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Upcoming Events

November 14

Doing Business with the NYCDDC

November 14

Building a Better Business Webinar: Document Storage Safety and Security

December 10

Metro Region Membership Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

January 26-28

2020 Winter Conference

April 4

Engineering Excellence Gala

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2020 Winter Conference Registration, Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Mark McKinnon. Registration for the 2020 Winter Conference (January 26 - 28 at the Capital Center in Albany, NY) is now available. This is the premier event of the ACEC New York calendar, featuring four concurrent program tracks (main/agency, CFOs/Business Managers, Emerging Leaders, and HR), as well as a full exhibit hall and exclusive sponsorship opportunities. ACEC New York is excited to announce that the Keynote Luncheon Speaker for Monday's Anniversary Luncheon is Mark McKinnon, Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. For the full agenda and to register, visit the event website. Thank you to our current sponsors.

Mark McKinnon, Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus; Co-founder of the Bipartisan Group No Labels; Former Chief Media Advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain, will speak during Anniversary Luncheon on Monday during the 2020 Winter Conference.

Benchmarking 2020. ACEC New York is partnering with Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP to present a Benchmarking program and survey focused on engineering firms in the New York City Metro area (including Long Island and Mid-Hudson firms). As a reminder, ACEC New York needs at least 30 responses to the survey to produce the report and program. If your firm has received a request to complete, and you have not yet done so, the deadline is Wednesday, November 13. Visit the website for more information.

2020 Scholarship Application Now Available. The online application for students for the 2019-20 ACEC New York Scholarship is now available. A number of scholarships will provide a stipend of $2,500, as well as at least two scholarships of $10,000 each. Only students having completed either their third year of study (4-year program) or fourth year of study (5-year program) by June 2020 are eligible to receive the scholarship. Applications must be accompanied by a certified transcript and received at ACEC New York Headquarters by January 17, 2020.

2020 Engineering Excellence Judging. On October 30, 2020 at the Midtown Hilton in New York City, 139 Engineering Excellence final projects were evaluated by six panels of judges, which were made up of key people from the engineering industry. Each project was presented to the judges by a volunteer moderator. Participants included members of the EEA committee, principals and other volunteers from member firms, as well as key figures from the media, engineering education, and government agencies. Results have been tallied, and all firms have been notified of their award levels. Congratulations to all the award winners - a full list of all winning projects will be available on our website in the near future. Tickets and tables, as well as sponsorship, are available for the April 4 Engineering Excellence Gala.

Moderator Chuck King, PE, Urban Engineers of New York, D.P.C., presents a project to a panel of judges at the 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards judging.

Consider Donating to the 2019-20 Scholarship Fund. The ACEC New York Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for 2019-20. Named scholarships reflect contributions of $2,500 or more and are awarded by the firm at an ACEC New York function. Firms can also contribute less than $2,500; these funds are combined into general ACEC New York Scholarships and used to help the Scholarship Fund grow. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, complete the online form and send payment by January 17, 2020. Questions? Contact Amanda Curtin at or call 518-452-8611.

Continuing Education

November 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Building a Better Business Webinar: Document Storage Safety and Security

Call for Submissions! ACEC New York is looking for both technical and business programs to present as webinars. PDH webinars should be about one hour and should be technical in nature. Presenters earn 3 PDHs per 1-hour technical class the first time they present. Business webinars should also be about 1 hour and should provide information relevant to our membership (no sales pitches). Contact Erica Lavigne at

ACEC New York in the News

November 5, 2019, "ACEC New York Continues to Support ACE Mentor” New York Real Estate Journal.