Winter Conference: Main Agenda

 

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Emerging Leaders Agenda

CFO/Business Managers Agenda

HR Agenda

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Agenda

(Preliminary agenda: Location and time subject to change.
All sessions take place in the Albany Capital Center unless otherwise specified.
All speakers must abide by the ACEC New York Speaker Code of Conduct.)

Main Conference

CFO Track

Emerging Leaders

HR Track

 

Sunday, January 27

1:00 PM-8:00 PM | Registration
Lobby

2:00-3:30 PM | Executive Committee Meeting
1A

3:00 PM-5:00 PM | Legislative Committee Meeting
1B

4:00-5:00 PM | PDH Session: Fire Flows in Public Water Systems: How Much is Enough?
2B
Presenter: Paul J. Paparella, PE, PP, Senior Vice President | Mott MacDonald

5:00-6:00 PM | Regional Chairs Meeting
2A

5:00-6:30 PM | CFO Panel Discussion
Capital Room
(View the full CFO/Business Managers Track agenda)

5:00-6:30 PM | Emerging Leaders Welcome Reception
2C
(View the full Emerging Leaders Track agenda)

5:15-6:15 PM | PDH Session: TBD
2B

6:30-7:30 PM | Opening Exhibitor Reception/Exhibitor Booths Open
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:30-9:45 PM | Welcome Dinner
2nd Floor Prefunction
Guest Speaker: Liesl Folks,  PhD, MBA, Dean | University of Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Folks will give a special presentation on "Navigating Gender Bias, Inequity and Discrimination in STEM." Prior to Dr. Folks' presentation, ACEC New York will recognize a number of 2018 ACEC New York Scholarship recipients from Upstate New York schools.

10:00-11:00 PM | Hospitality
The Shelf (Renaissance Hotel)

Sponsored by Risk Strategies Company


 

Monday, January 28

7:00 AM-5:00 PM | Registration
Lobby

7:00-9:00 AM | Grab-N-Go Breakfast
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:30-8:15 AM | Open Transportation Committee Forum
2nd Floor Prefunction
NEW FORMAT for 2019. All transportation committees will present their reports, and an open forum will discuss key issues. These final key issues will be addressed at the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, rather than presenting all committee reports individually. This session is for ACEC New York members only.

8:00 AM-5:00 PM | CFO/Business Managers Track
Capital Room
(View the full CFO/Business Managers Track agenda)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM | Emerging Leaders Track
2C
(View the full Emerging Leaders Track agenda)

8:30-9:15 AM | Open Buildings Committee Forum
1A/1B
NEW FORMAT for 2019. All buildings/vertical committees will present their reports, and an open forum will discuss key issues. These final key issues will be addressed at the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, rather than presenting all committee reports individually.This session is for ACEC New York members only.

8:30-9:15 AM | Open Energy and Environmental Committee Forum
2A
NEW FORMAT for 2019. All energy and environmental committees will present their reports, and an open forum will discuss key issues. These final key issues will be addressed at the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, rather than presenting all committee reports individually.This session is for ACEC New York members only.

9:30-10:15 AM | Opening Keynote Address
2nd Floor Multipurpose

Guest Speaker: TBD

9:00 AM-3:15 PM | HR Track
2B

(View the full HR Track agenda)

10:15-10:40 AM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

10:40 AM-12:10 PM | Government Agency Concurrent Panel Sessions
Hear agencies present on current projects and anticipated changes, with a focus on sustainability, in
panel discussions grouped by general discipline.

Session A: Engineering Safe and Secure NYS Transportation | 2nd Floor Prefunction
Richard Lee, Chief Engineer (invited) | New York State Thruway Authority
Wahid Albert, Chief Engineer | New York State Department of Transportation
Jeffrey Wright, Chief Engineer | New York State Bridge Authority
Cathy Sheridan, Chief Engineer | New York State Canal Corporation
Dave Mellen, Deputy Director of Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance | New York State Canal Corporation
Moderator:William McCormick, PE, NYS Thruway Authority Committee Chair | Erdman Anthony

Session B: Engineering a Safe and Secure NYC | 1A/1B
Eric Macfarlane, Deputy Commissioner | NYC Department of Design and Construction
Steve Lovci, Senior Advisor | NYC Housing Authority
E. Bruce Barrett, Vice President of Architecture & Engineering (invited) | NYC School Construction Authority
Moderator:Rick Zottola, PE, SUCF Committee Chair | LERA

