Wednesday, September 20 (for VIP registrations)

6:00pm – VIP Registration

6:00pm-7:30pm – VIP Reception


Thursday, September 21

8:00-9:00am – Conference Sign-in & Breakfast

9:00am – Welcome and opening remarks by Mark Zweig

9:15am – State of the Industry – Mark Zweig, Chad Clinehens

10:15-10:30am – Break

10:30am – Keynote 1 – Steve Thomas

11:30-11:45am – Break & Tuxedo fitting

11:45am – Lunch (Sponsored by Bentley Systems)

12:45-1:00pm – Break

1:00-2:00pm – Breakout 1

  • Breakout 1A:  Leadership Track – “The real meaning of being an Entrepreneur in the AEC industry,” Mark Zweig, Zweig Group
  • Breakout 1B:  Manager/Leader Track – “Recruiting, Managing, and Inspiring Millennials in Today’s AEC Industry,” Randy Wilburn, Zweig Group
  • Breakout 1C:  Young Professionals Track –  “How to Network and Build Relationships as an A/E Professional,” Anthony Fasano, Engineering Career Coach

2:00-2:15pm – Break

2:15-3:15pm – Breakout 2

  • Breakout 2A:  Leadership Track – “M&A tips and how-tos: Stories from both sides of the table,” Mark Zweig, Jamie Claire Kiser, George Christoduolo
  • Breakout 2B:  Manager/Leader TrackPerry Shea
  • Breakout 2C:  Young Professionals Track – Project management: Improving communication and client service with quality

3:15-3:30pm – Break

3:30-4:30pm – Breakout 3

  • Breakout 3A:  Leadership Track – “A deeper look at the industry: Benchmarking tools,” Zweig Group
  • Breakout 3B:  Manager/Leader Track – Award-winning marketing: How to Do it
  • Breakout 3C:  Young Professionals Track – Project management: Improving communication and client service with quality

4:30pm – Break

5:30-7:00pm – Networking Cocktail Reception


Friday, September 22

8:00-8:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – Day 2 Overview

8:45am – Keynote 2 – Kit Miyamoto

9:30am – Keynote 3 – John Zweig

10:15-10:30am – Break

10:30-11:30am – Breakout 4

  • Breakout 4A:  Leadership Track – The important role of a Board of Directors: How to do it right in an industry where so many get it wrong
  • Breakout 4B:  Manager/Leader Track – “6 Steps to Increase Profits in A/E Firms,” June JewellAEC Business Solutions
  • Breakout 4C:  Young Professionals Track – “How to Become an Effective Communicator as an A/E Professional,” Anthony Fasano, Engineering Career Coach

11:30am-1:15pm – Break & Tuxedo Pick-up

11:45am-1:00pm – Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award Luncheon

1:00-1:15pm – Break

1:15-2:15pm – Breakout 5

  • Breakout 5A:  Leadership Track – Strategic Financing/Tax Credits, Corporate Tax Advisors
  • Breakout 5B:  Manager/Leader Track – What the Best Firms to Work For are doing
  • Breakout 5C:  Young Professionals Track – “How to Develop the A/E Leader Inside of You,” Anthony Fasano, Engineering Career Coach

2:15-2:30pm – Break

2:30-3:30pm – Keynote 4 – Menzer Pehlivan

3:30pm – Closing remarks

4:00-5:30pm – Break

5:30-7:00pm – Black Tie Awards Reception

7:00-9:30pm – Hot Firm + A/E Industry Black Tie Awards Dinner and Ceremony. Announcement of 2017 Hot Firm, Best Firms to Work For, and Marketing Excellence Awards


Saturday, September 23 

(Optional with VIP registration)

9:00-11:30am – Morning-After VIP Brunch

1:00-3:00pm – Tour of Seattle (w/ party bus)

6:00pm – Party Bus to the Coldplay concert at CenturyLink Field

7:00pm-? – Coldplay concert

11:00pm? – Party Bus returns to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel