As we enter the new year, it’s officially time to determine what your professional development will look like in 2019. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest tools, tech, and best practices shaping our industry, and thankfully, this year’s calendar is jam-packed with excellent options for construction professionals.

Here are our top picks for industry events, conferences, and trade shows to consider in 2019.

January 22-25 | Las Vegas, NV

First introduced to the commercial construction industry in 1975, WOC now boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies, 5,800 registered industry professionals, and more than 745,000 square feet of exhibit space.

January 28-30 | Bonita Springs, FL

This conference serves and supports everyone involved in surety bonding and/or the larger process of construction risk management. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to hear from TradeTapp founder Justin Levine and meet the TradeTapp team.

February 19 | Grand Rapids, MI

Join nearly 350 construction industry professionals as they gather for the first annual Construction Technology and Innovation Conference. This event will feature learning sessions, exhibitor displays, and live-tech demonstrations from premier technology solutions providers from across the globe.

February 20-21 | New York, NY

At Projects New York, attendees will learn how to leverage emerging technologies to revolutionize how they plan their projects, then get to experience it first-hand. You’ll be inspired with new ideas to implement on your next project and leave with a deeper understanding of how the many different technologies work together.

March 15-18 | Las Vegas, NV

World of Modular is an open forum for anyone interested in the modular construction industry. Network with more than 700 builders, developers, contractors, architects, dealers, and suppliers and hear about hot topics like lean construction, the integration of modular and site built, passive house, LEED, net zero, and more.

April 1-4 | Denver, CO

For decades, the AGC Annual Convention has been the event successful contractors around the country count on for practical knowledge and industry-leading information to guide business decisions, improve operations, and shape the industry. Don’t miss their 100th annual conference (and what’s sure to be an unforgettable experience) this April!

May 20-22 | Dallas, TX

Hosted by Hanson Wade, Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019 will bring together contractors, clients, and designers to discover best practices and tools for the entire preconstruction lifecycle from initial project planning through operations handover.

June 3-5 | San Francisco, CA

Geared toward business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction, this conference will explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits, and safety.

​August 21-24 | Atlanta, GA

Designed for all women in construction, this event offers keynotes and panels on industry diversity and awareness, leadership training and opportunities to network with fellow women in the business. Be on the lookout for registration to open soon!

September 29-30 | San Francisco, CA

The PlanGrid Construction Summit will bring together 1,000+ construction professionals and PlanGrid customers to network with their peers, hear from industry experts, and discover new ways to use PlanGrid to become even more productive.

October 9-11 | Baltimore, MD

Dedicated to commercial building teams that spec and source building products, Construct offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products for design and construction as well as network with peers.

November 6-8 | Las Vegas, NV

Attracting thousands of attendees each year, this event features hundreds of exhibitors and educational sessions for those who are new to the delivery method as well as design-build experts.

November 19-21 | Las Vegas, NV

AU connects 10,000 professionals from construction, manufacturing, architecture, engineering, and media creation. Learn to solve your design and engineering challenges, help your team increase efficiency, reach new markets, and win more business.

November 20-22 | Atlanta, GA

The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, this U.S. Green Building Council-sponsored annual event attracts AEC industry leaders and frontline professionals who work in sustainable building.