AGC Summer Convention

Presented by SAIF
Engage: Be Relevant!
August 9–11, 2018
Sunriver Resort

 

 

Schedule

August 9, 2018

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Convention Activity: Golf Outing

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Crosswater is a privately owned golf club adjacent to Sunriver. A limited number of tee times have been reserved for Thursday morning. Don’t miss playing on one of Sunriver’s premier golf courses.

Cost: $150 pp

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

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Event App Sponsored by: Convergence Networks

Lanyards Sponsored by: Ball Janik LLP

Registration Bag Sponsored by: Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.

Registration Gift Sponsored by: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

In Room Gift Sponsored by: Black Rock Coffee

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Networking 101: Making The Most of Your Business Connections

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Designed for first-time convention attendees, but all are welcome. Pick up some tips and tricks from professional networkers.

August 10, 2018

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

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Event App Sponsored by: Convergence Networks

Lanyards Sponsored by: Ball Janik LLP

Registration Bag Sponsored by: Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.

Registration Gift Sponsored by: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

In Room Gift Sponsored by: Black Rock Coffee

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Keynote
Co-opetition: When Competition and Cooperation Merge

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Speaker: Joel Andersen, Andersen Construction

The construction industry is a highly competitive and risky business.

What is your company’s long-term vision? Do you have a plan? How will you utilize the next generation of contractors within your company? How will your company survive the next downturn? What is your legacy?

As you ponder these questions, know that you are not alone. Every contractor, every company owner, every employee should be asking themselves these questions. Joel Andersen of Andersen Construction will open this year’s AGC Summer Convention and share his vision of the framework of cooperation and competition and how the two need to come together for you and your company to grow, be sustainable, and be ready to take risks with a smart, well thought out plan.

Your competitor can be and is your next best partner. While we are all competing to win that next bid, we also need to work together for our industry to succeed.

Sponsored by: Moss Adams LLP, Daily Journal of Commerce, Stoel Rives LLP, Columbia Bank, k.p.d. Insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  • Talent Engine – The Secret to Recruiting and Retaining the Best of the Best, Shawn Busse, Owner & CEO, Kinesis, Inc.
  • The Technology Advantage: Transform Your Business by Focusing on Construction Productivity, Andy Hernandez, Project Superintendent, R&H Construction and Scotland Foss, Pacific NW Regional Manager, Plangrid
  • The Ultimate Tech Hackathon: 30 Tools & Shortcuts To Use Technology More Effectively, James Spellos, President, Meeting U.

PowerPoint presentations from the sessions have been posted to the event app.

Sponsored by: Union Contractor Group

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

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Sponsored by: CNA Surety

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  • Maximizing Each Generation’s Potential, Leah Goodman, Learning Design Manager, Fortis Construction, Inc. and Greg Baker, Employee Development Director, Andersen Construction Company
  • Implementing Research on the Jobsite for Safer, Faster, and Cheaper Construction, Joseph Louis, Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University; Yelda Turkan, Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University; John Gambatese, Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University
  • Analytics: Outpace the Competition with Faster Decisions, John McCloskey, Virtual CIO, Convergence Networks

PowerPoint presentations from the sessions have been posted to the event app.

Sponsored by: Union Contractor Group

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spouses Program - Glass Fusion Class

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Chihuly look out! Create your own fused glass artwork to take home.

Cost: Class is included in the spouse registration fee, or $75 pp à la carte

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch Keynote
AGC of America Update

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Speakers: Steve Sandherr, CEO AGCA and Eddie Stewart, President AGCA

AGC of America President Eddie Stewart and AGC of America CEO Steve Sandherr will share what is happening in the industry across the nation and what issues AGCA is supporting or fighting in Congress and in federal agencies. Attend this lunch to find out the latest on the national political scene.

The PowerPoint presentation from this session has been posted to the event app.

Sponsored by: Union Contractor Group; Durham & Bates Agencies, Inc.; Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

General Session
Your Business Will Never Be the Same:
Today’s Technology – From Exploration to Application

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Speaker: James Spellos, Meeting U.

So you are aware of the latest recent technology trends, and know that they can and will impact what you do in the construction industry. But you haven’t had the time to dive deep enough to have that “a-ha” moment that determines how you can use them for your organization. Here’s your chance, as this interactive session will showcase today’s most critical technologies and provide you with the opportunity to try them out. You will also interact with your peers and learn how they plan to use them as well. Come ready to download, explore, and apply these critical tools.

