In-Person Conference

    09.30.20 – 10.02.20

    Hilton Denver City Center • Denver, CO

    IN-PERSON ELEVATE AEC CONFERENCE

    About The Conference:

    The 2020 Elevate AEC In-Person Conference in Denver will be a new type of conference that has a responsibility to keep attendees safe but also to continue to forge the path for thought leadership together. Using the Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program, The 2020 Elevate AEC Conference recognizes the future of interactions may be different, but that gives us the chance meet these challenges together. The in-person event is a two-day concentrated agenda of keynote speeches, Ted Talks, breakout sessions, social mixing events, and awards celebrations.

    Goal:

    To be the catalyst for a new type of conference that has a responsibility to attendees to keep them safe but also to continue to forge the path for thought leadership together. It can be done, and we will be the ones to do this better than anyone else.

     

    Venue: Hilton Denver City Center – Denver, Colorado

    Using the Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program, we will utilize expert guidance on topics such as hybrid meetings, creative meeting sets, and sustainable practices.

     

    LIMITED Capacity:

    Entire hotel event space reserved for the 2020 Elevate AEC Conference – Register early to reserve your spot.

     

    Target Audience:

    Firm leaders and highest-level decision makers focused on thought leadership, networking, and celebrating success.

    We want to make sure that you’re prepared for this year’s conference experience, so we’ve created the frequently asked questions below.

    QUESTION: How will I remain safe at the conference this year with Covid-19-related concerns?

    ANSWER: Zweig Group’s #1 priority is our client’s and attendee’s safety. Zweig Group is working with the Hilton Denver City Center hotel to insure every possible safety precaution will be in place during the conference. Hilton has also created a safety program that will be implemented at all hotels across the nation. Click the following link for more information on their CleanStay Safety Program: Hilton CleanStay

     

    QUESTION: My firm/organization is on a travel ban through 2020, and I cannot attend the In-Person conference in Denver. Is there a way that I can attend virtually instead?

    ANSWER: Yes! Zweig Group has created a virtual conference option for any attendees who are uncomfortable or unable to attend the In-Person event. More information coming soon. Please email othomas@zweiggroup.com to be notified as soon as more details are announcement regarding the virtual option.

    IN-PERSON CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPTIONS

    FULL Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Celebration 

    EARLY BIRD: $1795 (January 1-July 31)
    FULL PRICE: $2195 (August 1-September 18)

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

    • Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception
    • All Thursday and Friday keynotes and breakout sessions
    • Breakfast & lunch Thursday
    • Friday Awards Celebration Luncheon
    • Red Carpet Interviews

    Awards Celebration Experience Only

    EARLY BIRD: $495 (January 1-July 31)
    FULL PRICE: $595 (August 1-September 18)

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

    • Friday Awards Celebration Luncheon
    • Red Carpet Interviews

    ElevateHer™ Symposium

    EARLY BIRD: $495 (January 1-July 31)
    FULL PRICE: $595 (August 1-September 18)

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

    This one-day event is open to all and for anyone interested in learning more about how to solve the AEC industry’s top challenge: recruitment and retention. Space is limited for the in-person event due to social distancing.

    The ElevateHer™ symposium will gather together leaders in the AEC industry, Zweig Group’s ElevateHER 2020 Cohort members, and speakers on topics related to hiring, retaining valuable employees, and fostering a diverse and equitable workplace.

    SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

    WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2020

    7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    ElevateHer Symposium

    *Separate registration required

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    ElevateHer Cohort Celebration

    More information coming soon.

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Elevate AEC Conference Welcome Reception

    More information coming soon.

    THURSDAY, October 1, 2020

    8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    State of the AEC Industry/Data Presentation

    Chad Clinehens – President & CEO, Zweig Group

    9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Z-Talk/Keynote 1

    More information coming soon.

    10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Session 1: More information coming soon. 


    Session 2: More information coming soon. 


    Session 3: More information coming soon. 

    12:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Z Talk/Keynote 2

    More information coming soon.

    1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Session 1: More information coming soon. 


    Session 2: More information coming soon. 


    Session 3: More information coming soon. 

