91st Annual Conference


7:30 am - 9:30 am

Safety Awards Breakfast

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Speaker: Erin Craw, P.h.D

Erin Craw, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Health Communication from Chapman University in Southern California. Her research interests are at the intersection of health, interpersonal, and organizational communication as it relates to support seeking, social support, stigma, and resilience. She is particularly interested in translational research that improves access to needed support for underserved populations and those who face extensive barriers to gaining assistance. Her dissertation explored police officers’ preferences for support and factors influencing mental health-related disclosure decisions.

9:30 am - 10:15am

The Key to Retention is Engagement

Speaker: Randi Fargen

Managing talent effectively is one of the biggest challenges that organizations face. In order to increase employee engagement, you must understand what drivers your employees, their motivations, strengths and weaknesses. You must create an environment where your team can thrive by getting the right people in the right seats and giving them the tools to be successful. infrastructure construction.  You’ll see and hear about the newest in equipment, techniques and tools to make your team more productive and safer on the job.


9:30 am - 11:15am

Technology Showcase

This session will feature new technology and innovations in the field of infrastructure construction.  You’ll see and hear about the newest in equipment, techniques and tools to make your team more productive and safer on the job.


10:30 am - 11:15am

Introduction to EOS and How it Can Help Your Company Succeed

Speaker: Justin Bohling

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) is designed to help owners, leaders, and managers of entrepreneurial companies address these common frustrations:

  • Lack of control — over time, markets, or the company
  • People — who don’t listen, understand or follow through
  • Profit — there’s not enough of it
  • Growth — they can’t seem to break through to the next level

Using a simple set of powerful, practical tools, leaders learn to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively to experience more consistent growth — and have the freedom to pursue other passions!  Join us, as we introduce the six components of EOS and help business owners and leaders understand the EOS model, how it can support your business, and learn what tools you can begin immediately using today!


11:30 am - 1:00pm

Industry Luncheon

Building an Unstoppable Team

Speaker: Alex Weber

Alex shows you how to navigate the external obstacles, internal roadblocks, and interpersonal dynamics that come with peak Leadership – especially how to best handle difficult personalities.  A leader is only as successful as the people you lead, and we need to create a shared vision, cultivate a true bond centered upon trust, and activate our members to take positive action with our unified goals.

There is not one archetype for a Leader, and we will identify, cultivate, and channel you to be your Unstoppable Leader.   A leader that sets the tone for a culture of positivity, passion, and perseverance. This Keynote is perfect for Leaders of all experience-level who are ready to ignite a new season of achievement for themselves, and the people they lead!


  • How to build a meaningful bond with your teams, align goals to maximize performance, and create cultivation to further progress even in the most difficult of times.
  • A nuanced approach for dealing with difficult personalities while creating an “Us” mentality.
  • How to foster and sustain strong mental health as a Leader for consistent and long-lasting success.
  • Calling upon personal lessons of being the youngest to win US Lacrosse Coach of the Year to being an Award-Winning Host & Competitor on American Ninja Warrior.
  • Leaders leave on fire to be catalysts for peak achievement for themselves, and the people they lead!


1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Heavy Civil Student Competition

Teams from Colorado's top universities will present their proposals and field questions from a panel of judges in front of conference attendees during one of the afternoon conference work sessions.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Agency Leaders Panel

CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew will provide an overview of the work accomplished in 2023 and a preview of what’s planned for 2024.


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Associate All Member Business Meeting

All Associate members are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting.  The associate council will present a year in review.


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

ELC Business Meeting

All Emerging Leaders are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting.  The ELC Steering committee will present a year in review.


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CCA All Member Annual Business Meeting

  • Election of Officers
  • State of the Association Report
  • CCA Leadership Panel
  • CCA Training and Workforce Development Opportunities


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Expo Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour and stroll through the Expo that will feature exhibits from industry suppliers from across that state and country.


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chairman's Gala Dinner

Join your outgoing CCA ChairmanTed Ott and the CCA Board of Directors while we celebrate and recognize this year’s inductees into the CCA Construction Pioneers Hall of Fame.