UPDATED: June 5, 2023
Each year, Groundbreak brings together a community of global construction professionals to discover, learn and innovate. Join us in Chicago on September 19 and 20 for the construction industry’s most innovative event of the year.
We’re thrilled to announce our lineup of keynote speakers for Groundbreak 2023. Each of these speakers will take over Groundbreak’s main stage to inspire us to continually transform and look forward.
The conference will kick off with a keynote from Tooey Courtemanche, Procore Founder, President and CEO. Following Tooey, the audience will hear from company leaders and visionaries who will present both the current and future vision of Procore’s construction software and how it is helping transform the industry.
Additionally, we’re excited to announce our two mainstage keynote speakers, Michael Steep and Laila Ali, plus an engaging fireside chat between Michael Phelps and Fred Mills. These distinguished leaders will share their expertise, perspective and lessons learned.
Michael Steep, best known as the founder and former Executive Director of Stanford's Disruptive Technology Program, will close out the first day of Groundbreak. He'll share his insights into how digital transformation can have a practical and positive impact on your bottom line.
Laila Ali, a renowned athlete and fitness expert, widely recognized as one of the greatest female boxers in history, will open the second day of Groundbreak. Her story is a reminder of why embracing change is critical to building successful teams.
Michael Phelps, who is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, will close out the second day of Groundbreak with a fireside chat moderated by Fred Mills, founder of The B1M. Phelps will share his mental health journey and the importance of pursuing one’s passions.
Groundbreak is known for hosting some of the most inspirational and brightest minds both in and out of the construction industry. Speakers from previous Groundbreak conferences include the likes of Drew Brees, Fred Mills and Reshma Saujani.
“This was my first Groundbreak and it did not disappoint. I was unsure what to expect but I was certainly blown away by the event,” said Matthew Lyman, project accountant at Daniel O'Connell's Sons and Groundbreak 2022 attendee. “The keynote speakers were impressive. I particularly enjoyed listening to Drew Brees and I thought the honesty of Fred Mills was refreshing. For me, it was an excellent and memorable experience.”
We are honored to bring together such a remarkable lineup of keynote speakers for Groundbreak 2023. Each speaker brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience that will ignite conversations, spark innovation and drive positive change. Don't miss the chance to learn from these industry titans, register today.
May 1, 2023
Registration for the construction industry’s most innovative event of the year is now open. Join thousands of construction professionals and leaders in Chicago on September 19 and 20 for Groundbreak 2023.
“We are excited to bring Groundbreak to Chicago, a global hub with more than $13 billion in annual construction starts,” said Tooey Courtemanche, Founder and CEO of Procore. “Surrounded by industry activity and iconic architecture, Chicago is the perfect setting to inspire innovation.”
Early bird pricing, $1,395 per attendee, is available from May 1, 2023, to May 31, 2023. After that, prices will increase. Visit groundbreak.com to secure a spot at a discounted rate.
Groundbreak registration includes access to more than 80 sessions designed to help industry professionals become better leaders, team members and builders. Attendees can expect to collaborate with over 100 tech partners in the Groundbreak Expo Hall and get an inside look at the newest Procore innovations.
The overarching theme of the 8th annual Groundbreak is centered around transformation. Businesses today are increasingly embracing transformation through the integration of digital technologies and processes to revolutionize the way they operate, deliver value to customers, and stay ahead of the competition. From inspiring keynotes to interactive sessions and networking opportunities, attendees will learn how some of the largest contractors, owners, and leaders worldwide are successfully driving digital transformation across their businesses.
“Transformation in the construction industry is not just about building taller or bigger structures. It’s about rethinking how we do business—from the technology we use to how we work together,” said Courtemanche.
Throughout the conference, Procore will also celebrate companies, projects, and individuals that positively impact the construction industry with the annual Groundbreaker Awards. Each year, these Groundbreakers serve as inspiration for excellence in sustainability, innovation, safety, community, workforce development and more. Nominations for this year’s awards are open through May 26, 2023.
Groundbreak 2022 brought together more than 3,600 attendees in New Orleans, and this year's event promises to be even better. Register for Groundbreak 2023 to take advantage of the opportunity to learn, network, and be a part of the transformation in the construction industry.