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

White Water Rafting the Big Eddy Thriller

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Pre-registration required (register directly with AGC)

The Big Eddy Thriller is a popular and convenient whitewater rafting adventure! Just minutes from Bend, this three-mile journey features Class III rapids on the beautiful Deschutes River. This activity includes transportation to and from the river, all equipment, and expert guiding. Be prepared for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more!

All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children age 6 and above seem to do the best.

Cost: $65 per adult 13+, $55 per child, 6–12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fun Relay Obstacle Course Race

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Gather a group of friends and family to compete in this fun-filled obstacle course/relay race. Teams will work together and pass the baton as they work their way through the obstacle course to complete the race. Ages 6 and up welcome.

Cost: Free, sign up on site

Sponsored by: James E John Construction Co., Knife River, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Famous Friday Reception - Orbit City

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Zoom up in your aerocar or jetpack to Orbit City and immerse yourself into the space-age fun of the Famous Friday Reception. Enjoy the fun-filled evening with great food, cocktails, and wonderful friends new and old. Be sure to collect your galaxy drink ticket by visiting the evening’s sponsors.

Attire: Business/resort casual. Please note: This event is held outside (weather permitting) and it can get rather chilly after the sun goes down in Sunriver.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee, or $95 pp à la carte

Sponsored by: Brown & Brown Northwest; BenchMark Rehab Partners; Daily Journal of Commerce; HR Answers, Inc.; JE Dunn Construction Company; Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors; Northside Ford Truck Sales; Perlo Construction; Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon; Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt; Star Rentals; Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC; TerraFirma Foundations Systems, Inc.; Talbot Korvola & Warwick, LLP; TS&S Ford; Waste Management of Oregon

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Star Gazing

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Turn your sights to the sky and gaze at incredible nebulae, binary stars, galaxies, and planets.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

Sponsored by: Brown & Brown Northwest

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

President's After Party

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Join chapter president Cameron Foroud and his wife, Kris, in the hospitality suite for a nightcap.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

August 11, 2018

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

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Event App Sponsored by: Convergence Networks

Lanyards Sponsored by: Ball Janik LLP

Registration Bag Sponsored by: Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.

Registration Gift Sponsored by: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

In Room Gift Sponsored by: Black Rock Coffee

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Morning Keynote
App-tastic: 2018 Edition

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Speaker:  James Spellos, Meeting U.

You thought you have all the apps that you need? Perhaps, but as more and more mobile apps are developed, business professionals are finding new ways to save time and increase productivity. Whether you’re looking for tools to help manage your social channels, connect and communicate with your team, supercharge your office, or looking for that needle in a haystack that will save you endless time, this session is sure to provide that information. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and share their favorite apps with their peers.

Sponsored by: Solutions Yes, Daily Journal of Commerce

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  • Find Out What’s Relevant to You in the New Tax Act, Ryan Nisle, Tax Attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and Carrie Fortier, CPA, Jones & Roth CPAs
  • Influence your Future Workforce by Connecting with Local Classrooms, Scott Hiromura, Oregon Connections Training Coordinator, South Metro Salem STEM Partnership and Frosti Adams, Workforce Professional Development Manager – Education Outreach, AGC Columbia Oregon Chapter
  • Phishing: Don’t Give Away Your Money, Kathel Kelton, Director of Security Operations / vCISO, Luminant Digital Security

PowerPoint presentations from the sessions have been posted to the event app.

Sponsored by: Union Contractor Group

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

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Sponsored by: CNA Surety

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  • Wrestling with Ethical Conundrums: #tougherwithtechnology, Alisa Brake, Consultant, The Partners Group
  • Overcoming Negative Perceptions of Safety, Andrew Johnson, CSP, CHST, Safety Manager, JB Steel Inc. and Clark Vermillion, CHST, Safety Director,  Arctic Sheet Metal
  • Jobsite Collaboration: Removing the Headache from Tech, John McCloskey, Virtual CIO, Convergence Networks

PowerPoint presentations from the sessions have been posted to the event app.

Sponsored by: Union Contractor Group

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing Keynote
Are You Connected to the Future?

