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April 23, 2021

Virtual Annual Convention Features 18 Business Education Sessions; All PDHs Available to Attendees

Virtual Annual Convention Features 18 Business Education Sessions; All PDHs Available to Attendees

The virtual 2021 ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit features 18 business education sessions and seven Vendor Partner presentations.

Convention attendees can earn all the PDHs available at the Convention by attending classes during the event, April 26-28, and streaming classes for up to 90 days after the event.

Click here to register.

Class Schedule:

Monday, April 26

1:15 pm-2:00 pm

  • Transitioning to a Remote Hybrid Firm--Jim Jacobi, Walter P Moore
  • Risk Management Essentials of the New Normal--Andrew Mendelson & Diane Mika, Berkley Design Professional
  • “Is Your Water Cyber Safe?” Lessons from the Oldsmar Water Utility Hack; and a tool for control system Verification and Validation Assuring Reliability and Security--Chris Walcutt, DirectDefence; Jessica Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Solution Center: Vendor Partner Presentations

  • Stretched Too Thin - Managing Stress in the Engineering Industry--Lindsay Simone, ACEC Life/Health Trust
  • How to Take Full Advantage of Emerging Technologies--Ayman Ayoub, IronOrbit
  • How VR is Rewriting the Rules of the Engineering Industry--Mark Goodale & Brendon Cussio, Morrissey Goodale

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Strategic Investments: How to Identify, Choose and Ensure Success--William Siegel and Kevin McMahon, McMahon Siegel Group
  • 10 Metrics that Drive AEC Business Growth and Profitability--Megan Miller, Deltek
  • Cybersecurity Certification: "CMMC is Here. Is your Firm Ready?"--Jonathan Hard, H2L Solutions; Ted Foster, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

Tuesday, April 27

1:15 pm-2:00 pm

  • Ideas are Easy. Execution is Tough. Accountability Tactics to Implement and Execute your Strategy--Jennifer Newman, Elevate Marketing Advisors
  • Preparing for Ownership Transition in an Uncertain Economy--David Cohen, Matheson Financial Advisors
  • Prioritizing Equity in Private/Vertical Design--Moderator: Erin McLaughlin, ACEC

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Solution Center: Vendor Partner Presentations

  • 21 Predictions for 2021--Gregg Bundschuh & Lee Ann Wheeler, ACEC Business Insurance Trust/Greyling
  • Does Your 401(K) Plan Suffer from Faulty Construction?--Lydia Zabrycki, ACEC Retirement Trust

4:30 pm-5:15 pm

  • Technology as Key to Differentiation and Growth--Karl Feldman, Hinge
  • The Key to Project Success: Project Initiation and Project Close-out Best Practices--June Jewell, AEC Business Solutions
  • Infrastructure Delivery in the Changing Climate of Environmental Regulations--Kevin Ramberg, aci consulting

Wednesday, April 28

1:15 pm-2:00 pm

  • Surviving and Thriving During the Pandemic - What Worked/What Didn't--Keith London, Kennedy Jenks Consultants
  • Guidelines for Handling a Cyber Security Breach--Jim Jacobi & Mason Pokladnik, Walter P Moore; Markus Weidner, Pennoni; Eric Quinn, C&S Companies; Creighton Barnes, Clark Nexsen, Andy Knauf, Mead & Hunt
  • Flood Protection: “Development of the National Levee Safety Program.”--Phoebe Percell & Jamie McVicker, US Army Corps of Engineers; Moderator: Elena Sossenkina, HDR

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Solution Center: Vendor Partner Presentations

  • Negotiating the Duty to Defend--Brett Stewart, AXA XL
  • Get Paid Faster: Strategies for Improving Invoicing and Accounts Receivable Processes--Lucas Hayden, Unanet

4:30 pm-5:15 pm

  • Advance! What Your Firm's Next Generation of Leaders Needs for the Post-Covid World of Work--Joanne Linowes, LXDi, LLC
  • Presentation Skills: How to Keep Your Virtual Audience Engaged and Awake--Karen Susman, Karen Susman and Associates
  • Storytelling: How Philanthropy Can Help Tell Your Firm's Story--Laura Nick & Michael Graves, Garver


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