Machines Conference – Modularization, Prefabrication, + Robotics


6.5.2019 - 6.6.2019


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


The Event Exploring the Future of Tools, Equipment, and Machinery. From Fabrication to the Field.


It’s no secret that technology is transforming the building process from start to finish – making it possible to build smarter and with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

One area of innovation enabling this growth is Automation and Robotics. This includes the adoption of drones, machine fabrication, autonomous equipment, A.I. and machine learning.

Join us as we examine these topics in comprehensive detail with some of their earliest adopters. Automation and Robotics isn’t 10 years away. It’s here now.


2019 speakers to be announced soon!

Ronak Amin

Manager, Business Solutions, Komatsu

Aaron Holm

Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Blokable

Sabine Hoover

Content Director, FMI Corp.

Michael Kipfer

Director, Mancini Duffy Design Lab, Mancini Duffy

Gary Rabine

CEO & Founder, Rabine Group

Yaron Schwarcz

Co-Founder & CEO, Skyline Robotics

Ernie Anderson

Equipment Manager, Graycor Industrial Constructors

JP Giometti

Director, Strategy and R&D, HCSS


Construction Executives

They make sure that their portfolio of construction projects is run efficiently and affordably. They make the final call about which new technologies to invest in order to grow. Machines will give them unique insight into the full landscape of construction tools, equipment, machinery, and associated processes.

Senior Field Professionals, Engineers, Architects

As a professional in charge of executing on the end product, they are greatly impacted by the enormous changes affecting the preconstruction, design and build processes.

Technology/Robotics/Data/ioT professionals

As a leader in the creation of technology products that impact our construction sites, they must find creative ways to integrate their solutions into construction processes and make connections that help grow your product’s awareness.


Wednesday June 5 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 Machines Conference will take place at the Westin Chicago Michingan Ave. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room there in our discounted room block!

How do I book a discounted room?

The Westin Michigan Ave is offering a limited rate for $249 (single) or $259 (double) for the night of Wednesday, June 5. Cutoff date for special rates is Wednesday, May 15, 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?

Proceed through the hotel lobby and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.

Is parking available?

Westin Michigan Ave offers valet parking for $71 daily; off-site parking availble for $48 daily.

Where can I get more questions answered?

We’re happy to help you! Please contact our Events Coordinator, Alex Maksymec, at for any and all questions!