    1:15 PM – 4:30 PM

    One-on-Ones

    Opportunity to schedule 30-minute one-on-one talks with Zweig Group advisors, sponsors, and thought leaders via sign up sheet to talk about their specific needs.

    2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

    Z Talk/Keynote 3

    More information coming soon.

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Session 1: More information coming soon. 


    Session 2: More information coming soon. 


    Session 3: More information coming soon. 

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Mask-erade Reception

    More information coming soon.

    FRIDAY, October 2, 2020

    8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

    Opening Remarks

    More information coming soon.

    8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

    Z Talk/Keynote 4

    More information coming soon.

    7:30 AM -2:00 PM

    Red Carpet/Awards Step & Repeat Interviews

    More information coming soon.

    9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Session 1: More information coming soon. 


    Session 2: More information coming soon. 


    Session 3: More information coming soon. 

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Session 1: More information coming soon. 


    Session 2: More information coming soon. 


    Session 3: More information coming soon. 

    12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Closing Z-Talk/Keynote 5

    More information coming soon.

    1:00 PM –  2:30 PM

    Awards Celebration Fiesta/Conference Close

    More information coming soon.

    The Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Gala will be taking place at the Denver Hilton City Center Hotel. 

    Using the Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program, we will utilize expert guidance on topics such as hybrid meetings, creative meeting sets, and sustainable practices.

    Click Here to book your discounted room: https://book.passkey.com/go/ZweigGroup2020

    Hotel reservations for the Elevate AEC Conference 2020 are available at the rate of $159/night.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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    Bill McConnell, PE, JD, MSCE, CDT

    CEO – The Vertex Companies

    Speaker Bio: Bill McConnell, co-founder and CEO of The Vertex Companies, Inc.(VERTEX), has worked in the construction industry for nearly his entire life. He rose through the ranks from a union construction worker during high school and college summers, to a project engineer at a top 50 construction company, to a senior executive at VERTEX. In addition, Bill is a top expert witness for construction disputes as he has testified approximately 170 times, most notably for cost and/or standard of care opinions. Many construction, engineering, and law organizations have published Bill’s articles and reports over the past two decades. Bill is a lifelong learner (MS, JD, and PhD student) and a firm believer in the value of industry-academic collaborations.

    Since inception of VERTEX in 1995, Bill has led the organization by example. Under his leadership, VERTEX has seen consistent year-over-year growth of more than 20%. Twenty-five years later, in addition to setting strategy and leading VERTEX, Bill works on billable projects while also contributing as an active teacher and student in academia. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver, and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University. Bill is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He also completed a part-time three-year business program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bill serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Colorado Denver (CU) Construction Engineering and Management program.

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    Phil Bernstein

    Architect, Technologist and Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture

    Speaker Bio: Phillip G. Bernstein is an architect and technologist and Lecturer in Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture, where he has taught since 1988. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk, where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry. Phil was the executive responsible for Autodesk’s Waltham AEC Headquarters project, which received more than 14 architectural awards including those from the American Institute of Architects, Business Week/Architectural Record, the Association of General Contractors and Interiors Magazine. Prior to joining Autodesk, he practiced architecture as a principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he managed many of the firm’s most complex commissions. He writes and lectures extensively about practice and technology, and has been published in Architectural RecordArchitectureArchitecture+UrbanismDesign IntelligenceFast CompanyFortuneArchitectural Design and Perspecta. Phil was co-editor of Building (In) The Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture, published in 2010 by Princeton Architectural Press, as well as BIM in the Academia: Technology’s Implications for Practice and the Academy in 2011. He is currently writing a book for Birkhauser Publishers on the intersection of design methods, technology and architectural practice. Phil was honored twice by DesignIntelligence as one of the “30 Most Admired Educators in Architecture”. Phil received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Architecture also from Yale. He is a a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and former Chair of the AIA National Contract Documents Committee. He is licensed to practice in California.

    Want to be a speaker? Email events@zweiggroup.com

    THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

    Become a Sponsor

    Investing in an Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Experience sponsorship offers the most 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.

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

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

    — Chad Clinehens, PE
    President & CEO, Zweig Group

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    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.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event are eligible for an 80% refund of the registration fees paid. Registrations cancelled less than 60 days, but more than 30 days before the event are eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fees paid. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event are not eligible for a refund.