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ABC presents the National Craft Championships annually 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. In 2020, NCC introduces tungsten arc welding as a craft demonstration.

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Tuesday, March 24
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration Open – Convention Center Level 2
Wednesday, March 25
8:30-11 a.m.
Written Exam Make-up
9-11 a.m.
Team Collaboration
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunch, Orientation and Site Orientation
3:45-5 p.m.
Competitor and Board Member Reception – Exhibit Halls A&B
5:30-7 p.m.

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) 

7:30-9:30 p.m.

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) 

Thursday, March 26
6:45-7:45 a.m.
NCC Breakfast – Exhibit Halls A&B
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
National Craft Championships – Exhibit Halls A&B
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCC Lunch
12-3 p.m.
NCC Viewing and Convention Lunch – Exhibit Halls A&B
3-4 p.m.
NCC Competitor Break
4-6:45 p.m.
NCC Debrief and Tear Down – Exhibit Halls A&B
Friday, March 27
3-4:30 p.m.
NCC Roundup
5-7 p.m.

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) 

7:15-10 p.m.

Destination Dallas. 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 or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 

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