NAFE 2019 Summer Conference

July 26 - 28, 2019

Westin Denver Downtown

Denver, Colorado

 

Hotel - reserve your room at the  Westin Denver Downtown

 at the discounted rate of $185.00

If you would like to make your reservations by phone, please call the Denver Westin Downtown at (303) 572-9100 and ask to speak to “Reservations”.  Mention that you would like a sleep room in the July 2019 National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) Summer Conference Room Block Group Rate. 

Last day to book - July 5th

Seminar Fees:   $500 per day 
First time NAFE Conference attendees and Life Members -  Half price!

 

Register for the conference online 

        

Program and Schedule 

Friday, July 26 

 

7:00      Registration   Conf. Office C - Mezzanine

 

8:30      Board Welcome and Orientation  Platte River Ballroom - Mezzanine

9:00      NAFE Board of Directors Meeting - Morning Session 

12:00    Lunch break (on your own)

1:30      NAFE Board of Directors Meeting - Afternoon Session (Board Business)

3:30    ASTM E58 Forensic Engineering Technical Committee meeting

6:00 to 7:00 pm  NAFE Reception (cash bar) Augusta - Lobby Level

7:00 to 9:00 pm  NAFE Awards and Recognition Banquet at the hotel  (tickets required)  Augusta - Lobby Level

Saturday, July 27 – Technical Program  (7 CPDs) 

   

7:00      Registration  Conf. Office C - Mezzanine

7:00 am Round Table Discussion (includes breakfast)  Platte River - Mezzanine

8:15 am Opening Remarks and Introductions – John Certuse PE, 2019 NAFE President    Platte River - Mezzanine

9:00-11:40 Morning session (two tracks of presentations) Track 1 - Platte River, Track 2 - Lawrence A/B Program    Speaker bios

11:40 Report to the membership - John Certuse, PE - 2019 NAFE President

12:00 Round Table Discussion (includes lunch)  Tabor Molly Room - Lobby Level

1:00  Journal Authors and Peer Reviewers Workshop (not for PDH credit)

2:00-4:40 Afternoon session (two tracks of presentations) – see Program   Speaker bios

4:40-5:00 Follow-up Q & A Session for Technical Presentations

5:00 Adjourn

6:00      Cocktails (Cash Bar) V's Lounge - Lobby Level

7:00      Dinner on your own
                                                           

Sunday, July 28 - Educational Seminars (7 CPDs) 

 

7:00      Registration    Conf. Office C - Mezzanine

7:00      Networking Breakfast   Platte River - Mezzanine

8:15      Opening Remarks:  John Certuse, PE – 2019 NAFE President   Platte River - Mezzanine

Track 1  Platte River - Mezzanine  Speaker Bios

9:00      John Leffler, PE - Friction or Fiction: The Changing World of Slip-and-Fall Analysis

10:00     Michael Leshner, PE - True Confessions – Expert Mistakes you can Avoid

11:00     Arthur Schwartz, JD, CAE – Impact of Climate Change and the Evolving Standard of Care Issue on Forensic Engineering

Track 2  Lawrence A/B - Mezzanine

 9:00      - Fire Investigation - Program  Speaker bios

12:00    Round Table Discussion (includes lunch)

Track 1  Platte River - Mezzanine  Speaker Bios

1:30      Liberty Janson, PE – How Recreational Marijuana can cause Construction Defects

2:30     Jerry Ogden, PhD, PE - Advanced vehicle damage analysis techniques

3:30     Open Q&A Session - All Speakers – All Topics - Moderator: Jon Milton, PE

1:30     Track 2 - Fire Investigation, (continued) Lawrence A/B - Mezzanine Program  Speaker Bios

4:30      Adjourn

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