Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9:15 AM CST
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM CST

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Adam’s Mark Hotel & Conference Center 
9103 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64133

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Our room block at the Adam's Mark Hotel & Conference Center will be held through January 22, 2019. Room rates are $89.00 single or double. Call (816) 737-0200 and mention American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) or code 001. You can also make your room reservations online at www.AdamsMarkKC.com and use code 001.


Dawn Hill 
ACEC Missouri 

ACEC/MO 2019 Winter Meeting & Awards Banquet 

You are invited to attend ACEC/MO’s 2019 Winter Meeting & Awards Banquet. If your firm was an EEA competition participant, we also want to invite your key staff & clients to be a part of the Awards Reception / Banquet. We expect another great turnout for one of ACEC/MO’s biggest events of the year. Help us celebrate excellence in engineering design.

9:15 a.m. - Registration
9:45 a.m. - Winter Board of Directors / Membership Meeting
12:00 p.m. - Lunch / Speaker: Wes Minder, PE, Kansas City, Missouri, City Manager’s Office Plan Implementation Manager (will provide an update on the major projects and activities going on with Capital Improvements)
2:00 p.m. - Negotiation Skills Seminar (3.0 PDH’s) - Speaker: Brian Pyle, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Description: The product of a negotiation or dispute resolution isn’t a document, or even the agreement itself; it’s the value produced once the parties have done what they agreed to do. Negotiators who understand this principle prepare and negotiate differently than deal makers do. People who understand and believe in this principle also negotiate and resolve conflict differently, recognizing that value comes not from a verbal agreement, a handshake, or a document signature, but from real work performed long after the agreement has been reached. In this vein, the course will concentrate on values, beliefs, and behaviors that have been shown to reduce conflict, produce agreement for all sides, and maintain long-term relationships among the parties involved.
6:30 p.m. - Local Color Night: Dinner at Vivilore Restaurant
Discover some of the excitement in the Kansas City area and a chance to get together for dinner with fellow members on an informal basis. (Dinner expenses and transportation on your own.)

7:30 a.m. - Breakfast / Speaker: Jade Liska, Deputy Director, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Aviation Department (will provide an update on KCI along with discussion on terminal engineering design considerations)
9:00 a.m. - Critical Business Issues Roundtable Discussions - Small & Large Firm (3.0 PDH’s)
Description: The purpose of this program is to discuss issues of interest with your peers in a roundtable format.  Discussion will include areas such as business practices, liability, profitability, ownership, human resources, business development, information technology, etc.  Results of on-line membership surveys will also be discussed.
6:00 p.m. - Design Excellence Reception
Sponsors: Greyling, a division of EPIC, broker for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust; RubinBrown, LLP; Seiler Design Solutions, LLC; Wallace Saunders
7:00 p.m. - Awards Banquet - Master of Ceremonies & Entertainer:  Humorist, Devin Henderson
Presentations: Distinguished Service Awards; & Engineering Excellence Awards
Sponsors: AECOM; Anderson Engineering, Inc.; Bartlett & West, Inc.; Civil Design, Inc.; Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.; GBA, Inc.; GeoEngineers, Inc.; HNTB Corporation; IMEG Corp

DRESS CODE: Dress for Friday’s meetings is business casual attire. Dress for Saturday’s a.m. meetings is business casual attire.  For the Reception/Banquet, suits and dresses.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the hotel guarantee policy, refunds will be given if cancellation is made by February 4th.