CHICAGO—The third annual Best Firm To Work For Summit, to be held Sept. 28-29, 2006, at the Swissotel in Chicago, is designed to help engineering firm leaders learn the essential elements for attracting and retaining the best employees in order to maintain the firm’s continuing growth and success. The 2006 Best Firm to Work For Summit is a two-day event that will focus on the physical and the cultural environment of the workplace, employee compensation and benefits, the organizational structure of the firm, and best practices in AEC firm management.

This year’s featured speakers include Robert Brustlin, president and CEO of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; Kirk Bobo, FAIA, principal and co-founding partner of Hnedak Bobo Group, Inc.; and Glenn R. Bell, P.E., S.E., CEO of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

The highlight of the summit is the Annual Awards Reception honoring the 2006 winners of the Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For Contest, sponsored by CE News, and the Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For Contest, sponsored by Structural Engineer, and new in 2006, the Best Architecture Firms to Work For Contest, sponsored by Architectural Products and Architecture Week.

For more information, including conference and hotel registration details, call 800-466-6275 or visit