Summit 2019


5.8.2019 - 5.10.2019


The Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654

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A New Era of Disruptive Change


Nearly 10 years ago today, we were months away from the worst recession in decades. Here we are at the end of 2018, 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 2019 this May, we’re hosting 300 of the most respected CEOs, executives, and strategists from across the built industries to help answer that question.



Summit Attendee Perks include:


  • One ticket to all Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Sessions
    Conference sessions hosted at the Westin River North, Chicago


  • Access to networking breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail receptions
    Extra time to get to know our network, make connections, and build lasting relationships


  • Invitation to our Maverick Awards Reception
    Be a part of the awards ceremony honoring industry thought leaders who are moving the industry forward


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


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


  • Summit Break-Outs
    To help you distill the information at the conference, we’ve designed lightweight, small group sessions led by the BuiltWorlds team


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


More speakers to be announced!

Cleve Adams

CEO, Site 1001

Hassan Albalawi

Founder, WakeCap Technologies

Liza Benson

Partner, Moderne Ventures

Doug Chambers

Vice President, Wework

Jit Kee Chin

Executive Vice President & Chief Data Officer, Suffolk Construction

Bob Clark

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Clayco

Katherine Darnstadt

Founder + Principal Architect, Latent Design

Lisa Diaz

Founder & Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

Chris Di Iorio

CEO, ENGworks

Danielle Dy Buncio

Co-Founder & President, VIATechnik

Emma Hendry

CEO, Hendry

Jeevan Kalanithi


Peter Lasensky

Founder & CEO, NoteVault, Inc.

Josh Mallamud

CEO, Cartegraph

Brad McAninch

CEO, Modern Niagara Group Inc

Steven P. Richman

Group President, Milwaukee Tool

Jamie Roche

CEO, Helix

Zach Scheel

CEO and Co-founder, Rhumbix

Tim Swanson

Chief Design Officer, Skender

Dominic Wilson

CEO, Pi Labs

Doug Woods

Co-founder (D in DPR), DPR Construction

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 Summit 2019!

Summit Agenda

Agenda updates to be released leading up to the Summit.

Day 1 Schedule

Wednesday May 8, 2019


Off-Sites Workshops/Forums

Join one of our private behind-the-scenes tours of Chicago’s AEC emerging tech players that will include varOff-Sites are behind the scenes tours/meet and greets with a few of Chicago's most interesting AEC companies and tech players. Check back soon for more details and ways to get involved!ious topics fueling the built environment. More details coming soon!

5:30pm – 8pm

Summit Opening Reception

Join us for an evening of drinks and hors d’oeurves to network with Summit speakers, guests, BuiltWorlds’ members, and of course the BuiltWorlds team.

Day 2 Schedule

Thursday May 9, 2019

8:30 – 8:45am

Opening Remarks

8:45am – 9:15am

Keynote: The Future of Cities

9:20am – 9:50am

Panel: The Revolution Toward Truly Smarter Cities

9:55am – 10:25am

Fireside Chat: Flux's Pivot to Helix

Jamie Roche

10:25am – 10:40am

Networking Break

10:45am – 11:15am

Keynote: Buildings 2.0

11:20am – 11:50am

Panel: Building Tech Now

11:50am – 1:10pm

Lunch & Networking

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Panel: The Future of Design


Panel: The Modularization and Prefabrication Movement


BuiltWorlds Breakout Session

2:50pm – 3:30pm

Keynote: The Future of Tools

Steven Richman, President, Milwaukee Tool


Panel: Robotics and Advanced Machinery



5:15pm – 6:15pm

Mavericks Reception (Mavericks Only)

5:15pm – 7pm

General Networking & Reception


Dine Arounds

Dine Arounds are intimate, 10-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. Stay tuned for more details!

Day 3 Schedule

Friday May 10, 2019


Opening Remarks

8:50am – 9:20am

Panel: The Future of Construction and Development


Panel: Connected Projects

10:00am – 10:30am

Panel: The Global Perspective

10:30am – 10:40am


10:45am – 11:15am

2019 Mavericks List Announcement

11:20am – 11:50am

Class Reunion - Throw back to BuiltWorlds' First Summit

11:50am – 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

Book Your Hotel Room!

Westin River North Hotel Room Block

We have a limited number of rooms available at the Westin River North for a discounted 2019 Summit rate.

The room block closes on April 8, 2019.

Book your room!

The Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago IL 60654

Purchase or Redeem Tickets

Non-Members | $3,000
Standard, Enterprise, & Strategic Members | $1,500

BuiltWorlds Standard, Enterprise, & Strategic Members can use the access code (located below the ticket form) to receive their 50% discount. Valid for two tickets only. Does not apply to Basic Members or Non-Members.

Click here to learn more about becoming a BuiltWorlds Member!

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How do I get tickets?

BuiltWorlds Summit tickets are available for purchase, with a discount exclusively for BuiltWorlds Members.
Learn more about becoming a member here.

Already a BuiltWorlds Member? Login into your Digital Portal to view the member code or email for more help.

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 (members only).

What do I do if I can't attend?

Full refunds are offered up to 60 days prior to the event. Alternately, you may transfer the ticket to another member of your company. 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 the BuiltWorlds Summit will take place at the Westin Chicago River North. 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 River North is offering a discounted room rate for the duration of the event. To book a room at this rate, please reserve via this online form. Cutoff date for special rates is Monday, April 8, 2019.

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 to the River level and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.

Is parking available?

Westin River North offers valet parking for $69 daily; on-site parking $49 daily; off-site parking $13 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!

Summit Testimonials

“Innovation is powerful when it meets smart people. This event has the power to transform the entire built industry for the better”

– Reed H., Technical Design Services Inc.

“I love this because you’re pushing people to think not just smarter, but bigger. Not a lot of industry organizations challenge leaders like this.”

– Jonathan Z., Real Estate Executive, Chicago

“Let me keep it simple. Builtworlds hosts great events.”

– Andrew Dennison, Uplift Data Partners