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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 2021, NCC introduces tungsten arc welding as a craft demonstration.

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Tuesday, Mar. 09
3:30-5 p.m.

Join us on the floor of the exhibit hall for a kick-off reception to start ABC Convention 2020! 

5:30-7 p.m.

Jon Dorenbos, our Opening General Session keynote speaker, suffered a devastating family tragedy in his childhood. 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.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), a strong supporter of workforce and economic development across the state, has also been invited to officially welcome ABC to Nashville. 

7-10 p.m.

Celebrate with us—socially distanced, of course—at the spacious Glass Cactus as we kick off the week’s festivities and enjoy music from the Toolshed Band.

Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool

Thursday, Mar. 11
4:30-6:30 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.

7-10 p.m.

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. 

Photos from the 2019 National Craft Championships in Long Beach, California.

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