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Women in the Built World Symposium

February 01, 2019
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL
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8:00am     Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30am     Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium

8:45am    Confidence, Leadership, and Sports: The Blueprint for Success for Girls’ Today
                  Presenter:   Meghan Morgan, Executive Director, Girls in the Game

9:15am     Panel Discussion:  Mentoring and Advocating
                   Moderator:   Elaine Shapiro, Thornton Tomasetti
                   Panelists:    A: Patricia Saldana Natke, UrbanWorks
                                         E: Dhooli Raj, Collins Engineers, ASCE IL Past President
                                         C: Michele Murphy, Shawmut

9:45am     Break with Networking Breakout Session

10:15am   Presentation:  The Old Post Office Reuse Project
                   Presenters:   Angela Harper, Gensler Architects and Christine Lussow, Bear Construction

10:55am   Panel Discussion: Encouraging and Retaining Women in Construction
                   Moderator:   Kristen Erickson, Pepper Construction
                   Panelists:    Lily Calderon, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers and BAC Executive Council
                                         Mary O’Malley, Pepper Superintendent
                                         Erin Cullen, Turner Project Manager

11:25am    Group Photo

11:30pm    Lunch

12:30pm    Presentation: Terra Cotta Construction & Restoration
                    Presenter: Amy Lamb Woods, International Masonry Institute

1:10pm      Presentation: Roofing Basics
                    Presenters:  Joan Crowe, GAF and CRCA’s CWIR

1:45pm      Break and Networking

2:00pm      Panel Discussion:  The Male Perspective
                    Moderator:   Krista Gnatt, Western Specialty Contractors
                    Panelists:     A: Bill Browne, Ratio Architecture
                                          E: David Eckmann, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
                                          C: Mat Dougherty, McShane Construction
                                          C: Terry Graber, Power Construction

2:45pm      Key Note Speaker:   Margaret McCurry, Tigerman McCurry Architects

3:45pm      Closing

4:00pm      Cocktail Hour at Pella Showroom!


Non-Member Tickets: $125
Member Tickets: $100
This is for Paying Annual Members of WiRE, CWA, CRCA’s CWIR, ASCE IL, CWIT, if you are not a Paying member, please use the Non-Member rate for registration