AGC Summer Convention

AGC Through the AGES
Presented by SAIF
August 8–10, 2019
Salishan Resort

Schedule

August 8, 2019

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament

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Salishan Golf Course.

Pre-registration required.

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking 101

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Presented by the Professional and Industry Associates Council

First time attending the summer convention? Kick off your weekend by making the most of your business connections and getting the inside scoop on the convention.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

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Meet up with everyone attending the convention and enjoy a beer or glass of wine and some light snacks.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

August 9, 2019

6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Board of Directors Meeting

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The Board of Directors is comprised of elected, appointed, and designated members representing all segments of the chapter’s membership. All members are invited to attend.

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Spouses Activity

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Choice of:

Nature Hike and Painting Class
Get out into the fresh air and explore Salishan’s beautiful surroundings. After the hike, paint a scene from the nature just explored. Pre-registration required. Cost: Included with full convention spouse registration fee or individual fee of $95. Limited to 16 people.

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Glass Blowing at the Lincoln City Glass Center
Work with local artists to create your own glass float. These beautiful floats are popular treasures on the Oregon Coast, and are a perfect memento of your weekend. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Cost: Included with full convention spouse registration fee or individual fee of $95. Limited to 12 people.

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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Preparing Your Future Workforce: The Power of International Partnerships Between Education and the Construction Industry – Carla Gay and Sarah Dorn, Gresham-Barlow School District

Hack Your Safety – Andrew Johnson, JB Steel, Inc.

 

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11:15 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

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Creating Meaningful Internships – Michelle Derting, Andersen Construction Company, Inc.

Building Mental Health and Suicide Prevention into Construction Safety, Health, and Wellness Culture – Cal Beyer, Lakeside Industries, and Mandi Kime, AGC of Washington

Hot Topics and Best Practices for the Shifting Landscape of Employment Law – Chris Morgan, Barran Liebman LLP, and Cody Elliott, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

 

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Keynote
AGC of America Update

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AGC of America Through the AGES

Dirk Elsperman, President, AGC of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation

Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

AGC of America President Dirk Elsperman and AGC of America CEO Steve Sandherr will share what and how AGCA advocates on behalf of our members, works to grow our workforce, engages members to build their businesses, and focuses on safety so that everyone in the industry goes home at night. Attend this lunch to find out the latest on the national political scene, what is happening in the industry across the nation, and what issues AGCA is supporting or fighting in Congress and in federal agencies.

2:30 pm - 6:00 am

Drift Creek Falls Hike

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This hike offers something for everyone: a waterfall, a huge suspension bridge, and a nice view of Coast Range forest. Transportation provided. Children 6 and up are welcome to participate with parents.

Pre-registration required.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee, sign up on site.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Famous Friday Reception

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This year’s Famous Friday Reception is focused on safety. The evening will be filled with plenty of food and libations, great music by DesignBand, and activities for all ages that promote safety and good health in our industry. This event is family friendly.

Cost: Included with full convention registration fee or individual fee of $95

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

President's After Party

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Join chapter President Sandy Trainor and the officers in the hospitality suite for a nightcap.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

August 10, 2019

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Open

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Morning Keynote

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The Next Generation

Katie Hughes, Executive Director, Girls Build

In this session, Katie will detail why it’s important to reach the next generation at an early age, and the changes seen in girls after just five days of learning the basics of building trades. She will discuss how she founded Girls Build, and the quick and rampant interest in its growth over just three years. Learn more about what happens over a week of summer camp, and the pipeline into the trades created by Girls Build summer camps.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spouses Activity

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Choice of:

Nature Hike and Painting Class
Get out into the fresh air and explore Salishan’s beautiful surroundings. After the hike, paint a scene from the nature just explored. Pre-registration required. Cost: Included with full convention spouse registration fee or individual fee of $95. Limited to 16 people.

OR

Cooking Demo with Salishan Chef
Life is missing something if it is not filled with good food, a perfect opportunity to socialize and celebrate. Join the Salishan chef to learn a few tips and delicious recipes. Pre-registration required. Cost: Included with full convention spouse registration fee or individual fee of $95. Limited to 12 people.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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Positive Jobsite Culture Training – Michael Hawes, Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Integrated Design for High Performance Buildings – Stephanie Berkland and Dan Wildenhaus, Oregon Multifamily Energy Program

Recession Resiliency: How to Drive Margin, Create Remarkability, and Out-Think Your Competition in Good Times and Bad – Shawn Busse, Kinesis, Inc.

