Future Workforce Conference


12.4.2019 - 12.5.2019


The Westin Michigan Avenue 909 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Here’s something exciting: According to PwC’s global construction forecast, the AEC industry is expected to grow by 85%, reaching $15.5 trillion by 2030.

That’s good, right? Yes, but: The increasing consumer demand runs starkly counter to a sharp decline in available talent.

The built world has a major workforce dilemma.

An aging workforce, an ongoing labor shortage, a lack of understanding about how to attract millennials, and a reluctance to adopt technology are all contributing factors.

Nonetheless, the reality is that our emerging workforce is not meeting the evolving needs of the industry, and because of it, companies are consistently turning away projects. And thus, profits.

At the Future Workforce Conference, we’re featuring 20+ experts in recruiting and HR in AEC/RE to talk about how to solve our industry’s workforce dilemma once and for all.

We’ll feature specific front-line case studies of successful recruiting tactics from industry leaders, interactive breakout sessions to get to the ‘core’ of your workforce issues and networking to help you meet like-minded senior leaders who are exploring similar solutions.


2019 speakers to be announced soon!

Don Biernacki

Senior Vice President Construction, Related Midwest

Joshua Davis

Executive Vice President, The Will Group

Collete English Dixon

Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Eric Gannon , AIA, LEED AP

Studio Director, Principal, Gensler

Shelley Stern Grach

Director - Civic Engagement., Microsoft

Cathy Osborne

Vice President, Human Resources, Leopardo Companies

Guy Skillet

Innovation Officer, Rhumbix

Sarah Stigler

Chair, Chicago Women in Trades, Plumbers Local 130 UA


Human Resources Executives, Managers, and Recruiters

Discover innovative solutions to your most business-critical workforce problems directly from the experts.

Human Resource Outsourcing (HROs) Organizations

Learn what specific problems your clients are facing and uncover unique business opportunities.

Universities and Professional Development Firms

Hear straight from senior executives what critical labor shortages they are facing and uncover how to position your students and clients to fill them.


Wednesday December 4 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Future Workforce speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds 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.


Contact Alex Maksymec at alex.maksymec@builtworlds.com for the access code.


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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 workshops.
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 events@builtworlds.com. For more information on our event and ticket policies, visit https://builtworlds.com/terms-conditions/

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.

Where can I get more questions answered?

We’re happy to help you! Please contact our Events Coordinator, Alex Maksymec, at alex.maksymec@builtworlds.com for any and all questions!