ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala

    November 3 – November 5, 2021

    Denver, Colorado

    Earn up to 12 PDH/LU credit hours


    Zweig Group is excited to see you in person again!


    Zweig Group is thrilled to announce that the annual in-person ElevateAEC Awards Gala will return in 2021. Due to recent guidance from the CDC as well as loosening guidelines 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, November 3-5. 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.


    Register now for the AEC industry’s top IN-PERSON learning and networking event of the year.


    Conference Overview

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala Welcome Reception

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    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Thought Leadership & Keynote Talk

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    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


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    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Thought Leadership & Roundtable Discussions

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    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    ElevateAEC Black-Tie Awards Gala

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    Friday, November 5, 2021

    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Thought Leadership & Keynote Talk

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    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

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    1:30 AM – 2:00 PM

    Conference Conclusion

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    2021 ElevateAEC Conference & Awards Gala Speakers


    This event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver.


    Click the following link to make a hotel reservation in the conference block at a rate of $175/night:

    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: 2021VIRTUAL

    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: 2021INPERSON

    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.

    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!

    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

    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


    Want to be a sponsor? 

    Investing in an ElevateLeadership Summit 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

    The Evolution of the Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards to ElevateAEC

    “We really do need to celebrate more… we see ElevateAEC – and especially the awards component – as an essential celebration of what we do.”

    — Chad Clinehens, PE
    President & CEO, Zweig Group

    Enter Our Awards

    Is your firm a Hot Firm?  Are you a Best Firm To Work For? Are you a Top New Venture? Do you have a Rising Star? Found out now by entering Zweig Group’s awards programs which recognizes outstanding firm performance in the AEC Industry.

    “This conference is the best in the industry. With great networking opportunities, valuable learning sessions, and access to the best advisors, this conference is a must-attend for any AEC professional.”

    – Past attendee feedback