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2014 Pacific NW Built Industry Forum | Expect the Unexpected

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2014 Pacific NW Built Industry Forum


Saturday May 17th

1:00pm—1:45pm Pacific Standard time  
Making High Quality Connections
Presented by: Connie Leipard, CIT | NAWIC Treasurer | Quality Drywall Construction


2:00pm—4:30pm  Pacific Standard time
National Association of Women in Construction, Region 9 Business Meeting
Presented by Sarah Webb, NAWIC Region 9 Director

Build your Future, Build your Career, and Build your Education – join the National Association of Women in Construction, northwest annual Forum this spring at McMenamins Edgefield on May 16th and 17th, 2014. The quality seminars, delicious food, handcrafted beverages, abundance of on-site activities, and exceptional networking will make for a truly memorable experience.  Whether you're a male or female, architect, engineer, or a related service or owner, please join us at the 2014 Build Industry Forum. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available and registration is now open.  Click HERE for more information.

Book your room early to ensure discounted rates apply.  Thank you for supporting the success of women in construction.  For more information about NAWIC, a non-profit professional association, please visit

Click HERE to register


2014 Pacific Northwest: Built Industry Forum
Expect the Unexpected


Thursday, May 15th

  • Hospitality Suite/ Networking

Friday, May 16th

  • Continental Breakfast/ Registration
  • Welcome
  • Effectively Evaluating your Business Model in an Evolving Market
  • Value Engineering - Successful Project Implementation
  • “Women/Minorities in the Industry: A Value?, Yes!  A Challenge?, Yes!”
  • Panel Discussion - Diverse slate of six prominent, experienced industry professionals come together to discuss the value women and minorities bring to our industry and the associated challenges. Following panelists have committed to date, more in the works!
    Moderator: Lois D. Cohen, President, Lois D. Cohen & Associates
    Cheryl Myers, Director of Economic & Business Equity, Office of Governor Kitzhaber
    Corey Lohman, President, Emerick Construction
    Jeremy Vermilyea, Shareholder/Lawyer, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Please keep checking the event website for program updates and speaker bios.

  • Luncheon
  • Workshops
    • Issue Processing
    • How To Build a Website
    • Developing Effective Work Plans/ Job Hazard Analysis
    • Analyzing Financial Reports in the Built Industry
  • Cocktail Hour with Heavy Appetizers

Professional Development Vendors
Student/ Employer Mixer
Professional Head Shot Booth

Saturday, May 17th

  • Continental Breakfast
  • NAWIC Region 9 Meeting
  • Your Business and Community Involvement – How to Do it Effectively & Why
  • Make You Shine – Your Professional Bio
  • Lessons Learned on Contract Change Management
  • Lunch/ Scholarship Fundraiser: Exploring McMinimums Edgefield
  • Fall Protection, For the Love of Brains
  • Build It!  Project Management Skillsets via Legos
  • Theater: Women’s Movement, A Look Back in Time

Built Industry Formal Banquet

Earlier Event: March 7
Oregon Retreat