We’re looking forward to welcoming you to San Antonio!

ABC Convention 2022 is back and bigger than ever. Join us in San Antonio for thought-leader content focused on helping contractor members improve their businesses and bottom lines. Enjoy the celebrations and networking that ABC Convention is known for. From the National Craft Championships and the Construction Management Competition to the National Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala, the very best of the merit shop will be front and center. This is THE event for merit shop construction, and you don’t want to miss it!

We’re opening ABC Convention 2022 with a powerful message from Mandy Rennehan, the “Blue-Collar CEO,” about how to seamlessly navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds, and to respectfully “tell it like it is.”

Join us for a convention that will inspire and energize the merit shop for the year ahead.


The majority of ABC Convention events will take place at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
The Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Join us in San Antonio for the biggest event of the year

ABC Convention 2022 is tailored to you, the ABC member. Need new text. This is your opportunity to gain valuable industry insights, network and celebrate with fellow ABC members—merit shop contractors from across the country—and leave feeling energized and empowered for the year ahead.

We’re opening ABC Convention 2021 with a powerful message from Sarah Thomas, the first female NFL official and the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl. Sarah’s insightful message on breaking through in your own career, staying focused under pressure and creating change to be the best you can be is the perfect message for these challenging times. Join us in heading into 2021 with optimism and enthusiasm.


Opening General Session
Tuesday, March 15


North America has a massive skilled trade shortage. We are paying more and waiting longer for services, companies aren’t able to scale, and important infrastructure projects face major delays. How did we get here? Perception! People mistakenly believe that white-collar careers are better than blue-collar ones, when they should command equal respect. Meanwhile, university graduates can’t find jobs while well-paying skilled trade jobs sit empty.


The 32nd Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony celebrates the vest in merit shop construction, honoring the most outstanding construction projects and contractors of 2020 for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation, and diversity.
Wednesday, March 16



The ABC Construction Management Competition provides competing teams an opportunity to experience an actual project that exhibits unique characteristics and issues. Participating teams assemble a general contracting firm that represents their school and ABC Student Chapter in the competition.
Wednesday, March 16