2017 PENC Summer Conference

2017 PENC Summer Conference
Join the Professional Engineers of North Carolina for a weekend of networking, professional development and leadership. This conference is an opportunity for Professional Engineers and those on the path to liscensure to learn about the profession's top issues.

Friday June 16 we are offering a limited-attendance workshop from JD Solomon titled Communicating Reliability, Risk and Resiliency to Decision Makers. Click here for more information.

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Featured Speakers

Jim Trogdon, PE
NC Secretary of Transportation

Dr. Jenna Carpenter
Campbell University Dean of Engineering

Laura Padgett
Chair of the Wilmington Task Force on Rail Realignment

David Evans
NCBELS Assistant Executive Director

David Webb, PE
Elon College Facilities Engineer

Dr. David Young
Interim Director of EPIC at UNCC

Glenn Harbeck, AICP
Wilmington Director of Planning, Development and Transportation


Thursday, June 15

10:00 am: Secretary Jim Trogdon presenting NCDOT Initiatives
11:15 am: Concurrent Sessions:
Dr. David Young, PE presenting Future Energy Landscapes in SC and NC.

Hope Morgan presenting LiDAR: Using Today’s Data for Tomorrow’s Applications

12:30 pm: Lunch

Neal Andrew, PE, SECB, CBIE - Battleship NC Cofferdam & SECU Memorial Walkway Structural Design

2:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions:

David Webb, PE and Neil Williamson -Trends in Data Driven Facility Management at Elon College

Kurt Golembesky, PE, CFM - FIMAN: Determining Tomorrow’s Flood Impacts

3:15 pm: Break
3:30 pm:

Roger Shew - Offshore Energy: A Story of Geology, Engineering and Environment (Facts and a Few Fantasies)

4:45 pm: Welcome Reception, Riverview Terrace
(Dinner on your own)

Friday, June 16

7:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 am: PENC Business Meeting and Legislative Updates from PENC Lobbyist Laurie Onorio and Rep. Holly Grange
10:00 am:

Laura Padgett and Glenn Harbeck - "Improving the Rail, Transforming Greater Wilmington

11:15 am: Concurrent Sessions:

Dr. Martin Kane, PE - Innovations in Transportation for the Future

Ben Lowe, Director of Policy and Market Development, Alevo

12:30 pm: Lunch Buffet and Officer Inductions
2:00 pm:

Concurrent Sessions:

John Muth, PE; Meghan Makoid, AICP; and David Charter, PE presenting
Success, Strategy, and Streamlining the Transit Projects of Tomorrow

Dr. Jenna Carpenter presenting Engineering the Leaders of Tomorrow: designing a 21st century program at Campbell University

3:15 pm: Break
3:30 pm: Women's Wine and Chat (all attendees and speakers are welcome)
5:00 pm: Free time
5:30 pm: PENC Leadership Institute Reception (by invitation)
6:30 pm: Awards, Graduation, and Fellows Banquet featuring speaker Paul Shivers, PE

Saturday, June 17

7:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 am: NCBELS Update with David Evans
9:00 am: Action Group Roundtables (all are invited), Educational Foundation Meeting
11:00 am: Break
11:15 am: PENC Board of Governor's Lunch and Meeting


Member $300.00
Speaker $100.00
Non-Member $350.00
Spouse/Guest (Meals Only) $100.00
Workshop (Conference Attendee) $100.00
Workshop (Member) $200.00
Workshop (Non-Member) $250.00


Hilton Wilmington Riverside
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

A group rate of $169/night is available until 5/22 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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Please note that parking is not guaranteed at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Additional parking facilities are available in the Downtown Wilmington area.

Daily Parking

Overnight Parking

Valet Parking

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6/15/2017 - 6/20/2017
United States



Thursday, 15 June 2017

(Meals Only)
6/15/2017 - 6/17/2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Communicating Reliability, Risk, & Resiliency to Decision Makers
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

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