Schedule of Events

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!

NSPE is currently in the process of submitting all Annual Meeting education sessions for NY State Pre-Approval.

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Pre-Conference, Annual Meeting, Tuesday, July 1

8:00 a.m.–Noon
NSPE Executive Committee Meeting
Noon–5:00 p.m.
NSPE SSEC
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

7:30–8:30 a.m.
PAC Committee Meeting
8:00–Noon
Educational Foundation Meeting
8:30–10:00 a.m.
Opening General Session with keynote speaker Ms. Barbara Sisson, Assistant Chief of the Army Reserve
9:00–Noon
PEG Interest Group
10:30 a.m.–Noon
NSPE Education Track Breakout: Washington Rail Extension to Dulles Airport
10:30 a.m.–Noon
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Key Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting the Practice of Engineering
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.
NSPE Education Track Breakout: The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing in the North American Natural Gas Supply Boom
1:30–3:00 p.m.
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Advocacy at the Local, State, and National Levels—Critical Considerations and Key Tools
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Past Presidents Meeting
2:00–5:00 p.m.
PEHE Interest Group
3:15–4:15 p.m.
NSPE Education Track Breakout: Geotech/Foundation Design
3:30–4:15 p.m.
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Getting the Message Out—Using Social Media and Public Relations in Shaping Public Perceptions about P.E.s
4:30–5:30 p.m.
NSPE Education Track Breakout: MGM Hotel & Casino Project at National Harbor
4:30–5:30 p.m.
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: How NSPE and State Societies are Using Social Media Effectively in Membership Marketing
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception, hosted by the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Young Engineers/Students Happy Hour

NSPE Annual Meeting, Thursday, July 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.
Young Engineers/Students Continental Breakfast
9:00–Noon
PEC Interest Group
9:45–10:45 a.m.
NSPE Education Track Breakout: Successful Management of Engineering Practice Risks
9:45–10:45
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Leading Volunteers I—The Three Tiered Federation: Opportunities and Challenges
11:00–Noon
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Leading Volunteers II—Key Financial Reporting and Legal Compliance Issues
9:45–Noon
Young Engineers/Students Breakout: Young Engineers' Forum Part 1—Career Advice from the Pros
11:00–Noon
Education Track Breakout: Seven Secrets to Improving Organizational and Personal Performance
Noon–1:30 p.m.
NSPE Networking Lunch: Awards of Excellence
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Education Track Breakout: High Speed Rail
1:30–3:00 p.m.
NSPE Leader Track Breakout: Leading Volunteers III—The Three Tiered Federation: Opportunities and Challenges
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Young Engineers/Students Breakout: Young Engineers' Forum Part 2—Goal Setting and Career Planning
2:00–3:00 p.m.
L&GA Committee Meeting
2:00–5:00 p.m.
PEI Interest Group
3:15–4:30 p.m.
Closing Session with keynote speaker Representative Dean Arp, P.E., North Carolina
4:45–5:45 p.m.
Regional Meetings
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)

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