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2018 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 10th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop. This year’s event will be held at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Union on March 26-27, 2018. We believe we have put together a great program for everyone, with a broad selection of topics to choose from. The agenda for this year's event is as follows:


The agenda for this year's event is as follows:

26 Mar 2018

1:00 pm – 5:00pm


Registration Desk Opens @ UMKC Student Union

Exhibit Hall (Room 401) Opens/Exhibitor Set –Up

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking/Social Hour in Exhibit Hall (room 401)

27 March 2018 [Location: UMKC Student Union]

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Opening Ceremonies – Theater Room 103

Jason Sweet, Sal Nodjomian, Joseph Schroedel & UMKC Welcome

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker: Dan Oblinger - Leadercraft

“Listen Like A Negotiator: Essential Less Skills for Partnerships”

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall


Track A

Location: Room 302

Track B

Location: room 402

Track C

Location: Room 419

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Convincing a Prime

Mr. Joshua Frank

RSM Federal

Expectations for Creating A Culture of Quality

Mr. Jonathan Petry


Sustainable Plan for MO’s Water Resources

Mr. Mark McCluskey

Ms. Jennifer Hoggatt

CDM Smith / MoDNR

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Competitively Respond to a Sources Sought (SS)

Mr. Joshua Frank

RSM Federal

Cultural Leadership

Mr. Dan Oblinger



ESS-Based Conceptual Site Model

Mr. Rick Cramer

Burns & McDonnell

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall – Room 401

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

6 Philosophies of High Growth Companies

Mr. Steve Montague

Sandler Training

Integrating A/V Sightline Ergonomics Mr. Tim Pile


Reality Capture

Mr. Tobin Roberts

Mr. Pat Crawford

Tukuh, LLC

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

2:30 pm – 4:00pm

Agency Program Briefs (location: Theater – Room 103): USACE Kansas City, Omaha District, Tulsa District, Little Rock Districts, VA VISN 15, GSA Region 6, and EPA Region 7 (15 minutes each)

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Tear Down

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Social – BRIO (Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112)

28 Mar 2018 – Location: Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106

8:30 am – 4:00pm


One on One Sessions; Preregistration required; see website for details

Room: Cafeteria Conference Room (Ground Floor)

11:00 am– 12:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contracting Brief – “Navigating the System for Award Management Tool (SAM), and Responding to RFQ, RFP, IFB”

Room: 132 - No Preregistration Required

Instructions for Registration/Sponsorship

This year’s event will be held at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Union on March 26-27, 2018.  

To register for this event, click HERE

Individual Registration for Private Sector SAME members will be $200Registration for student chapter members, active military, and government employees is FREE.

Multiple firm sponsorship opportunities are available and can be selected during your registration process.

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

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 FEB 25th for $149.00 at Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza. You may also call central reservations at 800-325-3535.

The complimentary hotel shuttle makes ONLY one trip to and from the event daily.  Please plan accordingly.  Shuttle Schedule is:

Monday, March 26 

4:30 pm - Depart Sheraton for drop off at UMKC Student Union

7:30 pm -  Pick group up at UMKC for return to Sheraton

Tuesday, March 27

7:30 am -  Depart Sheraton for drop off at UMKC Student Union

4:14 pm -

  Pick group up at UMKC for return to Sheraton


Free parking on the UMKC Campus for the event will be provided ONLY on Levels 5 and 6 of the Cherry Street parking garage.


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 car service operates in Kansas City.

Conference Hall Information

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

Shipping for the Event
Below is the information you should include on each shipment:

5100 Cherry Street
UMKC Student Union
Kansas City, MO  64110
NOTE:  Deliver to dock area

Any exhibitor who plans to ship materials should make sure they are received at UMKC by Friday, March 23rd. 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.

Please bring your own extension cords/power strips if you need power. All the booths against the walls should have outlet access but need the cords/strips in case they can’t reach the nearest outlet on the wall. Other booths will have floor power access but should come prepared with the cords they need to reach. The Student Union will not have any cords available for exhibitors to use, but they will help us to tape down anything on the floor.

Also, come prepared with shipping labels and arrange pickup with your shipping company for the return shipment of your booths at the end of the conference.  Student Union staff will be available to coordinate delivery back to the dock area.

Social Events

The event kickoff will be held on Monday, March 26th 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 Tuesday, March 27th at BRIO on the Plaza (502 Nichols Drive, Kansas City, MO) from 5-8pm. Directions and a site map can be found on their website.

One-on-One Instructions

To register for a one-on-one session, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THIS EVENT: Since this event is being held in a federal building, additional screening may be required if you are using a driver's license from a state that is not compliant with the Real ID. If you plan to utilize a for mentioned driver's license as your identification, please be aware that you will need to arrive early to complete the screening process to enter the building. A passport will make it easier to maneuver the screening process.

Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for supporting the Greater KC Post of SAME!  Meet and great attendees while you help them get checked into the event. For a free attendance pass please sign up for two 2-hour shifts

If you have any questions please contact Hillary Weber, Volunteer Coordinator at

Location: UMKC Student Union (4th Floor). 

Click here to sign-up!

Contact Us

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

Registration: Justin Baker (
Sponsorship: Melissa Kelley (
Programs: Matthew Turner (

Call for Presentations

The 2018 program is filled. Check back for call for presentations in 2019.