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Thursday, March 19, 2015 
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Featuring Speaker Chad Hymas

 Ticketed Event – SOLD OUT – Please arrive early with your ticket

The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas "one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!" Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame. In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible. Chad is a best-selling author, president of his own communications company, Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., and is a recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Eric Greitens is a former Navy SEAL, the founder of The Mission Continues, and an award-winning and best-selling author. Named to TIME magazine’s 2013 list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune’s list of the "World’s 50 Greatest Leaders," he draws from his experience as a humanitarian and Navy SEAL lieutenant commander to address leadership, team building, overcoming adversity, and the power of service. Using humor and personal anecdotes from his travels, he engages his audience in highly visual, dynamic, and inspiring presentations and challenges them to make small changes and improvements in their lives.
 
 
   
Wednesday, March 19, 2015
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Featuring Speaker Joby Ogwyn

Ticketed Event – SOLD OUT – Please arrive early with your ticket
Joby Ogwyn is world renowned for his prowess as an adventurer, high-altitude mountain climber, BASE jumper, and wing-suit explorer. He summited Mount Kilimanjaro when he was just 18. When he first summited Everest in 1999, he was the youngest American to do so. Best known as a top speed climber, in 2004 Ogwyn beat the ascent record of the Tibetan peak Cho Oyu. He reached the 8,000-foot summit in just eight hours. Four years later, he climbed Mount Everest in just nine and a half hours (it takes most people at least three days to complete that feat), setting the world record for the fastest ascent. He also holds the world speed record for his ascent of Ama Dablam in Nepal. By age 26 he had become the youngest person in the world to climb the "Seven Summits." For most climbers, reaching the summit of Everest is the ultimate dream, but for Ogwyn – it was only the beginning. With a passion for human flight, he was also the first person to fly next to Mount Everest and around all four faces of the Matterhorn in a wing-suit. He holds the world record for three BASE jumps from the Eiger north face in one day, as well.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Private Consultations 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Ballroom B 
Gain a better understanding of what a private exchange is, how it works, and how The AGC Alternative can help you cut costs and offer employees increased choice and flexibility.
 
 
   
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Rooms 102 B&C

The Willis-AGC Construction Safety Program is designed to challenge contractors to master core safety principles and practices that will lead to company-wide excellence in safety and occupational health management and risk control. This intensive program will assist contractors in developing actionable strategies and recommendations for solving the safety and health challenges facing today's construction professionals, plus participants will gain new insight into the trends and issues that will impact safety and health management in the future.
 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Convention attendees are invited to celebrate the best of the built community at the first annual Celebrate Construction Gala. Join AGC of America, and sponsors Alliant and Willis, as we enjoy the best of Puerto Rico and pay homage to the industry’s best projects and safety programs of 2014. Additionally, the gala will commemorate the contributions of AGC Charities and the important work of the AGC Education & Research Foundation. This amazing gala will feature music, food, specialty cocktails, and additional entertainment. With festivities for all, come help AGC celebrate construction! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet will be served. Attire: Resort Evening Attire.

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Daily Schedule
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
State of the (Building Trade) Unions Address, featuring Sean McGarvey, sponsored by the Union Contractors Committee
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Four Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
  • Managing the Risk of Subcontractor Default  
  • Recruitment and Retention: Building Your Best Team
  • Open Your Eyes - Fraud May Be Right in Front of You!
  • Project Delivery: The Next Generation (the Alphabet Soup of P3, IPD, JV, BIM, LEED, and ESI)
Highway and Transportation Contractors Division Session
Solutions to Your Issues – Peer Discussion with Fellow Specialty Contractors

 

Thursday, March 18, 2015
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Stop by the first floor of the convention center (behind registration) and have your professional headshot taken. Sponsored by NCCER.

 
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
XML Integration - Making Multiple Software Solutions Communicate
Building Contractors Division Session
 
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Four Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
  • Value Added Outcomes to Optimizing Construction Through BIM/VDC 
  • Is Exoneration by OSHA and Workers' Compensation Immunity Enough to Protect You from Tort Liability and Indemnity Claims?
  • Executive Leadership Roundtable Discussion: Challenges Facing Leaders Today
  • Construction Technology Forecast: Harnessing Integration, Mobile, Sensors and Augmented Reality
 
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What You Need to Know
Have you downloaded the convention app yet? It has all the information you need for the AGC Annual Convention, including Schedule of Events, Education Session Descriptions and Handouts, Speaker Bios, Exhibitor and Sponsor Information, Convention Center Map, and Attendee Directory. Be sure to download it today!
 
 
   
Meet a member featured in the 2014 Annual Report video and snap a picture for #AGC2015 to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
 

Shuttle bus service will be available from all of the hotels and to the Convention Center at the following times: 

  • Thursday, March 19 - 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 20 - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 

The following events are all at full capacity. Only registered convention attendees with the proper name badge and appropriate ticket will be allowed to attend them. We recommend attendees with tickets show up at least 15 minutes prior to the event to secure seating.

• Luncheon for AGC Spouses, Thursday, March 19
 Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast, Thursday, March 19
Build America Awards Luncheon, Thursday, March 19
• AGC Board of Governors Luncheon, sponsored by Enterprise, Friday, March 20

 

The convention is a business casual affair. Business casual or resort evening attire is recommended for the Celebrate Construction Gala.

 
AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
Join more than 50 exhibitors at the Puerto Rico Convention Center to explore the latest products, services and solutions to support your operations. Plus don’t miss all the great networking events taking place in the Expo located on level three of the Convention Center: 
 
Thursday March 19, 2015 - Open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Open to Everyone
Networking Break | 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Refreshments served - Sponsored by 
Lunch | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Open to Everyone 
Networking Break | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Refreshments served - Sponsored by 
Happy Hour | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Sponsored by
 
 
   

Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Join fellow convention attendees and more than 50 exhibitors for Happy Hour on Level Three of the Convention Center.

 
Daily Recap
Attendees hit the ground running early yesterday morning as day one of AGC's 96th Annual Convention kicked off at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Packed full of entertaining speakers, top-shelf educational sessions and a robust exhibit hall, the schedule kept members moving and information flowing.
 
President Al Landes jump started the program with his opening remarks which included thanking members, chapters, and sponsors. He reflected on his past year at the helm of the association and introduced the crowd to incoming President Chuck Greco who spoke about his presidential theme: AGC today for a better industry tomorrow. CEO Steve Sandherr followed next and highlighted both the association's recent achievements and its priorities for the year ahead.

Opening Convention Session speaker Ken Adelman captivated the audience with his story of the days surrounding the historic Reykjavik summit between Mikhael Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan. It was a powerful, emotional, and inspiring talk that concluded with a standing ovation.

From there, attendees had a variety of educational sessions to choose from, ranging in topics from liability insurance to succession planning, from marketing to drones. If it's trending in the industry, it was on yesterday's menu. And, AGC staffers Ken Simonson, Mike Kennedy and Jeff Shoaf provided insight on what's in store for members on the economic, regulatory and legislative fronts.

Networking breaks, lunch and happy hour, all held in the Technology and Construction Solutions Expo, allowed contractors to visit with exhibitors and network with other contractors.

 
Getting Social
 
   
Constructor will be at Convention too! Be sure to grab the latest issue and tweet a photo of where you take it throughout the convention hall and resort. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AGC2015 and #ConstructorMag. The most interesting photo will be reprinted in a future issue of Constructor!
 
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