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2023 Summer Convention

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The Biggest Event of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce an amazing opportunity for our members. At the 2023 Summer Convention in Sunriver, Oregon we will have a moderated Q&A with Mike Rowe! This is set to be the biggest and best Summer Convention to-date.

You can learn more below, but we highly recommend registering today. Registration will be open to non-members beginning June 14, and with limited seating we expect it to sell out quickly.

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 with:

  • Moderated Q&A with Mike Rowe
  • Golf Tournament featuring comedians Country Club Adjacent (separate registration required)
  • National speakers
  • Educational breakout sessions
  • Fun family activities
  • Networking
  • Evening entertainment

Whether you and your staff join us to earn CEUs for the Construction Contractors Board, to network, or hear Mike Rowe, it’s going to be a rewarding and fun time you don’t want to miss.

Register now!


17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, Oregon, 97707


Mike Rowe is a writer, narrator, producer, recording artist, Emmy-Award winning TV Host, New York Times Best Selling author, and the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. As the creator and host of Dirty Jobs, Mike is best-known as “the dirtiest man on TV.” In his role as a perpetual apprentice, Mike has highlighted hundreds of workers in dozens of essential industries. His foundation has awarded over six million dollars in work ethic scholarships to nearly 1,500 men and women, and his commitment to reinvigorate the skilled trades is unrivaled.

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Country Club Adjacent

Country Club Adjacent are four stand-up comedians who have built one of the largest online communities through satire, comedy, and their viral Back Off Challenge. They have worked with everyone from former presidents to celebrities, to top professional golfers. We’re pleased to welcome them to our Summer Scramble. Even if you’re not playing in the tournament, you can still see them in action at the Golf Awards Press Conference during the Mixology Monday Reception. The tournament requires a separate registration from the convention, and non-members are welcome to play.

Additional Convention Information

Pre-Event Activities


Observatory Nighttime Visits

Seek the stars at the nation’s largest collection of publicly accessible telescopes.


Weekend Brunch

A brunch with a view unlike any other. Reservations up to 90 days in advance.

Monday, August 7, 2023

10 am

Summer Scramble Featuring Country Club Adjacent

Introducing this new golf scramble for a more inclusive and fun golf day. Country Club Adjacent will be providing comic relief with their Back Off Challenge. This year’s theme will be Rep Your Generation. The tournament requires a separate registration from the convention.

10 am

Social Activity 1: Pickleball Round Robin & Clinic

Hit the courts for a fun 90-minute pickleball session designed to get people moving and interacting! Sage Springs’ pickleball pro will be on hand to offer tips and tricks. Paddles available to rent or bring your own.

Max 20 people. Pre-registration required.

4 pm

Mixology Monday Reception Featuring the CCA Press Conference

Enjoy summer cocktails in the beautiful outdoors and mix with all attendees of the convention, including speakers, sponsors, and other friends of AGC. While you’re there, enjoy an all-access pass to the Country Club Adjacent press conference to present our golf winners and prizes.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

8:30–10:00 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote: Angel Henry – Next Level Leadership: Creating and Cultivating inclusion in 2 Weeks

10 am

Social Activity 2: Spa Mix & Mingle

Experience four ways to relax with a taste of Sage Springs’ favorite offerings. Each participant will enjoy services in a social setting, while sipping on sparkling wine.

Max 30 people. Pre-registration required.

10:15 am

Breakout Sessions

  • James Spellos – Hot Technologies 2023: AI and More
  • Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas – You Can’t Fix Your Mental Health With Duct Tape
    • Awards 1.5 Hours of CEUs
  • AGC Legislative Update

11:30 am–1 pm

Lunch and Dessert Dash

1–2 pm

Keynote Speaker: Les Snyder, AGC of America 2023 President

2:15 pm

General Session: John Mitchell – Disinflation, Restructuring, SVB and You

3:30–4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Safety First: Navigating Serious Incidents in Construction – Lessons Learned and Best Practices
    • Awards 1.5 Hours of CEUs
  • Legal Encounters: What General Contractors are Facing in Legal Cases
    • Awards 1.5 Hours of CEUs
  • Dr. Roberta Rincon – Value Diversity as an Asset to Your Organization
    • Awards 1.5 Hours of CEUs

4:30–6 pm

Social Break

A chance to reflect and review the day’s sessions in a social setting. Light snacks provided.

6 pm

Moderated Q & A with Special Guest Mike Rowe

8:30–11 pm

Evening Entertainment

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

7–9:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

9:30–11 am

Chapter Board of Directors Meeting

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Angel G. Henry

Angel G. Henry creates ceiling breakers. She is the author of Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women and Allies Need to Breakthrough; it is her knowledge of why women and minorities are missing from the C-Suite that provides awareness for corporate leaders to make change. Angel has 20 years of tech muscle, a sought-after trainer, speaker, adjunct instructor, and inclusive workplace advisor. 

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John W. Mitchell

John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in 1983.  He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. He wrote US Bank’s economic publications and was a columnist for Oregon Business Magazine. He was a Business Analyst for KPTV on Portland. He served as Sterling Bank’s economist from 2007 to 2012.  He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for more than 52 years and currently speaks to business groups around the nation.

John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, the ABA’s Panel of Economists, a Trustee of the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, and a Board member of Oregon Mutual Insurance. He is a Board member of Northwest Bank.  John was Chairman of the Oregon Council of Economic Advisors from 1992 to 1998 and a member from 1984 to 1998. He currently serves on the Association of Washington Business’s Council of Economic Advisers.

