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Anirban Basu
Competitor Orientations Monday, August 17, 2020;  11:30 AM-03:00 PM

More details coming soon! 

(Open to NCC and CMC Competitors only)

Anirban Basu
Kick-off Networking Reception Monday, August 17, 2020;  03:30 PM-05:00 PM

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

Jon Dorenbos
Opening General Session Monday, August 17, 2020;  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.

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. 

Anirban Basu
Opening Night Celebration Monday, August 17, 2020;  07:00 PM-10:00 PM

The Opening Night Celebration will be hosted at Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar, 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. 

Anirban Basu
National Craft Championships and Exhibit Hall Tuesday, August 18, 2020;  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. 

Anirban Basu
Construction Management Competition Presentations Tuesday, August 18, 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.  

Anirban Basu
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall Tuesday, August 18, 2020;  12:00 PM-01:30 PM

Lunch will be served on the exhibit hall floor. Make sure to check out the exhibitor booths, and remember to cheer on the NCC competitors! 

(Lunch is included in a full convention ticket. You must present your meal ticket to enter.)

Anirban Basu
General Session: Return of the Economist Tuesday, August 18, 2020;  03:15 PM-04:15 PM

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.

Anirban Basu
30th Annual National Excellence in Construction┬« Awards Tuesday, August 18, 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 the gala is a separate ticketed event and is not included with any of the convention ticket packages. Be sure to purchase your EIC ticket(s) here.)

Anirban Basu
Morning Keynote Session Wednesday, August 19, 2020;  10:00 AM-11:30 AM

More details coming soon!

Brant Menswar
Association Excellence Awards Wednesday, August 19, 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 lunch is included in a full convention ticket. You must present your meal ticket to enter.)

Anirban Basu
Careers in Construction Awards Wednesday, August 19, 2020;  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.

Anirban Basu
Closing Night Celebration Wednesday, August 19, 2020;  07:00 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 9-11, 2021, at the Gaylord Texan. 

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