Keynote Speaking Session
Advancing Public Infrastructure in a Time of Change and Uncertainty
Monday, February 26 at 4:15pm in Dallas Ballroom BC with Jill Jamieson
Much of our public infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life yet we have no coordinated vision or plan for its replacement. And public agencies have struggled to maintain existing assets or
plan for their replacement, let alone to make the investments necessary to support future population growth and economic needs. With an estimated infrastructure investment need of over $7 Trillion
by 2030, federal, state and local authorities are not only looking for new funding sources, but also for strategies to delivery infrastructure in the timeliest and most cost-effective manner. As
discussions of a national infrastructure plan unfold in Washington, many are uncertain about what the future may hold. This session will explore strategies for managing project delivery decisions
through these times of uncertainty, as well as discuss the anticipated role that P3 will play for federal, state and local infrastructure across multiple sectors.
Higher Education Roundtable Session
How to include more of your master plan scope than just student housing and/or other revenue producing assets into a P3 RFP
Tuesday, February 27th at 9:30am - 10:45am with Bob Hunt
As colleges and universities create master plans for their campus and how to finance them, they are increasingly looking at the public private partnership model as an option. Traditionally, student housing
has been the focus of P3 activity on campus, but recently a number of schools across the country have incorporated other projects into the scope of student housing RFPs. These have included athletic,
academic, administrative, renovation and infrastructure portions of their master plan. Developers must be adaptive and responsive to this expanded scope.
Government Roundtable Session
What are they not telling me? What the public sector needs to know before pursuing a P3.
Tuesday, February 27th at 11:00am - 12:15pm with Jill Jamieson
This roundtable will offer an honest perspective on key public sector considerations, such as contingent liabilities, budget considerations for P3 outlays, labor issues, transaction costs, stakeholder
management and P3 governance and oversight, amongst others. The roundtable will discuss a wide variety of strategies to address these issues, drawing off of recent relevant experience.