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2021 Annual Conference
Friday, August 20, 2021, 6:00 PM to Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10:00 PM CDT
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RCA’s Annual Conference
August 20 - 22, 2021
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

We will abide by all current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines that are in place at the time of the conference. All event registrants must acknowledgement an assumption of risk.

Thank You to Our 2021 Underwriters

Platinum

 Commercial Contractors

Gold

       

Silver

           

Underwriter opportunities are available to RCA member companies. Click here for more information (login required).

 

Cost

RCA Member Companies: One free registration, $199 each additional attendee
Non-member attendees: $299 each
Retailers: No charge
Architects: First registration from each organization, no charge; additional registrants $199

Refunds: Refunds will be made for any cancellations received on or before August 16. Substitute names may be provided at any time. No refunds will be given for golf if the course decides to cancel the event for weather-related reasons.

Note: The RCA Annual Conference is open to member GCs, prospective members, retailers, architects, and developers. Our only vendor attendees are our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsor opportunities, you can view them here or contact [email protected]Click here to register

Lodging

Reserve through the SPECS room block. Click here for venue information. Use code SP2021C to get the conference rate.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, August 20, 2021

6:00pm–8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 21, 2021

8:00–8:30 am
Hot Breakfast Buffet & Networking

8:30–8:45 am
Welcome Remarks
Steve Bachman, RCA President (2019-2021)
Introduction of Board of Directors, Past Presidents, and Advisory Board; Recognition of Underwriters

8:45–10:00 am 
The Return of the Economist
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
This presentation supplies detailed discussions regarding, global, national, and regional economic performance using the most current data available. Special attention is devoted to certain aspects of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, real estate, and construction markets.

9:45–10:00 am
Recognition of Sponsors

10:10–10:15 am
Break

10:15–11:30 am
The Six Lies Between You and Success
Jay Papasan, bestselling author (The ONE Thing) & Vice President of Learning, Keller Williams Realty International
Behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation. ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation.

11:30am–12:15 pm
Lunch Buffet

12:15–12:45 pm

Greetings from SPECS
Deena M. Amato-McCoy, SPECS Program Director, Chain Store Age

Business Meeting
Steve Bachman, RCA President (2019-2021)
Introduction of 2021-2024 Board Members
State of the Association
Recognition of New Members
Review of member benefits, introduction of new benefits
Overview of Superintendent Training Program

12:45–1:45 pm
Session TBA

1:45–2:00 pm
Transition to Break Outs

2:00-3:30 pm
Owners Breakout Session: TBA

2:00-3:30 pm
Breakout Session: Project Executives & Project Managers
Jay Papasan, bestselling author & Vice President of Learning, Keller Williams Realty International
A moderated discussion addressing the leadership challenges faced by project executives and project managers. With myriad demands, how do we prioritize and tackle all of the priorities thrown our way? How do we lead and motivate our team and groom the next generation of company leadership.

6:00–10:00 pm
Anniversary Dinner
Cocktail reception, seated dinner, and entertainment 

   6:00 Cocktails
   7:00 Dinner

   8:00 Entertainment: Carmine Ciricillo, The Construction Comic®

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Optional group activity: details coming soon

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COVID Protocols and Notices

Registration for this event will be capped at the capacity allowed by current local and state guidelines. Once the maximum capacity has been reached, a waitlist will be available for additional registrants. Onsite registration is discouraged and can only be accommodated if venue capacities allow and there are sufficient no-shows to allow us to process onsite registrants.

The Retail Contractors Association will not ask attendees for information regarding vaccination status. The guidelines, protocols, notices, and waivers below apply to all event attendees, regardless of vaccination status.

NOTICE OF RISK
By registering for this event, you affirm that you understand the following Notice of Risk. If you are registering on another’s behalf, ensure that the terms are acknowledged by attendee; you assume full responsibility for their acceptance of this notice.

The “Retail Contractors Association” (which includes Retail Contractors Association, Potomac Management Resources (PMR), and all their affiliated entities) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending its events and/or entering onto premises where Retail Contractors Association’s events are held. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend an event organized by Retail Contractors Association and enter onto premises where its events are held, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS
By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the following Safety Protocols. If you are registering on another’s behalf, ensure that they agree to abide by these terms; you assume full responsibility for their acceptance of these terms.

I agree to adhere to and comply with all safety protocols outlined by Retail Contractors Association and understand that I may be removed from the event if I do not comply. These protocols currently include the following, but may be updated or adjusted. Any changes will be communicated by “[Client Name]” to attendees in advance of the event and/or upon attendees’ arrival at the event.

  • I will wear a face mask over my mouth and nose at all times on and around the event property.
  • I may remove my mask only while actively eating or drinking.
  • I will practice social distancing throughout the duration of the event.
  • I understand that failure to comply with these regulations may be cause for removal from the event.

HEALTH VERIFICATION
By registering for this event, you agree to the complete a pre-arrival Self-Screening Questionnaire. This Questionnaire needs to be returned before being admitted to the event. Attendees will also be able to complete the questionnaire onsite at the event. If you are registering on another’s behalf, ensure that they agree to abide by these terms; you assume full responsibility for their acceptance of these terms.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By registering for this event, you agree to the following Assumption of Risk. If you are registering on another’s behalf, ensure that they agree to abide by these terms; you assume full responsibility for their acceptance of these terms. I understand the warnings concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 in order to enter the event premised (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center) and attend this Retail Contractors Association event. I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend in person. All registrants are required to agree to this waiver in order to complete the registration process.

Registrants must acknowledge this WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against the Retail Contractors Association and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives for fault in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending the 2021 Retail Contractors Association Annual Conference. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claim based in negligence, including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.