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Canceled - 2020 Spring Conference

Join us at our 2020 Spring Conference in Baltimore!

 Export to Your Calendar 4/29/2020 to 5/1/2020
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Allison Wieland

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Statement on the Coronavirus & the 2020 Spring Conference
At this time, our 2020 Spring Conference will take place as scheduled on April 29th - May 1st in Baltimore, MD. The health and safety of our members and attendees is our highest priority. We are monitoring this ever changing situation and its potential impact on the Spring Conference.

We will be sure to keep everyone up to date on any changes. Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association

Hotel Information:

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore , 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202


$289/night - Reservation cut-off date is Friday, March 20, 2020. All reservations made after this date, will not be eligible for the group rate.

Book Your Hotel Reservation:

Visit and enter the code CI0720ES in the Promo box to receive the group rate. You can also call reservations directly at 410-576-5800 to check availability.

schedule of events:

Wednesday, April 29th

1:00 - 5:00 PM Registration - Sponsored by Aeroflex USA!

2:00 - 5:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

5:00 - 7:00 PM Associates Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by Owens Corning!

Dinner on your own


Thursday, April 30th

7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 AM Opening Session

8:30 - 9:30 AM Improving Competitiveness through More Effective Collective Bargaining and Consolidation of Union Locals - Keynote Presentation Sponsored by Distribution International

9:30 - 9:45 AM BREAK

9:45 - 11:15 AM Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events presented by Baltimore Police Department, Homeland Security Team

12:00 PM Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour at Sagamore Spirit Distillery

12:00 PM Baltimore Orioles Game at Camden Yards

7:00 Dinner Sponsored by Johns Manville


Friday, May 1st

8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 AM Breakout Meeting: Contractors

8:30 - 10:30 AM Breakout Meeting: Associates

10:30 AM Board Meeting Recap


Early Registration ends on March 20th!

Contractor Member: $725 (Early Registration $675)

Associate Member: $875 (Early Registration $825)

Guest/Spouse: $225

Non Member: $950 (Early Registration $900)


Optional Activity Add-Ons:

  • Baltimore Orioles Game at Camden Yards (Includes lunch & transportation):$200/person
  • Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour at Sagamore Spirit Distillery (Includes lunch & transportation): $200/person


Click here to find out about the exclusive sponsorship opportunities available!



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Bronze SPONSORS: Proto Corporation

Conference presentations:

• Keynote Presentation: Improving Competitiveness through More Effective Collective Bargaining and Consolidation of Union Locals




Presented by Robert T. Dunlevey, Jr., Senior Consultant, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

• Assessing the Bargaining Relationship
• Understanding the Non-union Competition
• Enhancing Competitiveness Through New Bargaining Strategies Tactics
• Clauses to Adopt and Avoid

Bob focuses his practice on assisting business owners with employment-related issues, including wage-hour compliance, wrongful discharge defense and regulatory compliance, collective bargaining, OSHA, workers' compensation, EEOC and NLRB proceedings and federal and state court litigation. 

Bob is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He is a member of the American, Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations and is an active participant on the Labor and Employment Law Committees of each. He is also a member of the ABA’s Forum Committee on Construction Law.

Bob has consistently received the highest peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named in Montclair Who’s Who Among Law Professionals and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers for several years. Bob received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Law. He has also completed advanced labor studies at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

• Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Corporal John Haddaway and Sergeant Brandon Echevarria of the Baltimore County Police Department will be joining us to present the department’s Avoid Deny Defend™. This program provides training in how to handle an active shooter situation or other public act of violence as a business owner, an employee, or just as a member of the community.


Corporal John Haddaway is a 19-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He is currently the Homeland Security Team supervisor covering all of Baltimore County and interfacing with local, state, federal, and private sector partners. He currently oversees the Department’s public-private partnership SHIELD program as well. He has previously held roles in operations, criminal investigations, and he serves part-time on the Department’s Dignitary Protection Team and Special Response Team. Cpl. Haddaway is a general and firearms instructor as well. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army having served ten years in a combination of active duty and national guard roles. 

Sergeant Brandon Echevarria is a 19-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department. He is currently a supervisor for the Criminal Intelligence Section, covering all of Baltimore City and interfacing with local, state, federal, and private sector partners. He currently oversees both the Police Department’s Critical Infrastructure Program & Public-Private Partnership SHIELD Program. He has previously held the position of Detective in several units of the Criminal investigations Division and has held the role of Public Information Officer for the Baltimore Police Department. 


• Baltimore Orioles Game at Camden Yards - Thursday, April 30th

Enjoy an afternoon at Camden Yards and cheer on the Orioles in an exclusive suite! Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the beautiful baseball-only facility in downtown Baltimore, became the official home of the Orioles on April 6, 1992. The one-time railroad center is 12 minutes west by foot from the City's Inner Harbor and only two blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals | Game starts at 1:05 PM


• Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour at Sagamore Spirit Distillery


Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of the Sagamore Spirit tour guides as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how they make all their Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of their tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of their signature cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails, that are easy enough to recreate at home. Guests will make Black Eyed Rye and Rye Tai Cocktails. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst quenching cocktails!  

Lunch will take place prior to tour at Rye Street Tavern. Rye Street Tavern is Chef Andrew Carmellini's newest venture in Baltimore (following the Rec Pier Chop House at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel) and is an  American restaurant featuring an emphasis on southern and Mid-Atlantic roots. Adjacent to the five-acre, waterfront Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood, Rye Street Tavern offers Carmellini’s spin on American fare at a destination for true American spirit. 

Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Tour & Class 2:30 PM 4:00 PM

*This activity is limited to 20 people only!*

sponsorship OPPORTUNITIES:

Click here to find out about the exclusive sponsorship opportunities available!

cancellation policy:

  • 60+ days prior to event – 100% Refund
  • 60 – 45 days prior to event – 75% Refund
  • 30 – 15 days prior to event – 50% Refund
  • Less than 15 days prior to event – 0% Refund

*This policy applies to all fees (registration & activities)