October 2-4, 2019


October 2-4, 2019

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.



  • Everything from FULL Conference Registration plus:
  • Special VIP reception Wednesday night
  • After Party Pass – Michael Jackson One
    • Join us for the ultimate after-party experience, MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, Friday, October 4,2019 at 9:30.
    • The After-Party Pass includes:
      • One seat on the VIP Party Bus
      • Unlimited Cocktails to and from the event
      • One VIP Ticket to the show
  • Other special VIP only activities and perks



  • All Keynotes and breakout sessions
  • Breakfast/Lunch Thursday & Friday
  • Thursday Reception
  • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala



  • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala

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.

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.


For group discounts and if you have any questions, contact:

Melissa Swann, Events Manager

Phone: 479-305-3357

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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


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