AGC Summer Convention: Building Amazing Relationships

Presented by SAIF
August 11–12, 2017
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington

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Schedule

August 10, 2017

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Registration Open

1:00 pm

Pre-Convention Activity: Golf Outing

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Skamania Golf Course (pre-registration required through AGC)

1:00 pm

Pre-Convention Activity: Skamania Lodge Zipline Tour

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Reservations made on your own. Call 509-427-0202 and use code AGC for the discounted rate.

1:00 pm

Pre-Convention Activity: Rafting

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Pre-registration required through AGC

August 11, 2017

7:00 am

Registration Open

7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am

Opening Keynote Speaker

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am

Spouses Activity

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Pre-registration required through AGC

  • Women’s Health and Nutrition
  • Spice It Up! Guacamole & Salsa Competition — Winning signature dip featured at the Famous Friday Reception!
10:15 am

Round 1: HIT Discussion Sessions

10:55 am

Round 2: HIT Discussion Sessions

11:35 am

Round 3: HIT Discussion Sessions

12:15 pm

AGC of America Keynote and Lunch

2:30 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

4:15 pm

Highway/Heavy/Utilities Contractors Council Meeting

4:00 pm

Free Time

6:00 pm

Famous Friday Reception – Game Night

9:00 pm

After Hours Activity

August 12, 2017

7:00 am

Registration Open

7:00 am

Yoga

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Open to all attendees (pre-registration required through AGC)

7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am

Morning Keynote

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8:30–9:15 am

Nailed it: how to help your employees be healthy and thrive

Healthy employees are good for business. That’s one reason SAIF supports Total Worker Health®, the combination of health and safety that leads to employee well-being. In this workshop our TWH experts explore the value on investment of this approach, discuss ways an employer can influence health, and dig in to examples of how to create an environment to help your employees thrive. You collaborate with your peers to try your hand at identifying your own worksite “hazards and controls” for health, along with how to address them.

9:15–10 am

How to Build Meaningful Relationships in a Digital World

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  1. Building Excellent Public/Private Partner Construction Relationships
    Alex Naito, attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP; Alex Naito, attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP; and Darin Stegemoller, General Manager, J.E. Dunn Construction Co.
  2. Moving Safety From A Function in Your Company To A Pulse In Your Company
    Matthew C. Stopher, CRM, CIC, Vice President, k.p.d. insurance and Risk Solutions
  3. Retaining and Motivating Employees: It’s All About Engagement
    Mark Steranka, Partner, Moss Adams; Joe McDonnell, CPA, Moss Adams
  4. Recent Developments In Employment Law: Maintaining Amazing Employer/Employee Relationships In A Changing Legal Landscape
    Allyson S. Krueger, Partner, Dunn Carney, and William R. Joseph, Partner, Dunn Carney Allen Higgens & Tongue LLP
  5. Preserving your Claim Rights without Sacrificing your Relationships
    Angela Otto, Partner, Ball Janik LLP Legal Advisers

For sessions descriptions and speaker bios click here.

11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

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  1. How the Next Generation Will Get Paid
    Paige Spratt, Lawyer; Stephanie Holmberg, Lawyer; and Dave Anderson, Lawyer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  2. Identifying Cracks in the Foundation of Your Business: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
    Mike Hawkey, CPA Partner, Construction, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors; and Chad Emmert, CPA, CCIFP Senior Manager, Construction, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors
  3. Tips & Techniques for Detecting and Preventing Fraud in Your Construction Company
    Jim Christian, CPA, Jones & Roth, and Evan Dickens, CPA, Jones & Roth
  4. Creating Respectful Workplaces: Emerging Best Practices and Pilot Projects
    Tiffany Thompson, Advocacy and Consulting Program Manager, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
  5. What Is In the Way of Building An Amazing Team and Effective Relationships
    Amir Fathizadeh, President, Business Coaching Collaborative

For sessions descriptions and speaker bios click here.

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

Closing Keynote - Bike-A-Thon

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Open to all attendees, spouses, and youth

3:00 pm

Spouses Program

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Pre-registration required through AGC

  • Up-Dos – Getting Gussied Up for SIR

August 12, 2017

6:00 pm

SIR Awards Gala Youth Program

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  • Games
  • Dinner
  • Movie
6:00 pm

SIR Awards Reception

7:00 pm

SIR Awards Banquet

8:00 pm

SIR Awards Program

9:30 pm

SIR Awards After Party Entertainment - Hit Machine!

Keynote Speakers

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Art Daniel, President of AGC of America

Art Daniel is president and COO of AR Daniel Construction Services, Inc., a family owned construction business in Cedar Hill, Texas. AR Daniel Construction performs highway and utility construction in Texas and surrounding states. Art is a 1973 graduate of Houston Baptist University with post graduate and graduate studies in cCivil engineering and landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Art has been actively involved in AGC at both the chapter level and national level. Art served as AGC of Texas president in 2004 and has served and chaired numerous committees and task forces, served as the Municipal and Utility Division chair, and as a board member of AGC Charities. He is also a member of the Consulting Constructors Council.

Ken Simonson is chief economist for the AGCA. He joined AGC on September 10, 2001, and has since provided insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries. Ken has 35 years of experience analyzing, advocating, and communicating about economic and tax issues. Before joining AGC, he was senior economic advisor in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. He also worked with the President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and an economic consulting firm.

Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America
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Steve Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, AGC of America

Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as assistant director of Collective Bargaining Services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGCA’s director of Congressional Relations. After a short break, he rejoined AGCA as executive director of Congressional Relations in 1991, and was promoted to chief executive officer in 1997.

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.

 

For Breakout Session descriptions and speaker bios click here.

Activities

Skamania Lodge Activities

  • Zip Line Tours
  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Biking
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking

Photos of Past Summer Conventions

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Sponsors

Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.
Ball Janik LLP
Black Rock Coffee
Convergence Networks
Daily Journal of Commerce
Durham & Bates Angencies, Inc
JE Dunn Construction
Jeremy Vermilyea Law
Knife River NW
LCD Construction Professionals
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Moss Adams LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
PlanGrid
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
SAIF Corporation
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Star Rentals
Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Tarlow Naito & Summers, LLP

 

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Rates

Full Convention: Individual Registration
Your registration includes all education sessions, meals, and events, including the SIR Awards Gala. 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.

NEW! Team of Eight Registration
Registration for eight individuals from same company, or four individuals from same company and their spouses.
Includes sponsorship recognition and reserved table at opening keynote, all education sessions, meals, and events, including the SIR Awards Gala. Does not include pre-convention activities.

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.

Registration Rates Regular Rates: June 1-July 31 Late/Onsite Rates: August 1-12
Member $695 $795
Additional (from the same company) $625 $725
Team of Eight (for eight individuals from the same company, or four individuals from the same company and their spouses) $4,000 $4,000
New AGC member as of 2016 $525 $525
Full time college student $300 $300
One-day (Friday or Saturday only) $400 $500
Spouse/Family/Guest $425 $425
Youth: ages 5-high school $125 $125

Venue

Make your Room Reservations

Please use this link or call 844-432-4748 and use code 1XR31M to receive our special room rates.

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Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way,
Stevenson, WA 98648

For directions click here.

Questions About This Event?

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