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ACEC/NC SUMMER CONFERENCE

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Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

August 9 - August 10, 2024

AGENDA



Friday, August 9th
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Sessions

8:15 AM Welcome, Tara Robbins, Executive Director, ACEC/NC
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Ethics: Every Choice Has A Consequence, Chuck Gallagher Business Ethics Expert & Author
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Brunch and “Tea” with the Board of Directors
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Engineering Your Business with AI, Bill Rand, Executive Director of Business Analytics Initiative,
     NC State University

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Future Leaders Class (Class of 2024 Only)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free Time - Explore Asheville!
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception (off-site)
Before you head off to dinner, we invite you to stop by Green Man Brewery for some pre-dinner mingling and networking.


Saturday, August 10th
7:30 am 
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Sessions

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM NCBELS Update, Andrew Ritter, Executive Director, NCBELS
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fireside Chat with Asheville Leadership –
     Jade Dundas, Capital Projects Director, City of Asheville; Nathan Pennington, Planning Director, Buncombe County; Tim Anderson, PE, Division Engineer, NCDOT; Jared Merrill, VP of Planning, Asheville Regional Airport
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM North Carolina Legislative Update
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Federal Update –
Matt Reiffer, Vice President, Infrastructure Programs, ACEC
Robin Ramsey, Office of Senator Thom Tillis
Kyle Bridges,  Office of Senator Ted Budd

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Free Time
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner/Future Leaders Graduation/ 2024-2025 ACEC/NC Officer Installation/ Junior Board Installation 

Available Summer Conference Sponsorships

Sponsorship of the ACEC/NC Annual Summer Conference provides your firm the ability to enhance its image with engineering professionals from across the state.  Below is a list of sponsorship opportunities that will demonstrate your support and affiliate your firm with the ACEC/NC Annual Summer Conference.

ASHEVILLE ASCENT RECEPTION SPONSOR
AT GREEN MAN BREWERY (Friday Evening) $5,000
(One Exclusive Sponsorship) 

[] 2 conference registrations
[] Company logo (with link to company website) displayed on the conference website
[] Company logo printed on sponsor boards - displayed at the reception
[] Company logo on cocktail napkins and pint glasses
[] Dedicated social media post on the ACEC/NC platforms
[] Verbal recognition at Friday and Saturday's events
[] Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company attendees
[] Post conference attendee list

PISGAH PEAK TRAILBLAZER $2,000
[] 1 conference registration
[] Company logo (with link to company website) displayed on the conference website
[] Company logo printed on sponsor board - displayed at registration and conference functions
[] Dedicated social media post on the ACEC/NC platforms
[] Verbal recognition at Friday and Saturday's events
[] Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company attendees
[] Post conference attendee list

APPALACHIAN INNOVATOR $1,000
[] Company logo (with link to company website) displayed on the conference website
[] Company logo printed on sponsor board - displayed at registration and conference functions
[] Verbal recognition at Friday and Saturday's events
[] Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company attendees

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Asheville Ascent Reception Sponsor
McAdams
Altitude Ally Sponsors
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