Annual Concrete Conference

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The Annual Concrete Conference offers networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for practicing engineers, engineering faculty, consultants, contractors, concrete contractors, and state and county agency employees.

Conference History

In 1950, concrete industry professionals met with University of Minnesota engineering faculty and continuing education staff to design a professional development program for engineers, contractors, architects, consultants, educators, and engineering students. The result, an inaugural conference in December 1951, became an annual University offering.


College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota


Registration fee is $175. The conference fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, luncheon, and breaks.
A refund—minus $30—will be issued for registration cancellations received by November 19. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. A full refund will be issued if the University of Minnesota cancels the conference.

Register online when registering yourself and/or others and paying with a credit card. After registering you'll receive "Registration Confirmation" and "Receipt" emails from (make sure your email is set to recognize this address or check your spam folder).

Use the paper form if you need to have the fee billed to your organization. 

Registration Questions?


The conference will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. The center is located near the intersection of I-94/694 and Shingle Creek Parkway. Find a map and directions on the center's website. There is ample free parking surrounding the facility.


A block of rooms is available at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North-Brooklyn Center, 6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.

Book your room through the online group page, by calling 763-560-2700 or 1-800-Embassy, or by visiting the hotel website. (Enter in the dates of stay, and then select ‘add special rate code’. In the group code box, enter "COF.")

Please use group code "COF" to receive the conference discounted rate.

Continuing Education Units

This conference awards 0.65 University of Minnesota, College of Continuing and Professional Studies CEUs to those attending all sessions. One University of Minnesota, College of Continuing and Professional Studies CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. A CEU certificate will be sent to each participant after the conference. A permanent record of CEUs earned will be maintained by the University of Minnesota Admissions and Record Transcript Office.

Contact Info

Program Information: Marie Villano

612-625-2900 |


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