As we approach the end of 2019, it’s officially time to determine what your professional development will look like in 2020. 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, next 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 2020.
Stay tuned for more — we’ll keep adding to this list as organizers continue to announce their 2020 event dates!
January 27-29, 2020 | Bonita Springs, FL
This conference is a must-attend for anyone working in surety bonding or the larger process of construction risk management. This year, you’ll also get the opportunity to hear from TradeTapp founder Justin Levine and meet the TradeTapp team.
February 4-7, 2020 | 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.
February 12, 2020 | Grand Rapids, MI
Join nearly 350 construction industry professionals as they gather for the Construction Technology & Innovation Conference. This event will feature learning sessions, exhibitor displays, and live-tech demonstrations from premier technology solutions providers from across the globe.
February 20-22, 2020 | Los Angeles, CA
At Construction Institute Summit, contractors, owners, designers, and other construction industry stakeholders from all over the country come together to share new developments and innovative practices in the construction industry. You’ll geet the opportunity to network with peers, earn PDHs, and expand your knowledge base to enhance the success of your projects.
March 3-4, 2020 | New York, NY
Officially supported by the Governor of New York, New York Build is the largest construction and design show in the state and is free to attend. The conference features 20,000+ registered attendees, 250+ exhibitors, 250+ speakers, AIA CES approved workshops, entertainment, and business networking.
March 9-12, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
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.
Here’s our recap of the 100th Annual AGC Convention in 2019.
March 9-12, 2020 | Orlando, FL
The 37th annual 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.
March 10-14, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregate, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities, and more. With nearly 3,000 exhibitors across about 2.5 million square feet of space, it has the most exhibitors of any event in the industry. In 2020, there will also be more than 150 educational sessions to attend.
March 23-27, 2020 | Nashville, TN
ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) members are building Music City, which makes the perfect backdrop for ABC Convention 2020. Nashville, a top convention destination known for its honky-tonks, food, and arts scene, is also a great place to get inspired by keynote speakers, network with ABC peers, and celebrate the accomplishments of merit shop contractors from across the country.
May 4-7, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by Hanson Wade, Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2020 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. One of the only conferences focused purely on preconstruction, this is always one of our favorite events of the year!
Here’s our recap of Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019.
May 14-15, 2020 | San Francisco, CA
GWIC is much more than just a conference: it’s a catalyst for change to inspire women at all levels to develop their leadership skills, expand their influence and boost industry growth potential. GWIC enables attendees to share, learn, challenge, and inspire each other to contribute to their workplace and employer and realize career success.
June 11-12, 2020 | San Francisco, CA
ENR FutureTech is for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits and safety. Through a series of thought-provoking and interactive sessions and intimate networking, you’ll take away the latest knowledge of what technologies work best, what doesn’t, and what’s coming next for the future of the industry.
Here’s our recap of ENR FutureTech 2019.
August 12-15 | Houston, TX
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 30 – August 2, 2020 | Grapevine, TX
CONSTRUCT is an AEC educational program and exhibition that has the goal of bringing together the different disciplines within the construction industry to help improve the future of the built environment. During the three-day educational program and two-day expo, industry leaders converge with a common goal of educating and inspiring for the betterment of the industry.
Here’s our recap of CONSTRUCT 2019.
2020 Date TBD
While the date and location for Autodesk University 2020 have yet to be announced, there’s still time to register for this year’s conference in Las Vegas on November 19-21, along with Connect & Construct Summit on November 18th.
Here are some of the preconstruction sessions you won’t want to miss at Connect & Construct Summit. Hope to see you there!