2016 Prosperity Conference

The word on the street is that our economy is booming and all is well in our industry. But maybe there are still questions to be asked and ways to improve your business.

What is the Texas economy looking like now — what is ahead? Are we changing the way our firms operate to take advantage of the highs and protect the company when the inevitable lows return? What best practices can be shared to strategize our growth? How do we “get what we want” for the firm? For our clients? For our staff?

Explore these questions and more at ProCon 2016!

Register for the conference

SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 25

6:00 p.m.
Reception for all present. Location to be determined.

Friday, August 26 (@ The Barnhill Center)

8:15 a.m.
Breakfast

8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions – Michael Malone, AIA

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

GROWTH STRATEGIES
A discussion of best practices for managing the growth of a small successful firm.

• Irby Hightower, FAIA; Alamo Architects, San Antonio
• Michael McGlone, AIA; Alamo Architects, San Antonio
• Jeff Potter, FAIA; Potter Architects, Dallas and Longview
​ • Heather McKinney, FAIA; McKinney York Architects, Austin
• Michael Malone, AIA; Moderator

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
How one architect achieved the financial success that was planned! Presentation with a follow-up Q&A.

• Mark Humphreys, AIA, Humphreys & Partners Architects, Dallas

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

STATE OF THE STATE: UPDATE FROM TEXAS A&M REAL ESTATE CENTER
An update and discussion of economic conditions in Texas, including the oil and gas markets, and
of leading and coincident indicators for both residential and commercial construction activity.

• Dr. Jim Gaines, Chief Economist
• Dr. Harold Hunt
• Dr. Luis Torres
• Mr. Gary Maler, Director

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Can risk management impact your financial success? A best practice from one firm.

• Craig Williams, FAIA, HKS, Dallas
• Jim Whitaker, AIA, HKS, Dallas

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

REGISTRATION

The cost of the conference is $250. Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, and the opportunity to meet and visit with the speakers. Please register using this link.

QUESTIONS?

Email Sally Fly, or call us at 512-478-7386.