The most educational and fun conference in the A/E industry will be held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle on September 21-22, 2017. The 2016 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards conference is the premier gathering of the top firms in the A/E industry. Celebrating the Best Firms To Work For, the 2016 Hot Firms, courageous leadership and marketing excellence, this conference is a celebration of the people and strategies that create success.

Come network, gain knowledge, and celebrate with the top firms in the industry. The 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the U.S.

The conference agenda includes topics on technology, leadership challenges, business planning, marketing methods, recruiting and retention, and growth strategies. The success stories of Zweig Group award winners will be shared at the event, along with a variety of speakers from a range of industries, all guaranteed to challenge and inspire you to achieve even greater success.

A special awards luncheon on day two of the conference will celebrate the Zweig Group 2017 Marketing Excellence Award winners, and the conference will culminate with a black-tie awards banquet and ceremony where awards will be presented to firms on the 2017 Hot Firm List, the 2017 Best Firms To Work For ranking, and the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award winner. This is guaranteed to be an event unlike any you have ever attended before!


The recently renovated Fairmont Olympic Hotel has redefined downtown sophistication. Built in 1924, Seattle’s premier hotel offers nearly a century of luxury service standards, while melding classic elegance with mid-century modern room décor. New rooms and corridors, as well as an updated gym, makes this classic a must-experience hotel in Seattle.


Toll Free (Room Reservations only):
1 888 363 5022

411 University Street
Washington, United States
Maps & Directions

TEL + 1 206 621 1700
FAX + 206 682 9633
International Numbers

Registration Options

Full Registrations include all meals, conference sessions, parties, and black tie awards ceremony. Purchase 3+ registrations and receive a discount.

Educational Registrations include conference day sessions and lunch for Thursday and Friday. Educational registrations are for the educational sessions only and includes lunch. They do not include the award ceremony or cocktail parties. Purchase 3+ registrations and receive a discount.

Guest Registrations include evening events only – cocktail parties and awards ceremony.