ACEC 2017 Annual Conference

Concurrent Educational Sessions

 

Monday, April 16

9:45am-11am                 

What Does the New Tax Law Mean for You?

Jon Zeiler, Crowe Horwath

 

Big-Picture Industry Trends and Implications for Firm Strategy

Christine Brack, Morrissey Goodale

 

The Risky Business of Passing on P3 Projects

Charles Renner, Husch Blackwell

 

Federal Market Opportunities: DOD Priorities and Funding

Speakers TBD

 

CIO Session 

Speakers TBD

 

11:15 am-12:30pm

An Alternative to ESOPs for Mitigating Taxes During Ownership Transition

Speaker TBD

 

Getting More Work from Your Existing Clients

June Jewell, AEC Business Solutions

 

Diversity & Inclusion Starts at the Top

Doug McKeown, Woodard & Curran; Gayle Roberts, Stanley Consultants; Lisa Robert, RS&H

 

Federal Market Opportunities: Civilian Agencies Priorities and Funding

Speakers TBD

 

CIO Session

Speakers TBD

 

2:15pm-3:30pm

Addressing New Technological Threats & Opportunities for the Practice of Engineering

Yvonne Castillo & Frank Musica, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc.

 

M&A Trends and Their Impact on Engineering Firms

Speaker TBD

 

Jump Start Your Growth Strategically

Kevin McMahon & Bill Siegel, McMahon|Siegel Group

 

Natural Disaster Resiliency: Planning, Investment, Recovery

Moderator: Paul Grosser, P.W. Grosser Consulting; Laurie Schoeman, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 

 

International Opportunities: The Risk/Reward of Using Blockchain and Bitcoin in International Development

Speakers TBD

 

4pm-5:15pm

CFO Roundtable

Chris Staloch, Chartwell; Chris Nelson, McKim & Creed

                                   

Gramercy District: Building D.C. Area’s First Smart-City

Minh Le, citylink.ai

 

Lessons Learned from Rare Storm Events

Brian Wagner, Carroll Land Services, Inc.

 

Achieve Better, More Efficient Decisions Through Collaborative Decision-Making

Chris McGoff, The Clearing, Inc.

 

CIO Session

Speakers TBD

 

Tuesday, April 17

10:30am-11:45am

Improving Profitability Through Business Intelligence

Shafat Qazi, BQE Software, Inc.

               

Top Ten Professional Liability Risks Keeping Engineers (and their Lawyers, Insurers and Risk Managers) Up at Night

Eric L. Singer, Ice Miller LLP; Karen Erger, Lockton Companies, Inc.

 

Advanced ESOP Topics

Ryan Graham, Chartwell; Bob Grossman, Lathrop & Gage

 

How to Achieve Better Win Rates

Chuck Roberts, Performance Management Group, Inc.

 

The New Role of the AIA’s BIM and Digital Practice Documents

Jeremy Baker, Schiff Hardin

              

2pm-3:15pm

Is My Current Ownership Structure Sustainable?

Tim Cleary, Chartwell

               

Selling Services in the Digital Age

Doug Reed, Foster Growth

 

Architects Forum

Speakers TBD

 

3:45pm-5pm

CIO Roundtable

Speaker TBD

               

New Tax Law Impacts on Firm Valuation

Joe Skorczewski, Chartwell

 

Winning the War for Talent – Opportunities for Employer Branding in the Engineering Community

Karl Feldman, Hinge

 

Wednesday, April 18

8:30am-9:45am

Driverless Cars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Sam Schwartz, Sam Schwartz Engineering

 

Project Pitfalls: How to See Them and How to Mitigate Them

Jon Lebo, Sheridan Development & Consulting

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