Construction Dive’s 2023 conference guide

For 2023, more of the construction industry’s major conferences, meetings and other events are looking to return to their in-person roots. Take a look below to see what the road ahead looks like for 2023’s biggest industry events.

Please check conference websites linked below for more information and the most current schedule.

Construction Safety and Health conference

Jan. 18-20

New Orleans

Put on by the Associated General Contractors of America, the Construction Safety and Health conference is an event for safety professionals and consultants, with events dedicated to networking and demonstrating the newest health and safety practices and products in the industry.

World of Concrete

Jan. 17-19

Las Vegas

The largest event for masonry and concrete professionals in the world, attended by more than 60,000 people, will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A current list shows over 1,000 companies that have registered for expo. (Note: This conference is sponsored by Informa, which owns Industry Dive.)

The International Surface Event

Las Vegas

Jan. 31-Feb. 2

This conference for flooring and tile professionals features educational sessions, networking opportunities and featured speakers. The event also doubles as a large marketplace for the flooring industry. (Note: This conference is sponsored by Informa, which owns Industry Dive.)

International Roofing Expo 

Dallas

March 7-9

The largest roofing and exteriors event in North America, the conference boasts 395 exhibitors from 35 countries, and features dozens of educational sessions for contractors of all experience levels.  (Note: This conference is sponsored by Informa, which owns Industry Dive.)

New York Build Expo

March 8-9

New York City

The largest conference on construction and design in the New York area will feature the largest gathering of women in construction in the country at the Javits Center, according to the site.

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry Annual Convention

March 12-16

Las Vegas

The annual convention will feature talks on materials relevant to the construction of walls and ceilings, and provide the opportunity for businesses to connect through networking receptions and panels. 

The Associated General Contractors of America Convention

March 13-16

Las Vegas

The AGC of America’s annual conference will be held in Sin City this coming year. The 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG  is also being held in conjunction with the conference.

Associated Builders and Contractors Convention

March 15-17

Kissimmee, Florida

ABC’s convention in Florida will feature several awards competitions and industry insight sessions that have not been announced at the moment.

Construction Management Association of America Annual Conference

March 19-21

San Antonio, Texas

This conference caters to construction managers and the owners who work with them, but breakout and networking sessions and seminars also benefit other types of AEC leaders.

International Mass Timber Conference

March 27-29

Portland, Oregon

The conference, which is being held in person this year, boasts the largest gathering of cross laminated timber professionals in the world. The event focuses on construction and manufacturing, as well as design and development. 

World of Modular

March 29-April 1

Las Vegas

Attendees of the Modular Builder Institute’s annual conference and tradeshow will have the opportunity to connect directly with MBI staff and network with modular builders and professionals from around the world.

Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

May 11-12

San Francisco

The GWIC conference is designed to help women network, gain industry knowledge and advance their careers in construction. 

American Institute of Architects National Conference

June 7-10

San Francisco

The 2023 conference is scheduled to be held in San Francisco, but few details besides the date and location have been shared at time of writing.

SMACNA Annual Convention 2023

Oct. 15-18

Phoenix, Arizona

The annual Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association convention will be in Phoenix, with few details currently available. Last year’s conference was held in Colorado Springs, and featured 30 professional and industry-specific education sessions, along with an abundance of networking events.

Lean Construction Institute 2023

Oct. 24-27

Detroit

LCI 2023 is a place for contractors and construction professionals to learn from each other about best practices and successes in lean construction.

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

TBD 2023

Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, this show highlights leaders in sustainable construction and green building with exhibits and sessions centered on design, new technology, building systems and materials.  (Note: This conference is sponsored by Informa, which owns Industry Dive.)

Trimble Dimensions+

TBD 2023

The conference will feature expert-led sessions to showcase new developments, and offers networking opportunities on the expo floor. The conference will also provide an opportunity to see new tools at work at their offsite showcase.

Autodesk University Conference

TBD 2023

Autodesk University boasts more than 10,000 attendees from architecture, engineering and construction fields. Sessions in 2021 explored how to better use BIM and other new technologies to improve building construction, design and engineering. 

Groundbreak

TBD 2023

Groundbreak is Procore’s annual event. In 2021, attendees heard from over 60 speakers on a variety of topics, including safety, leadership and diversity and inclusion. The event had three separate agendas for Europe and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Design-Build Conference & Expo

TBD 2023

Focusing on the recently passed bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the conference sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America will provide networking and breakout sessions for attendees, along with exhibitors and sponsors.

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