National Electrical Contractors Association

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2015 Future Leaders Conference


Rates & Registration:

Member: $675.00
Guest: $195.00

Registration is now closed. 
Housing is now closed.

Contact Wanessa Alves at for more information or for assistance. 


The Westin Indianapolis

50 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the city's top attractions surround the hotel. A skywalk connects guests to Circle Centre Mall for upscale restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, while the roar of Lucas Oil Stadium is just steps away. 

An incredibly restful stay begins with the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed. Additional amenities range from a 32-inch flat panel TV to High Speed Internet Access, ensuring a peaceful, relaxing and productive experience from start to finish.


Future Leaders Conference attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel reservations. 

NECA has secured a standard room rate of $179/+taxes & fees/night at the Westin Indianapolis, located in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, located at 50 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.


Or, call Starwood Central Reservations Offices for reservations at 1-800=228-3000 and reference group code: National Electrical Contractors Association

Registration and hotel rooms are on a first come first served basis. NECA cannot guarantee a sleeping room after 3/4. 

Meeting Agenda and Schedule of Events:


Welcome Reception and Dinner: 

6 - 8:00 p.m.            Welcome Reception at NCAA Hall of Champions
                                 One NCAA Plaza
                                 700 West Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204


Thursday, March 12

7:00 am – 8:00 am                 Full Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:40 am                 Welcome and introductionsChairs of Future Leaders Task Force

8:40 am – 9:00 am                 Opening remarks David Hardt, NECA President

9:00 am – 10:15 am               Overview: Past, Present and Future: How Contractors Succeed and
                                               Which Trends are Emerging for the Future
Jeremy Brown, FMI Corporation

10:15 am – 10:30 am             Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am             Performance Based Incentive Compensation
                                               – Michael McLin, Maxim Consulting 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm             Pre-Fabrication
                                               – Adam Rude, Director of Construction Services. ERMCO, Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm               Lunch  

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm                 Tour to ERMCO, Inc.

                                                (Buses will leave promptly at 1:30 pm) 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                 Reception

                                                The Eagles Nest at the Hyatt Regency 

Friday, March 13 

 7:00 am – 8:00 am                Full Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:20 am                 Announcements and Day-One Recap

8:20 am – 8:40 am                 Getting Involved in your Industry Association
                                               – James Strange, III, Vice-President, Advanced Electrical Systems

8:40 am – 9:00 am                 NECA Now and NECA Convention Update
                                               – Beth Ellis, Executive Director, Convention & Exposition, NECA 

9:00 am – 10:00 am               Integrated Project Delivery
                                               – Jim Tsareff, Executive Vice President, ERMCO, Inc.

10:00 am – 10:15 am             Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am             Roundtable Discussions
                                               (Topics for breakouts to be announced during discussions)                                                                                                                    Facilitated by the NECA Future Leaders Task Force

11:15 am – 12:00 pm             Roundtable Discussions report to audience           

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm             Wrap-up & Adjournment 

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