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Sunday, August 24


8:30-9:30 AM  Opening Ceremony & Plenary
Keynote: Perform-ability:  How to Be your Best when it Matters Most 
Dan Thurmon
10:15-11:45 AM A Better Way to Negotiate Rod Sherkin
10:15-11:45 AM Chapter Session: Taxes and the Law – Helping Your Chapter Run Smoothly! Kristalyn Loson, Attorney at Law
10:15-11:45 AM Best Value Delivery Procurement Expert Dean Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E.
10:15-11:45 AM Spend Analysis 201: Now That You Have The Data, What Do You Do With It? Jonathan White
10:15-11:45 AM Public Procurement Global Best Practices: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?  Clifton Jackson, MPA 
10:15-11:45 AM The Vision for Commercial Spaceport in Houston Justina Mann, C.M., CPPO, CPCM, CPSM, PMP 
10:15-11:45 AM Position Descriptions: The Building Blocks of the Profession 
Clifford McCue, Ph.D.
10:15-11:45 AM
Conversations That Connect: Talking Shop in Transportation
David A. Davis, CPPO and Kenneth Wood, CPPO, CTPM
10:15-11:45 AM Conversations That Connect:  pCards: Can’t Live With ‘em, Can’t Live Without ‘em Thomas Patterson, CPPB and William Kirwin, CPPO,CPPB
10:15-11:45 AM Conversations That Connect: Purpose-Based Procurement  Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM 
1:30-3:00 PM Contract Performance Improvement: From the Inside Out or the Outside In?
Barbara Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB
1:30-3:00 PM

2014 NIGP Public Procurement Benchmark Survey Report

Daniel Bauer
1:30-3:00 PM Best Value is the Practice of Responsible Procurement Professionals
Dean Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E.
1:30-3:00 PM Counting your ABC’s – Behind the scenes of manufacturing automated passport control solutions at Vancouver International Airport Karen Wong, B.Mgt., SCMP 
1:30-3:00 PM Engaging Local and Small Businesses through Collaboration
Craig Rader, CPPO, CPPB
1:30-3:00 PM Bankruptcy, Procurement and Stress
Alexandru Roman, Ph.D
1:30-3:00 PM
Everybody Wins: Crafting a Solicitation that Fosters Transparency, Best Value and Collaborative Partnership 
Session 1 of 2; Focus on Commodities and Capital Equipment
Members of the NIGP Business Council 
1:30-3:00 PM

Chapter Session: 60 Tips in 60 Minutes for a Super Reverse Trade Show

Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association, Kansas Association of Public Purchasing Professionals, Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, Kentucky Public Procurement Association, Oregon Public Purchasing Association, Inc. and Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association 

1:30-3:00 PM The Uphill Climb To Success: It’s Not Always Easy
John Kennedy, CPPO, C.P.M.
1:30-3:00 PM Diversity Town Hall Meeting
Don Buffum, CPPO and and Janice C. Montague, CPPO
3:15-4:45 PM Airport Procurement Game- Do You Have What It Takes to be an Airport Purchasing Agent?
Carrie Roberts, CPPO, C.P.M. and Cynthia Collins, CPPB
3:15-4:45 PM Conversations That Connect: Chapters and Higher Education – The Next Big Thing for NIGP Steve Hillis, CPPO, CPPB, CAFM, CAFS, MPA and Michael Reeves, CPPO, CPPB, CPA
3:15-4:45 PM Five Steps to Communicating the Value of Procurement
Brian Smith, Gerald Jelusich, and Jonathan White
3:15-4:45 PM How We Saved $12M by Delivering Cost Savings through Value Analysis
Peggy Ferrin, CPPB
3:15-4:45 PM Metrics Matter! - Leveraging Data in Becoming a High Performance Procurement Organization Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.PM, CPPB, CPM, Rick Berry, FNIGP, CPPO, Barbara Corella, CPPB, C.P.M, CPM
3:15-4:45 PM Conversations That Connect: You’re Hired: Now the Rest of the Story! Carolyn Turner, CPPO,CPPB, Kathy D. Robinson, CPPO, CPPB
3:15-4:45 PM Best Practices in Contracting for Human Services
Brandie Knazze, CPPO
3:15-4:45 PM Conversations That Connect: Public Housing Authority – Compliance, Contracts and Services  Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. and David Young
3:15-4:45 PM Goldmine Session:  Finding Opportunities Using Teams, Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement
Lynda Allair, CPPO
3:15-4:45 PM  Snakes and Ladders: The Slippery Slopes of Procurement Terminology Guy Callender, Ph.D., CPA

Monday, August 25

8:30 - 9:45 AM  Plenary Session - Keynote
Can America Stay on Top? The Challenge to American Competitiveness 
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell  
10:00 - 11:30 AM CPPB Jeopardy Marian Pace, CPPO, CPPB
10:00 - 11:30 AM The Philadelphia Story: A Case Study Trevor Day and Dustin Lanier, CPPO
10:00 - 11:30 AM How Procurement Can Deliver Value through Cooperative Contracts James E. Foley, MBA, CPPB and Jeff LaPorta
10:00 - 11:30 AM Like! Using Social Media for Enhanced #SupplierManagement Kim Cullen
10:00 - 11:30 AM Independent Contractor or Employee? Why It Matters Rennette Apodaca, CPPO
10:00 - 11:30 AM NIGP Commodity/Services Code – Maximize Your Utilization!
Matt Walker and Reid Kananen
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Conversations That Connect: Procurement in Corrections – No Topic Barred Charles Smith, Jr., MBA, CPPO, CPPB, GCPA
10:00 - 11:30 AM Conversations That Connect: Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Buying IT Norma Hall, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, CPM and William Kirwin, CPPO, CPPB
10:00 - 11:30 AM NIGP Governance Model
Don Buffum, CPPO, Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, Bobbi Matthews, CPPO, CPPB, Gord Sears, CPPO, CPPB, Paul Murphy

