NECA Now focuses on leadership development with presentations by top business experts. Other sessions cover a variety of current topics including business development, operations, financing, and personal development. And, there will be time to establish new relationships and learn from your peers.
2 PLENARY SESSIONS
James Benham • Jonah Berger
No reports, no speeches. NECA Now plenary sessions begin and end with the professional and personal development information you need, delivered by nationally-known experts in the field.
3 INTERACTIVE BREAKS
Short, small group sessions on the most current topics affecting you. Each break offers multiple informative, small-group sessions from subject matter experts for a variety of topics. This is your chance to ask questions and get specific information on topics that matter to you.
Tracks: Business Development • Technology • Communications • Operations • Personal Development
31 classes broken down into 5 tracks offer you the opportunity to concentrate your learning in one segment, or to pick and choose across the disciplines. Create your experience to meet your needs!
JW Marriott Hill Country, San Antonio, TX
For questions or more information about NECANOW 2017, contact Staci Blue • 301-215-4508 • email@example.com
FEEs & Registration Information
Registration Opens: January 11, 2017
EARLY REGISTRATION RATES:
Spouse – $500
Child(+7) – $75
REGULAR REGISTRATION RATES:
(beginning February 17, 2017)
Member – $975
Spouse – $550
Child(+7) – $75
HOTEL: JW Marriott Hill Country
ROOM RATE: $285.00
Suites by request, based on availability
Register for the conference and book your hotel in San Antonio through CMR – Convention Management Resources. Hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hotel reservation deadline is February 17, 2017.
Full refunds will be issued on or before February 23, 2017
REGISTRATION REFUND CUTOFFS:
Cancellation requests received by February 23, 2017 will receive a full registration refund. Cancellation requests received between February 24,2017 and March 20,2017 will receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee; Requests received after March 20 (no refund) All attempts will be made to process refunds within 4-6 weeks of cancellation.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing via fax to (415) 293-4745 Attn: NECA Registration, or by sending us a message through the NECA Now Registration & Hotel Support Center.
NOTE: This is a member and premier partner event only. Non-members and invitees will not be registered. Contact CMR for more information at (800) 368-6322 or click here for more information »
James Benham • Plenary Session • Monday, March 27 • 5:00 pm
Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules
Everywhere you look, there’s a new mobile, drone or wearable device. How are these technologies evolving construction projects? How are top contractors running research and development on emerging technologies? Get ahead of the learning curve and hear about the up and coming technology solutions your peers in the industry are already utilizing. In this dynamic session, James Benham sorts through the latest trends, solutions and devices in building technologies and how they will rewrite the rules for construction projects. Mr. Benham will also discuss the statistics behind the the annual Construction Technology Report, a survey of thousands of construction professionals on how they are employing and integrating technology on building projects.
Discuss real companies who are researching and implementing the latest technologies and how they are impacting their construction projects. See demos of the next generation of technology that are keeping developers busy. And review the technology tools and strategies you can implement today to be ready for the tech of tomorrow.
While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his ﬁrst application. Three years later, he co-managed an internet services provider (ISP), providing dial-up Internet to over 4,000 users. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. During his ﬁnal year at Texas A&M in 2001, James established his second company, JBKnowledge, Inc. James is now the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of JBKnowledge, Inc. James has led JBKnowledge to become a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Transportation & Area Attractions
Visit the Riverwalk in San Antonio!
11:00am – 4:00pm (Departs every 30 minutes.)
Shuttle service departs from the JW Marriott Hill Country with drop offs TBD.
Knibbe Ranch, San Antonio, TX – 8pm
Shuttle service departs from the closing plenary session starting at 7:40pm. (NOTE: Dessert Party is from 8:00-10:00pm)
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Jonah Berger • Plenary Session • Wednesday, March 29 • 1:45 pm
Why do some things catch on while others fail? What makes online content viral? And why do some products, ideas, and behaviors get more word of mouth than others? Professor Jonah Berger examines the behavioral science that underlies these questions. He examines how people make decisions, how ideas diffuse, and how social influence shapes behavior.
Berger is a Marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, and popular accounts of his work frequently appear in popular outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business Week, The Atlantic, and The Economist. His research has also been featured in the New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas.” Berger has been recognized with a number of awards for both scholarship and teaching, including various early career awards and being named Wharton’s Iron Prof (an award for awesome faculty research).
Dr. Berger has helped all sorts of companies and organizations get their stuff to catch on. From Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, and multinationals to non-profits, Berger has helped drive new product adoption, sharpen effective messaging, and develop marketing strategies.