Why Attend

During these unprecedented times, ACEC is committed to providing you with all the education, networking, and industry content you have come to expect from the Annual Convention & Legislative Summit – now from the comfort of your home office. 

Our reimagined event will take place over 3 days and feature high profile speakers, educational sessions on industry hot topics, CEO and Issues & Markets roundtables, networking, and a virtual Exhibit Hall. Make your schedule work for you – join sessions live or watch on your own time after the event to make the most of your Annual Convention experience.  View the full schedule.  


6 Reasons Why the 2021 Virtual Annual Convention & Legislative Summit is a Can't Miss Event:


1.) Everything is Here

The ACEC Annual Convention’s virtual format lets you experience all the event has to offer from the comfort and safety of your home.  We have reimagined our convention program for the virtual environment so it’s the next best thing to being there.  View the full schedule


2.) Re-connect Face to Face Easily with Peers

You'll be able to connect with hundreds of top firm executives, decision-makers and industry leaders.  Our virtual platform features easy one-on-one or group networking through either text or video chat.  Make connections easier and quicker than at the in-person event!


3.) Cutting-Edge Insights

The program features a high-powered line-up of distinguished speakers, from Congressional representatives and political commentators to firm leaders and business consultants. Whether it’s a keynote address, panel discussion, or educational session, you will hear ideas to help build your business and your career during these challenging times. 


4.) Unprecedented Learning Opportunities: See Every Session on Your Time!

For the first time, you will have the opportunity to earn all of the 18 PDH credits offered at the Annual Convention. Not only can you get credit for the sessions you attend in real-time, but all sessions will be recorded, so you can earn PDHs for sessions you view on-demand later in the program or even after the event.  You don't have to miss a thing!


5.) Great Pricing Allows You to Sign up your Whole Team!

In addition to saving on your time and travel expenses, the virtual ACEC Annual Convention is remarkably affordable. At the in-person event, access to all of the educational content, PDH’s, thought-provoking general sessions, and business resources work typically cost more than $1,000.   Early-bird registration for the virtual event is just $349.00 for members!  Member firms can also get a group discount—purchase (4) registrations and get the fifth free!


6.) Meet with Vendor Partners on Your Schedule

In our virtual exhibit hall, you can download content, view product demos, and video chat with dozens of vendor attendees. Our matchmaking and appointment-setting features allow you to meet on your schedule.


Need to get permission to attend the Virtual Annual Convention?  Use this "Convince-the-Boss" Letter template!