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2020 Women Who Build Summit
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When: Wednesday, February 19 & Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, Massachusetts  01003
United States

Online registration is available until: 2/20/2020
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Leaders, Visionaries & Renegades

Each year we bring together the best minds in the industry - both women and men - to create an event that inspires, promotes leadership, builds connections, develops skills and fosters innovating thinking among and in support of a diverse group of professionals. 

Last year's program reached capacity! Sign up early to secure your spot and to reserve a room at the on-campus hotel. Stay tuned for full program details.



Check out our slate of speakers! More speakers, plus biographies and session descriptions, coming soon!


Denise Berger, Chief of Operations/Engineering Department, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jean Carroon, Principal, Design, Preservation and Sustainability, Goody Clancy
Laura Cooley, Director of Training and Development, Limbach Company
Laura Cruickshank, Associate Vice President, Master Planner & Chief Architect, University of Connecticut
Jane Edmonds, Vice President for Programming and Community Outreach, Babson College
Katherine Faulkner, Principal, Katerra
Jane Henry, Founder, SeeHerWork
Barbara Kroncke, Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Aisha Nadar, Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland AB
Siggy Pfendler, Director of Virtual Construction, Columbia Construction Company
Anamaria Popescu, Managing Director, BRG
Jess Smith, Director of Human Resources, Bergmeyer Associates
Sean Sweeney, Vice President, North America Higher Education Market Leader, Arcadis
Catherine Walsh, Assistant Vice President, Northeastern University
Conna Weiner, Mediator and Arbitrator



Member  $175
Nonmember  $225
Municipality or Government Employees       $100


View our Sponsorship Opportunities. This year's Sponsorship theme is Sustainability!




Wednesday, February 19, 2020  
Architectural tour of campus - details coming soon! 3:00pm - 4:45pm 
Reception 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Thursday, February 20, 2020   
Registration & Continental breakfast 7:45am - 8:30am
Program - session descriptions & speaker biographies coming soon! 8:30am - 4:pm 


Champions of Change

The Construction Institute is honoring one man and one woman within the AEC/O industry to be recognized for their contributions as a role model that mentors and supports women in the industry.


Submit your nominations for the 2020 Champions of Change here!



A limited number of sleeping rooms have been set aside for attendees of the Women Who Build Summit on a first come, first serve basis for the night of February 19, 2020.


Rate: $129 plus applicable taxes

Group code: WWB20C 

Deadline to book: January 22, 2020

Best way to or call 877.822.2110



Hotel UMass
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003


Program Sponsors                                       View our Sponsorship Opportunities!

Diamond Diamond        Keynote
Afternoon Break

 Student Door Prize   


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Professional Development Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider, CCM Recertification Point Provider and NYS approved sponsor of CE - NYS sponsor # 9040. Program attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.




Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to an event for a refund. If amount is outstanding, the entire amount will still be due the Construction Institute. Substitutions may be made before the start date of any event. Events may be rescheduled due to speaker conflict or severe weather. We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment, in which case event fees will be refunded in full. Thank you for your consideration.

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