Keynote speakers include Richard Trethewey, founder and owner of RST Inc., featured on PBS Series, "This Old House," as well as Connor Lokar, economist at ITR Economics.

Trethewey’s session on Talking Tech in a Non-Tech World will be Thursday, Oct. 3 from 8:45 am to 10:00 am. For more than 40 years, Trethewey has been teaching America about the thing they know little about — the mysterious world of plumbing and heating. Now he's sharing his unique (and funny) insights with his fellow professionals at CONNECT. Trethewey will reveal his tricks for "talking tech" in what many consider a "non-tech world," share why he calls himself a "certified PHCC brat," and more!Sponsored by Viega

Lokar’s session on Managing in an Uncertain Economy will be Friday, Oct. 4 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am. In this session, economist Connor Lokar is back to share the trends that will drive your future through 2020 and beyond. Specializing in economic analysis and forecasting for both short- and long-term strategic business planning — primarily in the construction industry — Lokar of ITR Economics will supply attendees with a methodology that their company can use to take advantage of today's economic environment.Sponsored by Kohler

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