Annual ElevateAEC Conference

Zweig Group

ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala

Tampa Bay, FL | September 18-19, 2024
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Zweig Group is excited to see you in Tampa

Join Zweig Group at the 2024 ElevateAEC Conference and Awards Gala! This event is an inspiring convergence of industry visionaries and cutting-edge discussions with unparalleled opportunities to connect and collaborate, all set against the vibrant and beautiful backdrop of Tampa Bay.

2024 ElevateAEC SPEAKERS

Chad Clinehens
President & CEO
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Chad Coldiron
Principal & Director of Development
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Dan Williams
Executive Consultant
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Jeremy Clarke
CEO | Founder
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Joseph Furey
President & CEO
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Justin Smith
Founder
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Kit Miyamoto
Global CEO
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Kristin Kautz
Partner
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Linda Darr
President and CEO
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Laura Nick
Communications Director
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Mailena Urso
Chief Marketing Officer
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Mark Zweig
Chairman & Founder
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Mitch Fortner
President and CEO
KSA
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Tom Godin
Director, Strategic Planning Services
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Tony Mirchandani
CEO
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Tracey Eaves
Valuation Services
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Will Swearingen
Principal & Director of Ownership Transition
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Ying Liu
Advisor, Strategy
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Randy Wilburn
Consultant, Podcast Strategy
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Tuesday, September 17, 2024

8:00am - 4:00pm
M&A Next Symposium
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Check-In for ElevateAEC
5:00pm - 7:00pm
M&A Next Closing Reception + ElevateAEC Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

8:00am
Breakfast
9:00am
Welcome remarks and kick off of 2024 conference theme: Return on investment

with Chad Clinehens

9:20am
Opening Keynote - The AEC Firm of 2035

with Linda Darr, CEO of ACEC

10:20am
AEC Firm of 2035 Roundtables

11:45am
Break/Lunch
1:00pm
Breakout Session One

A: Beyond culture: Compensation strategies to drive recruiting and retention performance

B: Private equity and the shifting industry perspectives on growth and ROI

C: Building a best in class Corporate Training Program

2:00pm
Break
2:15pm
Breakout Session Two

A: Valuation challenges and the effect on ownership transition

B: Strategic wealth management for an increasingly valuable industry

C: Connecting academia and industry to bridge the recruiting gap - Roundtable discussion

3:15pm
Break
3:30pm
Breakout Session Three

A: AI and strategic planning: How to equip your firm for a tech driven future

B: Creating innovation opportunities internally and in offerings

C: Productivity and efficiency made easy: New intelligent tools for AEC leaders

4:30pm
Free Time / Beach Time

Thursday, September 19, 2024

8:00am
Breakfast
9:00am
Opening Keynote - Future of Design and Fees in Architecture and Engineering
09:30am
Industry Expert Panel - The Dramatically Shifting Economics of Being in the AEC Industry
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Hot Firms Panel - How Market Forces are Changing the Game for Firm Rankings
11:45am
Lunch
12:00pm
Recruiting and Retention Challenge - Sponsored by ElevateHER

presented by ElevateHER®

1:30pm
Trending Topics Roundtables

4-20 minute rotations

3:00pm
Closing Remarks & Break
6:00pm
Red Carpet Cocktail Reception
7:00pm
2024 Black Tie Awards Dinner and Gala
9:30pm
ElevateAEC Afterparty

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors