Summer Convention

August 5–7, 2021
Salishan Coastal Lodge

Presented by SAIF

The Summer Convention has a full slate of activities to bring together chapter leaders, owners, project managers, and industry associate members. Join us for this dynamic multi-day event.

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August 5, 2021

11:30 am - 4:00 pm

AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament

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Presented by Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thirsty Thursday Reception: Welcome to the Construction Industry

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Previously the Famous Friday Reception, we want to welcome you to the construction industry during the Thirsty Thursday Reception with food, drinks, games, and fun! 

August 6, 2021

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Opening Keynote and Breakfast

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Welcome to Management: How to Grow from Top Performer to Excellent Leader
   Ryan Hawk, Keynote Speaker, Author, Advisor

Over the past six years, Ryan Hawk has interviewed more than 450 of the world’s most effective leaders on his podcast, The Learning Leader Show. Ryan has distilled the key learnings and is sharing the most useful ideas to help you become more impactful at work, at home, and in your community.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spouses Activity

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Soar high up in the trees for a thrilling adventure in Salishan’s on-site Aerial Park – the only aerial adventure park on the Oregon Coast! Allow trained aerial guides to assist in launching you into your self-guided experience. Conquer the course’s 15 platforms and 20 elements through series of obstacles – some easy, others challenging – during your adventure.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

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Cyber Risk: How Well Is Your Company Prepared For a Cyber Breach?
   Gregor Hodgson, Parker, Smith & Feek
   Kris Anderson, Andersen Construction

How Communication Challenges in an Increasingly Hispanic Workforce Can Affect HR Operations, Safety, and Employee Benefits
   Santiago Landazuri, USI Insurance Services

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

AGC of America Keynote and Lunch

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AGCA: From a National Perspective
   Steve Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America
   Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America
   Bob Lanham, President, AGC of America

Steve Sandherr, AGC of America’s executive director, will speak to the national political environment: what happened and what it means for our industry. Ken Simonson, AGCA chief economist, will dive deeper into the national economic landscape and regional effects. And finally, Bob Lanham, 2020 and 2021 AGCA president, will wrap up the session by highlighting the benefits of giving back to the national organization in this political and economic landscape.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

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A Question of Leadership. Questions of Leadership.
   Andrew Beyer, EC Company
   Dee Burch, Advanced American Construction, Inc.
   Tom Gerding, Gerding Builders, LLC
   Andrew Dykeman, Lease Crutcher Lewis, LLC

Safety Complaints and Retaliation in Oregon: Employer’s Now Presumed Guilty
   Chris Morgan, Barran Liebman LLP
   Rick McMurry, P&C Construction

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Meeting

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We Want You! Reception and Dinner

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Join us for the only cocktail reception and sit-down meal of the convention as we award the AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament winners and continue to network over delicious food. 

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

President's After Party

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2021 President, Yohn Baldwin, invites you to celebrate with him for the last evening of the convention. Designband will get you up and moving with your new and old friends. 

August 7, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

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Critical New Tax Updates That Impact Oregon Construction Companies
   Carrie Fortier, Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors
   Evan Dickens, Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors

Reducing Back Injury Risk – A Field Study of Exosuits in Construction
   Scott Clark, SAIF
   Randy Johnson, Whitaker Ellis
   Matthew Merino, HeroWear

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Closing Keynote

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Building Bridges: Learning Through Work
   Pat Daniels, Executive Director, Constructing Hope
   Lee Kounovsky, Construction, Engineering, and Apprenticeship Instructor, Lane County ESD Construction Sector Specialist

Hear from Executive Director Pat Daniels of Constructing Hope and Advanced Technologies instructor Lee Kounovsky of Lane Community College about the changing face of the workforce. Each will highlight their programs, strategies for success and support, and how they aid their trainees in navigating challenges as they seek new opportunity. From wraparound support services to individualizing the work experience, these pre-apprenticeship organizations strive to help solve the workforce skills gap by recruiting ready-to-work individuals. In an era where the industry is looking to recruit and retain diverse individuals and solve a workforce gap, these programs are thinking creatively to ensure the next generation of construction industry workers.


2021 Sponsors

AGC Professional and Industry Associates Council
Autodesk Construction Solutions
Baldwin General Contracting
Ball Janik LLP
Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance
Business Tribune
Columbia Bank
Convergence Networks
Daily Journal of Commerce
Hamilton Construction Company
J E Dunn Construction Company
Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
k.p.d. insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
Miller Nash LLP
Milwaukee Tool
Moss Adams, LLP
Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP
Parker, Smith & Feek, Inc.
Propel Insurance
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Star Rentals
Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
TerraFirma Foundation Systems, Inc.

Questions about this event?

Contact Viktoria Schulz, events manager, at 503-685-8314 or Heidi Peterson, events specialist, at 503-685-8327.