Schedule



Handouts for any sessions that offer them can be found by the speaker's name here


Tuesday, August 16

 
Time Event Brief Description/Speaker
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. NEF CIS Course and Testing Melanie Myers
     
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friends of Bill & Bob  
     
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. OSHA 10 Training / Certification  Kat Dobson, CIT; CSP; STS-C; SMS; CHS, & Cindy Spiropoulos, CIT; LEED GA
  (Part 1 of 2)  
     
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. NEF Executive Committee  
     
     

Wednesday, August 17 (day 1)
Time Event Brief Description/Speaker
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OSHA 10 Training / Certification  Kat Dobson, CIT; CSP; STS-C; SMS; CHS, & Cindy Spiropoulos, CIT; LEED GA
  (Part 2 of 2)  
     
8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. NAWIC Registration/Store The NAWIC Registration desk is where you will need to go to check in upon arrival and pick up your badge.
    The Store is where you can purchase exciting NAWIC branded items!
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friends of Bill & Bob  
     
12:30 - 5:00 p.m. The Construction Zone Open  
     
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Chapter Leadership Training Karen Hager, CIT, CBT, ESP & Anne Pfleger, CIT
     
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions: What are CEUs and do you need them? - Melanie Myers
    Industry Council Networking - Tradeswomen, Women Business Owners, Management and Operations
     
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. NEF Annual Meeting  
     
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  First Timers Orientation  
     
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. NAWIC Welcome Reception  
     
     



Thursday, August 18 (day 2)
   
Time Event Brief Description/Speaker
7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast  
     
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NAWIC Registration/Store The NAWIC Registration desk is where you will need to go to check in upon arrival and pick up your badge. 
    The Store is where you can purchase exciting NAWIC branded items!
     
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. NAWIC Annual Meeting Welcome, and NAWIC Business 
    Winning Big & Living Fearlessly. Keynote Speaker: Siri Lindley
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Friends of Bill & Rob  
     
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. The Construction Zone Open  
     
10:45  - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions:  * Awkward to Awesome: How to Boost Diversity and Engagement with Cultural Intelligence. Speaker: Dr. Amy Narishkin
* The Accidental Leader.  Speaker: Kiki L'Italien - Tecker International
    * Blueprint Reading Basics - Melanie Myers
  * US Construction Industry Outlook - Jay Bowman
     
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Industry Luncheon Project Excellence Awards, Safety Excellence Awards - Together Beyond. Keynote Speaker: Steve Demetriou - Jacobs Engineering
     
2:00 - 3:45 p.m. The Construction Zone Open  
     
2:15  - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions:  * Leveling Up Leadership through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Speaker: Karissa George - Meritage VP of People Operations
    * Living Your Values: Leading with Integrity to Inspire Loyalty and Build Trust. Speaker: Shakira M. Brown
    * Developing Resilient and Fearlessly Authentic Leaders. Speaker: Siri Lindley
    * Structuring Data at the Jobsite level to Drive the Predictability of Your Projects. Speakers: Touchplan Panelist - Erika Bergoc, Nicole Schaefer, Talia Rucker, Carly Griffin, Moderator: Kelsey Bixler
     
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon General Session * Leadership and Your Path Forward. Executive Panel. Moderator: Lauline Mitchell, Panelists: Patricia Zugibe - Holt CEO, Kim Norton - Rochester Mayor, Seaen Kosmides -Olympia Tech CEO, Julie Chang - Jacobs Engineering, Cristina Madry - United Rentals VP
    DE&I Awards 
     

Friday, August 19 (day 3)
 
Time Event Brief Description/Speaker
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast  
     
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NAWIC Registration/Store  
     
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions:  * Focusing on the “E” in DE&I with a Legal Lens. Speakers: Amanda Garcia-Williams & Laura Robinson
    * Talk to Anyone, about Anything, Anywhere!  Speaker: Kizzy Ferrer, CIT, CDT & Angela Highland, CIT (Part 1 of a 2 part session)
    * Taskmaster to Trust-builder: How Leaders Use Cultural Intelligence to Build Genuine, Productive Relationships. Speaker: Dr Amy Narishkin
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Friends of Bill & Bob  
     
10:00 - 11:45 a.m. The Construction Zone Open   
  (For the Last Time)  
     
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions:  * Diversity Equity Inclusion - “Gang Box Talk” Jobsite Culture Focused on Making a Difference - Speaker: Christa Mardaus
  * Talk to Anyone, about Anything, Anywhere!  Speakers: Kizzy Ferrer, CIT, CDT & Angela Highland, CIT (Part 2 of a 2 part session)
    * Interpersonal Management Skills - Speaker: Michael Riegel
* Riding the Solar-coaster: The Ups and Downs of Constructing Renewable Energy Projects. Speaker: Karli Meisinger
     
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Installation and Recognition Luncheon  
     
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions:  * Emotional Intelligence. Speaker: Dr. Stevie Dawn Carter
    * The DMC Project - Overview of the Project and Sustainability Efforts. Speaker: Kevin Bright
  * Mental Health Issues in Construction. Speakers: Greg Sizemore and Gary Clevenger
     
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Committee Chair Photos and Region Photos  
     
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Awards Gala Cocktail Reception  
     
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Awards Gala Dinner  
     
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Awards Gala After Party - "August Madness"  
  Women's Sports Theme  
     

Saturday, August 20 (day 4)
 
Time Event Brief Description/Speaker
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Yoga / Self Care Kristen Petty - Certified Yoga & Wellness Instructor
   
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friends of Bill & Bob  
     
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions: * Speed Networking - National Committe Chair Meet & Greet
* NFSF Info Session - Speaker: Catherine Schoenenberger
    * Immersive Inclusion: Accelerating Our People Strategy. Speaker: Steve Bertasso
* The 3 A’s of Recruiting and Retaining a Sustainable Workforce.  Speakers: Ally JencsonJessica Jacobsen 
     
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Brunch Avery Bang - Bridges to Prosperty CEO Keynote Speaker shares her Personal Story