Scenes From the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference

September/October 2018

NSPE Today
Scenes From the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference

10 Take-Aways

MICHAEL AITKEN, P.E., F.NSPEMICHAEL AITKEN, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE’S 2018–19 PRESIDENT, ADDRESSES THE CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION.

1) 375+

At the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference, more than 375 attendees met at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from July 18–22 for professional development, networking, entertainment, and planning for the future of the Society and the profession.

2) Gutter Balls Happen…

But there’s no better place to network than at the Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip.

3) Fountains Happen, Thanks to Engineers

Aside from the chance to risk it all and become a high roller, attendees also had the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous Bellagio Fountains.

4) Continuous Learning

Twenty-five education sessions covered the latest trends, technologies, and issues: licensure threats, cybersecurity, career planning, dam safety, drones, the digital engineer, and many others.

TOM ROBERTS, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE’S 2017–18 PRESIDENTTOM ROBERTS, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE’S 2017–18 PRESIDENT, TAKES PART IN THE ORDER OF THE ENGINEER CEREMONY.

5) #PECON18

Attendees took to Twitter and other social media platforms to share their experiences in Sin City.

6) Award Winners

Nikhil Bodhankar, P.E., Young Engineer of the Year Award
Josephine Emerick, P.E., F.NSPE, Distinguished Service Award
David Thaler, P.E., F.NSPE, Professional Engineers in Private Practice Award

7) Volunteer Spirit

Dedicated volunteers working to build a better NSPE were installed as members of the House of Delegates and the board of directors. Under the leadership of 2018–19 President Michael Aitken, P.E., F.NSPE, these volunteers will continue guiding the Society through the implementation of the new business model approved by the delegates in 2017.

AN EVENING OF FUN AND NETWORKING AT BROOKLYN BOWL ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIPAN EVENING OF FUN AND NETWORKING AT BROOKLYN BOWL ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

8) More Photos and Video

Visit NSPE’s Flickr page and NSPE’s YouTube channel. (Flickr photos can be downloaded for personal use. For other uses, please be courteous and credit NSPE and Christie’s Photographic Studios.)

9) Need Conference Presentations?

If you attended and had to miss a session, access all the education session presentations from conference in the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference Community.

10) BBQ Lover or Not…

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Professional Engineers Conference in Kansas City from July 17—21!

  • PEPP AWARD WINNER DAVID THALER, P.E., F.NSPE
    PEPP AWARD WINNER DAVID THALER, P.E., F.NSPE
  • YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER  NIK BODHANKAR, P.E.
    YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER NIK BODHANKAR, P.E.
  • LEANNE PANDUREN, P.E., F.NSPE, SEES A VIBRANT FUTURE FOR NSPE AND THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
    LEANNE PANDUREN, P.E., F.NSPE, SEES A VIBRANT FUTURE FOR NSPE AND THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
  • KRISTINA SWALLOW, P.E., PRESIDENT OF ASCE, DISCUSSES THE ISSUES FACING TECHNICIANS  AND TECHNOLOGISTS.
    KRISTINA SWALLOW, P.E., PRESIDENT OF ASCE, DISCUSSES THE ISSUES FACING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS.
  • BRIAN KALINA, P.E., (CENTER) OF THE UTAH SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LISTENS TO A SPEAKER.
    BRIAN KALINA, P.E., (CENTER) OF THE UTAH SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LISTENS TO A SPEAKER.
  • MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE ELVIS DIED IN 1977.
    MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE ELVIS DIED IN 1977.