ATLANTA – As reported last month, Construction Super Conference (CSC), the 35-year-old conference for the construction legal industry, made the difficult decision to cancel the event scheduled for December 7-9, 2020, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After consulting with our advisory board, community partners, conference sponsors, and supports, the team behind CSC felt it was the right decision.
While the conference is canceled this year, CSC will continue to be the connector for construction/legal industry professionals via Third Thursday and news posted to the web site. Meanwhile, after last year’s show in Southern California, and the canceled conference in Las Vegas, CSC 2021 will head east.
Scheduled for December 6-8, 2021, the conference will take place in Orlando, Fla., at the J.W. Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa. It’s a classic destination with so many attractions, all of which we hope will be open more than a year from now. For example, Disney World theme parks are within minutes of this luxury hotel. Epic dining and gifts can also be found at nearby Disney Springs. At SeaWorld Orlando, there are awesome rides and countless animal experiences.
You’ll notice the words “Resort and Spa” in the title of the hotel and it’s all there, along with dining spots, the local attractions, the resort pool with splash pad, specialty hotel restaurants, and a rooftop terrace with nightly views of theme park fireworks displays.
Assuming the 2021 conference takes place as scheduled, it will be a full two years since we last met in Palos Verdes, Calif. at the Terranea Resort. It’s hard to believe. For me, it’s too long. I’m in the conference business, and I believe in face-to-face interaction.
I believe that education takes place beyond the confines of the educational session with professionals socializing and talking about their triumphs and challenges. It seems like a long time ago that we cemented friendships and made new acquaintances. I’m hopeful we can again do all of that safely next year in the Sunshine State.
Kevin Gaffney is vice president and show director for Construction Super Conference.