Conference Show Daily
Conference Highlights
This week the 98th Annual AGC Convention will kick off in Vegas. This will be 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. The 2017 Convention features a packed program 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.

This is the first installment of the AGC Convention Show Daily which will be delivered to your inbox every morning, bringing you the daily buzz directly from Las Vegas. Keep an eye out for your copy which will keep you informed of conference highlights, educational sessions and other exclusive insider information.
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.

AGC Safety Track | 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Da Vinci 1
Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson
Establishing a culture of safety takes more than having a good safety program. It takes a commitment to continuously improve worker safety and job site best practices. Come learn from some of the best in the industry on what they are doing to reduce the risk of job site incidents and protect their workforce. The AGC Safety Track is open to all registered Convention attendees.

AGC Division Leadership Meetings (open to all attendees) | 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Marsh
  • Building Contractors | Grand 3
  • Federal and Heavy Construction Contractors | Grand 7
  • Highway and Transportation Contractors | Grand 6
  • Utility Infrastructure Contractors | Grand 9
AGC Education & Research Foundation Benefit Dinner | 6:30 – 11 p.m. | Grand Patio & Bellagio 2
Consulting Construtors’ Council of America (CCC) Invites you to join its Gala Dinner Event benefiting The AGC Education and Research Foundation, with music, dinner and dancing!

Registration for the Gala Dinner is $600.00 per couple ($300 single) and is open to all AGC Convention attendees (current members of CCC have pre-paid for this event). Registration includes dinner for two, open bar and entertainment. Proceeds for the event will go to the AGC Education & Research Foundation. Contact the AGC Meeting Department at 703-837-5304 or to have this event added to your registration.
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

Monday, March 6: 12 – 5 p.m.
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 Pinko game to win AGC poker chips, Vegas magnets or an extra chance to win a custom deluxe poker set.



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