2019 ACEC of Idaho Annual Conference

October 31-November 2, 2019

Shore Lodge

501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

Attendee & Sponsor Registration

Learn more about the 2019 ACEC of Idaho Annual Conference and Register below.


Thursday, October 31

President’s Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the President’s Reception (room TBA). This event, with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, will welcome attendees and their families. It is a great opportunity to mingle with other members, non-members and their guests in a casual setting. Dinner is on your own after this social gathering.

Friday, November 1

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 am

Lower Pavilion
Registration begins with a full breakfast!


8:00 am

Our President John Ringet and Conference Chair Ryan Olsen will welcome you to this special conference.

Everything Starts and Stops With Leadership: How to Develop the Inner-Leader Within by Doug Dvorak

8:15 am – Noon

Forget tough. Today, competition is fierce! It takes more to succeed in business than just having a smart competitive strategy, good reputation, and a top-notch product or service. In reality, a company’s human capital holds the key to sustainable, long-term growth. Businesses don’t do business–people do. They create the force that ensures an organization’s successful future. These individuals hold the solutions to problems, the ways to improve productivity, the creativity to enhance products and services, and the insight that the company needs to move forward.

These goals become a reality if dynamic leadership is displayed and every executive and manager treats their employees as well as they treat their most important customers. Smart business owners and managers know that without the full support of their employees, no initiative can succeed, nor can any individual leader achieve their goals.

Mr. Dvorak is a certified sales trainer, management consultant and corporate humorist. Mr. Dvorak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management. However, Mr. Dvorak’s sense of humor is no less refined, as he is a graduate of the Player’s Workshop of the Second City, one of the oldest and most prestigious improvisational comedy schools in the world.

Government Affairs Update

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Jeremy Chou, ACEC lobbyist, will be present and has invited Governor Little to join us. This session will provide an update to attendees on an analysis of legislative and state issues and what to expect this coming year.


1:45 pm — 2:00 pm

Idaho Water Law 101, Ditch Rights and Shared Facilities

2:00 — 3:15 pm

Michael R. Lawrence, attorney with Givens Pursley will talk about new changes in Idaho Water law.

Self-Guided Activity Time

3:15 pm

  • Some suggestions for you and your family:
  • Manchester Ice and Event Center for
  • Ice Skating
  • Lake Front Activities
  • Visit Ponderosa State Park
  • Central Idaho Historical Museum
  • Broken Horn Brewing Company
  • Bicycling

Social Hour

6:00 — 7:00 pm


7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

We are working on a very fun evening for attendees and their guests.

More details to come!

Saturday, November 2


8:00 am – 11:30 am

Lower Pavilion

ACEC of Idaho Annual Membership Meeting The annual meeting will review the past year through committee reports and set the goals for next year.

Hotel Accommodations

For hotel accommodations, contact the Shore Lodge at 800-657-6464 and ask for ACEC Room Block.

Room block expires October 1, 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities

Friday Coffee Break: $150

Friday Breakfast, $250:

Space for your banner at the breakfast

Friday Evening Social Hour, $300:

Space for your banner at the event and drink tickets with your company logo on them!

President’s Reception, $300:

Space for your banner at the President’s Suite

Friday Luncheon, $300:

Space for your banner at lunch and your companies materials exclusively on tables!

Banquet, $600:

Space for your banner at this annual event and some time on the cruise to talk about your company.

All Sponsorships/ Exhibitors receive:

Acknowledgement on the ACEC of Idaho website
Acknowledgement in the program
Space for your signage at the event
Announcement at the event


To register online, please click one of the buttons below.

You can register online or by sending in the application above to:

ACEC of Idaho
P.O. Box 8224
Boise, ID 83707
Fax: 208-321-4819
Email: tottens@amsidaho.com

If you have any questions please call the ACEC of Idaho office at 208-321-1502

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS—Cancellations must be made by October 25, 2019

No refunds will be given after that date

Emerging Professionals Program

Session 1 - The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

This is the first of a four-part series on the book “The Unwritten Laws of Engineering,” by W. J. King that was first published in 1944. This session focuses on “What the Beginner Needs to Learn at Once,” and will address important lessons on how to successfully relate to your work, your supervisor, and how to deal with colleagues and outsiders. Don’t be fooled, these lessons are as contemporary and important for seasoned professionals as they are for beginners

Session 2 - Relating Chiefly to Engineering Managers

This is part two of the four-part series on the book “The Unwritten Laws of Engineering.” Attendees will learn about individual behavior and technique,
managing design and development projects, organizational structures, and what all managers owe their employees. Extremely valuable for managers,
yes, but also for those who are managed and who manage managers.

Session 3 - Personal & Professional Behavior in the Workplace

Part three of the four-part series on the book “The Unwritten Laws of Engineering” will explain why empirical studies of on-the-job excellence
consistently reveal that emotional competencies, or “soft-skills,” are much more important than technical skills alone. This session focuses on
“laws” drawn purely from the practical point of view, like character and personality, behavior in the workplace, and career and personal development.

Session 4 - The Unwritten Laws of Jeopardy

Come and test your knowledge of the “Unwritten Laws” and soft skills in a fast-paced fun game show format! Based upon the game show Jeopardy, volunteer contestants will be presented “answers” and will be challenged to provide the “question.” After each round, there will be facilitated group discussions on the value and application of the unwritten law in engineering practice.

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