Contractor Profitability and Benchmarking for Success – Carrie Fortier and Evan Dickens, Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors

 

For more information and full descriptions of the breakout sessions, click here.

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

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How Communication Challenges in an Increasingly Hispanic Workforce Can Affect Safety and Risk Management – Santiago Landazuri and Matt Stopher, k.p.d. insurance & RISK SOLUTIONS

Advocacy and Engagement in Construction Insurance: Avoiding Unexpected Traps, Managing Insurance Claims, and Effective Risk Transfer – Angie Otto and Kevin Mapes, Ball Janik LLP

Get Results! Achieving the Extraordinary Through Ordinary Means – Karla Thommen, The Partners Group

 

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Keynote

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Be The Leader Your Employees Never Want to Leave

Ted Ma, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Expert

Do you remember working with a leader that made a lasting impact on you? You may not remember all the specifics, but you remember how they made you feel. Great leaders have developed the ability to inspire and empower others. Learn how to become the leader that makes a memorable impact of your team.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt/Relay Race

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Gather a group of friends and family to compete in this fun-filled scavenger hunt/relay race. Teams will work together to answer creative clues and locate items, discover hidden treasures, and solve puzzles to complete the race. Children 6 and up are welcome to participate with parents.

Pre-registration required.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee, sign up on site.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Transportation to Closing Night Event

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Night Event at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

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What better way to close out the convention than a party at the Oregon Coast Aquarium? Saturday evening will be a progressive dinner; you’ll find food stations and beverages throughout the aquarium as you discover, explore, and experience the depths of the deep blue ocean. There will even be a few surprises and hidden jewels to be found throughout the evening. This event is family friendly. Transportation will be provided. We’ll take care of the driving so you can fully enjoy the evening.

Cost: Included with full convention registration fee or individual fee of $95

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Transportation Back to Salishan Resort

2019 Keynote Speakers

Dirk Elsperman, President, AGC of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation

Friday Lunch Keynotes: AGC of America Through the AGES

Dirk Elsperman, President, AGC of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation

With 29 years of experience at Tarlton, Dirk had working in all aspects of the company’s operations, including apprenticing as a carpenter, estimating, project engineering and management, and executive management. Dirk’s AGC involvement at the national and local level includes governmental affairs, labor policy/negotiating committees, apprenticeship and trust fund committees, the Young Constructors Forum, industry relations, project delivery, lean construction, and closely held business issues.

Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Steve’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s 89 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities, and enhance AGC’s involvement with business coalitions. CEO Update, which tracks people in association and non-profit executive careers, listed Steve as a top CEO in 2009, and a Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009 and 2014 lists.

Katie Hughes, Executive Director, Girls Build

Saturday Morning Keynote: The Next Generation

Katie Hughes, Executive Director, Girls Build

Katie is a carpenter with a social work degree who, after spending 10 years teaching construction to adults and kids, founded Girls Build. She believes that all girls should be curious and confident, and that one route to that is through learning the building trades. She loves listening to eight-year-olds say things like “Hey, Jojo, grab me a battery for my impact driver!” Katie loves teaching construction to girls all over the Pacific Northwest and is excited for the next few years as Girls Build grows.

Ted Ma, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Expert

Closing Keynote: Be The Leader Your Employees Never Want to Leave

Ted Ma, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Expert

Ted Ma is an award-winning keynote speaker that helps organizations develop their next generation of leaders so they can improve employee engagement and retention. Unlike many leadership experts, Ted has 16 years of experience with leading teams and developing leaders. After earning his degree in business, he built a sales team of over 6,000 independent agents. Ted is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been featured in publications such as Kiplinger, Inc.; Success From Home; and the New York Times.

Golf & Activities

AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament

Presented by Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.

 

Pre-registration required. This tournament is limited to 80 golfers.

Register instantly online or complete a paper registration form.
AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament

August 8: 12:30–5 pm
This year at the AGC Summer Convention, join us for the inaugural AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament. The best ball net winner will take home a custom fit tartan jacket!

Location: The Golf Course at Salishan Resort

Cost: $160 pp, $60 for mulligans (includes 2 per player)

 

Thank you to our tournament sponsors:

  • Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • Brown & Brown Northwest
  • Business Tribune
  • Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Hamilton Construction Company
  • James E John Construction Co.
  • JB Steel, Inc.
  • Kodiak Pacific Construction
  • Moss Adams, LLP
  • P & C Construction Company
  • Propel Insurance
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
  • Seabee Construction
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Terrafirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
  • TS&S Ford

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Spouses Activity

Cost is included in the full spouse registration fee or may be purchased à la carte for $95. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early by emailing Heidi Peterson.

