Upcoming Industry Events
Federal Environmental Symposium Sustainability (FES)
May 13, 2021
The Annual Federal Environmental Symposium (FES). It is the premier event for sharing of best practices amongst federal sustainability professionals on how to lead by example and manage federal procurement and operations as sustainably as possible. OBO Speakers: Rick Sullivan and Angel Dizon. For more information, please visit
SAME Joint Engineering Training Conference & Expo (JETC)
May 17 – May 21, 2021
SAME-Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is the place to stay up to speed in the joint engineering community. Hear how your profession is tackling the infrastructure-related national security issues we all face both in this era of Great Power Competition and unprecedented COVID-challenged environment. For more information, please visit
Tall & Urban Innovation Virtual Conference
May 18 – May 20, 2021
U.S. Embassy, London is being recognized as an Award of Excellence Winner in the “Best Tall Building (under 100)” category. This will be a three-day event, with the first two days focused on pre-recorded presentations on each winning project, then a live third day of panel discussions and other presentations, during which the overall category winners will also be announced. Judging will thus occur based on your 20-miniute pre-recorded combined owner-developer & architect presentation and, excitingly, with an anticipated 1000+ delegates expected to attend the event from all around the world, we will also be having an audience vote, which will determine a second awards recognition and trophy in each category. For more information, please visit .
Federal Real Property Association – May Program
May 21, 2021
Casual panel of 3-5 Government execs. in real estate, planning, design & construction industries discussing how they contract for various services in these areas, what types of contracts they use, whether there are gov’t wide vehicles for these services & how they are accessed, and what types of services these agencies typically need. The moderator will have a set of general questions and audience questions will be welcome. CURRENT SPEAKERS: Tracy Marcinowski, Asst. Commissioner for Acquisition, GSA Public Buildings Service. Brady Demerest, Chief Realty Branch, US Corps of Engineers Baltimore Office. Mary Ruwwe, Regional Commissioner, GSA Federal Acquisition Service, GSA Region 6. MODERATOR: Adam Bodner or another FRPA Board member. OBO Speaker: Angel Dizon. For more information, please visit here.
2021 Bucharest Summit: Cooperation for Development
May 24 – 28, 2021
The event will be attended by over 500 participants, of which over 200 Romanian and foreign speakers, and will be structured on 18 major interest areas. The event will be opened by Ms. Anca Dana Dragu, President of the Senate of Romania. The main subject of the Summit is the reduction of economic gaps compared to Western countries, that has been spectacular, with a positive effect not only for each State, but also for the entire geographical region. In view of the OBO’s work, Summit participants will learn more about the specific issues raised by the construction of the US diplomatic facilities overseas and how they are tackled as to project an unitary concept representing the American values to the host nations. OBO Speakers: Angel Dizon is a Keynote speaker. For more information, please visit here.
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Build Business 2021 – Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
August 5, 2021
Society for Marketing Professional Services & Build Business brings together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. OBO Speakers: Angel Dizon. For more information, please visit here.
OBO Industry Roadshow
A and EA Bureau are joining together to speak to organizations (TBD) with a focus on construction. The presentations will discuss the commitments from procurement to be clean and transparent and commitment from program side to be competitive and open as well. Check back for upcoming dates, times, and virtual locations!
September 13-15, 2021
Stormwater Best Management Practices, trends, research and solutions. StormCon is an annual conference of the National Rural Water Association and is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal, and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance. The event will inform the stormwater and surface water quality sectors with a high-quality educational program covering such topics as stormwater infrastructure and best management practices, green infrastructure, stormwater permit compliance, funding, staffing, and managing the stormwater program, industrial stormwater management, and research and testing. OBO Speaker: Dami (Oludamilola) Martins. For more information, please visit .
Upcoming Recruitment Events
For the most up-to-date Recruiting Tour Dates, please see below.
University of Connecticut Real Estate Society Info Session
University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering Info Session
Structural Engineers Association Young Members PechaKucha Event
National Society of Black Engineers DC Chapter Info Session
International Facility Management Association Facility Fusion Virtual Conference
04/21/2021 – 04/22/2021
Service Academy Career Conference w/ GTM
George Washington University Panel: Urban Planning in the Federal Space
Notre Dame Recruitment Conference
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