September 11, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm


Eventually, everything connects – How Engineers can Live what they Do in Times of Massive Change 

In a rapidly changing world that significantly affects the business environment, engineering and architecture firms face many challenging questions: how to leverage diverse talents of staff across generations, how to remain relevant and useful to clients and users, and how to do it all while being competitive and profitable?

Based on his experiences as a firm principal, teacher, and advocate, Tom shares his perspective on specific opportunities of our time, and encourages the structural engineering profession to continue to follow what it has always most fundamentally done – connecting.

Attendees will earn 1.0 hour of Continuing Education Credit. CE certificates will be emailed after the event.

Please register before Friday, September 7th..  Registrations received after that time will be honored if possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

Photo Credit: Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, Exhibit at MCA Chicago, 2006, Bruce Mau

About the Speaker

Tom Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP

As a passionate advocate for positive change in the built environment, Tom practices at the intersection of design, advocacy, and actionability to catalyze outcomes that benefit people, businesses, and the environment. He is a partner with Krueck + Sexton Architects and teaches at IIT College of Architecture in Chicago.




Cliff Dwellers Club

200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor

Chicago, IL



The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:15 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, and the presentation will start shortly thereafter.  Please note that Cliff Dwellers' bar only accepts credit cards; cash is no longer accepted. 


The registration fee is $45 for members/$65 for non-members through August 31st. After August 31st, prices increase to $55 and $75, respectively.

Cancellation Policy:

If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel before Friday, September 7.  If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.




Joseph Dardis ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
John Horner ( Larsa )
Derek Boeldt ( SEAOI )
Brian Boysen ( Burns & McDonnell )
Nezar Abraham ( Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc )
Ronald Boehm
Homa Ghaemi ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
David Weihing ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
José Medero ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Leo Baran ( NCSEA )
Jeff Ruhde ( Burns & McDonnell )
Tom Dehlin ( Sargent & Lundy )
Alberto Fernanez ( Ciorba Group )
Debra Hoegemeyer ( Uptown Structural Engineering LLC )
Aaron Neuman ( United States Gypsum Company )
Georges Abdallah ( Wight & Company )
Jared D'Amico ( K2N Crest )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Dan Schriks ( Alfred Benesch )
Christine Freisinger ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Robert B. Johnson
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )
Gabriela Taylor ( Sierra Pacific Windows )
Don Jabczynski ( S.E. Enhancements, LLC )
Tom Harrison ( Holabird & Root, LLC )
PIYUSH LUNKAD ( Universal Construction Testing )
George Krupa ( Lakeshore Engineering, LLC )
Stephanie Hautzinger ( CannonDesign )
David Petlicki ( SP Engineers Ltd. )
Keli Dudek ( KeliAnn Engineering )
Kalyan Chandhuri
Eric Borys ( ECS Midwest LLC )
David Nickell ( TGRWA, LLC )
Jeannette Pfeiffer ( K2N Crest )
Salvatore DiBernardo ( Ciorba Group )
Dave Eckmann ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Mary Kutska ( Ciorba Group )
Nihar Shah ( Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc. )
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Edmund Schloss ( ARUP )