$0 – $2,500

2017 ADOT DBE and Small Business Conference (November 8 & 9)

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Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort

10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85704

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This year’s conference program focuses on you and how you can boldy make a difference for your business in the coming year. Discussions will include impactful business training, inspiring keynote speakers with bold business lessons, news on future ADOT projects, innovative networking opportunities to help you standout, unique technology demos, access to resources and programs plus more. You will be able to meet and talk with other small business owners, prime contractors and consultants, community partners and government buying agency staff.

Wednesday, November 8:

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm New DBE Orientation

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Early Conference Check-in

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Mixer and Awards Reception

Mingle with people you will see the next day and celebrate award winners you nominated as well as this year’s Business Development Program graduates. Light appetizers will be provided.

Keynote -

  • Imagine two DBE firms teaming together to form a joint venture and win a large project. That is exactly what happened when KKCS and Triunity did in earlier this year in California. Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. and Triunity Engineering and Management will share their story of how they and made a BOLD move to win a $90.8 million project –the largest contract ever awarded by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to small, minority owned business!

Thursday, November 9:

7:00 am Conference Registration Opens

The full-day conference November 9 has been revitalized around the concept of Making BOLD Moves. Are you ready to standout from the crowd? The ADOT Business Engagement & Compliance Office is committed to helping you do just that! Whether you participate in the impactful training sessions, get inspired by our bold keynote speakers, learn about new technologies to implement, sign-up for innovative ADOT business programs, or take advantage of the outstanding networking, this conference is for you.

And new this year...

  • Prime receptions for DBEs and other small businesses
  • One-on-One appointments with speakers and other agencies and partners
  • Technologies that might just fly past you
  • And more

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Conference Plenaries and Breakouts

Plenary Keynotes -

  • One of the world’s largest Primes talks about the importance of supporting the DBE and Small Business community! Judy Johnson of CH2M will share information about her firm’s perspective on working with and supporting DBEs. CH2M, a $5B firm, has been honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the most ethical companies for nine years in a row for making a difference. Judy serves as a Mentor to the DBE keynote speakers and they are collaborating on the project. ADOT Deputy Director for Transportation and State Engineer shares perspective and outlook.
  • Dallas Hammit, ADOT, will share a bit of ADOT history and provide a leadership outlook for the transportation industry in Arizona.

Breakouts -

  • Construction Boot Camp: Field Operations – Keys to a Successful Project
  • Construction Boot Camp: Understanding Line Item Contracts – Why was my contract quantity increased or reduced?
  • Tucson Airport Authority: Outlook
  • FHWA: Understanding the Nuances of Doing Business on FHWA funded projects
  • FTA: Understanding the Nuances of Doing Business on FTA funded projects
  • FAA: Understanding the Nuances of Doing Business on FAA funded projects
  • ADOT BECO: Payment Reporting & Prompt Payment
  • ADOT BECO: DBE Termination and Substitution
  • ADOT BECO: Commercially Useful Function (CUF)
  • Success Story: Teaming for Success
  • Google: Get Your Business Online
  • Google: Business to Business Digital Marketing
  • ADOT District Engineer: Outlook
  • SBA: Business Loans 101
  • SBA: Surety Bond Guarantee Program

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Special Prime-hosted Receptions

Sponsor Information: Click here and

Government Agency, Non-Profit Partner, For Profit Business Partner Information: Click here.

For related questions, contact Michelle Fulcher, Event Planner, Organized Affair LLC at email Michelle@OrganizedAffair.com or phone (480) 247-2454.

BECO Contact: Kent Lane, Program Manager, DBE Supportive Services Program Klane@azdot.gov or (602)712-7761.

Conference Updates: Visit www.azdot.gov/bec.

Conference Lodging: El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort is currently sold out November 8. Alternate hotels with a discounted standard room rate include:

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa ($91 + tax) - Visit https://aws.passkey.com/e/49492414

Fairfield Inn ($93 + tax and includes hot breakfast) - Call (520) 202-4000 and ask for this State government rate.

Holiday Inn ($93 + tax and includes hot breakfast) - Call (915) 244-3570 and ask for this State government rate.

Photography & Use of Image Waiver: By registering for myself and/or others, I/we hereby grant The Arizona Department of Transportation and it's contractors, affiliates and employees permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded by video or photography, without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed. I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

Thank You Conference Sponsors:

Connect 202 Partners


Archer Western

Ames Construction, Inc.

APN Staffing & Employment Solutions

FNF Construction, Inc.

Fisher Industries

Rummel Construction, Inc.

AeroTech Mapping, Inc.

Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc.

Composite Construction

Desert Mountain Corporation

Falcon Contracting, Inc.

Graphic Ideals

Hensel Phelps

Law Enforcement Specialists

North Wind Resource Consulting

Pulice Construction, Inc.

Triunity Engineering & Management, Inc.


ACS Services LLC

Consultant Engineering, Inc.

Hoque & Associates, Inc.

Structural Concepts

TRACE Consulting, LLC.

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Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort

10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85704

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