ACEC PA Spring Conference 2021

When: May 12 – 14, 2021
Where: Virtual

Take a moment to view and download the agenda for the 2021 ACEC PA Spring Conference. This event is filled with meaningful educational sessions, informative keynote speakers, networking, meals, and much more.

This three-day virtual conference will provide you with invaluable insights and resources from key government and business professionals on a variety of topics.  The event will also include ACEC/PA committee meetings, business resources and networking opportunities.

SN Breakout Sessions

Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM | Stambaugh NessMay 12 | Know This! Megatrends in the Design & Construction Industry (1 PDH)

Presented by: Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, Director, Strategic Growth Advisory

Firm leaders, marketers, and business developers need to continually scan their environments to uncover trends that will impact their vertical markets, their clients, and their firms directly. This presentation looks at many of the trends or potential trends that are currently affecting design and construction firms – or are coming in the near future. This presentation captures more than two dozen of these megatrends and interprets them for A/E/C professionals.


Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Stambaugh NessMay 13 | 5 Critical Ingredients for Post Pandemic Success

Presented by: Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, Workforce Advisory

The pandemic has changed us. It has forced us to work in new and different ways. It has tested high-performing teams in ways no other event in history has done. The true test will be how we pull out of the pandemic and leverage new opportunities. There are 5 critical ingredients needed in every organization coming out of the pandemic, and in this session, we will discuss why these need to be a part of the fabric of your organization.


Kate Allen, PE, MBA | Stambaugh NessScott Hursh | Stambaugh NessMay 13 | Ownership Transition: The People Factor (1 PDH)

Co-Presented by: Scott Hursh, CPA, CCIFP, CDA, CGMA, Director, AE Consulting & Kate Allen, PE, MBA, Director, AE Consulting

Ownership change is more than a transaction, it’s about people. If you’re the buyer many times you are looking for an acquisition to meet your firm’s strategic needs, but for the acquisition to result in 1+1 = 3 you must retain and leverage the seller’s talent to realize the benefits of the deal. If you’re the seller you not only want a good financial outcome, but the value of your firm is dependent on your marketability, which is heavily dependent on your people. If you choose to sell your firm or shares internally then it’s all about the people, their ability to lead the firm and keep the “machine running as well as or better than” you did, to not only see your buyout but also to create a sustainable transition strategy. Join AE Advisory experts Scott Hursh and Kate Allen for a discussion on the role people play in M&A and internal ownership transition.

James Strange | Stambaugh NessMay 14 | Using Power BI to Change Your Data Game (1 PDH)

Presented by: James Stange, Consulting Manager

As businesses grow, their amount of data grows, and insight-driven decision-making becomes more complex. Power BI is the complete business intelligence solution that helps you harness data from multiple sources and turn it into powerful business insight. Its cloud-based accessibility and easy-to-understand visuals make Power BI the perfect fit for firms who want to deliver information
from their ERP/accounting system, Microsoft Access or Excel, payroll, and other third-party tools directly into the hands of decision-makers in real time. During this session Data Solutions, experts will discuss how firms can effectively use Power BI to model and visualize data in real-time.