Cities Conference


8.14.2019 - 8.15.2019


Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Upper Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601

The Event Exploring the Built World’s Most “Disrupt-able” Market: Cities and Infrastructure.

Cities is a full-day premium event featuring 20+ world-class “Cities and Infrastructure” experts that will help you make sense of the crucial changes coming to our cities, including transit, waste, water, energy, buildings, and social infrastructure.


2019 speakers to be announced soon!

Paul Doherty

President & CEO, The Digit Group

Benet Haller

Transit Manager, Cook County, Department of Transportation and Highways

Mehdi Jalayerian

Managing Director/Chief of Innovation, Environmental Systems Desgin

Lynn Osmond

President & CEO, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Tim Ozinga

Co-Owner & Marketing & Communications Director, Ozinga Bros., Inc.

Alex Samoylovich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, CEDARst Companies

Marquise Stillwell

Founder/Principal, Openbox

Audrey Wennink

Director, Metropolitan Planning Council



Urban Planners & Architects

As the people conceptualizing the cities of the future, they’ll learn from our panels of experts about the trends and technologies they’ll need to account for as they design.

City Officials

As the people in charge of running the cities of today, they need to understand the problems they face as their cities evolve and grow. They’ll learn from industry influencers about how they can work with built players to solve city-scale problems and start building the cities of tomorrow today.


They have the land and they have the risk. At Cities, they’ll learn the challenges they need to tackle to transform their real estate portfolio into a profitable future city.

Contractors/Construction Managers

They will discover the city-level trends that are shaping construction to effectively help them win contracting pitches for cities of the future.


Wednesday August 14 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Future Workforce speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members. We keep the guest list small and the drinks cold so you can focus on making the connections that matter. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.

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What's included in the ticket?

Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led breakout sessions.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal.
Invitation to the VIP Kick Off Party (for Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members).

What do I do if I can't attend?

Once redeemed, tickets can only be canceled and replenished to member accounts up to 30 days prior to the start date of the event. After that, unused tickets may not be replenished to the member’s account.
To do so, please email For more information on our event and ticket policies, visit Terms and Conditions

Where should I stay?

All parts of our Cities conference will take place at the Chicago Architecture Center. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room in our discounted room block at the Westin Michigan Ave!

How do I book a discounted room?

The Westin Michigan Ave is offering a limited rate for $229 for the night of Wednesday, August 14. Cutoff date for special rates is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Online booking forms will be available shortly.

Which airport should I fly into?

O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) are both nearby. Rideshares, taxis, car rentals, and public transit (CTA) are easily accessible from both locations.

How do I access the event?

You will need to check in with BuiltWorlds staff near the Chicago Architecture Center front desk.

Is parking available?

The closest parking garage is at 233 N Michigan Ave, and there are several other public parking garages nearby in River North.

Where can I get more questions answered?

We’re happy to help you! Please contact for any and all questions!