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ABC is the presenting sponsor of the National Craft Championships, held 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. NCC demonstrates the staunch commitment of ABC members, chapters, training sponsors and staff to the career path the construction industry offers.

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Monday, March 25
12-7 p.m.
Registration Open - Convention Center Atrium
Tuesday, March 26
7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Includes breakfast and lunch
12:30-2:30 p.m.
NCC Written Exam - Seaview Ballroom
2:30-4 p.m.
NCC Site Orientation - Exhibit Hall
4-5 p.m.
Competitor Reception - Exhibit Hall
5:30-7 p.m.
So nice, we’re doing it twice. ABC is bringing the “wow” factor back to Long Beach for the opening of ABC Convention 2019. This upbeat, energetic session featuring entertainer Sekou Andrews, the world’s leading poetic voice, is the perfect opener for the merit shop event of the year.
(Open to all attendees) 
7-9:30 p.m.
Long Beach, often referred to as California’s Urban Coast, is full of surprises, and we have a few in store for you at the Opening Night Celebration. Join us on the Terrace Theater Plaza for a night of food and entertainment.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 
Wednesday, March 27
6:45-7:45 a.m.
NCC Breakfast - Exhibit Hall
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
National Craft Championships
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCC and CMC Lunch - Exhibit Hall
12-3 p.m.
NCC Viewing and Lunch - Exhibit Hall
3-4 p.m.
NCC Competitor Break
4-6:45 p.m.
NCC Debrief and Teardown - Exhibit Hall
Thursday, March 28
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCC Roundup - 104 B
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Merit Shop Proud. That sums up the inspirational Careers in Construction awards, where competitors and winners of the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition, Student Chapter of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year, Craft Instructor of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year will be honored and celebrated.
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Say goodbye to Long Beach and hello to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of ABC Convention 2020. Known as “Music City” for its country and rock music and everything in between, Nashville is also foodie heaven and has a vibrant arts scene. At the Closing Night Celebration, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s waiting for you March 23-27 in Nashville.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte)