Virtual 2020 Fall Conference
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9/14/2020 to 9/15/2020
When: Monday, Sept 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
Various sessions (see agenda for specific times)
Where: Virtual Meeting (Microsoft Teams)
United States
Contact: Erica Lavigne

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ACEC New York Virtual Fall Conference 2020

Join ACEC New York for the Virtual 2020 Fall Conference! This is the first conference of the new fiscal year.

This event will feature a number of valuable sessions, including a Congressional Panel, two PDH opportunities, and a virtual happy hour for socially distanced networking!


Thank you Program Sponsor

EA Creative & EA Science Communication 

Due to the current COVID-19 epidemic, this event will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams over four sessions (note: agenda is subject to change). During registration, be sure to select ALL sessions you wish to attend. Note: connection information has been sent to all attendees, and a reminder will be sent to attendees 30 minutes prior to the start of the session. If you register and do not receive your connection information, contact

Monday, September 14, 2020

Session 1 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Legislative Committee Meeting/MTA Debarment Discussion
*Cost: Free for ACEC New York Members/$259 Non-Members

Session 2 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH Course: Terra Firma: The Geotechnical Engineer's Role in a Project
Presenter: Gary Marcus, PE, F.ASCE, Vice President/Geotechnical Engineering | AKRF, Inc.
This session will discuss how, when, and why to engage the geotechnical engineer during a typical project lifecycle, from concept through construction.
1.0 PDH
*Cost: $59 Members/$99 Non-Members

Session 3 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Congressional Panel
Panelists: (Bios)

  • Congressman Joseph Morelle, 25th District
  • Congressman Anthony Brindisi, 22nd District
  • Congressman Max Rose, 11th District

Moderator: Katharine Mottley, Vice President Tax and Regulatory Affairs | ACEC National
*Cost: $59 Members/$99 Non-Members

Session 4 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Happy Hour
Includes recognition of the 2020 ACEC New York Young Professionals of the Year:

  • Alexandra L. Gore, PE, PMP, Lead Transportation Engineer, WSP USA Inc. (also ACEC National Young Professional of the Year) (Bio)
  • Charles A. Longsworth, II, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (Bio)

30-Minute Business Program: Keeping your Employees Engaged while Working Remotely
Moderator: Paul Hermis, Senior Regional Consultant | TriNet
Presenter: Darby McNeal Starnes, HR Content Design & Strategy Manager | TriNet (Bio)
*Cost: Free for ACEC New York Members/$199 Non-Members
This session will touch on these subtopics:

  • Motivation
  • Engagement with remote employees
  • Avoid Burn out
  • Enhance Company culture


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Session 5: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Board of Directors and General Membership Update
: Free for ACEC New York Members/$259 Non-Members

30-Minute Business Program: The Lay of the Land – Engineering Industry Landscape and New York Update
Featuring: Steve Gido, Principal | Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners (Bio)
This session will discuss overall climate for engineering firms based on ROG CEO discussions and market intelligence, as well as outline trends and tactics engineering firm leaders are facing during this unprecedented year. Steve will also highlight 2020 NY merger & acquisition transaction news and M&A conditions.

Session 6: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH Course: COVID-19 and Transportation
Presenter: Samuel I. Schwartz, P.E., Founder + CEO | Sam Schwartz Engineering, DPC
1.0 PDH
: $59 Members/$99 Non-Members

*(Note: membership in ACEC New York is by firm—all employees of member firms receive the member rate. In order to receive the member rate, members MUST sign in.)

This virtual meeting will take place using Microsoft Teams. A link to join the webinar, as well as call-in information, will be provided to registered attendees for each session via email prior to the event. You can participate through Teams through your browser (Chrome is suggested), through a desktop app or via mobile app. A Teams profile is free if you do not already have one. Download the Teams mobile app to participate via your mobile device.