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2024 ElevateAEC Conference: Industry Insights and Award Winner Celebrations

2024 ElevateAEC Conference: Industry Insights and Award Winner Celebrations

Would you like to get a peek at what an AEC firm will look like in 10 years? Are you interested in the current state of AI and the implications it will have on the future of our industry? Get insights on these topics and more at this year’s ElevateAEC Conference to be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL from Sept. 18-19. This year’s conference is expected to be bigger and better than ever. We invite you to register and see for yourself. 

Take Part in Lively Discussions 

The 2024 ElevateAEC Conference promises to be a landmark gathering for professionals in the AEC industry. It’s one of the Zweig Group’s signature events that fosters innovation, leadership, and growth within the sector. Attendees can look forward to a packed agenda featuring keynote speakers who are pioneers in AEC, cutting-edge panel discussions, and a variety of networking opportunities designed to build meaningful professional connections. The event will also include workshops that cater to both seasoned professionals and newcomers, ensuring that everyone leaves with actionable insights and practical knowledge to elevate their practices.

The opening keynote, Linda Darr, CEO, ACEC, will share her insights on the AEC Firm of 2035. How will it differ from today’s firm? How can you prepare for those changes now? Panel, breakout and roundtable discussions will surround topics such as: 

  • The rapidly changing perspectives on growth and ROI in the AEC industry; 
  • Driving culture and performance in a remote work environment; 
  • Marketing and business development strategies; 
  • Tactics in an AI world; 
  • The future of design and fees; 
  • Sustainable workforce solutions; 
  • and much more. 

For a complete list of ElevateAEC speakers and topics, visit: https://zweiggroup.com/pages/annual-elevateaec-conference.

Rewarding Industry Leaders

And one of the best parts of this conference – and one attendees look forward to year after year – is celebrating the 2024 Zweig Award winners for their excellence and innovation in the AEC industry. This year’s winners represent a diverse array of talents and achievements, from groundbreaking architectural designs to trailblazing engineering projects. The awards ceremony will honor firms in various categories, including “Best Firm to Work For” and “Hot Firm” Awards. 

The “Best Firms to Work For” award celebrates top AEC firms based on workplace practices, benefits, retention rates, and more; and the “Hot Firm” award recognizes the 100 fastest-growing AEC firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

These accolades not only highlight the recipients’ commitment to excellence, but also inspire other industry members to strive for higher standards in their work. The 2024 Zweig Award Winners serve as beacons for what is possible in the AEC industry, setting a precedent for future generations of AEC professionals.

The awards ceremony kicks off with a red-carpet cocktail reception followed by a glamorous black-tie dinner and gala and culminates in a fun after-party. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available too and serve as the ideal platform to directly connect with these influential leaders. Learn more here

The Venue and the City

The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is the perfect blend of luxury and natural beauty. This sophisticated hotel boasts elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, each equipped with modern amenities and stunning views of the bay or the vibrant city skyline. Guests can indulge in a variety of on-site dining options, featuring exquisite cuisine that caters to diverse palates. The lush, tropical landscape of the property creates an oasis-like ambiance, complete with two refreshing outdoor pools and a tranquil nature preserve perfect for leisurely strolls. 

And if you have time to explore outside the hotel property, Tampa has plenty to see and do. Take a stroll on the 2.5-mile Riverwalk; visit the downtown aquarium; explore the intriguing and unexpected riverfront Thai Temple; or visit the historic Ybor City – one of the city’s most celebrated neighborhoods – which has been coined the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Register for 2024 ElevateAEC Conference here.  We’re excited to see you in Tampa!