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2019 Industry Day

The Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is pleased to invite you to participate in our 11th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop. This year’s event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center on June 25-27, 2019. We believe we have put together a great program for everyone, with a broad selection of topics to choose from. The draft agenda for this year's event is below. please check back for an updated agenda. 


Online Registration Final Day, Friday, June 21, 2019

Walk-up Registration available at the Event at $400

2019 SAME GKC Post Industry Day Attendee List

Note: Attendee list (of almost 400) includes only those that checked the box during registration providing authorization to publicly post their names and contact information.


AGENDA - SAME GKC Post Industry Day & Training Conference

TUESDAY – June 25, 2019



1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Set-up

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Icebreaker in Exhibit Hall

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY – June 26, 2019



7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Early Bird Breakfast – Exhibit Hall

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony - Hillary

- Commander, USACE KC District

- Buddy Barnes, SAME National President

- National Anthem

- Color Guard/Calvary Angels – w/honoree Commander

- Opening Remarks

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker – Jerry Paulsen

Former US Army

President/CEO of Paulsen Productions, Inc. , President of Guam Business Discovery; and Founder & Executive Director of Operation Horses and Heroes

8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Networking in Exhibit Hall

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Track Sessions A-D

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking in Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Track Sessions A-D

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Break/Snacks – Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Agency Panel–VA, Army HQ, AFCEC For Small Business

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Evening Social


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

THURSDAYJune 27, 2019



6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Early Bird Breakfast

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Remarks GKC Post President/Hillary Weber, Recognition/Awards

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

USACE Kansas City District - Fiscal Year 2019 Mission and Procurement Opportunities

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

BREAK – Exhibit Hall

9:00 am. – 9:30 a.m.

USACE Little Rock, Omaha, Tulsa Districts Fiscal Year 2019 Mission and Procurement Opportunities

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Track Sessions A-D

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Government Agency One-on-Ones

USACE Kansas City, Little Rock, Omaha, & Tulsa District Programs, VA, Guam, City of Kansas City, MO

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Wednesday A.M.

10:30 – 11:30





Session Title

Fight or Flight: Pre and Post Award Procurement Protests

Sediment Cap Design & Placement

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Advancing USACE Civil Works Life Cycle Engineering

Bonding for Small Business


Session Speaker

Mark “Hawk” Thomas, Esq., Reid Law

James Gravette (NAVFAC), Stavros Patselas/Tetra Tech, Roxanne Clarke/Tetra Tech

Edward Beadenkopf, PE, CFM; and Matthew Koch - ATKINS

Jerry Fallen/Surety Manager at Haas & Wilkerson, Monica Donatelli/Surety Dept. Manager, IMA, Inc.; Zach Bradley/Pres. Of Surety Support Services







Wednesday P.M.

1:30 – 2:30





Session Title

Design-Build Delivery Innovation Panel with F.E. Warrant AFB Team

Destructive Treatments of PFAS: A technology Review

Designing from Inside the Box:

Developing an Innovative Temporary Closure Structure for Two USACE Dams with Numerous Design Constraints

Government Panel


Health Facilities Group, Ross and Baruzzini, and United Excel

Jim Fenstermacher PE/OBG Engineers

Mead and Hunt

Kay Baltz-Army HQ SB, Mary Urey-AFCEC SB, Christopher Eischen-SBA, David Mugan-VA SB







Thursday A.M.






Session Title

Just what Are They Thinking?

Interactive Workshop to identify and assess how you want people/clients to perceive you

Highly Efficient Subsurface Investigations in Large Building on Active Installations

Kansas State University Chiller Expansion Project

Insurance for Small Business



Jerry Paulsen – Paulsen Productions

Karen Campbell/NAVFAC SE, Travis Lewis/NAVFAC Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center, Todd Creamer/Geosyntec Consultants

Dave Roberts PE, Olsson

Branden Banks and Josh Goodman, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance








We look forward to having you out to this signature event!


Keynote Speaker

Gerald “Jerry” Paulsen

President/CEO of Paulsen Productions


Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Paulsen is President/CEO of Paulsen Productions based in Elgin, Illinois. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of professional development, attended the University of Illinois, has a Masters Certificate in Communication, and is a published author. Mr. Paulsen has been designing, developing and conducting presentation skills management and leadership programs throughout the United States, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe since 1994. Paulsen Productions currently has offices in the United States, Brazil, and China.


Armed with over 20 years of experience, Jerry delivers programs and his messages clearly and profoundly. Jerry also walks his talk, always looking polished and professional. A former military non-commissioned officer, Jerry learned from personal experience how image can define a career.


Mr. Paulsen has worked with federal and state governments, Fortune 500’s, and hundreds of small and emerging companies worldwide. Prior to founding his business, he served with distinction in law enforcement for fifteen years, receiving numerous commendations both as a patrol officer and detective, and received the honor of Police Officer of the Year in 1993. He is most proud of his service to his country as an Army veteran, serving in numerous assignments.


Now, as a highly respected business owner, Mr. Paulsen is a well recognized and respected in all corporate circles, traveling extensively throughout the United States and abroad, conducting his programs, seminars and workshops helping corporations grow and polishing the skills of their employees at all levels - from new hire to senior management. Jerry’s work and his dedicated team of professionals give extreme care to working with everyone, as he is constantly sought after to speak and provide his expertise at conferences, workshops, company retreats and corporate coaching around the world.


