Special Events

Stay on top of what’s happening at this year’s conference. There will be plenty of exciting special events featuring key note speakers, nonstop networking opportunities and more.


Saturday, October 15

Habitat Build Day

Members of the Women in Code Enforcement and Development (WICED) will participate in the Habitat build day on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Kansas City. The workday will be from 8 am - 3:30 pm, not including travel time to and from hotel. (Transportation will be provided, leaving from conference hotels.) Participants are required to sign a release form during sign-up. Work clothes and sturdy-soled shoes such as work boots or tennis shoes will be needed. Sandals or thin-soled tennis shoes, such as Keds, will not be allowed on the job site. Participants will also need to provide their own work gloves.

For additional information about volunteering for the Habitat Build Day, please contact: Eirene Knott.

Sunday, October 16 | Tee Off 7:30 am

2nd Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing

In celebration of the life and work of William Ronald “Ron” Burton, a renowned code expert who worked on many code-related projects for ICC, BOMA and NAHB, this 2nd Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing is a fundraising effort developed by the Past Presiding Officers to develop training and resources for the next generation of code officials. It offers a great opportunity to get together with fellow code professionals during a shotgun start golf tournament to be held on October 16, 2016, at the Falcon Ridge Golf Club, 20200 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas.

The tourney will include a 50/50 drawing; prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin; a hole-in-one contest; and gifts for all participants. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The overall event sponsor is the National Multifamily Housing Council and Golf Tournament Sponsor is BOMA International. Sign up today as a sponsor or player—space is limited.

Click here for registration (PDF)
Click here for sponsorship opportunities (PDF)

Sunday, October 16 | 8 am – 4 pm

Pre-Conference Tour

World War I Museum Architectural tour | 8 am – 11 am

Come tour the unique architecture and learn the historical significance of the National World War I Museum. The Liberty Memorial Monument was a dynamic addition to Kansas City’s cultural offerings. Over time the physical structure of the monument deteriorated, and it was closed in 1994 due to safety concerns. In 1998, plans took shape to restore the Liberty Memorial and to expand the site by building this museum to better showcase the WWI related objects and documents dating back to the 1920s. In 2004, the new 80,000 square foot museum was built underneath the original Liberty Memorial. The Liberty Memorial has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Participants will experience a tour designed specifically for those interested in the unique architecture of this building. A Building Code expert will be available to respond to Code related questions. This is a special opportunity! In terms of overall visitor experience, this museum ranks #1 in Kansas City and #5 in the United States.

Lunch will be provided at Jack Stack Barbecue from 11:15 am – 1 pm.

Historical Renovation Project | 1 pm – 4 pm

The historic Pickwick complex is a grand reminder of downtown Kansas City’s pre-war era. A group of vacant buildings completed in 1930 and unified by their “streamline Gothic” design, covers three quarters of the entire city block. The buildings include what once was an 11-story hotel, interstate bus terminal, parking garage and six-story office building. These buildings are currently being renovated to include apartments, retail space, and an office complex. Participants will tour this $65 million dollar historical renovation project and engage in a discussion about the Code challenges it presented, including how the 1927 Kansas City Building Code had to be referenced for portions of the renovations.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Sunday, October 16 | 3 – 7 pm
Monday, October 17 | 10 am – 5 pm

ICC Resume Clinic

ICC will offer conference attendees the chance to receive individual advice on resumes and cover letters. Sponsored by Sequence Staffing, Frank De Safey and Erica Crumley in addition to private and public sector hiring managers, organization fellows, and division officers, and other volunteers will spend 15-20 minutes with attendees reviewing resumes and offering customized job search advice. For more information click here.

Sunday, October 16 | 7 – 7:30 pm

Initial Report of the Nominating Committee

Sunday, October 16 | 7:30 – 11 pm

ICC Family Night

Gather with friends, chat with ICC Board candidates and meet new members of the ICC family in the Power and Light District—Kansas City’s premier dining and entertainment neighborhood. Light finger foods and beverages will be provided.

Monday, October 17

Opening Session

The Opening Session will feature of author of Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun, Gabe Klein, former DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago and former Director of the District DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

Monday, October 17

Annual Business Meeting

Paul Moya will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Business Meeting. As a Harvard Millennials Expert, Paul is best known for the world-class results his clients receive at Millennial Labs—a full-service consulting firm trusted by globally recognized brands to solve their most complex generational challenges in the workplace, marketplace, and voting booth.

