The 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference

The 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference is the AEC industry’s largest and most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the U.S. Come network, gain knowledge, and celebrate with the top firms in the industry. The conference agenda includes topics on technology, leadership challenges, business planning, marketing methods, recruiting and retention, and growth strategies. The success stories of Zweig Group award winners will be shared at the event, along with a variety of speakers from a range of industries, all guaranteed to challenge and inspire you to achieve even greater success.

The Hot Firm Conference will culminate with a black-tie awards banquet and ceremony where awards will be presented to firms on the 2018 Hot Firm List, the 2018 Best Firms To Work For, 2018 Marketing Excellence Award and the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award winner.

This is guaranteed to be an event unlike any you have ever attended before!
Join us at The Dallas Fairmont in Downtown Dallas, September 20-21, 2018!


Registration for the 2018 Conference is open!


We currently have an open call for sponsors


We currently have an open call for speakers


Zweig Group Awards programs specifically focused on AEC firm achievement:
Hot Firm
Best Firms to Work For
Marketing Excellence
Jerry Allen Courage and Leadership Award
Top New Venture
Rising Star


We are now accepting hotel reservations for the Hot Firm +A/E Industry Awards Conference.
$199 discounted rooms are available here:
The Dallas Fairmont Reservation Link.
Group rate available until August 29 2018.


Need a tux? Receive 30% discount off a tuxedo rental with Menguin Tuxedo Company using promo code: ZWEIGHFC18
Discount includes:
Round trip shipping
Unlimited free replacements should something not fit to your liking.


VIP Concierge Guest Program includes:

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Wednesday/Thursday Reception
  • Guided tours Thursday & Friday
  •  Friday Top Golf Pre-Party -OR- Spa Experience
  • Black Tie Reception & Awards Ceremony
The quality of content, social events and creature comforts all scaled appropriately, overall result being a very pleasant and positive experience.

I really enjoyed the networking opportunity with everyone from Zweig Group, to the keynote speakers, to the attendees.

The conference and service was exceptional, the food was top notch, and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel served as a beautiful venue for the conference.

The ceremony was upbeat and kept everyone in the spirit of celebration. All of the audio/visual work and efforts that went into the production were well thought out. It was fantastic and motivating.

Great show and great venue for firms to celebrate such great achievements.

Great atmosphere, food and beverages offering wonderful opportunity to talk with peers and Zweig folks.

I love how approachable and intentional the Zweig Group staff was! I feel like I made so many friends during this event!

Well planned and executed in every sense. The event demonstrated a sensitivity to this industry and to these people.