Philadelphia, PA | September 12-14, 2021
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we are called to reflect upon the moments that change the world. These transcendent and arduous moments challenge us to adapt and overcome whether they were rooted in disaster recovery due to terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters, COVID, or leveraging new technologies during an economic recession. The CMAA2021 education program will concentrate on how these defining moments have impacted the industry, led to creative solutions, changed standards, and taught us all about resilience and progress. The last 20 years have been filled with critical periods for the construction industry and this year we will highlight and celebrate what we learned and where we are going.
Whether tragic or fortuitous, these defining moments created opportunities for CMs to proactively adapt, innovate, and make the best of ever-changing industry needs. CMAA would like to learn the ways you adjusted throughout these moments in time. CMAA is seeking interactive sessions that will engage the audience and encourage participation and will only be taking a limited number of case studies (consider a Quickfire session instead! See below).
Session proposals should cover at least one of the following learning objectives:
Reshaping Construction Management: Achieving optimal outcomes through strong leadership, relationship building, collaboration, inclusion, and workforce expansion.
Embracing Change in Construction Management: Understanding the business and economic climate, environmental impacts, engaging individuals from other professions and practices, and supporting the academic and contractor communities.
Adapting Construction Management: Maintaining legal and ethical integrity, with considerations around safety and risk management.
New in 2021: Quickfire Sessions
Quickfire sessions are 5-minute sessions with automatically rotating slides (every 5 seconds). Quickfire sessions are perfect for highlighting unique projects and situations. Learn more about Quickfire Sessions here.
Please note: Partial submissions cannot be saved. We developed the RFP Template to help you draft your submission. We encourage you to prepare all session information in a separate document such as Word, then copy/paste your final version into this form. Remember that only proposals submitted through this form will be accepted.