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Industry Day 2021 will be held October 18-20, 2021!!

2021 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 12th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop. This year’s event will be held at the Adam's Point Conference Center on October 18-20, 2021. We have put together a program for everyone, with a broad selection of topics to choose from. Please check back for an updated agenda. 


Click here for online registration!

Walk-up Registration WILL NOT be available on-site due to COVID protocols.

SAME continues to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. As guidelines change, we want to create an environment that ensures the wellbeing of our members and participants.

To safely accommodate SAME event participants, as of September 20, 2021, the following guidelines and operations are in place for in-person events. Guidelines may change over time. All participants are required to follow the guidelines in place at the time of the event, regardless of notification or date established, and by signing up to participate in an SAME event, you agree you understand and agree to abide by these guidelines as well as the SAME Code of Conduct.


  • Participants must follow all local guidelines in place during the event. That means those set by local and state governments and the facilities being used.
  • All persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, MUST wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. This includes ALL Industry Day participants, exhibitors, and volunteers in accordance with the Jackson County Health Order.
  • All participants must follow all guidelines while traveling. That means those set by transportation carriers, airports, and other transportation facilities being used.
  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or are otherwise ill, should not attend.
  • All participants should follow everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of germs such as washing hands often or using sanitizer. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event and venue.
  • There will be enhanced sanitation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on “high-touch areas” such as door handles, restrooms, and food and beverage areas.
  • Physical distancing, activity limits, and crowd density controls are currently not required.
  • Should we need to implement these measures, this will be first managed by methods such as using limited, staggered, or rotating shifts and attendance times.
  • Participants will abide by enforcement measures such as putting on a mask when requested, quickly adhering to directions to distance from others, etc.


SAME will continue to evaluate what is best to ensure we meet safely and abide by the requirements that are in-place.  We will continue to update policies, procedures, and protocols as we get closer to the event.

SAME has the right to update this policy at any time at its sole discretion and will follow all applicable federal, state, local, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and requirements.

Blue Springs, Missouri is located in Jackson County.  The Jackson County COVID-19 website can be found here:

*DRAFT* AGENDA - SAME GKC Post Industry Day


MONDAY – October 18, 2021



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

Exhibit Set-up

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Icebreaker in Exhibit Hall (Food/Drinks)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY – October 19, 2021



7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast – Exhibit Hall

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony - Christina Przygoda

-USACE KC District

-National Anthem

-Color Guard

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

COL Travis Rayfield

USACE KC District Commander

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Networking in Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking/Lunch in Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking – Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Agency Panel (USACE)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Evening Social

Heavy Appetizers-Drinks

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAYOctober 20, 2021



7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Networking – Exhibit Hall  8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)

**See Track Sessions at end of Schedule

8:45 am. – 9:30 a.m.

FY 2022 Mission and Procurement Opportunities

USACE Tulsa (Virtual)

Gene Snyman, Deputy Business Development

USACE Rock Island (In Person)

Troy Robins, Deputy Small Business Programs

USACE Omaha (In Person)

Bob Lingerfelt, Lead, Acquisition Support Team

SBA Kansas City (In Person)

Carolina Vargas, Business Opportunity Specialist

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

USACE KC District Program Opportunities
Michael S. Coates, RA, LEED AP, VMA
Chief, Program Management Branch
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1-on-1's in the Ballroom of Conference Center

USACE KC District Programs

  • Civil Works/Operations
  • Civil Works/Planning
  • Military Program
  • VA St. Louis Hospital Project
  • Small Business
  • HTRW/Environmental Program

USACE Rock Island Deputy, Small Business

USACE Omaha Lead, Acquisition Support Team

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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 September 30th for $124.00 at the Courtyard Kansas City East/Blue Springs

The hotel is attached to the conference center. Additional hotels within a short drive of the convention center include:

Days Inn by Wyndam, Blue Springs

Hampton Inn, Kansas City/Blue Springs


Free parking is available at the conference center.

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 starting at $80 (one way)
Estimated Taxi Fare: $95.00-$120.00 (one way)

Uber and Lyft car services operate in Kansas City.


Driving Directions to Adams Pointe Conference Center


One-on-One Instructions

Stay tuned for one-on-one instructions and information!

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.

Volunteers who signup for 6 hours or more will be provided a registration code.  Please contact Justin Baker, 816-500-4787, to get your registration code.

Contact Us

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

Industry Day Co-Chair Justin Baker, 816-500-4787,
Industry Day Co-Chair:   Paul Rieger, 913-458-6748,

Post President: Christina Przygoda, 913-983-6245,

Call for Presentations

If you are interested in presenting at the 2021 Industry Day, Click Here to submit an abstract of your proposed presentation.  Call for presentations will close on September 17.

 We are looking for presentations in the following categories:
  • AEC
  • Innovation
  • Small Businees