LCI Congress FAQs

What is the LCI Congress?

The LCI Congress, is the largest Lean design and construction event in the US, is a five-day educational and networking conference with education courses, breakout presentations, keynote speeches, virtual site visits and an exhibit hall.

Who attends the LCI Congress?

Owners, designers, trade partners, general contractors, consultants, lawyers and academics all attend LCI Congress. Some common titles LCI Congress attendees hold are superintendent, project manager, principal, as well as others in the field and C-Suite leaders.

How is the LCI Congress structured?

On Monday there will be 21 two-hour learning day courses available. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is the core program featuring industry-leading keynote speakers, Lean research results, a panel on the owner’s perspective and breakout presentations delivered by project team members who are implementing Lean in their work every day. On Friday, in addition to breakout presentations there will be some virtual Gemba tours offered where participants will travel virtually to a construction or manufacturing site to see Lean teams and processes in action.

This year’s event will be taking place virtually. A few weeks prior to Congress, you will receive detailed instructions on getting set up in the virtual platform.

What is the difference between learning days and the core program?

Learning Days generally provide attendees with a deeper dive into specific Lean topics, such as Introduction to Lean Project Delivery, Last Planner System®, Effective Big Room, Lean Leadership, etc. The core program offers welcome remarks, keynote speakers, panel discussions and a variety of 35-minute presentations.

What is Gemba day?

Gemba means go to the work. Typically on the last day of LCI Congress, participants travel nearby to either an active construction or manufacturing site that is implementing Lean processes. Due to the virtual nature of this year’s event, Gemba tours have been built into the core program schedule on Friday, October 23rd.

Does LCI Congress offer networking opportunities?

Yes! Networking is part of the LCI Congress experience and although we are moving to a virtual platform there will still be plenty of opportunities to network. There are virtual happy hours, live chats and opportunities to have one-on-one conversations with exhibitors and other attendees via private messaging channels.

Are meals provided?

This year we will have 30 minute breaks during the day for attendees to take a lunch break.

How can I make my case to attend LCI Congress to my boss?

Download this pre-written letter which highlights the value of attending LCI Congress. Customize the highlighted sections, then copy and paste it into an email to your supervisor.