ABA Annual Convention
- October 4, 2017 - October 6, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: ABA’s annual convention offers you an agenda rich with educational opportunities, as well as several fantastic opportunities for networking.
Who Should Attend the Convention?
- Preconstruction Managers/Estimators
- Business Development/Marketing
- Project Directors
- Project Managers
Spouses will enjoy a full schedule of activities and are also welcome to attend all events, business sessions and meals. Meet new people, renew old acquaintances, learn about new construction techniques and processes, and enjoy a short get-away while networking with the BEST…ABA members! What About Kids? Bring them! Kids are welcome at all convention events.
Why Attend Convention? It’s an opportunity to meet in an informal, relaxed setting for the purpose of learning from construction experts and exchanging ideas with other construction professionals.
What About Price? The low ABA registration fee of $435 member / $670 non-member ($195 spouse, $35 child) includes two days includes outstanding educational seminars, excellent presenters, social events and meals. Plus, you’ll enjoy the extraordinary company of other fine construction folks.
What to Wear? Casual dress is worn to ALL convention events.
Where to Stay? ? Book your room ASAP! Click here to book your room online OR call the hotel to book your room in ABA’s Block of rooms at the Tubac Resort & Spa. The reservation line is 520.398.2211 (or) 800.848.7893. Note that you’re with ABA to receive special rates in our block of $155-$225 per night. If you are asked for a group code online or by phone, our attendee code is: ABA17. Room Block will be released on August 15, 2017.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
|10:30am||Golf Tournament Registration and lunch at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa|
|11:30am||“Shotgun Shoot-Out” Golf Tournament|
|7:30pm||“Howdy Partners” Welcome Party – Otero House|
|8pm||“Aces High” Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament – Otero House|
|8pm||BINGO “Bonanza”– Otero Patio|
Thursday, Oct. 5
|7:30am||“Chuck Wagon” Breakfast for All Guests|
|7:45am||Welcome & Chapter Updates
Mark Minter & Erica Lange
|8:15am||Optimizing Your Key People
Kenneth T. Sullivan, PhD, MBA, ASU
|9:15-10:15am||Legal Update: New AIA Contracts and Other Recent Developments
Mike Holden, Holden Willits
|10:15am||“Cowboy” Coffee Break|
Michelle Walker, Specialized Services Co.
David James, FNF Construction
|11am – 2pm||“Calamity Jane” Spouse Lunch & Wine Tasting|
|11:30am||“High Noon-ish” Lunch – Patio|
|12:30-1:30pm||Breaking Your Belief Limits
|3:00pm||“Big Guns” ABA Board Meeting – Otero Conference Room|
|6:30pm||“The Best in the West” Reception and Dinner Party
(Western Costumes Encouraged) – Geronimo Patio
Friday, Oct. 6
|8:30am||“Chow Down” Closing Breakfast|
|8:45am||Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues into the Economy’s Direction
Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group
|9:45-11am||Upcoming Project Opportunities with ABA General Contractor Members
Moderator: Martin Hedlund, Sundt Construction
|11am||“Happy Trails” Event Concludes|
Venue: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group
Dr. Bill Beausay
Author & Speaker
Vice President Finance & Administration
Specialized Services Co.
Division Manager/ Senior Vice President
Arizona State University