American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland

ACEC/MD 34th Annual Conference


ACEC/MD 34th Annual Conference
June 14-15, 2023  | The Westin Annapolis
Registration deadline is Friday, June 9th

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ACEC/MD 34th Annual Conference

June 14-15, 2023
The Westin Annapolis

The Conference Registration deadline is Friday, June 9th

Hotel reservation link:

Tentative Agenda:

as of 5/12/2023 (subject to change)


3:00 – 5:30 pm – Registration Table Open
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Executive Committee Meeting

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Welcome Reception and Crab Feast (with open bar)


7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration Table Open
7:00 – 9:00 am – Buffet Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30 am – Educational Sessions

      • Captain Andrew K. Ledford, USN, Ph.D.
        • Chair, Leadership Ethics and Law Dept, Associate Professor with the U.S. Naval Academy
      • William Pines, PE, PMP, CCM
        • Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Authority
      • Biographies are listed below the Hotel Information

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Reception
12:30 – 2:00 pm – Luncheon Meeting
2:00 – 5:00 pm – Leadership Program Session
2:00 – 5:00 pm – Cornhole Tournament
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Reception (light hor dourves and open bar)
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Banquet Dinner with Induction of Officers and Leadership Class Graduation


Cost by 6/2
Per Person
Cost after 6/2
Per Person
Children 6-17
Per Person
Full Conference Package (includes all meals/functions listed in the agenda above) ACEC/MD Member $700 $800
Non-member $800 $900
Spouse/Guest Package (includes all meals/functions listed in the agenda above) $650 $750 $550
Thursday Full Day Package (includes all Thursday meals/functions) ACEC/MD Member $475 $525 $350
Non-member $550 $600 $350
A la carte tickets:
Wednesday Reception and Crab Feast $300 $350 $225
Thursday Breakfast and Educational Session $75 $100 $50
Thursday Lunch and Lunch Reception $150 $175 $100
Thursday Evening Reception and Banquet Dinner $225 $250 $175
Cornhole Tournament $50 $75 $50

Sponsorship Package:

For an investment of $1,500, your company will receive:

  • 1 Full Conference registration package (see above for details)
  • The opportunity to display a one-page promotional piece at the event.
  • Recognition in the Conference Banquet Program.
  • Logo on signboards posted during the conference.
  • Acknowledgment in the July-August, 2023 ACEC/MD Newsletter.
  • Half-page horizontal ad (horizontal-3½” high x 4½” wide) color ad in the Conference Banquet Program.

The deadline to take advantage of this valuable marketing opportunity is June 2, 2023. So please advise the ACEC/MD office that you would like to be a sponsor by forwarding your firm’s logo to, and completing the above registration (select the last option – Sponsorship Package).

The deadline for your ad (.jpg-200dpi minimum, .eps, or .pdf format; full color), and one-pager insert, is June 2, 2023.  For further information, please get in touch with the ACEC/MD office at or call us at 410-539-1592.

Reminder: The discounted room block will expire on May 18th, so make your room reservations today – Call 410-972-4300 or visit:

Don’t miss your chance to promote your company while experiencing the ACEC/MD 2023 Annual Conference and the charm of Annapolis!

Hotel Information:

The Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Check-in: 4:00 pm  |  Check-out: 11:00 am

Luxury hotel in historic downtown featuring the largest Grand Ballroom in Annapolis at 6,336 square feet, total of 19,000 square feet for any occasion and 225 guest rooms and featuring a heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi. High-speed Internet service available throughout the hotel. Close to the waterfront, restaurants, shopping, and the Naval Academy Stadium. Take a leisure walk to downtown or take a complimentary ride on the Annapolis Circulator Trolley, leaves every 15 minutes from the Westin. WeddingWire Bride’s Choice 2013-2020 The Knot Best in Weddings 2011 Catering and Convention Services Team of the Year – Franchise Division, Starwood Hotels and Resorts 2011 & 2012 Reader’s Choice for Best Hotel, Capitol Gazette.

Here is a link to make your reservation:

The deadline for the Room Rate of $219.00 is Friday, May 18, 2023

If you have questions or need help, copy & paste the link into your browser. Or call 410-972-4300 by May 18, 2023 for room reservations. ACEC/MD’s attractive room rates start at $219.00/night plus all applicable taxes & fees, single/double occupancy. Reference the ACEC/MD Annual Conference.

On-Site Parking – Valet Daily: $34 or Self-parking Daily: $37
Electric Car Charging Station

Speaker Biographies:

Captain Andrew K. Ledford, USN, Ph.D.
Chair, Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department


William Pines, PE, PMP, CCM
Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Authority
Will Pines serves as the Executive Director for the Maryland Transportation Authority or “MDTA”. He is responsible for the nearly 1,700-employee agency that oversees the state’s nine toll facilities. He manages the MDTA’s daily operations, including the nationally accredited MDTA Police, a nearly $400 million annual operating budget, and a $2.7 billion six-year capital program. He also works with Governor Moore’s administration and the MDTA Board to establish agency policy and strategic direction.

Will has served Maryland for nearly 19 years, working his way up from an intern at the MDOT SHA to various leadership roles at the MDTA, including Chief Engineer, Chief Operating Officer, and now Executive Director. He is a graduate of the AASHTO National Transportation Leadership Institute and was selected by the Design-Build Institute of America for the 2020 Distinguished Leadership Award and the ACEC Maryland 2023 President’s Award.

Event Details

Start date: 06/14/2023

End date: 06/15/2023

Venue: Westin Annapolis

Phone: 410-539-1592


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