Monday, October 17 | 12 – 2 pm

Networking Luncheon

This year the Networking Luncheon will be held in Expo Hall and will include games and activities to promote networking. This will also be the new time for Delegate Photos. And don’t miss out on the drone demonstrations.

Monday, October 17 | 7 – 11 pm

Welcome to Kansas City

We look forward to seeing you all sweat while experiencing the game of college basketball at the College Basketball Experience. This facility is not only the home of men’s collegiate basketball history, but also houses interactive opportunities such as three-point shooting, free throw shooting, calling the highlights of an actual NCAA basketball action and much more. We’ll have some KC barbecue to share with you along with Kansas City’s very own Boulevard Wheat and Pale Ale beers.

Tuesday, October 18 | 8 – 11 am

Government Relations Forum

This year's GR forum will feature these four notable speakers:

Warren Edwards Dr. Joshua Kneifel Dr. Long
Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Tuesday, October 18 | 8 – 11:15 am

Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts Tour

What began as a sketch on a napkin has become an architectural icon and home for the performing arts in Kansas City. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has changed Kansas City’s skyline, as well as the experiences of artists and audiences throughout the region. This performing arts center has acoustical quality among the best in the world. You will participate in a guided tour presenting an historic overview and highlighting its architectural accomplishments. A Building Code expert will be available to address Code related questions and comments.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will return before the awards luncheon.

Tuesday, October 18 | 8 – 11:15 am

Harley Davidson “Behind the Scenes” Experience

Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, has a 358,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri that was built in 1998. Kansas City employees produce several varieties of motorcycles. This benchmarking tour experience has been custom designed for The International Code Council. Participants will get a “behind the scenes” look at how the Harley-Davidson manufacturing facility utilizes the I-Codes to help ensure building safety, fire prevention, and public safety. Participants will tour the factory floor and have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will return before the awards luncheon. (Fully enclosed, low-heeled [one inch or less] shoes are required. Cameras or recording devices are not allowed in the plant. Photography is permitted in the Tour Center.)

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Awards Luncheon

The Awards Luncheon will feature Kevin Cosgriff, president and CEO of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers founded in 1926.

Tuesday, October 18 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Underground Buildings: Hunt Midwest SubTropolis Tour

Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is an office complex that is 150 feet below Kansas City; built in a 270 million-year-old limestone deposit. It is the world’s largest underground business complex, with over 6,000,000 square feet of industrial space for lease. Available space is added each year as active mining continues. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about provisions in the Building Code for underground buildings and tour this unique facility. This experience will begin with a classroom educational component and then the group will go to the SubTropolis for the onsite tour.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will depart after the awards luncheon.

Tuesday, October 18 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Kansas City Union Station Architectural & Codes Tour

Kansas City Union Station opened in 1914, serving Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area. It replaced a small Union Depot in 1878. At the end of World War II, the Union Depot quickly declined in the 1950's and was closed in 1985. In 1999, the station reopened as a series of museums and other public attractions. In 2002, Union Station saw its return as a train station when Amtrak began providing public transportation services and has since become Missouri's second-busiest train station.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will depart after the awards luncheon.

Tuesday, October 18 | 6 – 10 pm

Annual Banquet

Tuesday, October 18 | 10 pm – 12 pm

Columbus 2017 Preview Event

Wednesday October 19 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Global Connections Day

Building Codes, Standards and Regulations and Climate Change:
Sustainable Practices for a Changing World

Global Connections Day, sponsored by the ICC Family of Companies, will focus on the challenges presented by the evolutionary process toward sustainability by assessing its impact on the role of building codes, standards, and regulations in the global marketplace. Presentations will address the effect of regulatory change on institutions and governments throughout the world and the need for codes and standards to keep pace with the impact of real or perceived climate change.

Radhika Fox will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Global Connections Day. Radhika is the Chief Executive Officer of the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. Learn more about the scheduled speakers and details about this event.

Global Connections Day is free and open to the public. The luncheon is also open to the public, but is a paid event and requires pre-registration.