American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland

2023 ACEC & MDOT Engineering Forum


2023 ACEC & MDOT Engineering Forum | Friday, August 25, 2023 | 11:30 am to 1:30 pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia. The registration deadline is Friday, August 18

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2023 ACEC & MDOT Engineering Forum

Friday, August 25, 2023

The registration deadline is Friday, August 18

This event is limited to 200 attendees – only a few seats left!

The 2023 Engineering Forum is a 2-hour informative luncheon hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maryland (ACEC/MD) and ACEC Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW) with prominent Maryland transportation officials as they discuss the future outlook for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) modals and opportunities for the engineering community to work with the departments.

Opening Remarks by P. Wiedefeld:
P. Wiedefeld, the esteemed MDOT Secretary, will kick off the event by sharing his focus and vision for MDOT during his term. He will also provide valuable insights and initial impressions on the current state of affairs within the department.

Discussion with Modal Speakers:
Our panel of experts will delve into the outlook for work in the AEC community, covering essential topics such as procurement schedules, funding opportunities, the future of transportation projects, and how they will impact our industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from key decision-makers and industry leaders from Maryland’s transportation sector. Register now and secure your seat!


DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045

10:30 am –  Registration Table Opens

11:30 am to 1:30 pm – Luncheon

Agenda (subject to change)
Welcome (11:30 am)

    • James Deriu – 2023-24 ACEC/MD President

Opening Remarks (11:35 am)

  • Paul Wiedefeld, Secretary, MDOT

Modal Speakers (11:50 am)

  • 11:50 am SHA – Will Pines, Administrator
  • 12:05 pm MTA – Holly Arnold, Administrator
  • 12:20 pm MDTA – Joey Sagal, Executive Director
  • 12:35 pm MAA – Ricky Smith, Executive Director
  • 12:50 pm MPA – Steve Johnson, Engineering Director
  • 1:05 pm MVA – Christine Nizer, Administrator

Q&A (1:20 pm)

Conclusion (1:30 pm)

Registration Costs:

  • $80 – ACEC/MD-MW-VA Member
  • $40 – Government
  • $130 – Non-member

Event Details

Date: 08/25/2023

Start time: 11:30 a.m. EDT

End time: 01:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: DoubleTree Columbia

Directions: 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia MD 21045

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