Amanda Sawit
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Attend one of the largest construction conferences in the Midwest at no cost.

Chicago Build is one of the largest construction conferences in the Midwest, covering the latest construction news and development opportunities in the region. Attendees can expect a bustling exhibition hall with more than 200 exhibitors, an expert-packed program, networking events, entertainment and much more. Plus, the whole event is free.

When: Sept. 19–20
Where: McCormick Place, 301 S. King Drive, Chicago

Sessions and workshops

Chicago Build will feature more than 150 sessions across eight specialized summits, covering topics in sustainability, architecture, health and safety, real estate, BIM and digital construction, government, future construction trends and the geospatial industry. In addition, 26 AIA/CES-approved workshops will be offered across the two days.

Expert speakers

More than 200 industry thought leaders will discuss their latest development, construction and design projects across the Midwest.

Sheri Brezinka, USGBC regional director for the Midwest, will be speaking at the Sustainability Summit on Sept. 20 from 1–2 p.m., on the topic of creating a higher living standard with LEED v4.1.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Katie Kaluzny, LEED Green Associate, BIT Booster Associate Director, Illinois Green Alliance
  • Ellen Sargent, Director, Sustainable Initiatives, Chicago Housing Authority
  • Jill Deichmann, Architectural and Sustainability Group Lead, Senior Architect, Project Manager, Primera Engineers, Ltd.
  • Dominic Petruzzelli, Director of Facilities Management, City of Chicago
  • Vuk Vujovic, Co-Chair, Education KC / Committee on Architecture for Education, AIA Chicago
  • Patricia Lloyd, Director, Sustainability, Leopardo Companies
  • Yue Zhu, Director, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Skidmore

Networking opportunities with thousands of industry professionals

With more than 10,000 attendees expected at the show, Chicago Build is the place to meet contractors, architects, developers, designers, engineers, distributors, policymakers and other professionals working in the commercial and residential construction sector.

Entertainment and fun

Chicago Build is designed to make business fun. Entertainment features include a sports bar, live music, celebrity guests, street food, prize giveaways and performers. It’s the ultimate platform to make long-lasting business connections.

Register to attend for free