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Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando , Florida 32821
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ACEC Fall Conference 2017 - American Council of Engineering Companies

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Overview

Event Overview:

ACEC's Fall Conference attracts hundreds of buyers who hold the purchasing power for the nation's top engineering firms! More than 80% of attendees are engineers, architects, land surveyors, scientists, and other specialists, responsible for more than $410 billion of private and public works annually. Your company's representative will meet face to face with powerful decision makers from these firms and other Fortune 500 companies - looking for the latest products and services available.

Exhibitor Information:

IF YOUR GOAL IS TO MEET THE DECISION MAKERS IN THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRY, THEN EXHIBITING AT THE ACEC CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

FACT: Seventy-Two percent of ACEC Annual Convention attendees are C-Level employees!

ACEC's Exhibit Hall and Sponsorship opportunities are the most effective way to meet face-to-face with hundreds of key decision-makers in the engineering industry. The exhibit hall offers special receptions, exclusive networking breaks and activities to give your firm maximum exposure.

About ACEC:

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members - numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country - are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

Agenda

Oct 15   

7:30am-8:45am 

Leadership Breakfasts

8:30am-2pm

Sales and Marketing Forum 

9am-1:30pm                 

Board of Directors Meeting and Luncheon

11:30am-1pm                 

Small Firm Council Steering Committee

2pm-4pm

NAECE Meeting II

2:15pm-4:15pm

CEO Roundtables - Join CEOs and other A/E executives for an interactive discussion of best practices, business management concerns, and other industry issues.

Small Firm (1-50 employees) - Moderated by SFC

Medium Firm (51-200 employees)

Large Firm (201-500 employees) 

Very Large Firm (501+ employees) - Moderated by DPC

3pm-4:30pm

Engineering Excellence Awards Committee

4:30-5:30pm

DPC Reception

4:30pm-6pm

Coalition Leaders Steering Committee

6:00pm-7:30pm             

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Oct 16   

7am-7:45am                 

Breakfast with Exhibitors

College of Fellows, Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony 

7am-8:30am

Land Development Executive Committee

CASE Executive Committee

8am-10am

Opening General Session

"Automation, AI, Robotics and Workforce Evolution" with Martin Ford, Leading expert on robotics, artificial intelligence and the impact on the workforce and the economy

CEO Panel: "The Impact of Technology on the Business of Engineering" 

  • Moderator: Terry Neimeyer, Chairman/CEO, KCI
  • John Carrato, President/CEO, Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Sandy Doyle-Ahern, President, EMH&T
  • Rich Morsches, CEO, TranSystems

8am-12pm

Legal Counsel Forum: In-House Counsel Roundtable

10am-10:45am              

Networking Break with Exhibitors

10am-11am

Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall with Martin Ford

10:30am-11:45am

Environment & Energy Committee

10:30am-12noon

Committee of Fellows

CAMEE Executive Committee

COPS Steering Committee

10:45am-12noon           

NAECE Meeting III

Concurrent Sessions

12:15pm-1:45pm                 

General Session Luncheon

"Seal Team 6 Leadership Lessons" with Robert O'Neill, former Leader of SEAL Team Six and the man who fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden

1:45pm-2:45pm

Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall with Robert O'Neill

2pm-3:15pm             

Concurrent Sessions

Geotechnical Roundtable

Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee

2pm-3:30pm

Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee

Management Practices Committee

2pm-6pm

Legal Counsel Forum I

3:15pm-3:45pm             

Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30pm-5pm

Government Advocacy Committee

3:45pm-5pm             

Concurrent Sessions

4pm-4:30pm

New Fellows Orientation

4:30pm-5:30pm

College of Fellows Reception

5pm-6pm            

Coalition Meet-and-Greet Reception with Exhibitors

Open to all registered attendees!  Come learn what the ACEC Coalitions do for you.

6:30pm-9:30pm

Local Color Night: ACEC Latin Night

Oct 17   

6:30am-7:30am

College of Fellows Charity Fun Walk

7am-7:45am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7am-8:30am

Business Resources and Education Committee

7:45am-10am               

General Session

ACEC/PAC Sweepstakes Drawing

"The Millennial Myth" with Neil Howe, World-renowned expert on Generations and Demography

CEO Panel: "Contracting Trends - How to Protect the Role of the Engineer"

  • Moderator: Alan Pramuk, Chairman/CEO, Gresham, Smith and Partners
  • Michel Kahan, CEO, Setec
  • Jeanne Cormier, President/CEO, Lochner
  • David Sweeney, CEO, RS&H

8am-5pm                

Legal Counsel Forum II

10am-10:30am    

Networking Break with Exhibitors

10am-11am

Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall with Neil Howe

10:15am-12noon 

ACEC/PAC Champions

10:30am-11:45pm      

Concurrent Sessions

10:30am-12noon

International Committee

12noon-1:45pm      

Awards Luncheon

"Cybersecurity, Terrorism and Crisis Management" with Michael Hayden, Former Director of the CIA and NSA

Awards Program

  • Chairman Emeritus Award
  • New College of Fellows Inductees
  • Coalitions Distinguished Service Award
  • Community Service Awards
  • Young Professional of the Year Awards
  • 2017 Scholarships

