Information Technology Forum - 2018

Monday, September 24 (8:30am-5:00pm) - Tuesday, September 25 (8:30am-4:00pm), 2018

***Registration for the IT Forum meeting is limited to ACEC member firms and qualified non-member firms in the regular category of membership only.

Registration Is Closed.

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Curriculum Track: Communications and Information Technology

Member Organization: National Events

Faculty: TBD

This forum carries 11 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Through ACEC's Information Technology (IT) Forum and its accompanying online community, IT professionals are connected to a network of their peers in an informal, roundtable setting. Professionals share best practices, discuss problems and solutions, and gain valuable insights into industry trends.

The IT Forum holds day long workshops structured for networking with peers, in an interactive roundtable format. Facilitators guide participant discussions on emerging trends and problem solving in the workplace.

ACEC National members who participate in the IT Forum will receive access to its online community and continue receiving valuable insight and information through member interaction.



Monday, September 24, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am           Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am            Introductions/Ice Breaker Conversation

          Surveys with DATA to jump start the conversation

9:30 am – 10:30am          The IT Team: Onboarding, training, managing, developing & empowering                                                 your team (and the tools you use to make it happen)

10:30 am - 10:45 am        Break, deep breath.

10:45 am - 12:00 noon     Breakout sessions

                                             Managing the Cloud/Cloud Strategy: The Impact of hosted services on the                                               future of IT.  The Changing Role of IT

    Azure Cloud Offerings

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm      Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 pm                 Knowledge Management 

1:45 pm -2:00pm                Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm              Breakout Sessions

                                               The High Performance Workstation: CAD, BIM, GIS, Laser Scanning

      Desktop as a Service

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm            Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm           What does your Technology Roadmap look like?

4:15-5:00pm                    Collaboration & Conferencing: IT and Companywide

5:00 pm                            Session Ends

5:45 pm – 9:00 pm           Networking Event

Cocktails, Dinner and Skyline Mini Golf (10 unique art-designed holes)       
Walker Art Center

725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Bus transportation will be provided


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am          Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am        Emerging/Disruptive Technology

10:00 am -10:15 am       Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am      Breakout Sessions

Security and Compliance: Standards, Trends and Tools

CDW Update

12:00 noon - 12:45pm    Lunch

12:45 pm- 1:45 pm         Drones Presentation

Robin Petzold, WGI

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm          Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm           IT Strategic Management – Delivering Value and Controlling the Cost

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm          Open Discussion

4:00 pm                           Forum Adjourns 



Early Bird thru August 3, 2018

ACEC Members: $495
Non-members: $595

Standard after August 3, 2018

ACEC Members: $595
Non-Members: $695


The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
710 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
(612) 333-4545

Overflow Hotel Block

Kimpton: Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Register for the IT Forum: Click here


Maureen Brown
Phone: 202-347-7474
Fax: 202-789-7220


Refunds, Credits, Substitutions, and Cancellations

For cancellations received at least 15 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue a full refund. For cancellations received between 14 days and 3 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue credits toward any ACEC online class, live or on-demand. Credits are valid for 6 months from issue date. For cancellations received 2 days or less before a program date, no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds or credits will not be issued for "no-shows." Registrants may choose another online class or substitute attendee/s without penalty at any time. Contact for further information.




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