Schedule

The schedule below is for the live broadcast (Eastern Time)

Schedule is tentative and may change. Check back for more information and updates.

 

Monday, April 26

10:00 am-11:15 am
Opening General Session 
Fireside Chat on National Politics with Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace, Emmy Nominated Veteran Journalist of Fox News Sunday
Learn more about Chris Wallace here!
 
11:15 am-11:30 am
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
11:30 am-12:45 pm
CEO Roundtables
Small Firm (1-50 employees) - Moderated by Small Firm Coalition (SFC)
Medium Firm (51-200 employees)
Large Firm (201-500 employees) 
Very Large Firm (501+ employees) - Moderated by Design Professionals Coalition (DPC)
 
11:30 am-1:30 pm
NAECE Business Meeting
 
12:45 pm-1:15 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
1:15 pm-2:00 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
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2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
2:15 pm-3:30 pm
General Session
Congressional Panel
Join in a candid discussion with a bipartisan panel of key House leaders as they discuss the agenda for the new Congress for 2021.
 
3:30 pm-3:45 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
3:45 pm-4:15 pm
Solution Center: Industry Partner Sessions
View the Industry Partner Sessions
 
4:15 pm-4:30 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
4:30 pm-5:15 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
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5:15 pm-6:15 pm

Happy Hour

Trivia Challenge with ACEC

Join in for a fun night of Trivia hosted by ACEC staff members!  You’ll get the chance to showcase your knowledge and win prizes!  Trivia categories include History, Pop Culture and of course, Buildings!

 

Bingo Night with ACEC

Join in for a fun night of Bingo hosted by ACEC staff members!  You’ll get the chance to test your luck and win prizes!

 

Re-Energize Your Mind & Body with Patrick Peel

Join in to re-energize after the first each day of the convention with a guided meditation and stretching session.  Patrick Peel with share meditation techniques, chair and standing stretches that will help prepare you for the next day of convention.

 

Mixology Class by “Cocktail Curations”

Sponsored by Deltek

Join Thy and Nicole of Cocktail Curations as they help you unwind and prepare a classic cocktail,  and a special Deltek signature drink!

 

Tuesday, April 27

10:00 am-11:15 am
General Session
Congressional Issues Briefing
ACEC Staff Lobbyists
 
11:15 am-11:30 am
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
11:30 am-12:45 pm
Issues & Markets Roundtables: Join ACEC committee and coalition leadership for a review of key issues affecting firms today.

Tax and Regulatory Roundtable:  Join ACEC’s Tax and Regulatory Affairs Committee for a discussion of PPP loan forgiveness, potential tax increases as part of the 2021 legislative agenda, and upcoming implementation deadlines from the 2017 tax reform law.
 
Federal Agencies Roundtable: Join the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee as it meets with the leadership of the Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works to discuss key issues such as WRDA and the Corps’ priorities dealing with climate and energy in the new administration. 
 
Water, Energy and Environment Roundtable: Please join the ACEC Water, Energy and Environment Committee for a discussion of key issues including:  Covid-19 recovery; energy and water infrastructure planning and investment; and climate mitigation and adaptation (resiliency).  
 
Risk Management Roundtable: Join the Risk Management Committee for a discussion on current risk issues facing design professional firms, including COVID-19 related challenges and the current state of professional liability insurance claims and market conditions.
 
GEO Roundtable: Engage with other geo-professionals and large firms to discuss best practices for successful collaboration in the contactor/subcontractor environment. 
 
CASE Roundtable:  Join fellow structural engineers for a discussion into the role of structural engineers taking on fabrication drawings, a look at the ethical and risk implications of offshoring work, and the future of employee office work / engagement.
 
12:45 pm-1:15 pm
Lunch Break
 
1:15 pm-2:00 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
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1:15 pm-2:15 pm
NAECE Education Meeting: Copyright and Trademark Legal Compliance for Associations
Meaghan Kent, Venable LLP
 
2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
2:15 pm-3:30 pm
General Session
The Uncharted Power Story, Jessica O. Matthews, Innovator and CEO, Uncharted Power
Learn more about Jessica O. Matthews here!
 
