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Overview of Annual Events and Programs

ACEC Georgia offers a variety of programs, providing valuable information to members and the opportunity to reach potential clients, peers and leaders of the engineering industry.


ENGINEERS AT THE CAPITOL DAY: ACEC Georgia hosts a morning at the Georgia State Capitol, enabling members to tour the State Capitol, hear from legislative and state agency leaders, and meet face-to-face with legislators.

GEORGIA ENGINEERING AWARDS: This black-tie awards event is a celebration of exceptional engineers, engineering projects and the achievements of the industry as a whole. Winners of ACEC Georgia's Engineering Excellence Awards and GSPE's Engineer of the Year Awards are honored, among others.

GEORGIA ENGINEERS SUMMER CONFERENCEWhile providing only business-oriented content, this annual conference is focused on offering the "3 Cs" - Content, Clients and Connections. Join industry and business leaders to learn more about top trends impacting the A/E/C industry and how you can manage your firm through them. This conference also offers networking and summer fun in a resort atmosphere - a perfect trip for the whole family!

ANNUAL ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRY OUTLOOK MEETINGS: These meetings take place quarterly with two in the Atlanta region and two moving between Savannah, Macon and Augusta. Topics vary depending on location and current events but include economic, legislative and political outlooks, updates from the Army Corps of Engineers and procurement officers.

GEORGIA TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT: This annual event, hosted by ACEC Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), provides industry, community and business leaders with an entire day focused on the state of transportation infrastructure in Georgia - from roads and bridges, to trains, ports and airports. More than two decades running, this is now the largest transportation event in the state with more than 1,200 people in attendance.

INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING (IGE): This half-day program, is designed to introduce upper elementary and middle school-age girls to engineering through fun, interactive activities, exhibit booths and interactions with professionals who work in engineering or other STEM-related fields.

STEM DAY: This is a half-day program sponsored by the engineering community, designed to introduce students to engineering through fun projects and activities.

INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS OF ENGINEERING: ACEC Georgia’s Introduction to the Business of Engineering is designed to provide employees with 0-5 years of experience with a broad initial exposure to the critical components of the “business side” of a consulting engineering firm. Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of business development, client management, and other firm profitability factors that will make them far more valuable to their firms as they also continue to develop their technical abilities.

THIRSTY THIRD THURSDAYS: Networking is the only goal of Thirsty Third Thursday. ACEC Georgia visits different counties and cities quarterly and invites elected and appointed officials and key staff for an afternoon of networking– no speeches, no presentations, just casual conversations with ACEC Georgia members.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES: ACEC National hosts two annual conferences - the Fall Conference (held in a different location each October) and the Spring Convention & Legislative Summit (held in Washington, D.C. each April). Each conference provides first-rate educational opportunities (up to 20 PDHs at each), opportunities to network with peers from across the nation and valuable business insights.