Past AEC Events

ACEC Fall Conference Las Vegas

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Location: LAS VEGAS, NV

Nick Belitz presents on the recent emergence of private equity and private equity-backed engineering firms as players in the industry. He will discuss what is driving private equity firms to consolidate engineering firms as well as what makes ownership by a private equity fund different than the traditional engineering firm structure as well as the long-term strategic implications for private equity’s involvement in the engineering industry.

SDA’s EDConnect18 Virtual Conference: How to Achieve a Sustainable, Profitable Business

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM


Mark Goodale presents on how to create the platform of a “high-velocity” firm— diving into purpose, vision, and strategies for developing staff, and fostering continuous learning and improvement.  Then he explores how to position your firm as the go-to consultant, what it takes to produce sustainable, profitable growth, and what to consider when transitioning ownership.

Texas #AE Industry Conference

Start date: October 24, 2018

End date: October 25, 2018

Location: San Antonio, TX

If you’re a Texas AE or environmental consulting firm leader—or if your firm wants to grow in the Texas market— join us in San Antonio this coming October 24-25! This is the event for you.

Texas #AE Industry Conference
Oct 24-25, 2018
San Antonio, TX


John Kreiss presents on how to avoid employee turnover, and therefore, increase profits. Turnover is a major profitability killer in engineering firms. We’ve all heard of the “Golden Rule” – treat others the way you want to be treated, but to tackle turnover, you need the “Platinum Rule” – treat others the way they want to be treated. John will provide insight on how to retain the best staff by addressing what matters to them the most: autonomy, respect, growth, and compensation.

A/E CEO Event at Fenway Park

Start date: September 13, 2018

End date: September 14, 2018

The 6th annual A/E CEO Event located at historic Fenway Park will bring together AE firm CEOs from around the globe for a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the industry and best practices with their peers facilitated by veteran consultants Mick Morrissey and Mark Goodale.

ACEC Webinar: Grow Up! Things You Need to Know as Your Firm Grows-Part 1

Date: September 12, 2018

Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Location: WEBINAR

Mark Goodale explores what it takes to achieve sustainable, profitable company growth in this unique, two-part webinar series. In Part 1, Mark will show you how to put the building blocks of a “high-velocity” firm in place— its purpose and vision, its strategies for developing staff, and the platform for continuous internal process improvement.

Full Sail Partners Webinar: Key Overlooked Areas of the Mergers and Acquisitions Process

Nick Belitz joins a panel discussion on key overlooked areas during the merger and acquisition process. The panel will provide attendees insight on how you can better prepare your firm during each phase of a merger or acquisition.

Western States M&A Symposium 2018

Start date: June 13, 2018

End date: June 14, 2018


The event for Western states firm leaders considering a merger or acquisition and leaders of AE firms looking to grow through acquisition in the West.

Western States M&A Symposium 2018
June 13-14, 2018
Hotel Nikko San Francisco

ACEC Washington Spring Conference

Date: May 11, 2018

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: CHELAN, WA

Mark Goodale to present Why Clients Really Select Your Firm and Failure Demand: Profitability’s #1 Enemy.

ACEC Annual Convention

Date: April 16, 2018

Time: 9:45AM - 11:00AM


Nick Belitz, CVA, to discuss big-picture industry trends and implications for firm strategy as well as M&A trends and their impact on engineering firms.