The…

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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 in OpenAI, revolutionize AEC industry productivity. Learn practical applications in…

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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 only offers individuals opportunities for building connections, but for strengthening…

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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 crucial for compliance and legal standards. Showcase examples where data…

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Budget Committee

Open to members of the Budget Committee only.

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Lunch with Exhibitors

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

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Legal Counsel Forum I

Open to registered attorney-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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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 session examines how AI can be applied in the A/E/C…

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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 the engineering space has had a prolific impact in recent…

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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 ethical culture.  This panel discussion addresses common ethical challenges in…

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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 the Gala evening. RSVP required.

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Pathways to Executive Leadership

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

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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 photographs. RSVP required.

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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.

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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. RSVP required.

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Pathways to Executive Leadership Reception

Open to registered Pathways to Executive Leadership attendees only.

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Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Reception, Dinner and After-Party

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

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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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Capitol Hill Visits

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