Tuesday, August 26

8:30 - 9:30 AM Xtreme Networking  
1:45 - 3:15 PM Chapter Session: Chapter Recruitment
T. Suzette Moore, CPPO, CPPB; Linda D. McGill, CPPB; Lynn Latson Enders, VCA, VCO, and Lawrence E Russell, CPPB

1:45 - 3:15 PM Solving Problems Together
Belinda Sites, CMP  and Carol Hodes
1:45 - 3:15 PM UPPCC Certification … Who Needs It? Samuel Feinberg, CPPO, CPPB
1:45 - 3:15 PM Ethics in Procurement – Just Doing It Right Kimberly Bauer
1:45 - 3:15 PM NIGP Cooperative Program Accreditation: For Your Review & Comment   Brent Maas and Members of the Cooperative Accreditation Program Task Force:  Michael E. Bevis, CPPO, J.D., CPSM, C.P.M., PMP; Rebecca Cook; Stephanie Dion, CPPB; Barbara R. Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB;  Cliff McCue, Ph.D; Theodore Lucas, CPPO, J.D., FCPM; Nelson Park, CPPO, CPPB; Matt Walker
1:45 - 3:15 PM Workforce Transformation: Managing and Maximizing Multigenerational Teams Glenn Richardson, Robert Crossett, Katy Chang, and David Wyld
1:45 - 3:15 PM  The Model Procurement Code: A Roadmap for Policies and Manuals  Rick Berry, FNIGP, CPPO 
1:45 - 3:15 PM Professionally Speaking: Getting Desired Results through Effective Communication Stacy Gregg, CPPB
1:45 - 3:15 PM Notes From a Hearing Officer David Nash, CPPO, CPPB
1:45 - 3:15 PM Conversations That Connect: All Things Canadian Bart Menage, CSCMP, C.P.M. 
3:30-5:00 PM CPPO Jeopardy Carrie Woodell, CPPO, CPPB, CFCM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
3:30-5:00 PM City of “Bid” Shoulders: Chicago’s Innovative Solutions for Small Local Business Opportunities Jamie Rhee
3:30-5:00 PM Controlling Maverick Spending Craig Rader, CPPO, CPPB
3:30-5:00 PM Everybody Wins: Crafting a Solicitation that Fosters Transparency, Best Value and Collaborative Partnership 
Session 2 of 2; Focus on IT and Services
Members of the NIGP Business Council 
  Chapter Session: Food For Thought – Double Scoop of Learning for Chapters

Stacy Gregg, CPPB

Mark Evangelista, CPPO, C.P.M.; Charlie Rosol, CPPO, CPPB; Jim Hardy, C.P.M.,Steve Sammons 

3:30-5:00 PM Procurement’s Role with Energy Commodities Maria de Lourdes Coss, CPPO and Robert Wooten
3:30-5:00 PM Transforming Reference Checks: Save Time, Resources & Eliminate Bias Joyce Herlihy
3:30-5:00 PM Leading from Wherever You Are in a Public Procurement Program Stephen Gordon, FNIGP, CPPO, Ph.D
3:30-5:00 PM From Pencils to Smart Boards: Transforming Procurement to Improve Education Ken McFarland amd Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB
3:30-5:00 PM Goldmine Session: Contract Risk Assessment Ken Hayslette, CPPO, C.P.M., CPCM

Wednesday, August 27

8:30 - 9:45 AM Plenary Session - Don’t miss this unique TED-Style plenary featuring three speakers, all with unique topics.  Whet your appetite with 20-minutes from each speaker, then choose which topic you want to learn more about.  Deep Dive Workshops from each presenter follow the plenary.

Andrea Mitnick

Frank Bucaro
Jeff Havens
10:00 - 11:30 AM Deep Dive Workshops: 

Andrea Mitnick

Frank Bucaro

Jeff Havens
1:00 - 2:30 PM The Road to Victory: Building a Championship Procurement Organization Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM

1:00 - 2:30 PM Taking the Mystery Out of CPI/PPI Indices Beth Fleming, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.

1:00 - 2:30 PM Solar Energy & Creative Financing Can Bring Long-Term Savings Jay McCleary, CPPB

1:00 - 2:30 PM  GSA’s State and Local Programs; Schedules Guide and What’s New!  Sue Davaro
1:00 - 2:30 PM Cooperative Practices and Local Preference – Mutually Exclusive or Comfortable Coexistence? Brent Maas
1:00 - 2:30 PM Goldmine Session: Talent Management in Public Procurement  Barbara R. Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB 
1:00 - 2:30 PM Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill David Nash, CPPO, CPPB
1:00 - 2:30 PM Challenge-Based Procurement: Philadelphia's New Approach to Developing and Buying Innovation  Story Bellows 
1:00 - 2:30 PM The Wonderful World of Web-Based Meetings Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., FCCM
1:00 - 2:30 PM Chapter Session: Chapter of the Year Award Winners and presentation of the NEW 2015 Chapter Awards Program 2014 Chapter of the Year Award Winners

2:45 - 4:00 PM Plenary & Closing
Keynote:  Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People
The Power of Relationships and Communication
Connie Podesta