May 11, 2017
Chicago, IL

An Industry Event Like No Other
brought to you by Building Design+Construction

18 Talks. 4 Tracks. 1 Day. Game Changing.

The Accelerate LIVE! Story

Building Design+Construction's inaugural ACCELERATE LIVE! conference will bring together business and tech leaders from the AEC Giant firms to debate the future of the AEC market and the changing built environment.

What Makes BD+C's Accelerate Live! Different Than Other AEC Industry Conferences?

  • 1. Cutting-edge topics focused on the future of the AEC business and the changing built environment.
  • 2. No long, drawn out panels and speaker sessions. Accelerate Live! features 20 speakers, each with 15 minutes to present a game-changing innovation.
  • 3. Experiences and ideas that you can apply to real-world business.
  • 4. Formal and informal networking.
  • 5. Cool, trendy venue that fosters thinking and innovation.
BD+C Accelerate Live! AEC Innovation Conference


May 11th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Talks. Networking. Meals at Venue Six10

10 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Early Bird


Through March 17, 2017

  • Thursday Breakfast/Breaks/Lunch
  • Sessions



March 17, 2017 - May 10, 2017

  • Thursday Breakfast/Breaks/Lunch
  • Sessions

Ivy Boutique Hotel 233 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL

Located just steps from the Magnificent Mile, the Ivy provides a luxurious setting with a modern style. With only 63 guest rooms you will get to enjoy the privacy of a luxury residence, yet all of the services of a five star hotel. Guests are able to enjoy the tranquil setting of our rooftop bar the Sky Terrace during the summer months, enjoy our small plates and signature cocktails delivered to your suite, or visit DiVine Lounge open year-round.

Contact (312) 335-5444 to book your hotel accommodations today. Receive a discounted rate of $209 when you mention "Accelerate Live" until April 17, 2017.

Venue Six10

Modern and sophisticated, Venue SIX10 offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.


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The conference begins 8am on May 11, 2017 and ends at 5pm.