Annual Concrete Conference

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The 67th Annual Concrete Conference offers networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for practicing engineers, engineering faculty, consultants, contractors, concrete contractors, and state and county agency employees.

This year, we're inviting concrete industry companies to share their literature and exhibit small equipment at the Exhibitor's Reception.

Conference History

In 1950, concrete industry professionals met with University of Minnesota engineering faculty and continuing education staff to design a professional development program for engineers, contractors, architects, consultants, educators, and engineering students. The result, an inaugural conference in December 1951, became an annual University offering.


College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota


Program will be available October 2017.


Register by November 17 and save! Registrations received by November 17 are $155; after November 17 the fee is $175. The conference fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, luncheon, and breaks.
A refund—minus $30—will be issued for registration cancellations received by November 20. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. A full refund will be issued if the University of Minnesota cancels the conference.

Register online when registering yourself and/or others and paying with a credit card. After registering you'll receive "Registration Confirmation" and "Receipt" emails from (make sure your email is set to recognize this address or check your spam folder).

  • Paper Registration (coming soon)

Use the paper form if you need to have the fee billed to your organization. 

Registration Questions?



Exhibitor Reception

  • Date: December 7, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center
  • Fee: $350 per table if registered by November 17; $375 after November 17-includes a table with tablecloth, and access to electricity
  • Set up: 3:00 p.m, Dec 7

We welcome your participation at this year's reception, which will be held in the Earle Brown Heritage Center Harvest Room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • Hand out literature and display small equipment to hundreds of concrete industry professionals
  • Your company logo and link on the conference website
  • Appetizers and a cash bar for the reception. If you wish to purchase drink tickets to hand out at the Exhibitor Reception please contact Cyrese Shonkwiler:

Exhibitor Registration

*Credit card payment is required at time of registration.*

Note: The fee includes attendance for you at the exhibitor’s reception only. If you plan to attend the conference sessions, please register separately as a conference participant (see conference registration link found on the homepage of this website). Refunds are not available on canceled exhibitor registrations.

  • Please indicate if you need electricity when completing online registration. Exhibitors should bring an extension cord/power strip, especially if you will have multiple items requiring power.
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to wear their company nametag/ID.

We look forward to a well-attended conference and hope that you will be able to participate in the exhibitor reception. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


The conference will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. The center is located near the intersection of I-94/694 and Shingle Creek Parkway. Find a map and directions on the center's website. There is ample free parking surrounding the facility. 



Convenient lodging for out-of-town participants has been made available at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Brooklyn Center Hotel, 6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. The hotel is next to the Earle Brown Heritage Center and parking is free.

We've arranged a special rate for conference participants: $129 (plus tax) for a suite with two queen beds. Make your reservation by November 14, 2017, to be guaranteed a room (after that date, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis). Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the Annual Concrete Conference. Call now to reserve your room.

Continuing Education Units

This conference awards 0.65 University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education CEUs to those attending all sessions. One University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. A CEU certificate will be sent to each participant after the conference. A permanent record of CEUs earned will be maintained by the University of Minnesota Admissions and Record Transcript Office.

Contact Us

Program Information: Katherine Hagberg

612-625-2900 |


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