ACEC/NC Annual Summer Conference-Grove Park Inn

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Name: ACEC/NC Annual Summer Conference-Grove Park Inn
Date: August 9, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Escape to the North Carolina Mountains for this Engineering Summer Conference hosted by ACEC/NC.  This annual event is the perfect opportunity to network with engineering professionals from around the state, earn professional development hours and vacation with your family.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

New event this year! 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Member Welcome Reception, Biltmore Estate

Please join us for an evening of networking and taste some of Biltmore's best wine!  A shuttle will be provided to/from the Grove Park Inn.  More details to come!


Friday, August 10, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:50 am: NCBELS/NCEES Update – Andrew Ritter, Exec Dir, NCBELS             
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Future Leaders Class (current Future Leaders class participants only)
9:00 am - 9:50 am: Writing a Clear, Concise, and Effective Scope – Kent Collier, ACEC BIT
9:50 am - 10:10 am: Break   
10:10 am - 11:00 am: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Cindy Anderson, Thinc Strategies
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: ONE Solution to the 23 Most Common Engineering Firm Challenges – Ryan Suydam, Client Savvy
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Free Time
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm: Dinner / Future Leaders Graduation / 2018-2019 Officer Installation


Saturday, August 11, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:50 am: Indemnification/Duty to Defend – Update, ACEC’s Challenge – Stephen
Safran, Perry Safran, Safran Law
9:00 am - 9:50 am: State Legislative Panel with Reps. Dean Arp, Scott Stone, and candidate
Bobby Shields (NC40)
9:50 am - 10:10 am: Break
10:10 am - 11:00 am: Federal Legislative Update with Steve Hall, ACEC Washington
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Senior Leaders Roundtable – Valoree Eikinas and Stephanie Hachem
​12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Time
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm: ACEC/PAC Reception and Silent Auction


Event Media:
290 Macon Ave, Asheville NC 28804

The ACEC/NC room block at the Grove Park Inn is SOLD OUT 


88 Tunnel Road
Asheville, North Carolina, 28805
Phone Number:               828-252-5400

ACEC/NC Room Block: $149.00/night
CLICK HERE to make a reservation
*The Homewood Suites has a shuttle to/from the Grove Park Inn
Contact Information:
Jessica Mills
ACEC/NC Members: $450 Early Bird Rate until 6/29/18 ($500 after 6/29/18)
 -Includes Thursday evening reception
Spouse, Guest or Child over 13$350
 -Includes Thursday evening reception

Friday Dinner Only: $160
Future Leaders Registration: $199 (Saturday registration for participants of the current Future Leaders class only)

DEADLINE to register or for refunds is Friday, July 27th
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