County Engineers Workshop

Michigan CEW


February 7-9, 2023   |   Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan


 

 

County Engineers Workshop

 

The Michigan County Engineers' Workshop (CEW) is a workshop open to engineers, engineering consultants, public agencies, and County Road Association of Michigan associate members. At CEW, industry experts and peers present innovative ways to build, manage, and maintain roads and bridges. CEW provides an opportunity to learn about the latest research and legislation affecting the construction and maintenance of county roads and city streets. Participants will also learn about equipment, products, and services that are relevant to the needs of county and city road agencies.
 

CEW is a conference of the County Road Association of Michigan. It is hosted each year by the Center for Technology & Training (CTT), home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program. For more information on the program and for registration information, please explore the tabs above.

 

Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at ctt@mtu.edu if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!

 

Do you know a person who is knowledgeable about an innovative technology or a timely training topic? Do you know something about a technology or technique that you think would help your peers? Please take a moment to suggest a person you know or yourself as a potential speaker at one of our upcoming conferences using the form below. 

 

Speaker Suggestion Form

NOTE: We greatly value your input; however, we may not be able to incorporate every suggestion we receive.
NOTE: We greatly value your suggestions for topics that provide training and technical assistance; however, please be aware that we cannot use marketing/sales topics for our conference presentations.
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The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows for previous years of the County Engineers' Workshop.

For events that took place before 2012, you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website.