Let's have transformative conversations.

It has been a year (and then some) since we’ve gathered for in-person events. Now that there’s a desire to get back together, it’s time to get real and talk about what’s important. And we’ll do that at A/E/Connections.

Business has changed and that means our conversations need to do an about-face—for the good of our firms and industries. We need to talk about the economy. Finding and retaining talent. Workplace culture. And not just leadership—the right kind of leadership.

With A/E/Connections, we’ll meet in person where we’ll have courageous and transformative conversations about what’s next in A/E/C marketing and business development, among other topics. From lively roundtable discussions on managing up and leadership to building and nurturing relationships and work balance, these networking-in-the-round conversations will expand your thinking around developing and implementing new strategies, which can be brought back to your team and firm. Sessions will be facilitated by industry trailblazers.

Columbus, OH

July 15

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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Austin, TX

July 22

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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Attendance for the one-day program is limited. We encourage attendees to sign up now and reserve your hotel room.

Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel Room Reservation Block Portal

350 N High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Hotel Room Block Dates: July 14-July 15, 2021

Event Date: July 15, 2021

  • Single: $163.00
  • Double: $163.00
  • Triple: $188.00
  • Quad: $213.00
Cut-Off Date: June 30, 2021
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Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel Room Reservation Block Portal

208 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

Hotel Room Block Dates: July 21-July 22, 2021

Event Date: July 22, 2021

  • Riverview King: $149.00
  • Standard King: $149.00
  • Standard Quad: $199.00
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A/E/Connections At-A-Glance Schedule: Columbus, OH (respective to Eastern Time) & Austin, TX (respective to Central Time)

Time Session
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome Remarks & Fast Talk
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Reconnecting in the Round
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Networking in the Round | Facilitated Roundtable Discussions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch/Technology Break
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CEO Panel
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking in the Round | Facilitated Roundtable Discussions
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Closing Keynote
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Wrap up from SMPS

Registration TypeSMPS MemberSMPS FellowSMPS Nonmember
Registration Rate$150$100$195

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Download the A/E/Connections sponsorship prospectus for additional information and to confirm your sponsorship.
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing and sent to SMPS, Attn: Antonio Payne, 625 North Washington Street, Suite 302, Alexandria, VA 22314, or antonio@smps.org. The registration fee will be fully refunded if the written cancellation is received two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be refunded with less than two weeks’ notice. A substitute may attend for no extra charge provided SMPS is notified of the substitution or transfer prior to the start of the event. Please see our complete registration and cancellation policy.