2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference
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2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference

The 2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference will consist of 3 business roundtables that will run simultaneously: Information Technology, Accounting / Financial and Human Resources. These roundtables are a chance for professionals from member firms to discuss issues facing their firm in today’s engineering industry.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/16/2018 to 5/17/2018
When: May 16th & 17th
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Galleria
14315 Midway Road
Addison, Texas  75001
United States
Contact: Michael Hancock
512-474-1474


Online registration is available until: 5/15/2018
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2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Galleria - Addison, Texas

May 16th & 17th

 

  The 2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference will consist of 3 business roundtables that will run simultaneously:
Information Technology, Accounting / Financial and Human Resources.

 

These roundtables are a chance for professionals from member firms to discuss issues facing their firm in today’s engineering industry.

 

* Program Agenda *

Wednesday, May 16th:

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

Join fellow ACEC Texas members at the Marriott Waterway enjoying refreshing cocktails and light snacks.

Thursday, May 17th:

8:00 am to 8:30 am: Registration / Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 am to 4:30 pm:

 

Information Technology Roundtable

Facilitated By Jim Jacobi,PE
Senior Principal, Chief Information Officer
Walter P Moore

Accounting / Financial Roundtable

Facilitated By Steve Davidson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Rodriguez Transportation Group

Human Resources Roundtable

Facilitated By Vicki Morgan, SPHR,
Senior Associate, HR Manager
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on IT related issues facing fellow member firms. Here are the topics to be discussed:

• Technology/Hardware/Software Lifecycle
• Network Security
• Document Management
• Strategic Planning
• Disaster Recovery
• System Uptime and Reliability
• Remote Access
• Open Discussions and Wrap Up
• Cloud Computing in the AEC Market
• Mobility in the Workforce
• The Collaborative Environment
• Use of Emerging Virtual Design Applications
• Use of Visualization in Production
• Effective Processes/Tools For Streamlining Production, Review & Delivery
• Identifying the Gaps in Technology & Process

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on Accounting / Finance related issues facing fellow member firms. Related topics would include:

• New SBA Size Determination
• FASB, IRS, FAR, AASHTO — what's new in government contracting and audit
• Internal Value formulas
• Ownership Transition
• Acquisition War Stories
• Contracting Issues
• Accounting software successes
• Risk Liability Insurance
• Government Compliance Programs
• Apps for Field Work
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• Federal Acquisition Regulations
• Training Requirements
• Incentive Compensation
• Best Practices for accounting
• Role of the CFO

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on HR related issues facing fellow member firms. Related topics would include:

•Recruiting and Retention Challenges
•Potential Enhancements To ACEC Texas Salary Survey Data
•Communication and Leadership Coaching For Engineers
•Employee Benefits – basic, voluntary, maternity benefits, etc.
•Rewards and Recognition Programs
•Workplace Safety Awareness Programs, Safety Training
•Performance Reviews
•Affirmative Action Outreach Programs, Applicant Tracking, EEO-1 Reporting, Other Compliance Issues
•Employee Surveys
•Employee Development – Baby Boomers vs. The Millenials
•HR Department Staffing
•New Texas Gun Laws

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch for All Attendees with presentations by sponsors

Cost for the 2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference will be $155.00 for ACEC Texas Members and $205.00 for Non-Members. The registration fee includes breakfast, breaks, lunch and all meeting materials. You will have the option of attending all 3 roundtables throughout the day or concentrate on one session.

Headquartered Hotel: The 2018 ACEC Texas Business Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Galleria located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, Texas. Conveniently located near the Dallas Galleria, this hotel boasts a fresh, new look. The Crowne Plaza is situated in a prime location for exploring Dallas.

All attendees must make their own room reservations. For those of you needing accommodations, a block of rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza at a rate of $119.00 per night for a Deluxe King Room. To make your reservations, please be sure to call the hotel directly at (972) 980-8877 and refer to ACEC Texas Room Block. The room block will be held until Wednesday, April 25th.

ACEC Texas Would Like To Thank These Firms For Sponsoring The 2018 Business Conference









 

 

We Look Forward To Seeing You In Addison


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