Major Sessions

Learn more about the special sessions happening at this year’s conference.

Sunday, September 19 | 6 am – 2 pm (Tee Off 8 am)

6th Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing

The Past Presiding Officers of the International Code Council will host the 6th Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing on September 19, 2021 at the Quicksilver Golf Club during the ICC Annual Conference.

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Sunday, September 19 | 8 am – 4 pm

Bob Fowler Virtual Ride/Walk/Run

This year, the 16th Annual Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride has been reimagined to a virtual ride/walk/run event. Learn more about this event, including a commemorative t-shirt and digital badge.

Sunday, September 19 | 9:30 am – Noon

Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Half Day)

The History Center is an educational institution that engages and inspires large and diverse audiences through programs that enable links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. This work is accomplished in partnership with others through archaeology, archives, artifact collections, broadcast and electronic media, civic engagement, conservation, educational programs, exhibitions, events, library, museums, public outreach, performance, preservation, publications, products, research, technical assistance, and virtual programs.

This is a walking tour. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 30 people and is listed as an option when you register.

Sunday, September 19 | 10:15 am – 4 pm

Wright at Polymath Park Tour (Full Day)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature style and ongoing influence have long inspired architecture around the globe, and continues to today. The materials used, unit systems, and harmony between the structures and the environment seen in these examples make a clear connection with Wright’s design principles. This ever-present influence on architecture decades after Wright’s passing is also a testament to the timelessness of his designs and ideas. This three-house tour allows interior photography of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Duncan House and Mäntylä, as well at the Balter House, designed by Wright apprentice Peter Berndtson. Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy of organic architecture – uniting design with nature – formed the basis for over 1,100 built designs during his career and extended on to his apprentices. Enjoy lunch at our onsite Treetops Restaurant.

Bus transportation and lunch included. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 30 people and is listed as an option when you register.

Sunday, September 19 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Clemente Museum (Half Day)

The Clemente Museum is housed in historic Engine House 25, located in the revitalized Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Executive Director and Curator, Duane Rieder, has meticulously renovated Engine House 25 to showcase the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes. Learn how the International Codes played a role in the conversion of this Engine House to a Museum.

Bus transportation included. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 50 people and is listed as an option when you register.

Sunday, September 19 | 1 – 2 pm

Nominating Committee Candidates Forum

The Nominating Committee will host a new forum for ICC Board candidates.

Sunday, September 19 | 6 – 6:30 pm

Initial Report of the Nominating Committee

A report and recommendations from the Board Candidates Nominating Committee will be presented.

Sunday, September 19 | 6 – 9 pm

Welcome to Pittsburgh Reception

Enjoy an evening of food, games and the music of Dr. Zoot, brought to you by the Host Chapter, Commonwealth Building Officials. Welcome to Pittsburgh!

The ICC Excellence in Public Safety Award will be presented at this event.

Monday, September 20 | 8 – 11 am

Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting will feature updates from association leadership and voting for ICC Board Officers and Members. Participants will receive .2 CEUs for the Annual Business Meeting.

Monday, September 20 | 11 am – 12:30 pm

Empowering Leaders Luncheon

The Empowering Leaders Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent LLC, an international speaker and business advisor, recognized as an influencer and expert on the future of work, innovative people strategies, and high-impact leadership.

In Jennifer’s session, Prepare for Impact: Leading Business Transformation in a Post-Pandemic World, Jennifer will challenge conventional leadership thinking, and explore progressive ways to evolve and disrupt traditional business practices. She'll also share actionable insights and creative ideas that leaders can leverage immediately to drive business results and competitive advantage for their organizations through the people that they lead and serve.

Monday, September 20 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Empowering Leaders Panel Discussion

Now that we’ve heard from international speaker and leadership expert Jennifer McClure on leading business transformation in a post-pandemic world, let’s hear from some of the experts in the building safety community on the transformations they have seen in the past year and the important transformations necessary for the future. During this panel discussion, we’ll tackle the importance of virtual resources in a rapidly changing digital world, how the building industry can respond to global challenges, how to mentor and welcome new leaders, and what resources are available to building safety professionals to help them succeed.

Moderators: Dominic Sims, Chief Executive Officer, ICC and Sara Yerkes, Senior Vice President,
Government Relations, ICC

The Bobby J. Fowler Award will be presented at this event.

Monday, September 20 | 2 pm – 3 pm

Members Forum

Monday, September 20 | 5 – 7 pm

Safety 2.0 Happy Hour

Join us at “Happy Hour” for an opportunity to network and socialize with existing friends and make new contacts.

The following awards will be presented at this event: ICC Community Service Award, Raising the Profile Award and Educator of the Year Award.

Tuesday, September 21 | 9:00 am – Noon

Phipps Conservatory (Half Day)

Tour the first LEED-certified visitor center in a public garden. For over 125 years, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has showcased nature’s wonders. Today our history of excellence provides a platform for exploring the intersection of the built and natural worlds and how it relates to both human and environmental wellness. We approach this work by showing that people, plants, health, planet and beauty are all interconnected and that sustainable actions – from constructing the world’s greenest building to planting a home vegetable garden – are the key to ensuring a healthy future for all life on Earth.

Bus transportation included. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 50 people and is listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, September 21 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Gateway Clipper (Half Day)

The only way to see the City and truly learn about her past, present, and future is aboard one of our Pittsburgh river cruises. Your tour begins on the Monongahela River and continues on both the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, all while our captain and narrator relay the interesting facts, tales, architecture and design, and river history that make Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania so special!

Buffet Lunch and non alcoholic beverages are included. A Cash Bar is available. Also, the first floor of the boat is ADA accessible but does not have access to the second or third floor via elevator.

Board boat from Convention Center Dock and lunch is included. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 75 people and is listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, September 21 | 6 – 9 pm

Connections Gala: A Community Reunited

New in 2021, the Connections Gala: A Community Reunited is a formal event that will be held at the Omni Grand Ballroom, a historic, majestic space, on Tuesday evening. Enjoy dinner and watch the Installation of the Board of Directors and presentation of awards.

The event will also feature keynote speaker, Markus Achord, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Sunrun, who specializes in design and execution of diversity, equity, inclusion and supplier diversity strategies in large, global organizations. He is also is a Navy veteran with 21 years of service.

In Markus’s session, Diversity & (Ex)clusion?, Markus will present a high-level explanation of what diversity, equity, and inclusion means specifically in a business environment and how everyone has a role in making teams more inclusive. We’ll discuss how having a high-performing workforce that is reflective of your customers and communities you operate in, while fostering an inclusive culture that embraces differences is what drives innovation and success.

The following awards will be presented at this event: Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award, President's Award, Robert W. Gain Fire Prevention Leadership Award and William J. Tangye Award.

Tuesday, September 21 – September 26

Public Comment Hearings

Tuesday, October 12 | 10 am – Noon ET | 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET

Global Connections Day – Virtual Event

A virtual event this year. More details to come.

The following award will be presented at this event: Global Membership Award.

Monday, November 15 – Thursday, November 18

ICC Learn Live – Virtual Event