2018 ISPE Annual Convention

2018 ISPE Annual Convention
This year ISPE will Hit It Out of the Park at the 2018 Annual Convention in Bloomington-Normal.

Join us for education, networking, and some baseball style fun. Earn up to 10 PDHs.

 

ISPE put together an exciting program that will leave ready for your next play at the plate. The 2-day convention features exciting speakers and education sessions that will prepare you for your next game.

 

Team pride and good old fashioned rivalry encouraged!

 

New this year

  • Let's Play 9! Holes that is.  We've shortened up the ISPE Foundation Golf Outing to give you more time to go through your pre-game warm ups and allow some rookie golfers to do an abbreviated start.  Same fun, same awesome location.
  • ISPE will welcome attendees with a Warm Up Networking event that will take us through Uptown Normal.
  • Cubs vs Cardinals watch party on Thursday evening!

 

Hotel Information:

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761

Room rate: $130
Deadline to reserve rooms:  June 27, 2018
Call 309-862-9000 for reservations.

Conference Registration Information

Member fees:
Pre-season fee (by 5 PM June 22): $285
Regular fee (by 5 PM July 11):  $335 

Non-member fees:
Pre-season fee (by 5 PM June 22): $365
Regular fee (by 5 PM July 11): $415

On-site Registration Policy

Registration on-site at the conference is discouraged.  If you must register on-site, please note that there will be an additional $75 charge per registration.

Registration Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing by 5 PM on June 22, 2018 for a refund, less a $50 processing fee.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after July 11, 2018 at 5 PM, or for no-shows.  Substitutions are permitted, provided ISPE is notified in writing by July 11, 2018. 

Recording Waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)

Portions of this ISPE meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the ISPE may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the ISPE may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.

Continuing Education
Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

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When
7/19/2018 - 7/20/2018
Where
Marriott Bloomington Normal 201 Broadway Ave. Normal, IL 61761 UNITED STATES

Program

   
 
Warm up with networking event on Wednesday, July 18 as we "round the bases" of Uptown Normal. The event will begin at 6:00 PM and conclude around 9:00 PM.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7/18/2018 6:00 PM

Please make your donation to the ISPE Foundation.  Choose multiples of $10 to adjust your donation amount.
Category
Donation
Time
7/19/2018 - 7/20/2018
7/19/2018

Clean Water in the Ballpark and Beyond.  Keys to Safe Water Distribution Systems  Presenter:   Don V. Morrison, PE - Main Stream LLC
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/19/2018 10:30 AM

Presenter:  TBA
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/19/2018 10:30 AM

Preparing for Change in the Front Office - Succession Planning for A-E Firms Presenters:  Thomas E. Bayer, CPA, CExP & Christy Wavering, EA  - Sikich LLP
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/19/2018 10:30 AM

Hall of Fame "Induction" Lunch Join us as we install our officers for the 2018-2019 Society year and Honor our MVP and Rookie of the Year (aka Illinois Award & Young Engineer of the Year winners).
Category
Special Event
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
7/19/2018 11:45 AM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
7/19/2018 11:45 AM

Make Rain Delays Work for you with Water Harvesting and Reuse Systems
Presenter: Stuart Bailin - Wahaso
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/19/2018 1:45 PM

The Complete Game. U of I Solar Farm Start to Finish
Presenter:  Keith Erickson, PE - University of Illinois, Utility Distribution
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/19/2018 1:45 PM

Forensic Engineering:  What Caused the ... (bat to break; ball to spin; team to collapse)? 
Presenter: Mark R. Webster, MSME, PE
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/19/2018 1:45 PM

Helping out the Grounds Crew:  Sustainable Use of Recycled High Density Polyethylene in Manufactured Products for Storm Water Drainage Applications
 Presenter:  Bryan Miko, Advanced Drainage Systems
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/19/2018 3:30 PM

Things You Don't want to Find out in the 9th Inning - What Fire Protection Engineers Wish You Knew 
Presenter: Richard Ray, PE, Cybor Fire Protection
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/19/2018 3:30 PM

Avoid Trouble with the League Office - Email Best Practices
Presenter:  Melissa Roberts,  AAI, USI Insurance Services
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/19/2018 3:30 PM

Relax after a long day of learning with refreshments and friends.  Visit with our vendors on site to share the latest tools and technology.  Enter for your chance to win prizes, including FREE registration to the 2019 Convention!
Category
Special Event
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7/19/2018 5:00 PM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7/19/2018 5:00 PM

Continue the festivities in Uptown Normal for a game watch party featuring the Cubs and Cardinals at beautiful Wrigley Field.  First pitch 6:05.  Location and other details TBS.
Category
Special Event
Time
6:05 PM
7/19/2018 6:05 PM

Celebrate the "ISPEs"
Join us for a hot breakfast as we honor our 2018 Award Recipients and induct new members to the Order of the Engineer.  Not an OE member?  Contact staff today!
Category
Special Event
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7/20/2018 7:30 AM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Tickets
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7/20/2018 7:30 AM

Don't miss the 2018 Annual Business Meeting.  There is much to talk about with NSPE membership structure currently rolling out.
Category
Special Event
Time
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
7/20/2018 8:30 AM

Asphalt Drivability:  It's a Home Run 
Presenter:  Kevin Burke, PE - Illinois Asphalt Paving Association

This session will discuss the design, construction, and maintenance of asphalt pavements to provide the motoring public with a smooth, quiet, safe, sustainable, and speedy constructed pavements. Participants will be introduced to new technology and design concepts, learn about best practices, and understand how to build quality pavements.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/20/2018 9:30 AM

Energy from the Roof Tops - CMT's Solar Project
Presenters:  Roger Austin, AICP, ENV SP and Asad Bajwa, PE - Crawford, Murphy & Tilly
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/20/2018 9:30 AM

Modern Advances in Ground Improvement:  The New Ace in Foundation Support
Presenter: Brett Zitny, PE - Geopier
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/20/2018 9:30 AM

The Scouting Report Looks Bleak:  Assessment of Illinois' Transportation Needs
Presenters:  Mary Craighead, AICP & Frant Manzo IV, MPP - Illinois Economic Policy Institute
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
7/20/2018 11:00 AM

Don't Lose Your Momentum! Reducing Energy Loss with Your Compressed Air System
Presenter:  Ron Ingram, CEM - Ameren Illinois
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
7/20/2018 11:00 AM

Protect Your Signs.  What You Need to Know about Cyber Security
 Presenter: Nick Maletta, Holmes Murphy
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
7/20/2018 11:00 AM

Lunch is included with a regular registration.  DO NOT SELECT THIS unless you are bringing a guest to the lunch.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
7/20/2018 12:15 PM

Team Training Table
Back by popular demand, network and or "train" learn more about a session you attended or an interesting aspect of the engineering community over lunch.
Category
1 PDH
Time
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
7/20/2018 12:15 PM

Constructing a New Champ Clark Bridge while Teens Preserve the Old One
Presenters: Keith Killen, PE, MoDOT; Larry Rolwes, PE, SE, HNTB

  This session will explore how the Missouri Department of Transportation in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation used the Design-Build method to replace the aging Champ Clark Bridge on US Route 54 over the Mississippi River while engaging local high school students to preserve the existing bridges history.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2018 1:45 PM

Will that Young Prospect Pay-Off? What to Know about Energy Performance Contracting
Presenter:  James A. Petrakos, AIA, LEED AP - TRIA Architecture
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2018 1:45 PM

Beyond the Wilson A2000:  Deploying Innovation & Technology
Presenters:  William Vavrik, PhD, PE
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2018 1:45 PM

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