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Today marks day one of the 98th Annual AGC Convention in Vegas. This is your opportunity to cultivate new ideas and partners, see and hear about the latest in construction innovation, and leave with the tools to accelerate your business to the next level. Check out the packed program that's focused on sharing solutions from experienced contractors and industry experts on key construction issues, networking events structured so you can make valuable new connections, and opportunities to shape the future of the construction industry and the association.
MARCH 7-11, 2017
If you purchased CONEXPO access along with your AGC Convention registration, you can pick up your CONEXPO Badge at the Bellagio at Registration Desk 3 or at the Las Vegas Convention Center Conexpo Registration area.
Shuttle service from the Bellagio to the Las Vegas Convention Center will run daily:
7:30-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. No mid-day service is provided. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at the Bellagio Tour Lobby.
Still need a Conexpo Badge Pack? All Conexpo Badges must be purchased at the Las Vegas Convention Center Conexpo Registration area. Badge Packs are $249.00 onsite. 

The following silent auction items will be featured at AGC's Convention and will benefit the AGC Education & Research Foundation.

Safari Adventure in South Africa
7 days / 6 nights all-inclusive "Big Five" Safari for two at the Ezulwini Game Lodges in South Africa 
"Ezulwini" is Zulu for "Paradise," and you will indeed discover a paradise like no other. Settle into the very heart of Zululand in luxury, surrounded by wildlife, living wetlands and ancient culture. Even better, relax and enjoy superb service, exquisite cuisine and the restful allure of Ezulwini. You will spend three nights at Billy’s Lodge, located on the banks of a seasonal river, and with a resident pride of lions as companions. Sit back in the sumptuous lounge, dining room and decks and take in the African Savannah. Just for fun, Billy’s Lodge boasts one of the finest wine cellars in Africa! Your other three nights will be at the River Lodge, located in the Riverine Forest, and home to hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and the largest trees in South Africa. Enjoy the lounge, bar, and gorgeous swimming pool, all housed under a traditional thatched roof. Make sure to spend some time on the elevated viewing deck, overlooking the local animal watering hole.

8 days / 7 nights at the Luxurious Jepun Beachfront Villa in Bali for two guests
This special package includes:
  • Welcome drinks 
  • Daily Balinese or Western Breakfast
  • Two cooks, maids and a driver (total staff of seven) to assist with your every wish
  • Private transportation (AC'd bus) to and from Bali Airport (2 1/2 hours)
  • Two scuba dive sessions
  • Two one-hour Balinese massages
  • Special Balinese dinner for two served at poolside
Billy Joel in New York City
2 floor seats for the concert in Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Includes three nights hotel stay at the NY Hilton, Sheraton Times Square (or similar)  and round trip air travel for two.
eMars, Inc.
Daily Schedule

All events take place at the Bellagio unless otherwise noted.

Grab N' Go Breakfast (Continental Fare)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by iSqFt


Education Sessions
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Zurich


Networking Break
10:30 – 11 a.m. | Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by BirdDogHR

Education Sessions
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Zurich
Grab N' Go Lunch(Light Fare)
12 - 1 p.m. | Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by NCCER
Opening General Session
1:30 - 3 p.m. | Tower Ballroom
Featuring Keynote Speaker Mick Ebeling
Special Screening: Good Work: Master of the Building Arts
3:30pm – 5:00pm | Bellagio 2
In this inspiring film, master artisans from across America – stone carvers, masons, terra cotta artisans, plasterers, metalsmiths, stained glass artisans, decorative painters, and adobe craftsmen – share their delight in skill and their pride and satisfaction in Good Work. A Co-Production of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and American Focus, Inc. in collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of America, the American Institute of Architects, the National Building Museum, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Industry Hour Sessions
3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Aconex | Grand 6
  • Dodge Data & Analytics | Grand 7
  • PlanGrid | Grand 9
Carpenters Training Center Tour & Reception
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Departs Tour Lobby | Preregistration Required. Transportation Provided
AGC’s Union Contractors Committee and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters invite you to a cocktail reception and tour of the Carpenters International Training Center (CITC). Come see the latest enhancements to this outstanding facility that now boasts 1.2 million square feet of classrooms, guest rooms, dining rooms, conference rooms, shops, and event space on its 17-acre campus. See how the CITC provides training and course development in power-generation, turbine installation, interior systems, concrete formwork, leadership, and more to ensure rapid delivery of in-demand skills into the field.
First Time Attendee Reception
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Bellagio 3-5 | Pre-Registration Required
Hosted by the Construction Leadership Council
Sponsored by RAM
What You Need to Know

  • Search your iOS or Android App store for "AGC of America"
  • Download and install the App. Click here for iOS and here for Android.
  • Login (AGC of America website user credentials) and select "Events"
  • Select the 98th Annual AGC Convention

All the information you need for the AGC Annual Convention can be found on the mobile app, including:
  • Schedule of Events
  • Education Session Descriptions and Handouts
  • Speaker Bios
  • Sponsor Information
  • Hotel Map
  • Attendee Directory

Tuesday, March 7: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 9: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Only registered Convention attendees who selected these events during the registration process will be allowed into these events. (We recommend pre-registered attendees show up at least 15 minutes prior to the event to guarantee seating.)  
  • Education & Research Foundation Benefit Dinner
    Monday, March 6 (Grand Patio & Bellagio 2 | 6:30 – 11 p.m.)
  • Contractors Prayer Breakfast
    Tuesday, March 7 (Monet 2-4 | 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) 
  • Reception for First-Time Attendees sponsored by Ram Trucks
    Tuesday, March 7 (Bellagio 3-5 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Luncheon for AGC Spouses & Guests
    Tuesday, March 7 (Monet 2-4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast
    Wednesday, March 8 (Tower Ballroom | 7 – 8:30 a.m.) Limited Seating
  • Alliant Build America Awards Luncheon
    Wednesday, March 8 (Tower Ballroom | 12 – 1:30 p.m.) Limited Seating
The AGC Annual Convention is a business casual affair.
Getting Social
Be sure to tweet comments and photos during the Convention. Remember to use the hashtag #AGC2017 and mention @AGCofA and @ConstructorMag!
Constructor will be at Convention too! Be sure to grab the latest issue and tweet a photo of where you take it throughout the convention hall and resort. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AGC2017 and mention @ConstructorMag and @AGCofA. Stop by the Constructor table and play our Plinko game to win AGC poker chips, Vegas magnets or an extra chance to win a custom deluxe poker set.



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