MEGA Maryland is back - live and in person!
A hybrid experience ӏ October 11 – 14, 2021
Join us—in person—on Wednesday, October 13th at Martins West in Baltimore, MD for two inspiring and informative keynotes, local, State, and Federal agency panels, networking, matchmaking, client panels, training sessions, and MORE! We will round out the week with education and training webinars and two special activities (golf outing on Oct. 11th and another event, TBA, on Oct. 14th).
MEGA Maryland is the premier event for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Our mission is to provide relevant and meaningful information inclusive of all members of the AEC industry with a focus on helping today’s small, minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses grow and thrive. Boasting 75+ speakers, meaningful connections and client engagement, this event cannot be missed!
The conference is presented by the Maryland chapters and organizations of the industry’s leading professional organizations including the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Mid-Maryland Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), WTS International (WTS) and the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP).
Presented by the Maryland Professional Organizations of:
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
MORNING KEYNOTE - What moves people?
Presented by: JonRobert Tartaglione, MA, MSc
Founder, CEO, Principal Advisor, Influence 51
What moves people? What are the factors that shape our attitudes, shift our decisions, and change our behavior? And how can we leverage these insights to build more effective leaders, more motivated teams, and more successful organizations? Psychologist and behavioral scientist JonRobert founded Influence 51 to help clients answer precisely these questions, and he now works with a portfolio of global companies on projects that include:
Coaching leaders on how to connect, motivate, and persuade more effectively
Assisting HR teams in designing incentive systems and executing behavior change initiatives
Collaborating with sales and marketing teams on tactical messaging, branding, and client acquisition efforts
He earned a Master’s in Social Cognition from University College London, a Master’s in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and began his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Cambridge in 2020. In addition, he is also the co-author of the award-winning book "Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart," which earned the gold medal in the Social Change and Social Justice category of the 2018 Nautilus Book Awards.
LUNCH KEYNOTE - Vision: Creating the Future We All Want
Presented by: Norman Anderson
Chairman & CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, Chair of Blueprint 2025
Mr. Anderson is Chairman & CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, a firm focused on global infrastructure project development, driving productivity across countries. He oversees Blueprint 2025, a select group of leading public and private entities focused on doubling the size of infrastructure investment in the U.S. The group’s steering committee, the National Infrastructure Performance Council, is anchored by founding chairmen, Hank Greenberg (founder of AIG) and David Petraeus. Mr. Anderson focuses on the value of infrastructure in generating economic growth, recovery from Covid-19 and long-term benefits for people around the world. In this role he is in constant contact with leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, focused on innovative ways to #CreateGreat projects.
He is a regular contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, CBC and Fox Business News, and is a contributor to Forbes.com, focusing on infrastructure, technology and the benefits of infrastructure for people in the US and global infrastructure markets.
Links for the webinars will be sent to all conference attendees 24 hours in advance of the scheduled session
(and again one hour before)
Thank you to our Sponsors
Wine Tasting & Sustainability Tour
October 14, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Black Ankle Vineyards, 14463 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
MEGA Maryland will follow CDC, state, and county COVID guidance effective at the time of the conference. Our planning committee has developed a contingency plan in preparation of the potential suspension of in-person events. This plan will include options for our exhibitors and sponsors to engage virtually as well as provide incentives for returning in-person next year. If the conference needs to pivot to a virtual environment, all registrants will receive instructions on these options as well as new benefits and engagement opportunities as we make the transition.
Traveling from out-of-town and need a place to stay?
We have secured a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites, next to Martin’s West at a special rate of $109 per night. Please use the link below to make your reservation.