Jerry’s credentials are unquestionable, having spoken at national conferences and conventions throughout the United States and abroad. He has worked with the corporate world for more than 15 years, where he delivers keynote speeches, and follows up with breakout sessions where participants are a part of the program in his unique highly interactive sessions.


With an impressive list of clients including American Express Financial Services, the United States Army, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Astra Zeneca, Associação Brasileria de Cosmetologia, Marcus & Millichap, Deloitte & Touche, and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Jerry has clearly left his mark on thousands the world over.


Mr. Paulsen has received many awards and accolades, including being recognized by former President George H. W. Bush, the Outstanding Person of Illinois from Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and the Illinois Jaycees, the Award of Distinguished Citizen Award and is in the Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs. He is also the recipient of the United States Small Business Administration, 2008 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year Award.


Jerry has grown Paulsen Productions to 3 divisions: Presentation Skills Dynamics™ , Education Impressionssm and Motivation ConceptsSM . He continues to inspire, lead and empower people worldwide.


Learn more about Gerry on his website.



Instructions for Registration/Sponsorship

Online Registration Final Day, Friday, June 21, 2019

Walk-up Registration available at the Event at $400

This year’s event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center on June 25-27, 2019.  

To register for this event, click HERE

For registration options refer to the table below.


Registration Fee

Booth Rental (includes 1 Registration)


Private Sector SAME Young Members


Private Sector SAME Members – early bird (before April 30, 2019)


Private Sector SAME Members – registration after April 30, 2019




Student Chapter Members, Active Military, and Government Employees


Multiple firm sponsorship opportunities are available and can be selected during your registration process. The available options are summarized in the table below.

Sponsorship Package

Registration Fee

Number Available

Gold Sponsor



· Includes one Registration

· Logo/Gold Sponsor on event website

· Logo on all communications advertising the event

· Logo/Gold Sponsor in event Program Handout

· Logo/Gold Sponsor on signage at the event (2 days)

· Logo/Gold Sponsor on screen at General Session (2 days)

Silver Sponsor



· Includes one Registration

· Logo on event website

· Logo in event Program handout

· Logo on signage at the event (2 days)

Icebreaker Sponsor



· Logo on multiple signage

- at each Bar location

- at food location

- at Entrance

· Logo in Program Handout

Breakfast Sponsor


4 (2 per day)

· Logo at food locations

· Logo in Program Handout

Lunch Sponsor


4 (2 per day)

· Logo at Food locations

· Logo on tables

· Logo at Entrance

· Logo in Program Handout

Snack Break


3 (2 per day)
(2 SOLD)

· Logo at food and beverage stations

· Logo in Program Handout

· Logo at Beverage Station for Government One-on-One meetings


We look forward to having you out to this signature event!

Cancellation Instructions

Cancel prior to May 31, 2019 to receive a full refund minus a 5% cancellation fee.

Cancel June 1 – June 10 to receive a 50% refund minus a 5% cancellation fee.

No cancellations allowed after June 10.

Contact Jackie Hacker to cancel your registration:



Travel and Lodging Information

Event attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Below are hotel, rental car and airport information.

Limited conference rate rooms are available until no later than May 23rd for $144.00 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center. You may also call central reservations at 913-234-2100 or 800-325-3535 (toll-free).

The hotel is within walking distance of the convention center. Additional hotels within walking distance or a short drive of the convention center include:

Hilton Garden Inn, Overland Park

Courtyard Kansas City, Overland Park/Convention Center

Holiday Inn, Overland Park Convention Center


Free parking is available at the convention center, see parking map here.

Car Rental from KCI Airport
All rental car companies share a Grey Rental Car Shuttle stopping at marked terminal medians.



Phone Number

Web Address


(816) 464-5151


(816) 243-5760


(816) 243-5757


(800) 800-4000


(816) 464-2500


(816) 243-5765


(816) 243-5770


(816) 464-5600

Alternate Transportation
Estimated Super Shuttle: (800) 243-6383 or (816) 243-5000, fee $17 (one way)
Estimated Taxi Fare: $40.00 (one way)

Uber and Lyft car services operate in Kansas City.


Driving Directions to Overland Park Convention Center


Area Information


  • Town Center Plaza is within 2 miles of the convention center and includes shops, restaurants, and a movie theater

  • Topgolf is within 1 mile of the convention center

  • The Indian Creek Trail is a 17-mile pedestrian and bike trail that runs through Kansas City and can be accessed within 1 mile of the convention center


Conference Hall Information

Exhibit Hall Layout
Exhibitor information will be updated as booth space is filled.




See Exhibitor Packet here with detailed instructions for preparing for your event.

Please note that the booth spaces are limited to 10x10.  Larger booths will not be allowed as they result in overcrowding of the exhibit hall.

Social Events

The event kickoff will be held on Tuesday, June 25th in the Exhibit Hall from 5-8pm. The event is free to conference registrants. Additional guests are welcome to attend but must be registered.

Social Event
The Evening Social will be held on Wednesday, June 26th starting at 5 pm in the Exhibit Hall and the courtyard outside of the Exhibit Hall.


One-on-One Instructions

One-on-One registration is now open and can be made here

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to your participation!

Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for supporting the Greater KC Post of SAME!  Please check back for information on registering to volunteer for the event.

Contact Us

For more information or questions regarding this event you may contact one of the following volunteers:

Registration: Jackie Hacker (
Sponsorship: Jackie Hacker (
Programs: Jackie Hacker (

Call for Presentations

Check back for call for presentations in 2019.