Special Events

AGC Charities - Attendee Volunteer Event

AGC Charities - Attendee Volunteer Event

Tuesday, March 19 – 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
*Pre-registration requested

Spend March 19th volunteering to help out a family in need and showing San Diego how much our industry gives back. This year’s AGC Charities volunteer day is being held in coordination with Make-A-Wish San Diego. Volunteers will make improvements to the house and landscaping of a family whose child is being supported by Make-A-Wish. Come out early to San Diego to give back to the community, get to know fellow members from across the country and have fun. Transportation to and from the project will be provided as will breakfast and lunch.

Contact Nahee Rosso at Nahee.Rosso[@]agc.org for more information or with questions.

Sponsored by United Rentals

AGC Education & Research Foundation Gala – California Dreamin’

Hosted by the Consulting Constructors’ Council

Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Ticketed Event — Separate Registration Required

Open to all interested attendees

Join us for a special night of celebration as we recognize and support the great work of the AGC Education & Research Foundation. For more than 54 years the AGC Education & Research Foundation has made good on its commitment to support the future of our industry through its robust scholarship program and innovative projects. The Gala evening includes a reception, dinner, music and more.

Cocktail attire: flowy dresses, bright prints, Tommy Bahama floral shirts, Panama Jack hats

Gala Tickets – $350 per person (60% tax deductible) with proceeds going to support scholarships for students seeking careers in construction

To sponsor a table, please contact Adam Lingenfelter at adam.lingenfelter@agc.org

Braindate: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Connect

Wednesday, March 20 – 11:00 AM-4:00 PM & 6:00 PM-7:30 PM 

Thursday, March 21 – 7:30 AM-11:30 AM & 12:30 PM-6:00 PM 

This year, we’re collaborating with Braindate, a networking platform, to help you tap into the experiences and expertise of your fellow attendees while in San Diego! Convention attendees will be able to post conversation topics to the AGC Braindate Market and set-up one-on-one or small group conversations with fellow attendees interested in your subject.

How it works:

  • Log into the Braindate platform (using the same email you registered for the AGC Convention) to create your profile.
  • Join Braindate topics posted by other attendees that you find interesting.
  • Create your own topics so that others can join you for a Braindate.

Need some guidance? Braindate is waiting to help you! Contact us.

Sponsored by FedEx

First-Time Attendee - AGC Ambassadors' Welcome Reception

First-Time Attendee Reception - AGC Ambassadors' Welcome

Wednesday, March 20 – 3:00 PM-3:45 PM

Open to First-Time Convention Attendees

All first-time AGC Convention attendees are invited to join the AGC Ambassadors for short reception prior to the opening general session. Come network with fellow first-time attendees and make the connections that will help make your AGC Convention experience memorable and valuable.

Sponsored by Procore

Convention Opening Session

Opening General Session and Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 20 – 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (General Session)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM (Reception)

Open to all attendees

Join us in kicking off the 2024 AGC Annual Convention with updates from AGC’s leadership team on the year ahead for the industry and the association, as well as our opening keynote speaker, CEO, Entrepreneur and Television Personality, Daymond John. “The People’s Shark” and CEO founder of FUBU, will share his insight on perseverance and achieving one’s goals.

Plus, stick around for the Convention Welcome Reception, located in the AGC Contractor Solutions Expo, immediate following.

Sponsored by Autodesk

Build America Awards

Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (BAA)

Thursday, March 21 – 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Ticketed Event — Separate Registration Required

The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. These projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur, literally dare to challenge, dare to change the industry and way we build.

The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards program includes a breakfast and awards presentation.

Tickets: $150.00 per person

Sponsored by Construction Risk Partners

Thursday Plenary Session

Morning Plenary Session – The Future of Work

Thursday, March 21 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Open to all registered attendees

Featuring keynote speaker, workforce futurist and author, Heather McGowan. Join Heather for an insightful look at the future of work (who, where, what, how, and most importantly, why), in the post-pandemic, AI-driven, generational-transition workforce of today.

Women Breaking Ground and Shaping the Future of Construction

Thursday, March 21 – 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Limited Seating Available – Separate Registration Required

Open to all interested attendees

Moderated by keynote speaker and workforce futurist Heather McGowan. This luncheon will feature a panel discussion of female leaders who have excelled in various aspects of project planning, design, execution, and management within the construction industry. This session aims to provide unique insights and perspectives from industry leaders on ways women in the construction industry can embrace, empower, and catalyze change from their current positions, serving as trailblazers for the next generation of aspiring women in construction. We’ll uncover how women have the potential to thrive at every phase of their careers (with success stories) and how the industry is changing.

Following the presentation, we warmly invite participants to interact with our panelists during a live Q&A. This informal luncheon is an excellent opportunity for attendees to engage in meaningful discussions, seek insights, find mentors, learn how to be mentors, and ask questions, all within a relaxed and open environment.

Tickets: $150.00 per person

Contractors’ Fellowship Luncheon

Thursday, March 21 – 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Ticketed Event — Separate Registration Required

Open to all interested attendees

Join your fellow contractors for a breakfast program featuring guest speaker Andrew Dawson, founder and CEO of Operation for Freedom.

Tickets: $150.00 per person

Afternoon Plenary Session - AGC Economic Legislative & Regulatory Review

Thursday March 213:30 PM-4:30 PM

Open to all attendees

Join AGC CEO, Steve Sandherr and the AGC Legislative Affairs team for a look back and a look ahead at the legislative and regulatory hurdles impacting the construction industry and how you can best prepare.

Sponsored by United Rentals

AGC Celebrate Construction Party

AGC Celebrate Construction Party

Thursday, March 21 – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Open to all attendees

The CAN’T-MISS networking event of the AGC Convention! Join us for great music, food and fun.

Sponsored by: Milwaukee Tool, HCSS, ConstructConnect, United Rentals, Procore

Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)

AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) - Sponsored by WTW and STARR

Friday, March 22 – 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Ticketed Event — Separate Registration Required

The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program will recognize construction firms across the industry who excel at safety performance. Award recipients will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control, with outstanding performance being recognized across seven different divisions and in 21 categories.

The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program includes a breakfast and awards presentation.

Tickets: $150.00 per person

Morning Plenary Session - The Wisdom of the Bullfrog

Morning Plenary Session - The Wisdom of the Bullfrog

Friday, March 22 – 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Open to all attendees

Join keynote speaker, retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System, Adm. William McRaven, for his thoughts on teamwork, personal accountability, resilience and leadership, based on his 40-year naval career, including his time as head of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SPEC OPS).

AGC Convention Closing Ceremony and Installation of Officers

Friday, March 22 – 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Program) and 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (Reception)

Open to all attendees

Join us for the installation of the 2024-2025 National AGC Officers.

Lunch and reception to follow.

Sponsored by Home Depot

AGC Contractor Solutions Expo

AGC Contractor Solutions Expo

Wednesday March 20 to Friday March 22
See agenda for detailed hours

Join over 50 exhibitors showcasing the latest in construction technology and solutions, including:

  • Opening Night Welcome Reception, March 20
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday, March 21
  • Networking breaks on Thursday and Friday
  • Happy Hour on Thursday, March 21
  • Breakfast on Friday, March 22