Wednesday General Session

Wednesday, October 7 • 10:30–11:15 am EST

Victoria Arlen

ESPN Host & Reporter, Paralympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

Bristol, CT – December 10, 2015 – Photo Studio: Portrait of Victoria Arlen (Photo by Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images)

Victoria Arlen, ESPN host and reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” semifinalist, is sure to inspire you with her incredible story of perseverance and strength. In 2005, at the age of 11, Arlen was diagnosed with two rare neurological disorders, transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, which left her in a vegetative coma for four years
and unable to use her legs for nearly a decade. A lifelong swimmer and elite athlete, she never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympic Games. In June 2010, Arlen returned to the pool for the first time since her illness and qualified for the 2012 London Paralympic Games in four events. There, she won a gold medal and three silver medals. Arlen will share her remarkable story of gratitude, creativity, relentless hard work and her personal mantra: Face It—Embrace It—Defy It—Conquer It.


NECA Project Excellence Awards 

12:10 PM EST in the NECA LIVE Studio

Eighteen exceptional contractors from around the United States have been named winners of the prestigious NECA 2020 Project Excellence Awards.

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year. NECA honors contractors performing work across different market sectors for their commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project.

Join us during the Wednesday General Session as NECA recognizes the 2020 winners.

Visit the Project Excellence Awards website ( to view all of the winners.

Learn more about the NECA Project Excellence Awards »

image credit: World Trade Center – Gilston 2017 PEA Submission

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