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2023 AGC IT Conference Call for Speakers

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America

AGC is excited to launch its call for proposals for AGC's 2023 Technology Conference for Construction Professionals, to be held at the Fairmont Chicago during August 22nd to the 24th, 2023. We are staying in Chicago for a while and we look forward to seeing you again.

Our goal remains to offer attendees fresh, cutting-edge information to enhance their conference experience and provide great learning and takeaways along with premier networking and collaboration opportunities. We are working hard ensuring the conference brings to both presenters and attendees the opportunity to engage during and after the sessions.

The conference will be organized into General Sessions and Breakout Sessions focused on the following areas:

  • IT and the Business
  • Process Automation
  • BI and Data Analytics
  • Field to Office Communications
  • Project Management
  • Security
  • BIM/VDC
  • Reality Capture

We will review all proposals around these ares that focus on technologies applicable to the construction industry.

As always, we will feature our signature “Affordable Solutions” session, and other ad-hoc and collaborative open-microphone sessions.

The conference will run from Tuesday to Thursday, with Tuesday dedicated to workshops, training sessions, external activities and a welcome reception. 

General Sessions

These are approximately 45-minute to one-hour full-assembly sessions.

Breakout Sessions

These are 25 to 45-minute presentations held in separate breakout rooms. 

What to consider when creating your session

    • Case studies demonstrating innovative uses of technology
    • Presentations on VR/AR/Mixed Reality highlighting IT involvement
    • Use cases supporting BIM, 3D Printing, Drones, Laser Scanning, etc. and impacts on IT landscape
    • Enhancements to fundamental processes using emerging technology: 5G, Prefabrication, Robotics, Wearables, Digital Twins
    • The emerging role of the self-defined construction technologist and their role as a partner to IT
    • IT Strategy and Business Strategy – the convergence of Information Technology and Operational Technologies (OT)
    • Development stories highlighting the journey from the server room to the board room
    • Is this different for construction professionals?
    • Collaborative Solutions
    • Enterprise Management Solutions Implementation
    • Using data analytics to highlight process/productivity issues and make decisions
    • Everyone loves a good lessons-learned session; what have you or your peers experienced, good or bad?
    • What are the most important strategies to consider when investing in a new solution?

What’s in It for You as a Presenter? 

You will have the chance to share your knowledge and experience, and that of your company, with over 300 Construction Technology professionals who attend the AGC Technology conference every year!

Speaking will enhance your professional profile and increase exposure for your business or practice. Speakers can network with dedicated Construction Technology professionals and influence other thought leaders and decision makers. In addition, you will contribute to the advancement of your profession and help to solve common challenges across the construction industry.

In addition to the conference, we are planning to invite selected speakers to provide an updated version of their session as an online, post-conference event. This aims to increase your opportunity of engaging with attendees.

Rules for Presenting

  • Please provide appropriate and catchy title which accurately reflects presentation content.
  • Engaging PowerPoint or other presentation platforms - try to avoid “death by bullet points” or a “wall of words”
  • Use a readable font size. We can't strees this enough. What looks good on your screen may be unreadable from the back of the room
  • Elevate audience engagement – speakers could include a poll in their presentation to keep audience engaged
  • Key actionable takeaways and real-world examples to empower attendees
  • Demonstration of the real-world application of a concept or solution mentioned in the presentation
  • These presentations are not product demonstrations. Please avoid directly promoting a specific product or brand
  • Presentations should not be sales pitches. If you are a consultant, product or service supplier to the construction industry, you must add a contractor as a co-presenter.

How to Submit you Proposal

All proposals must be submitted online using this link. The first cutoff date is March 1st, 2023, with an extended date of May 1st, 2023

We will start the selection on right after March 1st, and we strongly suggest you submit by that deadline!

To submit a proposal you can register for free with Proposal Space, then select the 2023 AGC Technology Conference for Construction Professionals Call for Speakers from the list of programs to begin building your proposal. You can submit a maximum of two proposals. If need to submit more than two proposals, reach out to us.

Steps:

  1. Create a free Proposal Space Account 
  2. Click on Start a Proposal
  3. Select the 2023 AGC Technology Conference for Construction Professionals
  4. Build your proposal and complete the required fields
  5. Proposals can contain presentation ready content or abstract content

Selection and Notification 

Proposals must meet or exceed the criteria listed in the submission instructions. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the Conference schedule. All proposals will be reviewed, and the point of contact notified whether their presentation was selected.

Presenters selected for a General or Breakout Session will be invited to one or more short informative meetings so they can ask questions and see what others will be presenting, and ensure their presentations align well with those in the same track. We expect to have a 15-minute call in a few weeks before the Conference.

For questions regarding this Call for Speakers, please contact us. For more information on the AGC's Technology Conference for Construction Professionals, please visit the Conference website.

AGC values diversity in the construction industry and promotes full and equal participation in the association, its programs, publications, and other initiatives

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