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Add A/E/C TalentMAX to your A/E/C THRIVE registration or just attend this one-day deep dive on the most effective A/E/C talent recruiting and engagement tactics! Register now using the A/E/C THRIVE registration portal. 

Get Ready to:

  • RETHINK your A/E/C firm's HR practices for a new post-COVID remote workplace...
  • RE-ENGAGE your most valuable contributors working remotely, using bold new techniques and KPIs... 
  • REFRESH your talent strategies to drive maximum ROI on your most significant business expense... your people!

Get all this and so much more at
A/E/C TalentMAX!

A/E/C TalentMAX 2021 is the essential skill-building, business-boosting, networking summit just for architecture and engineering leaders charged with finding and engaging the people a successful firm needs to crush goals in 2021 and beyond. In just one power packed day, learn new ways best-in-class A/E/C organizations maximize employee productivity and passion in the new work-from-anywhere world! It's the MUST ATTEND deep dive for A/E/C firm:

  • Vice President HR and CHRO
  • Principal with HR and talent responsibility
  • Recruiter
  • HR Manager
  • Talent Management Director

Select Keynotes

What Makes Remote A/E/C Recruiting and Retaining Risky?
Avoid Legal Claims, Limit Liability, and Build Your Most Effective Workforce


Charlie Plumb, Partner, McAfee & Taft


No Stone Unturned:

Attract, Hire, Engage, and Retain the 85% of A/E/C Talent Not Actively Looking

Barbara Bruno web

Barb Bruno
Good As Gold Training

 Plus 9 more A/E/C industry recruiting, engagement, and coaching experts eager to share HR and talent management secrets for getting the most from your firm's biggest business investment! 



Join colleagues and peers at the breathtaking Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch to learn how to:

  • Avoid legal landmines that come with managing remote A/E/C employees
  • Structure comp to preserve cash and reward performance that generates revenue
  • Redesign your firm's culture to boost retention of key contributors
  • Attract the best talent NOW, the skilled and passionate pros that may be out of reach once the recovery hits full throttle
  • Tackle the unexpected challenges that can creep up in the ‘next normal’ operating environment
  • Ensure you get optimum productivity from your team
  • Implement strategies to keep employees engaged… even when not physically together
  • Save time and streamline recruiting with employee experience analytics linked to metrics and goals

Plus group activities, a networking lunch, and NEW for 2021: Casino Night! Try your hand at traditional casino games for a chance to win great prizes as you socialize with peer executives in A/E/C. 

Unlike lesser imitators, A/E/C TalentMAX brings you the most engaging and effective experts delivering the latest data-driven strategies for getting the most out of your investment in people. You'll leave with dozens of actionable ideas for overcoming the unique challenges of leading architecture and engineering firm teams through the next phase of the recovery, and into an explosion of pent up demand for A/E/C services.
The PSMJ team is currently crafting an all-new, super-engaging agenda packed with recruiting, engagement, and performance management techniques for the new post-COVID business environment. Check back often for details as we finalize speakers, workshops, activities, and networking opportunities. In the meantime, secure your seat at A/E/C TalentMAX 2021 now to save $100 on your registration! 

Note: A/E/C TalentMAX is part of A/E/C THRIVE week. Choose to attend A/E/C TalentMAX only or bundle with A/E/C THRIVE for the complete professional development and business growth experience!



Delighted A/E/C firm leaders after recent PSMJ Human Resources and Talent Management events: 

"Best conference I've been to in my 19 year HR career!"
Jillian Anderson | HR Generalist |  Burgess & Niple

"Great conference! Worth our time and investment. Leaving with 16+ pages of notes with action items highlighted!"
Teresa Beck | COO | Beck Engineering, Inc.





Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

A/E/C TalentMAX Conference

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Open

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Opening Keynote

What Makes Remote A/E/C Recruiting and Retaining Risky? Avoid Legal Claims, Limit Liability, and Build Your Most Effective Workforce

-- Charlie Plumb, Partner, McAfee &Taft

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with A/E/C Employer of Choice™ Award Presentation and Special Presentation on Improving DEI in A/E/C

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote:

Get Ready to Win the NEW Talent War: 28 Battle-Tested Ways to Attract, Hire, Engage & Retain A/E/C Talent Post Pandemic
-- Barb Bruno, Good as Gold Training

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A/E/C THRIVE and A/E/C TalentMAX Networking Cocktail Reception and Casino Night




Register Now