Source: ACEC 2014 Annual Conference website (, Dec 17, 2017

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, October 21
NAECE Meeting I
NAECE/ACEC Staff Reception
ACEC/PAC Golf Tournament and Lunch

Wednesday, October 22
Leadership Breakfast
Board of Directors Meeting and Luncheon
Sales and Marketing Forum
NAECE Meeting II
CEO Roundtables
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 23
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Opening General Session: "America's Mid-Term Elections — Who Will Win and What it Means" with Charlie Cook
CEO Panel: Engineering Business Outlook — 2015 with John Carlson, Braun Intertec; William Siegel, Kleinfelder; and Don Stone, Dewberry
Legal Counsel Forum I
Concurrent Sessions
General Session Luncheon: "UNthink — The Art of Innovation and Leadership" with Erik Wahl
College of Fellows Reception
Coalition Meet-and-Greet
Local Color Night! Surfs Up!

Friday, October 24
ACEC/PAC Sweepstakes Breakfast
General Session: "Development of America's New Energy Infrastructure"
with FERC Commissioner Tony Clark

Expert Panel: "Opportunities In Booming Energy Markets" with Steve Bakken, Larson Engineering, Radio Host of "Energy Matters," Bismark, ND — The Bakken Boom; Tony Bartolomeo, Pennoni Associates — The Future of Marcellus Shale; Kendall King, Freese & Nichols — The Texas and Gulf Energy Perspective; Leo Golden, Enbridge, Inc. — Engineering for Energy Delivery
Legal Counsel Forum II
Concurrent Sessions
ACEC Awards Luncheon and Guest Speaker Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Conference Reception

Saturday, October 25
Conference Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions

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

Convention Schedule

Tuesday, October 21

7am-8am ACEC/PAC Golf Breakfast
8am-1:45pm ACEC/PAC Golf Tournament
12noon-1:45pm ACEC/PAC Golf Lunch and Awards Presentation
2pm-4pm NAECE Meeting I
5pm-6pm Planning Cabinet Committee Meeting
5pm-7pm NAECE/ACEC Staff Reception

Wednesday, October 22

7am-9:30am Coalition Leaders Meeting
7:30am-8:30am Leadership Breakfasts
8:30am-2pm Sales and Marketing Forum
9am-1:30pm Board of Directors Meeting and Luncheon
12pm-1:30pm BRE & Conference Curriculum Committee Meeting (Combined)
1:45pm-4:45pm CEO Roundtables
      Small Firm (1-50 employees)
      Medium Firm (51-200 employees)
      Large Firm (201-500 employees)
      Very Large Firm (501+ employees)
1:45pm-3:45pm NAECE Meeting II
2pm-5pm Generation Flux: Leadership For Generation Y and Beyond
4pm-5pm Membership Committee Meeting
4pm-5:15pm CASE Executive Committee Meeting
5:15pm-6:45pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 23

6am-6:45am Breakfast with Exhibitors
6:30am-7:45am Concurrent Sessions
6:30am-7:45am NAECE Meeting III
7am-8am "Wake Up" with ACEC/PAC: Thank You Event for ACEC/PAC — Thank Your Event for ACEC/PAC Major Donors
By Invitation only. RSVP Required.
7am-8:30am Spouse/Guest Breakfast and show at Dolphin Quest
8am-10am Opening General Session
"America's Mid-Term Elections — Who Will Win and What it Means"
Charlie Cook
Renowned Political Analyst and Editor/Publisher of The Cook Political Report

Widely regarded as the nation's keenest observer of U.S. elections and political trends, Charlie Cook references his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, memorable stories, quick wit, and meaningful insights to provide the sharpest political handicapping in the country. His presentation will focus on the implications of states' electoral leanings, what it all means for the upcoming Presidential contest, what will likely happen in the House and Senate, and what the results mean for the two parties (and the American people).

CEO Panel: Engineering Business Outlook — 2015
John Carlson, Braun Intertec
Bill Siegel, Kleinfelder
Donald Stone, Dewberry
8am-6pm Legal Counsel Forum I
10am-10:30am Networking Break with Exhibitors
10am-11:15am Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee
10am-11:30am Environment and Energy Committee
10am-11:45am Committee of Fellows Meeting
10am-12pm International Committee
10:30am-11:45am Geotechnical/Geoprofessional Group Interest Meeting
Meeting open to all interested in establishing a forum or coalition exploring the needs of geotechnical or geosciences practitioners.
10:30am-11:45am Concurrent Sessions
12noon-2pm General Session Luncheon
"UNthink — The Art of Innovation and Leadership"
Erik Wahl
Internationally Recognized Business Strategist, Author and Artist

As an internationally recognized business strategists, artist, and a #1 best-selling business author, Erik redefines the term "keynote speaker." He has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovative leadership. Erik is the author of the #1 Bestselling Business book, UNTHINK. UNthink was honored by prestigious CEOReads as being awarded the #1 Business "Book of the Year" in 2013.

"UNthink" is the signature keynote experience from Erik's bestselling book. It is dynamic multi media keynote experience specifically designed to challenge audiences to achieve innovative thinking and superior levels of performance.
2pm-2:30pm Networking Break with Exhibitors
2:15pm-3:45pm CAMEE Executive Committee
2:15pm-3:45pm COPS Steering Committee
2:30pm-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15pm-6:15pm College of Fellows Sunset Sail
3:30pm-5pm Government Advocacy Committee Meeting
5:15pm-6:15pm Coalition Meet-and-Greet
6:30pm-9:30pm Local Color Night! Surfs Up!

Friday, October 24

6:30am-7:30am ACEC/PAC Sweepstakes Breakfast
7:30am-9am General Session
"Development of America's New Energy Infrastructure"
Commissioner Tony Clark, Federal Energy Regulation Commission
(information coming soon)

Expert Panel
"Opportunities in Booking Energy Markets"
Bakken Field — Steve Bakken, Larson engineering and Radio Host of "Energy Matters"
Texas Perspective — Kendall King, Freese and Nichols
Marcellus Field — Tony Bartolomeo, Pennoni Associates
Engineering for Energy Delivery — Leo Golden, Enbridge, Inc.
7am-8:30 am Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Hula Lessons
8am-9am EEA Committee
8am-12noon Legal Counsel Forum II
9am-9:30am Networking Break with Exhibitors
9:15am-10:30am Concurrent Sessions
10:30am-11am Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:30am-11:30am Transportation Steering Committee
9am-10:30am ACEC/PAC Champions Meeting
9am-10:30am Coalition Roundtable
10:45am-11:45am Small Firm Council Steering Committee Meeting
11am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions
12:15am-2pm Awards Luncheon and Guest Speaker Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D, HI-2)
2pm-4pm Transportation Committee
2:15pm-3:45pm Land Development Excom Meeting
2pm-2:30pm Dessert in Exhibit Hall
2pm-4pm FAPA Committee Meeting
2:30pm-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm-3:45pm PR Committee Meeting
2:30pm-6pm SEI Session and Reception
3:45pm-5pm Management Practices Committee
4pm-5:15pm Conference Reception

Saturday, October 25

6am-7am Conference Continental Breakfast
7am-8:15am Concurrent Sessions
8:15am-8:30am Networking Break
8:30am-9:45am Concurrent Sessions
9:45am-10am Networking Break
10am-11:15am Concurrent Sessions
10am-12noon Risk Management Committee Meeting

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