Record-Breaking 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Set for April 28th

A record 203 engineering projects from throughout the U.S. and the world will be celebrated during the 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA), sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The festivities will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., as part of the ACEC Annual Convention.

Known industrywide as the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry, the black-tie EEA Gala celebrates the year’s most innovating and impacting engineering achievements—including naming winner of the industry’s top achievement award—the Grand Conceptor.

Ross Shafer, a six-time Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster and comedian once again will emcee the Gala. Shafer was former host of CBS’s The Late Show, ABC’s Match Game, and for years a headliner for the nation’s top comedy clubs.

He is credited with helping grow the celebration from a small luncheon in 1967—into a gigantic black-tie celebration of engineering excellence truly worthy of its “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry label.

More than 750 members and guests from throughout the nation, and the world, also a record, attended last year’s Gala celebration. Officials expect that attendance number to be surpassed at this year’s event.

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