ACECMorrissey Goodale

October 25-26, 2017
JW Marriott
Austin, TX

“The event was very informative and we will be able to share some great insights with our firm partners in El Paso, Texas.” - Mark Medina, Vice President, Moreno Cardenas Inc.

Wednesday, October 25
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

Strategy and Strategic Planning Workshop >

JW Marriott, Room 208, Level 2

Christine Brack, Principal Consultant
Morrissey Goodale

  Ownership Transition and M&A Workshop >

JW Marriott, Room 213, Level 2

Nick Belitz, Principal Consultant
Morrissey Goodale

Jeff Lookup, Principal Consultant
Morrissey Goodale

6:00 - 8:00 PM Opening Reception

Speakeasy >
412 Congress Ave D, Austin
Make new connections and reconnect with old friends.

Thursday, October 26
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 AM Opening Remarks
8:15 – 9:15 AM

Texas economic outlook

Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Economist

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Texas political outlook

Harvey Kronberg, Editor, Quorum Report

10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking break
10:30 – 11:45

Texas CEO panel

Will Schnier, Chief Executive Officer, BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting

Joe Rapier, President, Parkhill Smith & Cooper

Dan Leyendecker, President, LNV, Inc.

Calvin Ladner, President, LJA Engineering

11:45 – 1:15 PM


Remarks and Introduction by Gene Austin, CEO, President and Director, Bazaarvoice

Industry lifetime achievement award

Robert F. Pence, PE, BCEE

About our Honoree  

1:15 – 1:30 PM


1:30 – 2:00 PM

TxDOT/Transportation Outlook

Laura Ryan, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission

2:00 – 3:10 PM

Texas power, industry and energy panel

Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission

Rich Burns, Chief Port Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston Authority

Lance Spross, Director of Engineering Standards and Maintenance Strategy, Oncor

3:10 – 3:40 PM Networking break
3:40 – 4:35 PM

Public Works and Municipal panel

Majed Al-Ghafry, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas

Steve Costello, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston

4:00 – 4:45 PM

Doing business with TxDOT

Martin Rodin, PEPS Division Director, Texas Department of Transportation

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Closing remarks

5:00– 7:30 PM

Closing reception

JW Marriott

Register Today


Through Sept. 25:
ACEC Texas member
using code ............ $775.

(Contact ACEC TX for code)

Non ACEC Texas
member ................ $850.

After Sept. 25:
ACEC Texas member
using code ............ $875.

(Contact ACEC TX for code)

Non ACEC Texas
member ................ $950.

The registration fee includes all receptions and networking sessions, all speaker and panel sessions, breakfast and lunch, plus materials for each attendee.


Register for your choice of a 1/2-day workshop:

Wednesday, October 25
JW Marriott

Ownership Transition and M&A Workshop >


Strategy and Strategic Planning Workshop >

ACEC Texas member
using code ............ $295.

(Contact ACEC TX for code)

Non ACEC Texas
member ................ $395.


October 26
luncheon ................ $100.