Nature Hike and Painting Class – Friday, August 9 or Saturday, August 10, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Glass Blowing at the Lincoln City Glass Center – Friday, August 9, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Cooking Demo with Salishan Chef – Saturday, August 10, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Yoga Basics for Any Body

Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 7–7:45 am

Start your day with intention. No matter what your experience, this yoga class reminds us to be present, grateful, and in awe of our surroundings. This is open to all attendees, and the cost is included with a full convention registration fee.

 

Additional Activities

Salishan Resort offers a variety of family friendly activities that will make your weekend unforgettable. For more information on activities offered, click here.

  • The Spa
  • Tennis
  • NEW! Aerial Challenge Course
  • Bike Rides
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kayaking
  • Whale Watching
  • And more!

Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

Ball Janik LLP
Black Rock Coffee
Brown & Brown Northwest
Business Tribune
Columbia Bank
Convergence Networks
CNA Surety
Daily Journal of Commerce
Hamilton Construction Company
James E John Construction Co.
J E Dunn Construction Company
Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
Kodiak Pacific Construction
k.p.d. insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Moss Adams, LLP
Northside Ford Trucks Sales
Propel Insurance
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
SAIF
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Star Rentals
Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Terrafirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
TS&S Ford

 

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Registration Rates

Who Should Attend?
You, your co-workers, your family, owners/operators, project managers, supervisors, key people from your company, team leaders, decision makers, general contractors, specialty contractors, and professional and industry associates.

Earn up to eight hours of continuing education per person for your company!

Full Convention: Individual Registration
Your registration includes all education sessions, meals, and events. Does not include pre-convention activities.

Additional Registration(s) From Same Company
After the first registration, each additional full convention registration from the same company receives a discounted rate.

Spouse, Family, Guests, and Youth Registrations
This registration fee is for family members not employed by your company. Your spouse, family, guests, and children must be registered to attend any convention function. Please indicate children’s ages next to their names. College age children must register at the family rate.

Individual Activities/Meal Tickets
One full registration attendee must be included when ordering individual tickets. Tickets are for guests NOT attending the full convention but wanting to attend an individual activity and/or meal.
· Spouses Activity à la carte registration: $95
· Youth à la carte registration for all meals: $25
· Adult à la carte registration for breakfasts: $45
· Adult à la carte registration for lunches: $65
· Adult à la carte registration for dinners (Famous Friday Reception and Closing Night): $95

Registration Rates Early Bird Rates: 3/1–5/31 Regular Rates: 6/1–7/31 Late/Onsite Rates: 8/1–8/10
Member $595 $695 $795
Additional (from the same company) $525 $625 $725
New AGC member as of 2018 $525 $525 $525
Full time college student $300 $300 $300
One-day (Friday or Saturday only) $400 $400 $500
Spouse/Family/Guest $425 $425 $425
Youth: ages 5–high school $125 $125 $125
Non-Member $895 $895 $895

Hotel

Make Your Room Reservation

 

Salishan Resort
7760 North Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, Oregon 97388

 

 

 

There are three easy ways to make your hotel reservation.

1. Reserve your room online. Book your room now!
2. Call to make your reservation: 800-452-2300
3. Send in your room reservation request via email. reservations@salishan.com

Group Code: AGC2019

Special Rates for Attendees:
Traditional Guestroom: $209, plus tax and resort fee*
Deluxe Guestroom: $269, plus tax and resort fee*
All room rates are based upon single or double occupancy

*Resort Fee: Discounted to $17 per room per night.

Pet Fee: Pet fee for traditional or deluxe guestrooms is $35 per pet (one-time fee). Pets are not permitted in the premier guestrooms or suites.

Reservation Deadline: July 7, 2019
Reservations made after the deadline will be accepted on a space/rate availability bases.

Individual guests will be responsible for their guest room reservation, tax, resort fee, and any incidental charges upon check-out.
Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Please contact Christina Devlin if you have any room reservation questions.

Attire for the Convention

Convention Meals and Classes: Resort/business casual

Famous Friday Reception: Resort/business casual. Please note: This event will be held outside on the resort lawn and it can get rather chilly after the sun goes down on the coast.

Saturday Closing Banquet: Resort/business casual. Please note: This event will be held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. A portion of the event will be held outside and portions of the exhibits can be chilly.

Questions about this event?

Contact Christina Devlin, chapter events manager, using the link below, or call 503-685-8316.