• 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, CALYX Engineers & Consultants and Monty Irvin, Ramey Kemp and Associates
    ​12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Time
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Entertainment with 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 20th
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