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The annual ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards competition is designed to recognize innovative projects by Georgia engineers. This is a valuable opportunity to be recognized by showcasing your firm's talent, expertise and profession, as well as augment your firm's business development efforts. 

Submit a project through the now online-only process by  Friday, September 21. All winners will be honored during the 
2019 Georgia Engineering Awards on Saturday, February 23 at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.


Call for Proposals
To raise the bar on the business-focused content for the 2019 Georgia Engineers Summer Conference, we want your input!

SPEAKERS: Have you heard a great speaker, someone who got you thinking differently about business strategy, the future of the industry or impact of technology on engineering?

TOPICS: What do you wish you - or your top talent - knew more about? What do you think is the number one concern facing Georgia engineering firms (or the industry as a whole)?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: If you have a business-oriented topic you'd like to propose as a session, click the button below to submit it for consideration. 

All other speaker/topic ideas should be emailed to Chandler.Carter@acecga.org by Friday, October 5.


New Team Member
We are excited to welcome a new face to the ACEC Georgia team: Chandler Carter will be serving in the brand-new role of Manager, Professional Development and STEM Programs.

In this role, Chandler is responsible for ACEC Georgia's program content; leadership development programs, such as the Future Leaders Program and Engineering Leadership Academy; and STEM outreach activities, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  We are excited to have her on-board to not only raise the content quality for many of our existing programs, but also take on the burden of helping to launch new STEM and leadership programs that will provide even more value to our members.

Chandler comes to us from the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, where she assisted the Governor's Senate Floor Leaders.  Please join us in welcoming Chandler!

September 18
2018 
MEGA 
MEETING

Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will keynote this annual A/E/C event, attended by more than 250 industry professionals. A panel will also take a look at how organizations, such as the Georgia Chamber and Atlanta BeltLine, help grow our region by attracting new business and maintaining Georgia's ranking as the #1 state in which to do business.


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10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
September 20
THIRSTY THIRD THURSDAY WITH AEROTROPOLIS ATLANTA CIDS

No speeches, no presentations - it's the Thirsty Third Thursday rule!  Join fellow industry professionals for a couple of hours of casual networking and drinks. While this event moves around the metro Atlanta region throughout the year, this next one is hosted in partnership with the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs at their office. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jennifer Head to learn more. 

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5 - 7 p.m.
Aerotropolis 
Atlanta CIDs
September 21
ACEC GEORGIA PAC GOLF TOURNAMENT

A dozen state, county, city and CID-level VIPs are confirmed to attend this third annual golf tournament! Play a round with colleagues, clients, elected/appointed officials and Georgia legislators - all while raising money for the ACEC Georgia Political Action Committee (PAC). The day begins with breakfast and a shotgun start and concludes with lunch and an awards ceremony.


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7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Bear's Best Golf Club
Engineering Georgia
Flip through the July/August issue of Engineering Georgia - centered around "The Impact of Transportation on Economic Development" - to read:
  • The ATL: What is it? And, what does it mean for transit governance and expansion in metro Atlanta?
  • How small airports create big opportunities for the state
  • A spotlight on the Georgia Port Authority's groundbreaking Mason Mega Rail Terminal project
  • Q&A with MARTA's new CEO and General Manager, Jeff Parker

Gateway Flavors
Known for their extensive work in the economic development realm, Gateway85 Community Improvement District (CID) is branching out to host their inaugural Gateway Flavors Global Taste Tour. The food tour, scheduled for September 15 from 1 - 5 p.m., offers participants the opportunity to sample food from five restaurants in the district representing five distinct cultures including Cuban, Indian, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Middle Eastern restaurants. Join our small group as we tour the district by trolley, learn about the different cultures and foods represented on the tour and make new friends.

Want to buy tickets? Click here or contact Tammy Thompson at Tammy@gateway85.com.
Political Pulse
ACEC Georgia Info Packet