Make your plans to attend the 95th Annual AGC Convention and seize your opportunity to build knowledge, grow your business and shape the industry.
The 2014 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 industry and the association.
The AGC Annual Convention is your best opportunity to enhance your business and advance your career.
Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder of the X Prize Foundation
Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive X PRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.
Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures.
As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.
Dr. Diamandis attended the MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” Peter Diamandis
Joe Jarboe, Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group LLC and 2012 AGC of America President
Build Your Connections at AGC’s National Convention
In today’s construction market, maintaining and growing your business can be a struggle. With fewer projects to bid on, rising materials prices, lower profit margins, a shrinking workforce, and an industry unemployment rate that is still far too high, you might be looking for a new way to give your business a competitive edge. And the fact is that in the construction industry, success is as often about who you know as it is about what you know.
Fortunately, one of the best ways to expand your key contacts is to attend AGC’s Annual Convention next March in Palm Springs.
We are crafting a program that will focus on innovative ways you can grow your business, with an emphasis on doing more with less. No matter what you do in construction whether you are a general contractor or a specialty contractor, sit in the C Suite or spend most of your time on the job site there will be plenty of activities and sessions at the Anuual Convention that will benefit you.
We’re bringing in a range of exciting speakers designed to be as inspirational as they are informative, including Peter Diamandis, Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation, who will share his experiences in inspiring the impossible. General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will share his thoughts on coping with unexpected challenges and how to sift through different information to make informed decisions. We will have programs on strategic planning and business development, the latest BIM applications, and sessions on risk management, construction law, and more.
The convention also offers members an important opportunity to shape the future direction of our association. It is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the different construction divisions, to help craft committee agendas, to meet your elected officers, or to sit in on a board meeting. It is your association, help us make a difference in the construction industry.
Attending the AGC annual convention is no small commitment. But for the modest investment it takes to travel to Palm Springs, I guarantee that you will get a tremendous return. You’ll leave Palm Springs with a broader network of contacts, a better understanding of where our industry is heading and how to get your business there, and the shared lessons of distinguished leaders and your many association colleagues.
More important, you will walk away with an appreciation that you are part of something far bigger than just your firm or even your chapter. You are part of a national association of your construction peers, a community that is dedicated to helping you succeed and fighting for your interests. So I hope and encourage each and every one of you to come to YOUR convention this spring.