Annual ElevateAEC Conference

ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala

Las Vegas, NV | September 14-16, 2022 Frisco, TX | September 13-15, 2023
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Lauren Aguilar
Founder & CEO
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Peter C. Atherton
President & Founder
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Bryan Carruthers
Chief Executive Officer
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Jeremy Clarke
CEO | Founder
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Chad Clinehens
President & CEO
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Chad Coldiron
Principal & Director of Executive Search
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Ana Maria Collins
Associate Vice President
IPS
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Tracey Eaves
Valuation Services
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Blake Godwin
President
Zhetique Gunn
Designer II, Diversity Champion
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Pete Hinojosa
Director, Thought Leadership
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Kevin Hinrichs
President
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Mark Hodges
Chief Growth Officer
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Matt Hoying
President
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Laura Hrehor
Vice President, Blockchain, Power and Strategic Planning
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June Jewell
CEO
Deepansh Kathuria
Principal
Phil Keil
Principal & Director of Strategy
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Jamie Claire Kiser
Managing Principal & Director of Advisory Services
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Sara Kolata
Architect and Digital Strategist
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Bill McConnell
CEO
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Melvalean McLemore, AIA
Associate Project Manager
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Kit Miyamoto
Global CEO
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Laura Nick
Communications Director
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Edward Renenger
President
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Michael 'Mick' Renshaw
CEO
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Jeff Romeo
Executive Vice President
Justin Smith
Founder
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Benjamin Strong
Chief Operating Officer
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Will Swearingen
Principal & Director of Ownership Transition
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Randy Wilburn
Consultant, Podcast Strategy
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David Witsken
CEO
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Traci Wong
Principal

Wednesday, September 14

8:00am - 4:00pm
ElevateHER Symposium
5:00pm - 6:30pm
ElevateAEC Welcome Reception

thursday, september 15

8:00am
Breakfast
9:00am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:20am
Opening Keynote - Bringing Your Strength to the Table

with Pete Hinojosa, Insperity

10:30am
Panel Discussion - What Makes a #1 Best Firm To Work For in AEC

Chad Coldiron | Laura Nick, Kevin Hinrichs, Jeff Romeo and Matt Hoying

11:30am
Rising Stars and Top New Venture Awards Luncheon

Award Ceremony begins at 11:45am

12:00pm
Keynote - Enabling Industry 4.0: A Liquid Edge

with Laura Hrehor, TMGcore, Inc.

12:30pm
Break
12:45pm
Breakout Session One

A: Pete Hinojosa - “9” Proven Strategies to Help your Business Maximize Your People, Minimize Your Risk, and Streamline Your Processes
B: Tracey Eaves & Will Swearingen - Valuation Trends in AEC Firms
C: Justin Smith - The Three Questions Every Project Leader Should be Asking Every Day
D: Chris Allen, Casey Kinsey, & Ben Lindner - Engineering Efficiency with Automation and Software

2:00pm
Breakout Session Two

A: Edward C. Renenger, Jamie Claire Kiser & Will Swearingen - Ownership Transition Strategies: Internal, External, and ESOP
B: Kit Miyamoto, Traci Wong & Deepansh Kathuria - Evil force or good? Virtual Work and its Impact on Staff Recruiting/Retention
C: Blake Godwin & Phil Keil - Recession on the Horizon: How to Engage Clients NOW in your Strategic Planning
D: June Jewell - RAISE Your Value and Charge What You’re Worth!

3:15pm
Breakout Session Three

A: Mark Hodges -Naked and Afraid: The Bold New World of Cybercrime and Why You are the Target
B: Lauren Aguilar - The Next Big Step in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
C: Benjamin Strong - Developing Organizational Resilience Through Your People
D: Dawson Fercho - Show Me the Money, How AEC Firms Qualify for The Research and Design Tax Credit

4:15pm
Networking Break
6:00pm
Red Carpet Cocktail Reception
7:00pm
Awards Gala

Sponsored by CTA

9:45pm
Nightcap

Friday, September 16

8:00am
Breakfast
9:00am
Opening Keynote - Trilon Perspective: How AEC Firms Can Find a Unique Partner in an Increasingly Crowded PE Landscape

with Michael “Mick” Renshaw, Trilon Group

9:45am
Hot Firm Panel Discussion - How Growth Solves Problems and Creates Opportunity For The Top 3 Hot Firms

Jamie Claire Kiser | David Witsken, Ana-Maria Collins and Bryan Carruthers

10:45am
Break
11:00am
Breakout Session Four

A: Jeremy Clarke & Chad Coldiron - “Straightforward Recruiting Strategies”-An Intentional, Scalable Way to Building World-Class Teams
B: Chad Clinehens - Building Your C-Suite: Chief Strategy Officer and Other Emerging Roles

C: Randy Wilburn - How to Extend Your Brand Through Storytelling and a Podcast: Close More Deals, Gain More Clients, and Keep Employees Engaged

D: Sara Kolata - Metaverse as a Business Opportunity for Architects

12:00pm
Lunch Keynote - Best and Brightest - A thoughtful conversation on equity-centered approaches to recruitment and retention.

with Zhetique Gunn, Perkins&Will & Melvalean McLemore, Moody Nolan

1:00pm
Rotating Roundtables

Four 15 minute discussions

2:20pm
Conference Concludes
5:00pm
Blue Man Group Show at The Luxor

Sponsored by CTA **transportation to the show will be provided**

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS

“This conference is the best in the industry. With great networking opportunities, valuable learning sessions, and access to the best advisors, this conference is a must-attend for any AEC professional.”

– Past attendee feedback

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