Councils and Forums

In the ACEC Forums, member firm employees with specific functional responsibilities network with peers at other member firms. Each forum has an active listserv and an agenda of events during the year, including workshops, roundtable discussions, educational and networking progams, and/or newsletters. Not all forums offer the same events.

Click on any of the Forums listed below to view details about that forum, receive additional information, or sign up.

Architect Council
Designed by and for architects working within member firms, the Architect Council addresses the unique challenges and opportunities facing design professionals working within an engineering firm, including interdisciplinary collaboration and leveraging architects as project leads. 

CFO Council
Designed by and for CFOs and senior finance executives, the CFO Forum provides unparalleled opportunities to exchange best practices, network with peers from around the country, and get insights and ideas to keep your firm successful in these challenging economic times. For more information, click here.

CIO Council
The ACEC CIO Council is all about sharing best practices and innovations, providing you with new insights on how today's information, communication and technical leaders are addressing the critical challenges and rapidly changing needs of a globally integrated industry. For more information, click here.

Emerging Leaders Forum
The Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) offers educational programming for young professionals who aspire to firm leadership and an interactive online community to share best practices. ELF programming at ACEC conferences features content specifically designed to develop professional leadership skills. For more information, click here.

Finance Forum
In the Finance Forum, member firms' financial professionals meet at an annual roundtable to discuss key finance issues affecting their firms and stay connected during the year through a online community to share best practices, solve problems, and gain insights into industry trends. For more information, click here.

Human Resources Forum
The Human Resources Forum brings together member firm HR professionals in an annual roundtable format to discuss solutions to personnel issues, share best practices, and address emerging trends. Forum members stay in touch during the year through a dedicated online community. The Forum also houses the Education Subcommittee, which concentrates on training and development issues for the nation's engineering firms. For more information, click here.

Information Technology Forum
IT Professionals gather at an annual roundtable meeting to share state-of-the art tips with their peers about managing firms' software and hardware systems. Forum members pose questions to the dedicated online community and generate discussions that provide valuable insights and solutions for IT problems. For more information, click here.

Legal Counsel Forum
The Legal Counsel Forum was founded in 1986 to bring together attorneys representing ACEC member firms to share information about legal issues in the engineering industry. The Forum meets twice each year at the ACEC Annual Convention and Fall Conference. During the balance of the year, legal counsel for member firms keep in touch and exchange valuable practice information through the online community. For more information, click here.

Sales and Marketing Forum
The Sales and Marketing Forum holds day-long workshops in an interactive, roundtable format to discuss marketing research, emerging markets, winning clients, achieving trusted advisor status, and developing new approaches and techniques for building engineering business portfolios. Through the Sales and Marketing online community, members stay connected throughout the year. For more information, click here.



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