2024 Professional Development & Training Workshop



ICEAA’s annual Professional Development & Training Workshop brings together professionals from government, industry and academic cost communities for an intensive 3 1/2-day program dedicated to developing the understanding and appreciation of using data-driven estimating and analysis techniques.

ICEAA’s 2024 Professional Development & Training Workshop exhibit hall will be open for over 30 hours, with 8 hours on the Workshop schedule dedicated for attendees to visit our exhibitors. The limited number of available booths allows for a focused, consultative environment in which you can meet with current and future clients. Tuesday and Wednesday’s evening receptions, as well as food buffets and beverage breaks, will be served in the exhibit hall among the booths, providing ample time to develop leads. The exhibit hall is located in the same room as the general sessions, and adjacent to breakout session rooms.

All exhibiting packages include:

  • 8’ x 10‘ booth in exhibit hall with complimentary electrical line
  • Pipe & drape, 6’ table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, janitorial services
  • Listing in printed program, website, mobile app, and onsite signage
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations

The 2021 Sponsoring & Exhibiting prospectus is not yet available. Contact Megan Jones for questions or more information.


Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 USA

ICEAA does not have a relationship with any group accommodation providers, travel agents, or other third-party reservation services. You will not be contacted by anyone involved with the ICEAA workshop to make your reservation or to encourage you to do so. If you are unsure if a correspondence you have received regarding the Workshop is valid, please contact us at iceaa@iceaaonline.org

Book your room at The Depot by April 10, 2024 to take advantage of the ICEAA block rate of $209 per night: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1689697098319&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Employees of federal, state, or local governments of any country may take advantage of the limited number of rooms ICEAA has reserved at the 2024 government per diem rate. Guests unable to provide proof of direct government employment upon check-in will have their fee corrected to the ICEAA block rate. Government employee reservations will be made available once 2024 per diem rates are posted.

Should you have difficulty making your reservation, or if one or more of the nights desired are not available at the desired rate, please contact the hotel directly at 1-612-375-1700.

2024 Workshop Registration Rates

Before April 1: After April 1:
ICEAA Members $1,095 $1,295
Non-Members* $1,250 $1,450
ICEAA Member & Government Employee $990 $1,190
Non-Member Government Employee* $1,145 $1,345
For companies sending 5 or more paid registrants:
5+ Group Registrant ICEAA Members $1,055 $1,255
5+ Group Registrant Non-Members* $1,210 $1,410

Attendees of the ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop will have access to four hours of thought-provoking presentations in general sessions and 36 hours of concurrent breakout training and professional papers presentations.  Individuals are free to determine their own schedule and do not need to indicate in advance which sessions or tracks they plan to attend.  View the outline schedule for overall times and duration.

Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Evening networking receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday will feature light hors d’oeuvres but dinner is not served.

*Attendees who register at a non-member rate will receive a coupon code after the conclusion of the Workshop to use for a complimentary year of ICEAA membership. Attendees will be instructed how to log into their ICEAA profiles to activate their free membership; the membership will not be automatically applied to your account.

Workshop Registration Cancellation Policy:

Refund requests made before April 1, 2024: Full refund, less a $100 administrative fee.
Refund requests made April 2-May 3, 2024: 50% refund.
On or after May 4, 2024: No refund.

Substitutions can be made at any time. Email iceaa@iceaaonline.org to transfer your registration.

2024 Outline Schedule

Attending the ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop earns a minimum of 2 points towards CCEA recertification. Additional points can be claimed for individual sessions attended by completing a form after the Workshop.

Tuesday, May 14 all times subject to change

Breakfast buffet available • 7:00 – 8:00
Best Paper Awards & Keynote Presentation • 8:00 – 9:30
Papers • 9:45 – 11:45
Lunch • 11:45 – 12:45
Training/Papers • 12:45 – 4:45
Welcome Reception • 4:45 – 7:00

Wednesday, May 15

Breakfast buffet available • 7:00 – 8:00
Association Awards & Keynote Presentation • 8:00 – 9:45
Training/Papers • 10:15 – 12:00
Lunch • 12:00 – 1:15
Training/Papers • 1:15 – 5:15
Attendee Reception • 5:15 – 7:00

Thursday, May 16Breakfast buffet available • 7:00 – 8:00

Best Paper General Session • 8:00 – 9:00
Training/Papers • 9:15 – 12:00
Lunch • 12:00 – 1:15
Training/Papers • 1:15 – 3:15
Closing General Session  • 3:30 – 4:15

Future ICEAA Workshop Dates & Locations:

May 13-15, 2025: Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia