NSPE Leader Track

July 1–6, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington

Join professional engineers from around the country for networking, continuing education, and a fantastic Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital!

Pre-Conference, Annual Meeting, Tuesday, July 1

2:00 p.m.
Tour of the U.S. Capitol, hosted by DC Society of Professional Engineers
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Reception: NSPE Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, hosted by DC Society of Professional Engineers
8:00–10:00 p.m.
Night Tour of Monuments, hosted by DC Society of Professional Engineers

NSPE Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 2

8:30–10:00 a.m.
Opening General Session with keynote speaker Ms. Barbara Sisson, Assistant Chief of the Army Reserve
10:30 a.m.–Noon
Key Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting the Practice of Engineering, speakers NSPE General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and Arielle Eiser, NSPE Manager of Government Relations
Noon–1:30 p.m.
NSPE Networking Lunch: Order of the Engineer, keynote speaker Victor Mendez, Acting United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Advocacy at the Local, State, and National Levels—Critical Considerations and Key Tools, speakers: Marcie McNellis, Multistate; Mark Brazier, Voter Voice; John Wanner, PSPE Executive Director; and, Trish Smith, TSPE Executive Director
3:30–4:15 p.m.
Getting the Message Out: Using Social Media and Public Relations in Shaping Public Perceptions about P.E.s, presentation by Monica Bussolati
4:30–5:30 p.m.
How NSPE and State Societies are Using Social Media Effectively in Membership Marketing. Moderator: Willis Turner, Executive Director, WSPE; Panelists: Marti Kramer, Executive Director, CSPE; Trish Smith, Executive Director, TSPE; Chris Stone, NSPE Past President and; Stacey Ober, NSPE Senior Public Relations Mgr.
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception, hosted by the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers

NSPE Annual Meeting, Thursday, July 3

9:45–10:45 a.m.
Break
11:00–Noon
Leading Volunteers II—Key Financial Reporting and Legal Compliance Issues, moderated by NSPE Executive Director Mark Golden; speakers NSPE General Counsel Arthur Schwartz, NSPE Treasurer Julia Harrod, PE, F.NSPE, and Daniel Cassidy, NSPE Senior Director, Finance & Administration
Noon–1:30 p.m.
NSPE Networking Lunch: Awards of Excellence
1:30–3:00 p.m.
3:15–4:30 p.m.
Closing Session with keynote speaker Representative Dean Arp, P.E., North Carolina
6:00–7:00 p.m.
NSPE Networking Reception, hosted by the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers
7:00–9:30 p.m.
DCSPE Annual Installation Dinner. Send an e-mail to register!
8:00–9:00 p.m.
Rehearsal of July 4th Entertainment on the National Mall

Friday, July 4

Free Day
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Washington Nationals Baseball Game, hosted by DC Society of Professional Engineers
9:00–10:00 p.m.
Entertainment and Fireworks on the National Mall

NSPE Governance, Saturday, July 5

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
House of Delegates Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–Noon
NSPE 2014 House of Delegates Assembly
Noon–1:30 p.m.
NSPE Networking Lunch: Installation of Officers, keynote speaker Jamie Notter
1:30–5:30 p.m.
NSPE Joint 2013–14 and 2014–15 Board of Directors Meeting

Post-Conference, Annual Meeting, Sunday, July 6

8:00 a.m.–Noon
NSPE Licensure & Qualifications for Practice Committee (LQPC)

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL M. HIGHSMITH’S AMERICA, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION