April 11 - 13, 2018

The Westin Chicago River North



We Build Tomorrow.

The BuiltWorlds Summit is an exclusive 3-day gathering of the built industry’s largest companies, leading startups, and most innovative CEO and strategists.

A New Era of Change in the Built World

Nearly 10 years ago today, we were months away from the worst recession in decades.


Here we are at the end of 2017, and change is — once again — upon us. But this time, not in the form of financial crisis, but in technological revolution and strategic globalization.


So the question begs:


How will your company thrive in the face of disruptive change?


At the BuiltWorlds Summit 2018 this April, we’re hosting 200 of the most respected CEOs, executives, and strategists from across the built industries to help answer that question.



Get a better idea of what to expect out of Summit 18 by viewing the 2017 Summit program below!

Announced Speakers

(Click on the speakers below to view their Thought Leader profiles).

More speakers to be announced!
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Do you want to:

- Meet and build real personal relationships with other well-known executives and founders from across your industry?

- Learn about crucial emerging technologies, including: Smart Cities, Augmented and Virtual Reality, IoT and the Connected Jobsite, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Next Generation Of Equipment, BIM and Construction Innovation, and More?

- Work through your business pain points with a group of trustworthy executives who are facing the same issues?

- Get real feedback on your brand/product from proven thought leaders, rather than expensive consultants, in a trusted, intimate setting?


If so, you’ll want to join us at the Summit this April!

Summit Perks


Maverick Awards

Who are the leaders that had the guts, the vision, and the grit to follow their own path in the industry and have made a difference? The Mavericks Awards, held at the Summit, recognizes the people who have truly advanced the industry in a unique and meaningful way.



Dine Arounds are intimate, 20-person networking dinners with a hand-selected mix of other Summit attendees, hosted at some of Chicago's top-rated restaurants. It’s a chance to get to know the other leaders attending the conference, while indulging in the wonder that is Chicago’s food scene.


Chicago AEC Off-Sites

Off-Sites are behind the scenes tours/meet and greets at a few of Chicago's most interesting AEC companies. It’s a great way to get a glimpse into Chicago’s promising tech scene.

Early Bird Tickets close December 31st!

Your Summit ticket includes:

Access to Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Sessions 
Conference sessions hosted at the Westin River North, Chicago



Exclusive Access

Attend all networking breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail receptions



Invitation to our Maverick Awards Reception



Opportunity to attend a “Dine Around”
A complimentary, intimate networking dinner with a hand-selected mix of other Summit attendees



Invitations to our Chicago Off-Sites
Private behind-the-scenes tours of Chicago’s AEC emerging tech players.


Access to The Summit Vault
A private cloud page, which includes speaker presentations, exclusive white papers, private notes, and attendee lists


 Please note: – Tickets are non-refundable
Tickets can be transferred up until 2 weeks before, but can only be used by the ticket holder
– Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and break food

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets at an Early Bird Price below!
Offer ends 12/31/2017 

Hotel Accomodations

There is a special room block at the Westin River North for attendees available until March 18, 2018. Click below to book now.



What people are saying about The Summit



The Summit was great. I’m continually impressed with the quality of speakers and attendees you guys are getting.” 


John Herzog, Major Projects Advisory, KPMG

"...After meeting at the summit, we launched a pilot program with Modern Niagara, and we’ve since entered into a three year contract as well as a co-development agreement, where they’re providing invaluable feedback to help us build out our platform.” 


Zach Scheel, CEO, Rhumbix 


"The conference was great! I have a ton of contacts to follow up on, and I really appreciate all the introductions the BuiltWorlds team makes for me through the network."


Keith Stewart, Chief Revenue Officer, Site 1001

Thank you to our Sponsors


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Supporting Sponsors


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