Opal Group SpArc 2018

Hilton Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
March 4, 2018 - March 6, 2018

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Opal Group SpArc is an invitation-only symposium that assembles heads of specifications from the top architecture firms in the nation. Thought leaders will share best practices, present case study driven data and explore novel approaches that speak to the industry's most challenging topics. The intimate setting and interactive program format fosters an environment where like-minded peers can engage in thought provoking discussions around a variety of relevant industry subjects. The invaluable information shared during this three day event is sure to provide participants with the necessary resources and guidance needed to enhance their specification writing.

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Fort Worth Tour


Welcome  Cocktail Reception


Opening Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker

Lori Stohs, Founder, and Human Capital Consultant,
Lori Stohs Consulting Group


Dinner Reception


Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up


Conference Sessions


Networking Luncheon


Conference Sessions




Networking Breakfast


Conference Sessions


Closing Luncheon

Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, United States

Experience ‘a moment in time, a place in history’ at Hilton Fort Worth in downtown Fort Worth, TX, the scene of 35th President John F. Kennedy’s final address on the morning of November 22, 1963. This elegant landmark hotel is just a few yards from Sundance Square where you can enjoy outdoor concerts and popular restaurants. The Fort Worth Cultural District and the Stockyards area are also just minutes away.

Fort Worth hotel

Opal Group SpArc is an invitation-only meeting for the heads of specifications and design from the most active architecture firms in the country. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations at the Hilton Fort Worth, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions.

Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship. Categories are limited to two companies. To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Transparency in Materials
  • Implementing BIM Systems
  • Improving Document Management
  • Litigation Impacts on the Specifier
  • Accessibility for Projects
  • Collaboration at Early Phases of Projects
  • Specifier Recruitment
  • Technology Integration in the Workplace
  • Improving Communication with Contractors
  • Overcoming Day-to-Day Challenges in Documentation
  • Integrating 3D Modeling Software
  • Improving Efficiency in Preparing Drawings & Specifications
  • Maintaining Quality & Managing Risk
  • …And much more be announced!
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

Attendee projects fall in the following categories:

  • Aviation
  • Commercial
  • Federal/State/Municipal Government
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • International
  • Manufacturing
  • Multi-Family
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Religious
  • Research/Laboratories
  • Retail
  • Sports/Recreation

    Very well organized. Really enjoyed the mixture and variety of formats for presentations. Architect

    Carrier Johnson + Culture

    This is my fourth time to attend and I continue to believe these events are valuable. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers inspires new thinking. Meeting one-on-one with people who are really knowledgeable about their products, in one place, is convenient and efficient. Holding these events in nice, interesting venues gives the chance to relax as well. Vice President

    Specifications Manager, FKP Architects

    As always, very good. Professional set up and venue. Very good speaker presentations – topics and presentations. Vice President

    Cannon Design

    Excellent. I like the format of workshops interspersed with business meetings. I also like the expansion/intermix of specs, architecture and interiors – it brings more perspectives to the table. Associate

    LPA, Inc.