John and his wife, Carol, live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He enjoys biking, railroading, kayaking, and spending time with his granddaughters.

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Dr. Roberta Rincon

Dr. Roberta Rincon is the Associate Director of Research for the Society of Women Engineers, where she oversees the organization’s research activities on gender equity issues affecting girls and women in engineering education and careers. Before joining SWE, Roberta was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System in the Office of Academic Affairs. Roberta received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and an M.S. in Information Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from UT Austin.

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James Spellos

James Spellos is the President of Meeting U, whose mission for over 20 years has been to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology.  

In 2022, Meeting Professionals International included Jim on their most influential list in the hospitality industry in honor of their 50th anniversary celebration. In 2021, Glisser named Jim one of the most influential people in virtual events.

He was a faculty member at New York University for 25 years receiving both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Today magazine. 

Jim is on the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger organization which recovers excess food from concerts, sports and other events. Jim co-created their Whole Earth Calculator app. He also speaks about food recovery and sustainability to groups around the country.  In 2018 & 2019, BizBash named Jim one of their top 500 people in events for his work in sustainability.

Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter who released his first solo album, Stroke of Genius in 2020.  He has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, is a certified Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine’s Food for Life Instructor, and supports Plant Powered Metro New York in educating people about a healthy diet and lifestyle, which helped to save his own life.

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Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from a host of perspectives. Clinical psychologist. Mental health advocate. Faculty member. Researcher. And suicide loss survivor.

She has earned an international reputation as an entrepreneur and innovator in social change. Along the way, she’s helped establish many large-scale, gap-filling mental health efforts, including Man Therapy ( and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

She has held leadership roles with the International Association of Suicide Prevention, the American Association of Suicidology, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, United Suicide Survivors International, and the Carson J Spencer Foundation. In 2016, she was invited to speak at the White House on men’s mental health.

She has won multiple awards for her advocacy including the 2015 Farberow Award from the International Association of Suicide Prevention, the 2014 Survivor of the Year from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, and the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver.

She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Studio Art from Bowdoin College, her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.

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Jacob A. Zahniser

For nearly 15 years, Jacob Zahniser has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in connection with public and private projects involving schools, infrastructure, industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Jacob’s practice focuses on two areas: construction law and litigation and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Jacob advises clients on any number of issues that arise during a construction project, from drafting the construction contract, through project close-out, payment, and defect claims. Jacob frequently advises clients on claim prosecution and avoidance, including change orders, delay/acceleration claims, liens, and liquidated damages. Jacob has considerable experience prosecuting and defending multi-million dollar extra work, delay/acceleration, design defect, differing site conditions, disruption and workmanship claims in state and federal courts and arbitrations.

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

Mike Rowe Moderated Q&A Sponsor $10,000
Breakout Sessions Sponsor $1,500
Premier Opening Keynote Speaker Sponsor $3,000
Event Opening Keynote Speaker Sponsor $2,000
Corporate Opening Keynote Speaker Sponsor $1,000
AGCA Event Afternoon Lunch Keynote Speaker Sponsor $2,000
AGCA Corporate Afternoon Lunch Keynote Speaker Sponsor $1,000
Mixology Monday Reception Sponsor $1,000

If you’d like to be a sponsor, please contact Viktoria Schulz.

17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, Oregon, 97707


There is a special AGC discounted room rate for the 2023 convention. Call Sunriver Resort at 1-541-593-1000 and provide code 2IX0AY to make your reservation.

We anticipate selling out our room block for this event. We recommend you make your room reservation as early as possible to avoid having to book offsite.

If you are unable to find available accommodations at Sunriver Resort, we now have room blocks open at the Springhill Suites Bend or Residence Inn BendThe last day to book at these locations is July 21To book, please visit this link.


There is a special AGC discounted room rate for the 2023 convention. Use this link and code 2IX0AY to make your reservation.

We anticipate selling out our room block for this event. We recommend you make your room reservation as early as possible to avoid having to book offsite.


Member Media Library

Access important event information and video recordings: HERE

Our Member Media Library is a hub for recordings, PowerPoints, and more! You can find recordings from Summer Conventions and Annual Business Meetings using your same login as the AGC website.

Log-In Steps

  1. Click this link to go to the platform:
  2. Log in using the same credentials as used on the AGC website (username is your email). Please note: If you are having troubles with accessing the platform, please click the Forgot Password link to reset your login information.

Questions? Contact Coral Genochio

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Registration FEes

Full Member Registration $700
Guest Registration $200
Non-Member Full Registration (after 6/14) $1,200

For registration questions, contact:

Emma Chinh-Ngo, Member Development & Engagement Admin
971-412-8536 |

Registration Information

Full Registration
  • Includes golf press conference and awards, Mixology Monday Reception, and all meals and breakout sessions and keynotes, including Mike Rowe’s moderated Q&A session on Tuesday (credentials will be required to attend this session).
  • Members only until after 6/14
Guest Registration
  • Includes Mixology Monday Reception, guest activity (registration required), and Mike Rowe’s moderated Q&A session and dinner on Tuesday (credentials will be required to attend this session).
  • Must be attached to a Full Registration and not attending the conference for business purposes.

Limited capacity of 350 individuals.

Summer Scramble Golf Tournament registration is separate. Click here for golf registration.

Put yourself in front of our membership during the biggest event of the year! Chapter leaders, managers, general and specialty contractors, and professional and industry associates cannot wait to see you.

Please contact Viktoria Schulz if you have questions.


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Mike Dean, Events Manager

Emma Chinh-Ngo, Member Development and Engagement Administrative Assistant

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