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Speaker: Micheal Tchong, Innovator 

It’s challenging to keep pace with the changing data points in a digital world. Michael provides uncanny insights plus actionable thought starters to help spark the necessary dialog and creativity to connect you with the future. Are you ready to collide with cryptocurrencies? How about robots and AI? Is arriving via an Uber Elevate flying taxi augmented reality enough for you? The forces driving these breakthrough innovations are massive waves, called Ubertrends, that are reshaping our world at heightening velocities. In an exhilarating ride through the “landscape of now,” Michael Tchong will paint a riveting tableau of a world recast by these powerful phenomena.

Sponsored by: Daily Journal of Commerce, Stoel Rives LLP, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, TerraFirma Foundations Systems, Inc.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Swing & Line Dance Lessons

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Here’s your chance to learn a few new dance steps to add to your dance routine. Sign up at the convention for this fun dance class. You will have the choice to join in the line dancing class or swing dancing class. Or heck, if you want, you can sign up for both! Space is limited. First come, first served.

  • Line dancing class: 3–4 pm
  • Swing dancing class: 4–5 pm

Cost: Free, sign up on site

Sponsored by: James E John Construction Co., Knife River, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Jetsons─Year 2062 Reception

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Put on your Jetsons-style spacesuits (costume) and let’s have some cosmic fun! Teleport to the year 2062 and see what the future has in store.

Attire: Jetson theme costumes (optional). Come dressed as your favorite Jetsons character!

Cost: Included with convention registration fee, or $95 pp à la carte (for the entire evening)

Sponsored by: TS&S Ford

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Jetsons─Year 2062 Banquet

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Put on your Jetsons-style spacesuits (costume) and let’s have some cosmic fun! Teleport to the year 2062 and see what the future has in store.

Attire: Jetsons theme costumes (optional). Come dressed as your favorite Jetsons character!

Sponsored by: Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Jetsons─Year 2062 Costume Dance Party

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Put on your Jetsons-style spacesuits (costume) and let’s have some cosmic fun! Teleport to the year 2062 and see what the future has in store.

Attire: Jetsons theme costumes (optional). Come dressed as your favorite Jetsons character!

Sponsored by: Durham & Bates Agencies, Inc

2018 Keynote Speakers

Joel Andersen, President, Andersen Construction Company, Inc.

Opening Keynote: Co-opetition: When Competition and Cooperation Merge

Joel Andersen, President, Andersen Construction Company, Inc.

Joel Andersen serves as president of Andersen Construction. Andersen is a large-scale commercial/industrial CM/GC headquartered in Portland, with additional offices in Seattle, Boise, and Eugene.

Energetic, positive, and full of passion for design and construction, Joel has grown up with construction throughout his entire life. His grandfather formed Andersen Construction in 1950, his father is chief executive officer of the company, and Joel has shined in their footsteps as president.

Joel started his career in estimating while in high school, earned his construction engineering management degree from Oregon State University, and quickly rose to project manager in the field. After opening their Seattle office in 2009, Joel served as vice president of business development before being promoted to president in 2015.

Eddie Stewart, President, Associated General Contractors of America

Friday Lunch Keynotes: AGC of America Update

Eddie Stewart, President, Associated General Contractors of America

Eddie Stewart is a member of the original 1983 founding team for Caddell Construction Company located in Montgomery, Alabama, and currently serves as their president and CEO. Eddie’s diverse domestic and international project background includes U.S. embassies, correctional facilities, courthouses, barracks, airports, power plants, research and development complexes, hospitals, and other commercial and industrial initiatives. Eddie is very active in the Associated General Contractors of America, at both the state and national levels, currently serving as the national AGC president.

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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 AGCA’s 94 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities, and enhance AGCA’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.

James Spellos, Meeting U.

Friday General Session: Your Business Will Never Be the Same:
Today’s Technology – From Exploration to Application

Saturday Morning Keynote: App-tastic: 2018 Edition

James Spellos, President, Meeting U.

James Spellos is the president of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology.

Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and he delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. He is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990, and has been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award. Jim was also named one of the hospitality industry’s trendsetters in 2015 for his technology education.

In 2014 Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger think tank, which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. Jim co-created for them their Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organizations identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced by their effort to recover excess food.

Jim is also an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboards, and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband. They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008, and is perpetually in the recording studio working on their next project.

Michael Tchong, Founder, Ubercool Innovation

Closing Keynote: Are You Connected to the Future?

