Zweig Group’s annual Elevate AEC Conference and Awards Gala will be back in-person this year!
I am thrilled to announce that Zweig Group is restoring the full agenda of our annual Elevate AEC Conference and Awards Gala. After taking a year off from our annual in-person, fun filled conference, we are beyond excited to announce that we are back this year. Due to recent guidance from the CDC as well as loosening guidelines from the State of Colorado, the 2021 Elevate AEC Conference and Awards Gala is expanding registrations and restoring the full agenda. This includes bringing back the iconic black-tie awards gala celebrating the 2021 winners of the Hot Firm List, Best Firms To Work For, Marketing Excellence, Rising Stars, Top New Ventures and the Jerry Allen Courage In Leadership Awards.
Last year at this time, I was in the middle of a three-month period of endless hand wringing over what to do with our 2020 conference. Finally, in late July we decided to go virtual. It was an incredible success with more than 1,800 attendees, however, we really missed seeing all of you in person. This year, we decided to do both a virtual experience and an in-person event. Up until this week, our in-person event was going to be scaled back and with attendance limited based on local guidelines in place in Colorado. Well, things are changing for the better, and fast! This week, we are excited to announce we are bringing back the full red carpet and black-tie experience. In accordance with CDC, state, and venue requirements, masks will not be required for vaccinated individuals. These newly relaxed regulations will allow you to bring your team, sit together, not have to wear masks, and have the time of your life.
Something for everyone this year:
- Virtual Experience: The Elevate AEC Conference and ElevateHer Symposium. Even though we were forced to go virtual last year, we learned a valuable lesson – people will gather around purpose. Our Elevate AEC conference has evolved around our vision to Elevate The Industry. Last year, the inaugural ElevateHer symposium was part of our virtual event. The incredible response made us realize we need a platform that all can access. So Elevate AEC will have a virtual experience from September 13-October 8 and will include lots of valuable thought leadership as well as the highly anticipated cohort presentations from the ElevateHer class of 2021. We have made it free so all can access the knowledge and insight.
- In-Person Experience: The Elevate AEC Conference and Awards Gala. The in-person event will be held in Denver from November 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency. No early-bird discounts, gimmicks, or penalties for when you register. The registration price is what it is to help us invest in the food, atmosphere, and overall experience. Even though the capacity has been expanded, we still are limited in attendance so register early to save your space. It’s a great hotel and it will be a great time. Never before have I been happier to get back to this conference. I’m excited to welcome all through the virtual experience, and excited to return to the red carpet, for those who can be there in-person!
Chad Clinehens is Zweig Group’s president and CEO. Contact him at email@example.com.