Conference Show Daily
Conference Highlights
All events take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio (2nd Floor) unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, March 10 | 7 – 8:30 a.m. | Texas Ballroom (4th Floor)
Featuring Speaker David Walls, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson

AGC/Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) recognizes construction companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs. This year’s awards welcomes David Walls, president and CEO of Austin Industries, the parent company to Austin Commercial, Austin Bridge & Road and Austin Industrial, as the keynote speaker. This program highlights direct evidence of corporate commitment, worker training, active participation and safety innovation. Award winners will be selected in the following categories: Building, Heavy, Highway, Municipal and Specialty. Ticket Required.
Thursday, March 10 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Lonestar Salon D

This in-depth session will give attendees the opportunity to hear current industry perspective from the General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Terry O’Sullivan and the General President International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers, Eric M. Dean.

Thursday, March 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Texas Ballroom (4th Floor)
Featuring Speaker Sheryl Connelly, sponsored by Alliant

The Alliant Build America Awards Luncheon is held annually to recognize the greatest construction projects in America. Selected by a jury of peers, award winners are judged by their state-of-the-art advancement, project management, client services, community contributions, meeting the challenges of a difficult job and environmental sensitivities. This year’s program features Ford Motor Company’s head of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, Sheryl Connelly. Ticket Required
Thursday, March 10 | 1 – 5:30 p.m. | Bonham D (3rd Floor)

The Willis Towers Watson-AGC Construction Safety Program is designed to challenge contractors to master core safety principles and practices that will lead to company-wide excellence in safety and occupational health management and risk control.
Thursday, March 10 | 3:30 – 5 p.m. | Lonestar Salon E&F

The AGC IT Steering Committee invites you to experience the latest and greatest in construction technology. From 3D printing to updates on UAVs (Drones) and best practices, use cases for BIM, safety on project sites and much more. This session is not to be missed. Sponsored by HP.

Thursday, March 10 | 5 – 6 p.m. | 2nd Floor
Join fellow convention attendees and more than 90 Exhibitors for Happy Hour. Sponsored by Fedex.

Thursday, March 10 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Texas Ballroom (4th Floor)

Convention attendees are invited to celebrate the best of the built community at the second annual Celebrate Construction. Join AGC of America and sponsors Alliant and Willis Towers Watson, as we enjoy the best of San Antonio and pay homage to the industry’s best projects and safety programs of 2015. Additionally, the Celebration will commemorate the contributions of AGC Charities and the important work of the AGC Education & Research Foundation. This amazing event will feature music, food, specialty cocktails, and additional entertainment. With festivities for all, come help AGC celebrate construction! Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Buffet will be served. Sponsored by Alliant and Willis Towers Watson. Attire: Business Casual. Ticket Required

Egnyte Inc.
eMars, Inc.
MOCA Systems
Computer Guidance Corp
What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know for the 97th AGC Annual Convention can be found on the mobile app, including Schedule of Events, Education Session Descriptions and Handouts, Speaker Bios, Exhibitor and Sponsor Information, Hotel Map, and Attendee Directory. Be sure to download it today! Sponsored by HCSS.

Thursday, March 10: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, March 11: 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Only registered Convention attendees with name badges that have selected tickets will be allowed into these events. We recommend attendees show up at least 15 minutes prior to the event to secure seating. All events take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio unless otherwise noted.

Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast | Thursday, March 10 | Texas Ballroom | 7 - 8:30 a.m.

Alliant Build America Awards Luncheon | Thursday, March 10 | Texas Ballroom | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Celebrate Construction | Thursday, March 10 | Texas Ballroom | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Sponored by Alliant and Willis Towers Watson

AGC Board of Governors Luncheon | Friday, March 11 | Marriott Riverwalk | Alamo Ballroom | 12 - 2 p.m. | Sponsored by Enterprise Fleet Management

Constructor magazine is holding several Twitter contests throughout the event. Contest #1: Tweet a creative convention-related hashtag to @AGCofA. Win a portable music set! Contest #2: Get as many people in one selfie as you can! Tweet it to @ConstructorMag. Winners will be announced 3/10.
AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
Join more than 90 exhibitors at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio to explore the latest products, services and solutions to support your operations. Plus don’t miss all the great networking events taking place in the Expo located on level two of the hotel: 
Take the Bull by the Horns - Sponsored by HCSS
Come try your luck on the HCSS Mechanical Bull. When can you ride?
Thursday, March 10: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday, March 11: 8 - 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 10
Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lunch in the Expo | 12 - 1 p.m. | Open to Everyone | Sponsored by BuilderPro
Networking Break | 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Happy Hour | 5 – 6 p.m. | Sponsored by FedEx 
Daily Recap
AGC's 97th Annual Convention swung into action on Wednesday and delivered an impressive program, complete with interesting speakers, great educational sessions, a robust Expo hall, and plenty of networking opportunities for contractors.
Outgoing President Chuck Greco addressed the crowd at the Opening Convention Session and highlighted the year's many accomplishments - achievements in advocacy, membership, workforce development, relevance and non-dues revenue. Greco introduced incoming President Mark Knight, assuring the membership they will be in good hands for the coming year under his leadership. Knight talked about his presidential theme: AGC, ready, willing and able to meet the industry's needs. "I love being a contractor," Knight says. "[I] love being in the industry. We know how to give back to our industry and community." With this passion, Knight is eager to get the ball rolling and keep AGC moving forward.
CEO Stephen Sandherr took the stage next and wrapped up AGC's year in 10 words: 1) effective, 2) responsive, 3) supportive, 4) creative, 5) innovative, 6) intuitive, 7) adaptive, 8) collaborative, 9) comprehensive, and 10) definitive. The diverse membership of the association requires AGC to engage in every issue and look after everyone's interests, challenges the association is more than willing to tackle.
Stephanie Cutter and Ed Gillespie, strategists in the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, joined Sandherr on stage and provided their insight on the current election climate.
After the Opening Convention Session, registrants had a variety of educational sessions to attend, with topics ranging from recruiting the next generation of workers to solving working capital problems. In the afternoon, AGC staffers Ken Simonson, Mike Kennedy and Jeff Shoaf provided insight on what's in store for members on the economic, regulatory and legislative fronts. Networking breaks, lunch and happy hour, all held in the Technology and Construction Solutions Expo, allowed contractors to visit with more than 90 exhibitors and network with other contractors. 
It was a full day at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, but there's more to come on Thursday: award programs, educational sessions, a technology showcase and the Celebrate Construction gala. AGC is delivering the goods in San Antonio.
Getting Social
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