The impact of early adoption of technology and innovation can have on the construction industry has the potential to be profound.  IGI’s keynotes, breakout sessions, trade show and networking events are designed to equip you with new knowledge and the inspiration of what's possible. 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

 2 PM - 4 PM

Speed Networking

IGI Exhibitors and Attendees will be paired up to identify ways in which their businesses can take advantage of new innovation and technologies.

Track 1: Alpha, Beta, Pilot Programs (Contractors match up with Technology Firms for unique testing opportunities)

Track 2: Grants, Angels, and Venture Funding (Funding opportunities for unique start-ups and individuals/organizations with new ideas)

2 PM - 5 PM


6 PM - 8 PM

Welcome Reception in the hotel

Wednesday, Sept. 11

7 AM - 8 AM


8 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Address

TAUC President Steve Johnson, GEM Inc.

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome to Cincinnati

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Brad Keywell

Founder and CEO of Upstart Technologies

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

IGI Accelerator Start-Up Battle Round 1A

10 AM - 11:15 AM


Choose four of eight 20-minute concurrent breakout sessions by innovation and technology subject matter experts. Procore, LINQ, United Rentals and Interplay confirmed.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2 PM

IGI Accelerator Start-Up Battle Round 1B

2 PM - 2:45 PM

“Increasing the Speed of Innovation”
Diana Kander

New York Times Best-Selling Author, entrepreneur, and innovation consultant

3 PM - 4:35 PM

Discussion Groups

Choose two of four 45-minute concurrent discussion groups led by Owner/Clients, Contractors, Labor Representatives with Technology Provider representatives to offer real world examples of how innovation and technology is impacting these segments of the construction market.

Discussion Group 1: Asset, Labor and Material Optimization

Discussion Group 2: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Impact on Safety

Discussion Group 3: Building Information Modeling and Digital Twins

Discussion Group 4: Modularization, Prefabrication and Robotics

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Happy Hour in the Tradeshow

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dine On Your Own

Thursday, Sept. 12

7 AM - 8 AM


8 AM - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

TAUC CEO Steve Lindauer 

8:15 AM - 9 AM

Keynote - Mark Maybury
Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Black and Decker

9 AM - 9:45 AM

Industrial Grade Accelerator Start-Up Battle Final

Construction Technology Start-Up Finalists will compete before a panel of venture capital investors for a chance to secure $20,000!

10 AM - 10:45 AM

Panel Presentation: State of Construction Innovation - Finance & Investment (SCI-FI)

10:45 AM - 11 AM

Closing Remarks

TAUC President Steve Johnson, Gem, Inc.

11 AM - 1 PM


2 PM - 4 PM

Post-Event Networking
TAUC-Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA)
Axe Throwing & Brewery Tour