Two Conferences. One Mission.

    The ElevateAEC Conference & ElevateHER Symposium, one of the most successful industry conferences of 2020, has something for everyone in 2021. This year, the mission of Elevating the Industry will continue both virtually and in-person.


    ElevateAEC Conference & ElevateHER Symposium – Virtual Experience

    Our annual ElevateAEC Conference & ElevateHER Symposium will be a four-week virtual experience with over 40 speakers and 30 credit hours of learning, networking and celebrating – all in an unlimited virtual environment. With over 1900 registrants at last year’s virtual conference, we are excited to present an evolved and more interactive virtual platform where many can gather to elevate themselves, their firms, and the industry, all from the comfort of their home or office. From Project Manager to CEO, there is something for everyone at the 2021 Virtual ElevateAEC Conference & ElevateHER Symposium.

    ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala – In-Person Experience

    Zweig Group is thrilled to announce that the annual in-person ElevateAEC Awards Gala will return in 2021. With careful consideration regarding the latest guidance from the CDC, as well as the loosening of large group gathering restrictions from the State of Colorado, the 2021 ElevateAEC Conference and Awards Gala is opening up registrations and restoring the full agenda for the annual in-person conference in Denver this November. This includes bringing back the iconic black-tie Awards Gala celebrating the 2021 winners of the Hot Firm list, Best Firms To Work For, Marketing Excellence, Rising Stars, Top New Ventures and the Jerry Allen Courage In Leadership Awards. In accordance with CDC, state, and venue requirements, masks will not be required for vaccinated individuals.


    Is there a limit of how many free attended can book a spot for the virtual conference/symposium?

    There is no limit to the virtual conference, the more the better! We encourage firm leaders to have their entire firm register, as this is a great way to get professional development hours and have a great learning experience.

    Is there a deadline to register for the in-person conference/gala?

    The deadline to register for the in-person will most likely be around September 30th, but there is a chance that spots will fill up before then so we recommend registering as soon as possible to hold your spot!

    We are interested in register a group for the ElevateAEC Awards Gala. Is there an option to buy a table(s)?

    Yes, absolutely!

    A table at the ElevateAEC Awards Gala fits 8 attendees and if you buy the whole table we are offering a 15% discount off each registration. Before the discount, each registration is $495, bringing the table of 8 to $3960 originally but with a 15% discount that brings the total price of the table of 8 attendees to $3366.

    If you have 8 “Awards Gala Only/Guest Pass” tickets in your cart, you can use the discount code “2021ELEVATE15″ at checkout for 15% off your whole order.

    Here is the link to purchase those registration tickets: GROUPTICKETS

    Would we be able to bring a spouse/guest to the welcome reception and awards gala?

    Yes absolutely!

    We are offering an Awards Gala Only pass that you can purchase for your guest/spouse and all guests are welcome to join us for the Welcome Reception as well!

    It is available for purchase now at the following link: AWARDSGALA

    Can you help me understand how this coincides with the virtual event? Are attendees choosing one or the other, or do they have the option of both? Does the virtual event have a different audience all together, or is it the same audience?

    The in-person conference and the virtual conference are two separate events with the same mission: To Elevate The Industry. They are taking place at separate times and will have different content so anyone has the opportunity to join both conferences!

    They will have different audiences, as the virtual conference is free and open to the entire org chart (expecting 1500-2000 attendees), while the in-person conference is targeted towards the C-Suite (expecting 150-250) attendees.


    Virtual ElevateAEC Conference & ElevateHER Symposium

    When: September 13-October 7, 2021.

    Where: Virtual

    Target Audience: Entire org chart

    Expected Attendees: 1500-2000

    Link for more information:

    In-Person ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala: November 3-5, in Denver CO. 

    When: November 3-5

    Where: Denver, CO

    Target Audience: C-Suite and Executive Level

    Expected Attendees: 150-250

    Link for more information:

    Overall, we saw the success that came from the virtual conference last year and wanted to continue to offer that in a virtual capacity so we can reach a larger audience but thankfully as the pandemic is slowly ending we are able to get back together in person for those interested as well! We wanted to have both options as there are still some people who prefer one over the other.

    Want to be a sponsor? 

    Investing in an ElevateAEC Conference sponsorship offers incredible value for your marketing dollars. Your company’s brand will be firmly positioned across one of the leading and most recognized events in the AEC industry.

    Want to be a speaker?

    Zweig Group is actively searching for the top speakers in the AEC industry. Send your speaker information and session abstract to