There are countless reasons to attend an LCI Congress – from education and site visits to sessions specific to owners, members of the design community, trade partners and general contractors, you are guaranteed to leave with new ideas and perspectives. But perhaps the most important reason to attend is to be a part of the incredible knowledge sharing that takes place. Together, we will share stories of Lean successes and challenges as we work toward our shared goal of enhancing the efficiency, quality and safety of our projects.
For the first time, LCI Congress will feature a Live Lab room for attendees to experience the soft skills required to effectively implement the Lean concepts and tools explored during the learning day courses and core program presentations in a realistic, interactive, and highly engaging environment.
The Live Lab room will also feature a #LeanGallery with tools and processes for visual management posted on the walls all day on Wednesday and Thursday to give attendees an idea for how practitioners are seeing success. Attendees will find the LCI corporate member contact information for each visual tool and leave equipped with tangible takeaways to implement with project teams the following week!
See topics below for a better idea of what to expect in the Live Lab room this year!
Monday, Oct. 14 – Tuesday, Oct. 15
Earn continuing education credits by signing up for courses available in various Lean topics. View the online agenda here for Monday and Tuesday’s program information.
Find out more about Learning Days
Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Thursday, Oct. 17
View the online agenda here for Wednesday and Thursday’s Core program information, featuring keynote speakers, panels, breakout sessions and more.
Find out more about the General Session / Core Program
Friday, Oct. 18
Gemba Day is your chance to put what you've learned during the week into practice. You will have your choice of multiple off-site projects to visit and apply your knowledge. View the online agenda here for Friday’s Gemba tour information and sign up today!
Find out more about Gemba Day
Build connections with peers across the industry and across the country.
Find out more about networking at LCI Congress
Bringing value to all aspects of LCI Congress is a top priority. The exhibitors' contributions are an essential way to add value to every opportunity. Owners, designers, trade partners and all project stakeholders visit the exhibit hall to stay current on the latest technologies and find the best tools to lead their Lean journey. The LCI Congress exhibit hall continues to grow – be sure to visit to find your best path forward!
If you would like more information on exhibit opportunities, please contact Ilene Goldberg at [email protected].
In addition to industry-specific content centered around research, lessons learned and best practices, LCI Congress attendees enjoy numerous networking opportunities with peers in the Lean community. Attendance continues to grow as LCI expands its educational resources to provide the content that attendees need most. Don't miss out — join us in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 14-18, for the 2019 LCI Congress!
The 21st Annual LCI Congress program is specifically designed for your leadership role in the industry. Each year, LCI Congress brings together owners, trade partners, members of the design community, general contractors and other Lean professionals to get inspired, learn from Lean success stories, build relationships, expand networks and foster collaboration.
Join more than 1,600 of your peers for the premier Lean event of the year! Developed for the design and construction industry, LCI's 21st Annual Congress in 2019 will offer continuous education credits, cutting-edge Lean methods and countless networking opportunities.
LCI Congress is beneficial for everyone, no matter where you are on your Lean journey. As an attendee, you can expect to:
When you attend LCI Congress you learn from others based on their own Lean experiences. You will:
This year's theme of Overcoming Our Industry Challenges with Lean Solutions and the four tracks listed below will steer the attendees to the sessions that matter most to their Lean journey.
"I’m invigorated when Congress nears each year as I value hearing other industry leaders’ Lean journeys – what wins and lessons learned did teams experience? The abundance of learning opportunity to be mined from the networking and presentations will yield culture change advancements and new standards/processes. I am excited that the 21st LCI Congress will deliver engaging content with relevant examples and takeaways to equip leaders to drive continuous improvement. Having grown up in Ft. Worth, I’m honored to showcase this great city during Congress. I look forward to attendees bringing home and delivering on this year’s theme of Overcoming our Industry Challenges with Lean Solutions."
"I am so excited to see the 2019 LCI Congress coming to Fort Worth. Attending and participating in LCI Congress has been an amazing opportunity for me to learn, grow and elevate my Lean knowledge. It has also become the place where I consistently build relationships with new Lean learners and experienced advocates. Every year, this one week is packed with learning new processes and tools, listening to the challenges our industry faces and participating in a Gemba Walk to see Lean in action. My biggest takeaway from Congress each year is that there is always more to do to be better tomorrow."
Jennifer Lacy, Division Marketing Director, Robins & Morton
What do Lean professionals value at LCI Congress?
"Hearing what others are doing to utilize Lean principles to add value to their business operations."
Matt Bleakley, Senior Project Manager, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
"The people I brought who had no prior experience in Lean had a good time and learned a lot."
Josh Barnum, Superintendent, Turner Construction
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Sponsorships of various levels are available for the 2019 LCI Congress in Fort Worth, Texas
For more information, please contact Ilene Goldberg at [email protected].