Building Leadership: Conference for Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)
April 20-21, 2017 | Chicago, IL
We are pleased to announce our inaugural event, the Building Leadership: Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), taking place in Chicago on April 20th and 21st, 2017. This conference will bring together both women and men across related sectors in the AEC industry, leading the way on diversity and inclusion issues. Come network with top professionals in the industry regarding the most pertinent developments in AEC, and discuss the challenges of diversity in a traditionally male-dominated sector. Here we will cover strategies for leveraging both professional development resources in addition to technical advances in AEC to invoke change for diversity and inclusion. This event will ensure both women and men are prepared in the changing environment, and leave with the tools necessary to both continue the gender conversation in a solution-focused way, and utilize new developments and trends within AEC to help advance in this career despite any roadblocks.
- Implement strategies for continuing the gender conversation in the workplace
- Analyze women’s progress in AEC and the barriers that have already been broken down to find out what still needs to be done
- Compare the men’s perspective in the AEC industry to the female experience, and discuss strategies for how this side can help effect change
- Design a solution-oriented plan to bridge gender and generational differences by uncovering the effects of implicit bias
- Leverage committee work, mentorship, and women’s resource groups for career advancement
- Evaluate new developments in sustainability and resiliency issues, and project management techniques to lead their implementation
- Define practical applications for technical developments in AEC, and how these technologies can most effectively be utilized
- Assess the economic and business-focused benefits for diversity in the workplace
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credits.
PowerPoint presentations, keynote presentations, and panel discussions will be used in this program.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. :: Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by PlanGrid
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Mike Bellaman, CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors
Barbara Bouza, Managing Director, Principal, Gensler
Mary Brush, Principal, Architect, Brush Architects
Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins & Will
Yolanda Cole, Senior Principal and Owner, Hickok Cole Architects
Fiona Cousins, Fellow, Principal, Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability Consulting, Arup
Laura Farthing, Senior Engineer, Eugene Water & Electric Board
Allison Gries, Manager, OE Strategic Initiatives, AECOM
Stacy Guercia, President, CEO, and Chairman, Triton Builders
Paul Hewins, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Skanska
April Hughes, Owner and Managing Principal, HPZS Architects
Aleisha Jaeger, Construction Director, Gilbane Building Company
Ann-Marie Jennette, Project Manager, Suffolk Construction
Brian Kundert, Senior Vice President of HR, Arcadis
Colleen Layman, Vice President, Resource Business Group Water Principal, HDR
Alfredo Mendez, Senior Director – Talent Management, Diversity and Organization Effectiveness, AECOM
Rachel Minnery, Senior Director of Sustainable Development Policy, AIA
Renita Mollman, Vice President and General Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Sara Ross, Senior Research Consulting Partner, Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)
Gwen Searer, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, and Elstner Associates
Gloria Shealey, President, CEO, and Chairman, The Daniele Company
Jen Suerth, Vice President of Technical Services, Pepper Construction
Barbara Wagner, Senior Vice President, Clark Construction
Jacki Warner, HR Manager, Michels Corp.
Katherine Warzynski, Project Engineer, Kiewit
Kim Wright, CEO, Wright Commissioning
Elizabeth Velez, President and Chief Contract Administrator, The Velez Organization
Tracy Young, Co-Founder and CEO, PlanGrid
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 E Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
To reserve your room, please call 1-312-751-8100 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $139.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of April 19 – 20, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to March 27, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 295.00|