Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Lunch & Leads: Higher Education

Maggiano's Friendship Heights

5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015


6:00 am - 9:00 am

Signature Series

Domain 3: Client and Business Development

Domain 4: Proposals



The SMPS DC Lunch & Leads Committee will host representatives from colleges and universities to discuss current projects, as well as upcoming design and construction opportunities in the DC region. Learn about long term university goals and future “hot spots” in response to being in one of the fastest growing and wealthiest regions in the country. Our distinguished panel of speakers will provide insight on how their procurement processes work, how they like to be approached by the A/E/C industry professionals, and how they make a final decision on which project team to use.

What You'll Learn

Our speakers include:

  • University of Maryland - Bill Olen, Executive Director, Planning & Construction
  • George Mason University - J. Douglas Lipscomb, Assistant VP Planning & Design, Facilities
  • Montgomery College - Sharon Bland, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
  • Montgomery College - Marvin Mills, VP of Facilities

More speakers to be announced soon! There will also be time before and after the presentations to network and find your next teaming partners for this vibrant Education marketplace.

What It Costs

Registration deadline: Monday, November 26

Walk-ins welcome? Yes

Max # of registrants: 130

  • Member: $65
  • Board Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $90
  • CPSM: $55
  • Member Walk-in: $75
  • Board Member Walk-in: $55
  • Non-Member Walk-in: $100
  • CPSM Member Walk-in: $65
Additional Details

CEU credits:

  • 1.5 hours


  • 11:00 am – Doors Open & Networking
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – Speaker Presentations

Getting There:

  • Closest Metro: Friendship Heights (Red Line)
  • Parking: Paid Garage
  • Questions: Contact Beth Brian at bbryan@walterpmoore.com