2020 AACE International Conference & Expo


June 28 - July 1
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Technical Program

The papers presented in the technical program represent the best and most current tools and techniques used in the industry today covering a wide range of programs and projects.  There are over 100 hours of presentations to choose from over a four day period, organized in a variety of tracks such as:  building information modeling (BIM); claims and dispute resolution; cost and schedule control; professional development; estimating; earned value management; IT/IM in project and cost management; owner issues; project management; planning and scheduling; decision and risk management; total cost management; and TCM analytics.

Abstract Submission Deadline for the 2020 Conference & Expo is August 31, 2019.

The full technical program will not be released until the first quarter of 2020, so for now we recommend you review the 2019 technical program so you can get an idea of what the Conference & Expo has to offer.

Disclaimer: AACE International assumes no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by speakers at events sponsored by AACE International. Views expressed by them do not necessarily represent the official position of AACE International Inc., its sections or committees, or its officers and directors, or its staff.

Preliminary Brochure

Save $100 from your AACE International Conference & Expo registration rate by staying at the host hotel. Hotel reservations must be made prior to your conference registration.

You can get the best rates for the Conference & Expo by booking your hotel room, being a member, and registering by the early registration cut-off deadline. 

For anyone who misses the online registration dates, onsite registration for the technical program of the Conference & Expo will be open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday and 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Wednesday. Onsite registration for an A or B seminar will be open from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the day of the seminar.

Continuing Education Seminars


The 2020 AACE International Conference & Expo Continuing Education Program will be held before and after the conference at the Hilton Chicago June 26-28 and July 1-2. 

Call for seminar proposals will go out in the last portion of 2019.

For your reference, the listing of the 2019 seminar offerings were:

Friday-Saturday, BEFORE the Conference & Expo (2 full days)

A1: CCP Certification Exam Prep
A2: DRMP Certification Exam Prep

Saturday-Sunday, BEFORE the Conference & Expo (1.5 full days)

B1: Project Controls from the Owner's Perspective


Sunday, (0.5 full days)

C1: Chain Reaction - a hands-on team building event

Wednesday-Thursday, AFTER the Conference & Expo (1.5 days)

D1: Advanced Project Controls from the Owner's Perspective
D2: Life Cycle Cost Analysis
D3: Estimating A-Z
D4: Basic Qualitative Risk & Decision Management
D5: PSP Certification Exam Prep
D6: Excellence in Project and Total Cost Management
NOTE: Continuing Education Seminars are subject to cancellation if enrollment minimums are not reached 30 days prior. If you are interested in attending a Continuing Education Seminar, please register on or before the Early Registration Deadline. Notification of seminar cancellations will be announced shortly after the early registration deadline. 

Registration Rates

Save $100

You can save $100 from your AACE International Conference & Expo registration rate by staying at the host hotel and helping AACE reach its room block commitment. The discount code (not the online confirmation number) will be given to you upon completion of your hotel booking at the Hilton Chicago. During the registration process, enter the discount code in the checkout's promotional code box to receive the discount before proceeding to the payment information. Hotel discounts will not be applied retroactively. Should you cancel your room reservation at the Hilton Chicago after receiving the hotel discount, AACE reserves the right to charge you the additional $100.00.

Hotel Block Cut-Off Date: June 3

Reserve your hotel room on or before the cut-off date to receive the AACE International group rate. We cannot guarantee the discounted group rate at the hotel after the hotel block cut-off date.

Then enter the discount code (not the online confirmation number) in the checkout's promotional code box to receive the discount before proceeding to the payment information.

Registration will open in December 2019.
2020 ConEx Rates

*Full‐time university professors are eligible for a $100 discount off the member rate.

**Non-Members registering for the full technical program includes a 6-month membership in AACE International. Membership runs from July 1 - December 31. All membership rules and privileges apply when the membership begins.

***You must be a student member of AACE International to be eligible for the student rate. Student registrations are not eligible for the hotel discount. 

****Guest registrations are designed for access to selected programs such as receptions, the keynote sessions, breakfasts, and other social events at the Conference & Expo or similar events for a paid registrant’s adult guests (significant others, immediate family). Lunches are not included. Guest registrations should not be extended to anyone who is currently a member of AACE International, or who is actively engaged in the practice of total cost management, or is employed by any company or organization engaged in cost engineering or cost management, or is employed by an organization or company that offers training and/or professional development in the field of total cost management. Guests may attend a technical session only with the primary registrant if the primary registrant is a speaker or presenter.

Included in Full Technical Program Registration:
- Full Technical Program
- Downloadable Transactions (proceedings)
- Opening Reception, Sunday
- Exhibitors' Luncheon, Monday
- Awards Luncheon, Tuesday
- Tuesday Tailgate Reception, Tuesday
- Breakfasts & Refreshment Breaks, Sunday - Wednesday

Included in 1-Day Technical Program Registration:
- Full Technical Program on the day for which you are registered
- Downloadable Transactions (proceedings)
- Breakfasts & Refreshment Breaks for the day you are registered
- Lunch if your 1-day registration is either a Monday or Tuesday
- Receptions on the day for which you are registered (Note: must be AACE certified to attend the Certification Reception)

Travel Information

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"I had a great time and met some amazing people. This was my first attendance at an AACE conference and certainly will not be my last."

- Felipe Augusto Poletto
Sr. Cost Estimator/Scheduler
Rocky Point, FL, USA