3:30 pm-3:45 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
3:45 pm-4:15 pm
Solution Center: Industry Partner Presentations
View the Industry Partner Sessions
 
4:15 pm-4:30 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
4:30 pm-5:15 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
View the Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
5:15 pm-5:45 pm
PAC Sweepstakes Drawing 
 
5:45 pm-6:45 pm

Happy Hour

Trivia Challenge with ACEC

Join in for a fun night of Trivia hosted by ACEC staff members!  You’ll get the chance to showcase your knowledge and win prizes!  Trivia categories include History, Pop Culture and of course, Buildings!

 

Bingo Night with ACEC

Join in for a fun night of Bingo hosted by ACEC staff members!  You’ll get the chance to test your luck and win prizes!

 

Re-Energize Your Mind & Body with Patrick Peel

Join in to re-energize after the first each day of the convention with a guided meditation and stretching session.  Patrick Peel with share meditation techniques, chair and standing stretches that will help prepare you for the next day of convention.

 

Mixology Class by “Cocktail Curations”

Sponsored by Deltek

Join Thy and Nicole of Cocktail Curations as they help you unwind and prepare a classic cocktail,  and a special Deltek signature drink!

 

Wednesday, April 28

10:00 am-11:15 am
General Session
The New World: How COVID, Culture, and Climate are Transforming the Way We Run our Business
Moderators: Linda Bauer Darr, ACEC; Florence Sterlin, D.B. Sterlin Consultants
Panelists: Mike Carragher, VHB; Steve Lefton, Kimley-Horn; Robert Scaer, Gannett Fleming
The world today is different than it was one year ago.  The health of the world's people, the way we work, and the way we interact across societal divides has put pressure on businesses to respond and to lead through change. Hear from leading firm CEOs about how they navigated through these unprecedented challenges. 
 
11:15 am-11:30 am
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
11:30 am-12:45 pm
Issues & Markets Roundtables: Meet with ACEC committee and coalition leadership to discuss key issues in specific practice areas.
 
Transportation Markets Roundtable:  Join ACEC’s Transportation Committee for a review of key issues affecting transportation firms, including the outlook for federal transportation funding and reauthorization of federal highway, transit, and rail programs in 2021; impacts of the pandemic on FAR overhead rates and negotiations with State DOTs; and, the latest developments in digital delivery and using 3D models as the legal document.
 
International Markets Roundtable:  The passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has created more opportunities for the A/E industry. Learn the changes brought on by the new agreement and the rules for working in Mexico. 
 
Women in Leadership:  Join the Women in Leadership group in celebrating women in leadership in ACEC in 2021.
 
COPS Roundtable: Join surveyors from around the country in a dialogue on the future of the profession including increasing awareness through successful recruiting, developing effective apprenticeships, and funding college programs.
 
Land Development Roundtable: Over the last year, the growing housing market has been a business driver for many land development firms.  Learn and share ideas on this and other emerging markets from land development professionals.   
 
CAMEE Roundtable:  Join fellow MEP engineers around the country for a discussion on how design solutions are changing for clients in order to re-open buildings and schools. Learn how firms are approaching client meetings/business development interviews remotely.
 
12:45 pm-1:15 pm
Lunch Break
 
1:15 pm-2:00 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
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2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
2:15 pm-3:30 pm
 General Session
Impactful Trends: Understanding Engineering’s Critical Role in the U.S. Economy
Joe Bates, ACEC Research Institute; Jonathan Gray & Kenneth McGill, Rockport Analytics
The ACEC Research Institute recently conducted an all-new, groundbreaking series of studies providing a 360-degree view of the Engineering and Design Services industry. Did you know that 1 in 33 Americans owes their job to the engineering industry and for each new job created in the industry, two more are generated in sectors that support or benefit from their operations? Join our economic research team for a discussion of the three-part Industry Impact Series showcasing the critical role engineering plays in the U.S. economy and its impact on jobs, wages, GDP and tax contributions on the national and state levels. The session will also take a look forward covering the five-year industry forecast and is one you won’t want to miss.
 
3:30 pm-3:45 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
3:45 pm-4:15 pm
Solution Center: Industry Partner Presentations
View the Industry Partner Sessions
 
4:15 pm-4:30 pm
Networking/Exhibit Hall Break
 
4:30 pm-5:15 pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
View the Concurrent Educational Sessions