Michael Tchong, Founder, Ubercool Innovation

Michael Tchong, is the founder of Ubercool Innovation, as well as a professional trend forecaster, speaker, and author. Michael speaks and writes about cracking the code of the future applying his unique framework of ubertrends—massive waves that are reshaping global behavior.

Michael inspires action by showcasing innovation catalysts that are leading the charge to reinvent industries by harnessing emerging societal and technology trends.

Michael is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches how to correctly interpret the dynamics of ubertrends and the innovation opportunities they offer.

Activities

Sunriver Resort Crosswater Golf Course

Pre-Convention Activity: Golf at Crosswater

Pre-registration required (register directly with AGC)


August 9: 7:30 am–12 pm

Crosswater is a privately owned golf club adjacent to Sunriver. A limited number of tee times have been reserved for Thursday morning. Don’t miss playing on one of Sunriver’s premier golf courses.

Cost: $150 pp, register online

The Big Eddy

White Water Rafting the Big Eddy Thriller

Pre-registration required (register directly with AGC)

August 10: 2:30–6 pm
The Big Eddy Thriller is a popular and convenient whitewater rafting adventure! Just minutes from Bend, this three-mile journey features Class III rapids on the beautiful Deschutes River. This activity includes transportation to and from the river, all equipment, and expert guiding. Be prepared for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more!

All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children age 6 and above seem to do the best.

Cost: $65 per adult 13+, $55 per child, 6–12

Spouses Activity: Glass Fusion Class

Pre-registration required (register directly with AGC)

August 10: 10 am–12 pm
Chihuly look out! Create your own fused glass artwork to take home.

Cost: Class is included in the spouse registration fee, or $75 pp à la carte

Fun Obstacle Course/Relay Race

Sign up onsite

August 10: 4–5 pm
Gather a group of friends and family to compete in this fun-filled obstacle course/relay race. Teams will work together and pass the baton as they work their way through the obstacle course to complete the race. Ages 6 and up welcome.

Cost: Free

 

Famous Friday Reception—Orbit City

Famous Friday Reception — Orbit City


August 10: 6–9 pm
Zoom up in your aerocar or jetpack to Orbit City and immerse yourself into the space-age fun of the Famous Friday Reception. Enjoy the fun-filled evening with great food, cocktails, and wonderful friends new and old. Be sure to collect your galaxy drink ticket by visiting the evening’s sponsors.

Attire: Business/resort casual. Please note: This event is held outside (weather permitting) and it can get rather chilly after the sun goes down in Sunriver.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee, or $95 pp à la carte

Star Gazing


August 10: 9–10 pm
Turn your sights to the sky and gaze at incredible nebulae, binary stars, galaxies, and planets.


Cost:
Included with convention registration fee

The After Party

President’s After Party


August 10: 9–11 pm
Join chapter president Cameron Foroud and his wife, Kris, in the hospitality suite for a nightcap.

Cost: Included with convention registration fee

Line Dancing Class

Sign up on site

August 11, 3–4 pm
Here’s your chance to learn a few new dance steps to add to your dance routine. Sign up at the convention for this fun dance class. You will have the choice to join in the line dancing class or swing dancing class. Or heck, if you want, you can sign up for both! Space is limited. First come, first served.

Cost: Free

Swing Dancing Class

Sign up on site

August 11, 4–5 pm
Here’s your chance to learn a few new dance steps to add to your dance routine. Sign up at the convention for this fun dance class. You will have the choice to join in the line dancing class or swing dancing class. Or heck, if you want, you can sign up for both! Space is limited. First come, first served.

Cost: Free

 

Sponsors

Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc
Ball Janik LLP
BenchMark Rehab Partners
Black Rock Coffee
Brown & Brown Northwest
CNA Surety
Columbia Bank
Convergence Networks
Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.
Daily Journal of Commerce
Durham & Bates Agencies, Inc
HR Answers, Inc
James E John Construction Co.
JE Dunn Construction Company
Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
Knife River
k.p.d. Insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Moss Adams LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
Perlo Construction
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
SAIF
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Solutions Yes
Star Rentals
Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Talbot Korvola & Warwick, LLP
TerraFirma Foundations Systems, Inc.
TS&S Ford
Union Contractor Group
Waste Management of Oregon

 

Questions About This Event?

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