ACEC 2017 Annual Conference

Concurrent Educational Sessions


Monday, April 16


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



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



CFO Roundtable

Chris Staloch, Chartwell; Chris Nelson, McKim & Creed


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

Minh Le,


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


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



Is My Current Ownership Structure Sustainable?

Tim Cleary, Chartwell


Selling Services in the Digital Age

Doug Reed, Foster Growth


Architects Forum

Speakers TBD



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


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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