Annual county engineers conference is April 9–13, 2017, in Cincinnati
The 2017 edition of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) conference and trade show is April 9–13, 2017, at the Duke Energy Convention Center & Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Benefits of networking at NACE 2017
- Seek advice
Having like-minded county road officials to talk to gives you the opportunity to get advice from them for your day-to-day challenges.
- Find suppliers
Whatever supplier you’re looking for—motor grader, GIS solution, snow control equipment, bridge design firm—you will come across them at various events.
- Get new ideas and innovations
Meeting and talking about county road practices is a fantastic way of learning about new practices and innovative products. Early adopters are usually eager to share and promote the latest technology or method. You just need to figure out how to incorporate these great ideas into your county’s practices.
- Encourage mentors
Seek out people with years of experience who are willing to share their knowledge with you. Successful experienced county road officials are usually generous with passing along advice to younger engineers or those new to the profession.
- Improve your communication
Yes, even an engineer can take the initiative to get out there and introduce yourself to strangers. At first it can be hard, but practice and familiarity soon makes it second nature. Plus, it helps strengthen your confidence.
- Feel good
It’s a proven fact, we get great satisfaction from helping someone else solve a problem and hearing about their successful results.
- Make great new friends
Although we initially focus on work conversations, we talk about more relaxed, social topics eventually. Being around like-minded county road officials who want to exchange ideas regularly leads to strong friendships over the years.