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Kick-off Networking Reception Tuesday, March 9, 2021;  03:30 PM-05:00 PM

Network with ABC members from across the country and enjoy a warm welcome to Grapevine, Texas.

Jon Dorenbos
Opening General Session Tuesday, March 9, 2021;  05:30 PM-07:00 PM

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.

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Opening Night Celebration Tuesday, March 9, 2021;  07:00 PM-10:00 PM

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 Milwaukee Tool Shed Band.

Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool

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National Craft Championships and Exhibit Hall Wednesday, March 10, 2021;  08:00 AM-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. 

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31st Annual National Excellence in Construction┬« Awards Wednesday, March 10, 2021;  05:30 PM-10:00 PM

The 31st Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony celebrates the best in merit shop construction, honoring the most outstanding construction projects and contractors of 2020 for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and diversity.

(Please note the gala is a separate ticketed event and is not included with any of the convention ticket packages.)

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Construction Management Competition Presentations Thursday, March 11, 2021;  08:30 AM-05:00 PM

Cheer on the future of the industry as college students from across the country—members of ABC’s National Student Chapter Network—come together to test their team’s mastery of project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills.

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Careers in Construction Awards Thursday, March 11, 2021;  04:30 PM-06:30 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.

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Closing Night Celebration Thursday, March 11, 2021;  07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Wish happy trails to your fellow ABC members as we close out the week at the Paradise Springs outdoor venue.

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