Meeting/Event Information

2017 SEAoO Annual Conference

September 07, 2017
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 N Cassady Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219

The SEAoO Annual Conference has a schedule of national speakers on a variety of engineering topics, a Trade Show, an Education Awards Dinner, and excellent networking.  A PDF flyer is available HERE that can be distributed or posted in your office.

Professional Development Hours:
The Conference will provide up to 15 PDHs.  Please note that while these hours are applicable for Ohio, we do not certify these hours for the states that have special requirements (FL and NY, for example).  

Any SEA Member: $400 through Sep 1 ($450 after Sep 1)

Non-Members: $500 through Sep 1 ($550 after Sep 1)

[Attention non-SEA members: Membership in SEAoO is only $50 per year, so you can save by joining first and getting the member price]

Students: $40 through Sep 2 ($50 after Sep 2)

Can't attend both days?  Split the registration and PDHs with a coworker or friend and each of you can attend one day (one Thursday, one Friday).  

Vendors:  Contact Maria at with questions.


Thursday Schedule (9/7/17):


Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibits


Opening Remarks and Announcements


Dr. Karl Barth, PE; Samples Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; West Virginia University: "Short Span Steel Bridges:  Press Brake Tub Girders"


Brian Hamill, PE; Chief Engineer, Kinetic Systems Group; Hardesty & Hanover:  "Making Buildings Move"


Break and Exhibits


Jason Thompson; Vice President of Eng'g; National Concrete Masonry Association:  "Direct Design of Masonry Structures per TMS 403"

***student breakout session during this time***




Dr. Max Porter, PE, SE; Professor Emeritus: Iowa State University: "No One Wants to Blow the Whistle:  When Must You?"


Break and Exhibits


Dr. Ernst Kiesling, PE; Texas Tech Univ; Exec Dir of Nat'l Storm Shelter Assoc:  "Storm Shelters: From an Idea to a Mature Industry"


Kevin Conroy, PE, SE; Sr. Project Manager; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger: "ACI 562-16 - The Concrete Repair Code


Break, Happy Hour


Dinner, Education Awards


Friday Schedule (9/8/17):


Breakfast & Exhibits


SEAoO Announcements, Committee updates


Jennifer Anna Pazdon, PE; Engineer, Technical Sales; Cast Connex:  "Castings in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel"


Tom Moore, PE; Pinnacle Engineering, Inc. & Structural Insulated Panel Assoc:  "Structural Insulated Panels: An Engineer’s Perspective"


Break and Exhibits


Lance Osborne, PE; Director of Sales; Structural Technologies, LLC:  "Design of Transfer Elements with Post-Tensioning Technology"


Lunch and Exhibits


Ms. Holly Bolton; Owner; 3chord Marketing & Society for the Marketing of Professional Services (SMPS):  "Sell, Do, Win Business: A Research Deep Dive into Conducting Business Development"


Shayne Manning, PE, SE; Director; THP, Ltd. & Ohio Board of Building Standards:  "2017 OBC Structural Overview















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$50.00 Students
$40.00 Earlybird rate before September 1

$450.00 Members
$400.00 Earlybird rate before September 1

$550.00 Non-Members
$500.00 Earlybird rate before September 1

$850.00 Vendor Booth (two representatives)

$150.00 Vendor Booth ADDITIONAL Representative

$800.00 Gold Sponsorship

$500.00 Silver Sponsorship

$300.00 Bronze Sponsorship

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