What’s New

We’ve kept the events we know you enjoy and added a variety of new ones you don’t what to miss. Here is what’s new at this year’s conference.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this year’s Members’ Luncheon will be the only two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy, Archie Griffin. A three-time All-American, he is included in the NCAA’s 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes and is a member of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame board of directors. In 2014 Griffin was honored as All-Century Player by the Tournament of Roses Association, in celebration of the 100th anniversary Rose Bowl game. Griffin played in four consecutive Rose Bowl games under legendary coach Woody Hayes. He was also a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as co-captain and played for seven years.

Archie Griffin is now The Ohio State University’s senior advisor for Advancement after serving for 11 years as the president/chief executive officer of the Alumni Association (OSUAA). During his time as OSUAA president/CEO, Griffin worked to make it possible for all alumni to stay connected to Ohio State and strengthen the status of the university.

Virtual Reality

Designer and contractors can quickly transform 3D models into virtual reality (VR) walkthroughs with IrisVR soft wear.
IrisVR will offer conference attendees the chance to view their own 3D files in VR, simply bring your Revit, Sketchup, Rhino or OBJ file on a jump drive to the IrisVR booth. An educational session will be offered to answer all attendees’ questions on virtual reality – from how to select and set up your hardware to how to apply it to your everyday projects.

Special Training Opportunity on Wednesday, Sept. 13

The Solar Permitting Plan Review Course is an interactive, in-person course designed to provide a practical process for consistent plan review, with an emphasis on how to catch the most frequent installation errors. Taught by a national expert in solar plan review, the course will walk you through the review of a complete permit plan application. After completing this training, you will be able to evaluate a complete solar permit package to ensure it is compliant with building, fire and electrical codes relevant to your jurisdiction. (0.6 CEUs)

Join expert Jerry Henderson at this event. He has written advisories, authored code change proposals, worked developing installation standards and permitting processes, served as a technical advisor and industry representative on codes and standards committees, and developed and delivered trainings since 1992.