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Anirban Basu
Music City Mixer Tuesday, March 24, 2020;  05:30 PM-07:00 PM

Meet, mix and mingle with your fellow ABC chapter staffers during this kickoff event. All registered chapter staff are invited to start the week off right at our Music City Mixer at FGL House on Broadway. 

(Chapter staff only)  

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Jon Dorenbos
Opening General Session Wednesday, March 25, 2020;  05:30 PM-07:00 PM

Jon Dorenbos suffered a devastating family tragedy in his childhood, but performing magic and playing pro football saved him, leading him to appearances on America’s Got Talent and 14 NFL seasons. After a life-threatening heart condition, he developed a road map for finding happiness. Life Is Magic—a story about overcoming life-or-death challenges with grace, persistence and a childlike sense of wonder—will wow and inspire you.

(Open to all registered attendees) 

Anirban Basu
Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, March 25, 2020;  07:30 PM-09:30 PM

Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar will host the Opening Night Celebration, which also includes access to Luke Bryan's Rooftop Bar. Located in the heart of Broadway, this famous venue features live music, a menu of award-winning southern favorites, and panoramic views of the Nashville nightlife. 

(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 

Anirban Basu
National Craft Championships Viewing Thursday, March 26, 2020;  12:00 PM-03:00 PM

ABC presents the annual National Craft Championships to highlight the achievements of the men and women who represent the future of the construction industry. Craft trainees and apprentices travel from across the country to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices and compete for top honors in their chosen craft. Join us on the competition floor and watch the best of the best compete in 15 different craft competitions. 

(Open to all registered attendees) 

Anirban Basu
30th Annual National Excellence in Construction┬« Awards Thursday, March 26, 2020;  05:30 PM-10:00 PM

The 30th Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony celebrates the best in merit shop construction, honoring the most outstanding construction projects and contractors of 2019 for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and diversity.

(Please note that this event is a separate ticketed event, and is not included with any of the convention ticket packages. To register please use this link)

Anirban Basu
Construction Management Competition Presentations Friday, March 27, 2020;  08:30 AM-12:00 PM

The Construction Management Competition is ABC’s hallmark competition promoting careers in construction management. Sponsored and supported by ABC members, the CMC features teams of four college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills. Come watch the teams give their final presentations to the judges and catch a glimpse of the future of our industry.  

(Open to all registered attendees)

Anirban Basu
General Session: Return of the Economist Friday, March 27, 2020;  08:30 AM-09:15 AM

ABC's Chief Economist, Anirban Basu, will give a detailed presentation on global, national and regional economic performance using the most current data available. Special attention is devoted to the performance of financial, labor, real estate and construction markets.

(Open to full convention or full day Friday registration attendees only) 

Brant Menswar
Association Excellence Awards Friday, March 27, 2020;  12:00 PM-02:00 PM

Brant Menswar will lead a highly engaging, rock 'n' roll-fueled, interactive awards ceremony, speaking on becoming unbreakable and unleashing the power of purpose. Join ABC recruiters, educators, committee members and chapter staff as we recognize outstanding achievements in membership, STEP participation, accreditations and present the coveted Beamer of the Year award to the ABC member who recruited the most companies in 2019.


The AEA photo opportunity will be in the prefunction outside the ballroom from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

(Included with full social, full convention, or full day Friday registration) 

Anirban Basu
Careers in Construction Awards Friday, March 27, 2020;  05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Let’s celebrate the champions! Join us for the inspirational Careers in Construction Awards, where the finest merit shop construction professionals in America are honored. Congratulate the competitors and winners of the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition and Student Chapter of the Year. Plus, find out who triumphed in the Construction Workforce Awards—the Craft Instructor, Craft Professional and Young Professional of the Year.

(Open to all registered attendees) 

Anirban Basu
Closing Night Celebration Friday, March 27, 2020;  07:15 PM-10:00 PM

Get your cowboy boots ready to dance the night away as we bid farewell to Nashville and say “Howdy!” to Texas, the home of ABC Convention 2021. Meet us at Wildhorse Saloon, where you’ll get a glimpse of the BIG things waiting for you March 7-11, 2021, at the Gaylord Texan. 

(Included with full social, full convention, or full day Friday registration but can be bought a la carte) 

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