1:45pm-2:15pm             

Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

1:45pm-2:45pm

Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall with Michael Hayden

2:15pm-3:30pm             

Concurrent Sessions

Membership Committee

2:15pm-6pm         

 SEI Leadership Workshop & Reception

2:45pm-4:45pm

Transportation Committee

3pm-5pm

Public Relations Committee

3:30pm-4pm

Networking Break with Exhibitors

4pm-5:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:15pm-6:15pm             

Tuesday Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Oct 18   

7:30am-8:30am             

Conference Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:45am             

Concurrent Sessions

8am-2:30pm

ACEC/PAC Golf Tournament & Lunch

9:45am-10am               

Networking Break

10am-11:15am              

Concurrent Sessions

10:15am-12noon

Risk Management Committee

Keynote Speakers

Martin Ford

In a front page feature in The New York Times Book Review, Barbara Ehrenrich writes that Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots is “both a humbling book and, in the best sense, a humble one. Ford, a software entrepreneur who both understands the technology and has made a thorough study of its economic consequences, never succumbs to the obvious temptation to overdramatize or exaggerate.” Ford is a researcher whose unique insights into the increased mechanization of work across various fields, and the rise of increasingly capable “information technology,” has shed new light on the nature of work and education and the value of “human” capabilities in the 21st century.

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: New York Timesbestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year. He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC, and is scheduled to appear at this year’s TED 2017 conference.

Robert O'Neill

Author

Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military’s most elite and was involved in our nation’s most important campaigns. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists. He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process. He is currently a contributor to Fox News.

In the world of high-pressure Navy SEAL missions, instant, critical decision-making is a necessity for success. He has proven experience in exceptionally high-risk and fluid environments. Having trained more than 800 special operations and tactical operators, O’Neill brings this unique expertise to organizations and translates his elite SEAL team training into high-impact, actionable insights on leadership, decision-making, operating in uncertain environments, and how to become the ‘best of the best.’ 

His mantra is “never quit,” and he believes this is the single most important factor in determining success. O’Neill reminds us that the servicemen doing the dirtiest work are often making the hardest sacrifices. 

Since leaving active duty, O’Neill is a co-founder of Your Grateful Nation, which provides individualized transition support for Special Operations heroes and their families. They provide executive-level mentoring, transition services, and family stabilization support.  

Neil Howe

Author and National Speaker

Neil Howe, best-selling author and national speaker, is a renowned authority on generations in America. He gives readers and audiences powerful insights into who today’s generation are, what motivates them as consumers and workers, and how they will shape our national future.

A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is a founding partner of the consulting firm LifeCourse Associates. He is a marketing, personnel, and government affairs consultant to corporate and nonprofit clients, and has spoken and written extensively on the collective personalities of today’s generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America’s future. He is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. His current titles include: senior advisor to the Concord Coalition and senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Howe has coauthored several books on generations with William Strauss, all best sellers widely used by businesses, colleges, government agencies, and political leaders of both parties. Their first book Generations (1991) is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Generations, said Newsweek, is “a provocative, erudite, and engaging analysis of the rhythms of American life.” Vice President Al Gore called it “the most simulating book on American history that I have ever read” and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it “an intellectual tour de force.” Howe’s second book on generations, 13th Gen (1993) remains the best-selling nonfiction book ever written about Generation X. Of Howe and Strauss’s third book, The Fourth Turning (1997) Dan Yankelovich said, “Immensely stimulating…We will never be able to think about history in the same way.” The Boston Globe wrote, “If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets.”

Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation." Their fourth book, Millennials Rising (2000), has been widely quoted in the media for its insistence that today’s new crop of teens and kids are very different from Generation X, and, on the whole, doing much better than most adults think. “Forget Generation X-and Y, for that matter,” says The Washington Post, “The authors make short work of most media myths that shape our perceptions of kids these days.” LifeCourse Associates has since released several application books on Millennials—including a Recruiting Millennials Handbook for the United States Army (2001), Millennials Go To College (2003, 2007), Millennials and the Pop Culture (2005), Millennials and K-12 Schools (2008), and Millennials in the Workplace (2010). Neil Howe’s work with Millennials in colleges and in the military was recently featured by CBS’ 60 MINUTES.

Previously, with Peter G. Peterson, Howe coauthored On Borrowed Time (1989; reissued 2004), a pioneering call for budgetary reform. According to Harvard’s Martin Feldstein, former Chairman of the President’s Council on Economic Advisors, “This book should be read by everyone who wants to understand how government spending can be controlled."

Howe’s articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Demographics, USA Weekend, and other national publications. He has drafted several Social Security reform plans and testified on entitlements many times before Congress. He has written extensively on budget policy and aging and on attitudes toward economic growth, social progress, and stewardship. He coedits the “Facing Facts” faxletter for the Concord Coalition and coauthors numerous studies for CSIS (including the Global Aging Initiative’s Aging Vulnerability Index and The Graying of the Middle Kingdom: The Economics and Demographics of Retirement Policy in China). In 2008, he co-authored The Graying of the Great Powers with Richard Jackson.

Howe grew up in California, received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley, studied abroad in France and Germany, and later earned graduate degrees in economics (M.A., 1978) and history (M.Phil., 1979) from Yale University.

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