October 2-4, 2019

2019 Conference Preview

What is Elevate AEC?

The Elevate AEC Conference, previously known as the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference, is Zweig Group’s annual 2 1/2 -day event that brings the most successful leaders of AEC firms together to network, learn, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the industry.

Growing an average of 44% per year over the past five years, Zweig Group’s annual conference is the largest gathering of award-winning AEC firms, making it the industry’s most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the US.

The conference name change acknowledges our shared mission to elevate the stature of our industry and appreciation for its many life-saving and life-changing contributions.

This year, the Elevate AEC Conference marks another leap in the evolution of Zweig Group’s annual event by expanding educational offerings to include a highly specialized track geared specifically to CMO and senior marketing leaders. We are committed to bringing all the very best of our accumulated knowledge as the industry’s leading educational resource, and to delivering a conference experience that informs, motivates, and inspires. There is no other place in the AEC industry to gain access to the comprehensive C-Suite of forward-thinking, progressive AEC firm leaders than the Elevate AEC Conference.

We invite you to join us at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas from October 2-4, 2019.  You will be inspired by an impressive line-up of speakers, participate in topically-relevant breakout sessions, reconnect with peers and make new connections and celebrate success as the conference culminates in a black-tie gala that is like no other in the AEC industry.

It has never been a better or more exhilarating time for our professions, and we look forward to celebrating your many significant accomplishments with you and your peers.

Our Mission: Elevate the Industry

The conference name change acknowledges our shared mission to elevate the stature of our industry and appreciation for its many life-saving and life-changing contributions.

The Elevate the Industry mission has five tenets: promote, diversify, educate, change, and celebrate. Zweig Group’s vision is to facilitate action in pursuit of elevating individuals, firms, and thus the industry. More than a mission, this is a movement to advance the AEC profession, creating a world that celebrates the built environment and recognizes its impact on individuals, communities, and commerce.

We are now accepting hotel reservations for Elevate AEC Conference!

We have established a partnership for discounted lodging at
The Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
Discounted rooms are available here:
Green Valley Room Reservation Discount: Passkey Link
Hotel reservation line, 702-617-7777 or 866-782-9487
Use the code GCIZWEI to reserve within the block.

Join Zweig Group in elevating the industry by attending a 4-day conference on October 2-4, 2019!

There were many specific points taken away, but I think that overall, the value of recognition, appreciation, and celebration around our successes were essential aspects that are too often lost. The awards, the making of our video and our sharing of this within our firm were all meaningful.

The constant theme of growth through education (self, others, and competitors) as well as treating team members well was refreshing and helped reinforce what we are trying to do.

Networking was a huge benefit for me. Chad’s speech regarding elevating the industry was the most memorable moment for me.

The Gala was like nothing I have ever been to, and the comedian was great!

It was an absolutely fantastic event. I’m still riding the high from it one week later. I’m pretty sure my team wants me to shut up about it already. Can’t wait for Vegas next year.

I appreciated the hospitality and chats with both the wonderful attendees and the great Zweig team members. Keep up the great work, and thanks to ALL the team members for their extra efforts to make the conference a solid experience – attagirls and attaboys all around!

The Hot Firm Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry and network with incredible leaders.

Engaging with other leaders in our industry and learning from identified experts was not only powerful but motivating.

The whole conference was stepped up a notch this year. Great Job!!!

I enjoyed networking and learning how other firms achieve success.

The importance we all play in the future of the A/E industry. We all have a responsibility to elevate and make visible all of the extraordinary contributions we make to the environment in which we live, work and raise our families.

Chad’s opening speech was great – we have already shared it with our leadership team. Reinforcing our challenges and successes via our peers is fantastic

It’s the people you meet and connect with. I met a guy from Ohio that is already doing some of the things that we want to do, and getting to talk with him and connect is huge.

The conference had a consistent theme about continuing to evolve and grow yet finding meaningful time for in-depth conversations around strategy within the team.

The breakout sessions were wonderful this year. Very informative and engaging.

Learn About Our Firm Awards!

Interested in being a Speaker?
Please complete the speaker application in order to be considered for Zweig Group’s 2019 Elevate AEC Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Interested in Sponsoring?
As a sponsor, you will have an unrivaled opportunity to connect with the top decision-makers looking for the latest strategies, tools, and products for the AEC industry.

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View Our Past Conference Wrap-Up

See our past keynote and guest speakers, view the previous agenda, browse through the event pictures, listen to our conference audio, experience the conference through the videos, and recap what covered by viewing the presentation slides.


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Melissa Swann, Events Manager
Phone: 479-305-3357