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 programs, and/or newsletters. Not all forums offer the same events.

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At the Business Development & Marketing Forum (BDM) business development leaders and seller-doers will hear from industry experts on the latest BD trends and how the state of the market affects them. Professionals will also meet in an open forum to share challenges, solutions and ideas for personal and firm growth.

The Young Professionals Forum offers educational programming for young professionals who aspire to firm leadership and an interactive online community to share best practices. YP programming at ACEC conferences features content specifically designed to develop professional leadership skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women's Leadership Forum

The Women's Leadership Forum convenes member firm employees seeking to connect and network with peers focused on advancing the representation of women in ACEC leadership and the A/E industry. In addition to participating in the all-forum event each Fall; the Forum hosts an online community for resource sharing and programming at ACEC National conferences.

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