October 12



8:30-3:00  |  Pre-Conference Workshops

Leadership Building Blocks for Every Level

Note: This pre-conference session is only available to active Chapter, Region, or Board of Director volunteers.

Whether you are just stepping in or a seasoned volunteer, you will be able to walk away from this pre-conference with the building blocks to form a strong foundation or build on your current knowledge base.  You will learn the ins and outs of CSI, purpose, governance, relationships, roles, and so much more during this day-long workshop. To prepare for the session, you'll be asked to complete a series of short online videos (approximately 1.5 hours total).

As a result of attending these sessions you will:

  • Learn and generate “what if” discussion and how to engage in constructive conflict.
  • Work through common board leadership scenarios.
  • Be exposed to core board leadership competencies like goal setting, strategic thinking, and common (and often misunderstood) board responsibilities.

Let's Get Specific

Nearly every member of the construction project team is asked to read, write, or complete work based on the information included in a project’s specifications. What better way to understand how these pivotal documents work than by writing one yourself? Over the span of a few hours, you will participate in a series of interactive activities, presentations, and demonstrations designed to work through the process of writing a small 3-part spec. Included in your workshop registration is access to the 6-part “Specs 101” online course ($125 value).

3:30-5:30  |  Speed Networking

Speed Networking with Building Product Manufacturers

Design/construction professionals and conference sponsors, connect one-on-one to discuss specific project needs and cool new products (as well as the tried-and-true). Every minute of our days matter—each 15-minute meeting is matched based on interest expressed by both parties. Registration required.

Note: Product Representatives may only participate through sponsorship. Contact Brian Knotts at bknotts@csinet.org or 303-565-4019 for sponsorship information.

5:30-6:30  |  Happy Hour for Speed Networking Participants

Happy Hour for Speed Networking Participants

Continue the conversations from your Speed Networking meetings and make new connections with fellow attendees you didn't have one-on-one meetings with at this happy hour, exclusively for Speed Networking participants.

6:30-8:00  |  Welcome to Denver Reception

Welcome to Denver Reception

A skyline gallery of urban architecture, mile-high rocky mountain air, and the hospitality of your CSI community...Welcome to Denver and CSI’s National Conference! Join us for an evening of light appetizers, beverages and (re)connecting.