June 14, 2018Thursday
|3:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Registration & Refreshments||Hilton Nashville Downtown Lobby|
|4:00 p.m.||Hotel Check-in||Hilton Nashville Downtown Registration Desk|
|6:00–9:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception||Wildhorse Saloon|
Hilton Nashville Downtown121 Fourth Avenue South · Nashville, Tennessee, 37201 · 615.620.1000
Stay in the heart of ‘Music City’ at Hilton Nashville Downtown. You’ll be treated to true Southern hospitality and premier accommodations. Dine in style at our four on-site restaurants. You’ll relish our central location in the midst of all there is to see and do in Nashville. Explore the history of country music, catch live performances and take in all the sights and sounds of the entertainment district, all near our Nashville hotel.
Welcome Reception at Wildhorse SaloonThursday, June 14, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Join us at the Wildhorse Saloon, just a few blocks from the hotel, as we kick off the 2018 Annual Meeting! More than 1.5 million music lovers stampede through the doors annually to catch the hottest in live entertainment, practice the newest dance steps and dine on award-winning Southern smokehouse cuisine. Come get reacquainted with old friends and make new ones that will last a lifetime!
June 15, 2018Friday
|7:30–9:30 a.m.||Breakfast Buffet||Boone|
|8:00–8:30 a.m.||Annual Membership Business Meeting||Crockett|
|8:30–10:30 a.m.||Seminar — Apps for Construction||Crockett|
|6:00–9:00 p.m.||Reception & Dinner Stations||Acme Feed & Seed|
|7:00–9:00 p.m.||Entertainment by Luke Cunningham||Acme Feed & Seed|
Seminar — Apps for Construction:Friday, June 15, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Exploring the Five Job Site Workflows and Where Mobile Fits In by Rob McKinney, Consultant for JBKnowledge
Dependency on mobile devices in the construction industry continues to grow. How can builders evolve their work flow to match the most innovative hardware, software and strategies becoming available? In this presentation, Rob McKinney shares decades of experience implementing mobile technology on construction projects and discusses the work flow that builders should focus on when it comes to mobile technology on a job site. Rob explores mobile solutions and strategies available for plan management, daily reporting, progress photos, time entry, safety documentation and more. This presentation covers the best of what’s available, and how to make it work with your company’s current processes, budget and technology.
- Identify the main construction work flows affected by mobile technology
- Review the history and evolution of mobile technology used throughout construction projections
- Discuss the leading hardware and software available
- Explore case studies of how innovative companies are applying mobile tech successfully
- Understand the best mobile solutions for your firm’s budget, experience and objectives
Rob McKinney, a self-taught construction technologist, first developed a love for technology with his first Atari game machine. He began his career in construction as the Safety Director for J.M. Wilkerson, a general contractor based in Marietta, Georgia. Rob has developed a mobile device program centered around applications used on tablets and smartphones. The purpose of this program is to research and implement new apps and devices to improve workflows. The end goal of the project is to save field staff time and money by streamlining processes and creating a more collaborative work environment. Rob is currently serving as the Chairman of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia Technology Committee and is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America IT Forum Steering Committee. He has an online blog dedicated to educating construction industry professionals on new uses for technology integrations on projects, and is now a Consultant for JBKnowledge, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries.
Reception & Dinner Stations at Acme Feed & SeedFriday, June 15, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Join us at Acme Feed & Seed for dinner and entertainment. You will enjoy the uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere honoring unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. The three-story Acme building, built in 1890 has been the home to various businesses over the years. In 1943 Acme Feed and Hatchery took over the building and in 1965 renamed their business to Acme Farm Supply. Acme Farm Supply closed their doors after 91 years of business, the last 56 of which were spent at 101 Broadway. The building sat mostly vacant until 2014 when it opened as Acme Feed & Seed. We will enjoy Nashville-style dinner stations served by famous Tomkats catering.
Entertainment by Luke Cunningham at Acme Feed & SeedFriday, June 15, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Singer/Songwriter Luke Cunningham has been playing the Music City game for years, playing his down-the-middle mix of rock and country and hoping to get that one big break in Nashville that leads him to the big time. Luke Cunningham resides in Nashville, where he currently works as an independent commercial songwriter. Cowriting with up-and-coming country acts, collaborating with new artists and working alongside music supervisors and producers for various TV/film projects, Cunningham occasionally tours and is a regular performer at writers-in-the-round events and music venues across Nashville. In 2017, he performed at the famed South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, TX, and his latest EP Kentucky is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other online music retail stores.
June 16, 2018Saturday
|8:45 a.m.||Transportation to Topgolf||Hilton Nashville Downtown|
|9:00 a.m.–Noon||Brunch & Topgolf||Topgolf|
|Noon||Transportation back to hotel||Topgolf|
|4:30 p.m.||Transportation to Grand Ole Opry||Hilton Nashville Downtown|
|5:00–7:00 p.m.||Reception & Dinner Stations||Studio A at Grand Ole Opry|
|7:00–9:30 p.m.||Show at Grand Ole Opry||Grand Ole Opry|
|9:30 p.m.||Transportation back to hotel||Grand Ole Opry|
TopgolfSaturday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Whether you’re a golfer or not, you will enjoy Topgolf. Anyone can play, from aspiring pros to those who’ve never walked 18 holes. All you need to do is swing a club and try to hit your microchipped balls into dartboard-like targets. The microchipped golf balls track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each bay is fully equipped with men’s and women’s golf clubs. (Left-handed and junior clubs are also available.) Brunch will be served in the signature room with a full private bar, HDTVs and Wi-Fi.
Reception & Dinner Stations, Studio A at Grand Ole OprySaturday, June 16, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without attending a show at the Grand Ole Opry. We have reserved Studio A for our reception and dinner, which was once home to HEE HAW and the hit show Nashville, and has continued to host television shows such as Crook & Chase, CMT’s Crossroads and Invitation Only. We will enjoy hearty dinner stations and cocktails.
Show at Grand Ole OprySaturday, June 16, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Following the dinner reception, we will take our seats for an unforgettable show at the Opry! We won’t know until closer to the date, or maybe even the week of, who will be performing, but we are guaranteed it will be a great show! The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous. The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Unlike a typical concert, the Opry presents multiple artists on each show, giving the audience a sampling of each artist’s musical style. Only the Opry… there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else!
June 17, 2018Sunday
|6:30–8:30 a.m.||Traveler’s Breakfast||Hilton Nashville Lobby|