Session C: Engineering Safe and Secure Energy and Environmental Solutions | 2A
Paul Rush, Deputy Commissioner, Water Supply (invited) | NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Martin Brand, Deputy Commissioner, Remediation & Materials Management | New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Sabrina Ty, President & CEO | New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.
Patrick O'Shei, Director of Market Development (invited) | NYSERDA
Moderator: TBD

12:15-1:45 PM | Anniversary Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
2nd Floor Multipurpose
Guest Speaker: Casey Seiler, Senior Editor for News, Albany Times Union
Our anniversary luncheon will feature the celebration of a number of member firms celebrating milestone anniversaries of continuous practice:

  • 50 Years
    • DeSimone Consulting Engineers
    • Stromecki Engineers, PC
    • Wiss & Company, LLP
  • 75 Years
    • Lochner Engineering, P.C
    • Parsons Corporation
  • 100 Years
    • CohnReznick LLP

Sponsored by L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.


 

2:00-3:30 PM | Government Agency Concurrent Panel Sessions (cont.)

Session D: Engineering Safe and Secure NYC Transportation and Infrastructure | Multipurpose Prefunction
Robert Collyer, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Bridge Officer  | NYC Department of Transportation
Veronica "Ronnie" Hakim, Managing Director (invited) | MTA
James Starace, Chief Engineer | The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Patrick Askew, Executive Vice President | NYC Economic Development Corp.
Moderator: TBD

Session E: Engineering a Safe and Secure Future for New York State | 1A/1B
Erik Deyoe, Director of Design (invited) | Office of General Services
Derek Giuliano, Project Coordinator | State University Construction Fund
Bob Kanarkiewicz, RA, Assistant Director – Design | State University Construction Fund
Jodi Smits-Anderson, Director of Sustainability | Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Lawrence Palaski, Manager of Capital Programs | NYS Department of Parks and Recreation
Moderator: TBD

3:30-3:45 PM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

3:45-5:00 PM | Panel Discussion: Mobility Services and the Changing Landscape:
2A
Panelists: Frank Reig, CEO and Co-Founder | Revel
Mike Flynn, AICP, Principal + Director of City Strategies | Sam Schwartz Engineering
Tony Gatti, Head of Traffic | Entercom
Moderator: Erich Arcement, Founder | Erich Arcement Creative Consulting, Inc.
This panel discussion will feature professionals from engineering, agency, and media, as well as transportation network Companies (TNCs) that provide shared services such as on demand car trips, carpooling, mopeds, bikes and scooters, as well as autonomous vehicles (AVs) are changing the transportation landscape. These advances in overall mobility will continue to change the landscape of transportation for both engineers and agencies. The panel will discuss each specific stakeholder's views on the rapidly changing field and how they can continue to work together to accommodate these advancements while maintaining their respective priorities.

5:00-5:45 PM | Committee Meetings
2A
Committee Chairs will contact members if a meeting will be held. Confirmed meetings will be listed on
the mobile app.

6:30-8:30 PM | Infrastructure Networking Reception
DeWitt Ballroom (Renaissance Hotel)
Attendees will participate in a fully catered cocktail hour and reception. This popular event facilitates networking for members of ACEC New York, leadership from other state associations, and legislators who are invested in issues essential to the built environment in NYS. In our new downtown location at the Renaissance Hotel, just steps away from the Capital, we anticipate that this will be a well-attended event. This event will also feature the presentation of the Legislator of the Year Award.

8:45-11:00 PM | Hospitality
The Shelf (Renaissance Hotel)

Sponsored by Risk Strategies Company

 

Tuesday, January 29

7:15 AM-12:00 PM | Registration
Lobby

7:15-8:15 AM | PAC Champion Breakfast
Capital Room

7:30-9:00 AM | Buffet Breakfast
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:40-8:30 AM | PDH Session: TBD
1B

8:45-10:00 AM | General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting
2ABC
This meeting is open to all ACEC New York members. The board of directors will review current key issues facing the association. NEW FORMAT: following from Monday's Open Committee Forums, key agency issues will be discussed rather than individual committee reports being presented.

10:00-10:30 AM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:30 AM | Closing Keynote
2nd Floor Prefunction
Keynote Speaker: TBD