In 2024, the construction industry’s major conferences, meetings and other events will fully reclaim their in-person roots and expand their offerings to contractors, AEC professionals and key stakeholders. Take a look below to see what the road ahead looks like for next year’s biggest industry events.
Please check conference websites regularly, as details are subject to change and some dates have not yet been announced.
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Newport Beach, California
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 most up-to-date health and safety practices and products in the industry.
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. In 2024, the conference will mark its 50-year anniversary.
This conference for flooring and tile professionals features educational sessions, networking opportunities and speakers. The event also doubles as a large marketplace for the flooring industry, with over 600 exhibiting brands.
The largest roofing and exteriors event in North America, the conference boasts hundreds of exhibitors and more than 60 educational sessions for contractors of all experience levels.
New York City
The largest conference on construction and design in the New York City area will feature more than 400 exhibitors and the largest gathering of women in construction in the country at the Javits Center, according to the site.
A conference dedicated to improvement within the prefab and modular construction industries, the event boasts four days of workshops, presentations and roundtables for industry professionals.
This conference caters to construction managers and the owners who work with them, but breakout and networking sessions and seminars are also geared toward other types of AEC leaders.
ABC’s convention in Florida will feature competitions and industry insight sessions.
The 2024 NIBS conference will focus on the impact of climate change on building enclosures, as well as new techniques in building design and construction, durability and sustainability.
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.
The AGC of America’s annual conference will feature panels and networking opportunities to help contractors stay on top of a changing industry.
Des Moines, Iowa
The joint conference from the American Society of Civil Engineers focuses on research in construction. Head here to get a look at the future of the industry with academic construction research in tandem with Iowa State University.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The annual convention will feature discussions about materials relevant to the construction of walls and ceilings. It will provide the opportunity for businesses to connect through networking receptions and panels, along with a plethora of exhibitors.
The conference 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. It will also feature building and facility tours in the Portland area.
Hilton New York Midtown, New York City
The first of the Urban Land Institute’s two annual meetings incorporates networking opportunities and education sessions concerning the built environment as a whole, as well as tours of award-winning projects in the city.
The 2024 conference is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., but few details besides the date and location have been shared at time of writing.
LCI 2024 is a place for contractors and construction professionals to learn from each other about best practices and successes in lean construction.
Palm Desert, California
The annual Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association convention will be in Palm Desert, with few details currently available.
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. The Expo featured nearly 250 exhibitors at 2023’s conference in Washington, D.C.
Groundbreak is construction tech giant Procore’s annual event, which will be in the Mile High City in 2024. Tech professionals can network and learn more about cutting-edge technology in the building industry.
Autodesk University boasts a plethora of attendees from architecture, engineering and construction fields. Sessions in previous years explored how to better use BIM and other new technologies to improve building construction, design and engineering.
The conference will feature expert-led sessions to showcase new developments, and offers networking opportunities on the expo floor. The event will also provide an opportunity to see new tools at work at an offsite showcase.
Intended for business and IT leaders in the construction industry, FutureTech has been a premiere event for construction technology professionals to stay on the cutting edge of their industry.
Focusing on infrastructure, the conference will provide networking and breakout sessions for attendees, along with exhibitors and sponsors.
The conference, which has both women and men as attendees, features multiple education tracks on leadership, career building and construction trends, with a focus on technology and personal development.
SafetyFOCUS, the American Society of Safety Professionals’ second-largest education event, will use case studies, real-life examples and proven successes to explore key issues and provide new perspectives and strategies to help solve real-world safety and health challenges, per the society.
The 2023 session featured panels on new developments in the building industry, and opportunities to network with fellow industry professionals. The events brings private industry contractors together with government officials and employees.