25th Anniversary Celebration

Everyone in the ACE family – board members, mentors, alumni, affiliate leaders, and students – is invited to commemorate ACE’s quarter century of growing and diversifying the design and construction industry workforce.

The centerpiece of anniversary celebrations is a festive reception and dinner on May 14 in Washington, DC immediately followed by ACE’s biennial All Affiliates Conference on May 15-16

Please note the registration fee is all inclusive of 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner, CIRT National Design and Construction Competition, and All Affiliates Meeting.

Attendees can attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner or choose to attend all events by RSVP during the registration process.

Also part of the celebrations are a photo contest for students and mentors and a social media campaign when affiliates can showcase their Rock Stars and feature a noteworthy accomplishment.

A commemorative edition of ACE’s Yearbook, to be published late this summer by Engineering News-Record, will culminate anniversary celebrations.

A comprehensive schedule of anniversary activities and deadlines is available here.

25th Anniversary Invitation – Click Here

25th Anniversary Press Release

ACE 25th Anniversary Video

A new video especially created for the anniversary depicts
major milestones in ACE’s history since 1994.



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25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner /
All Affiliates Conference May 14-16



May 14 – 16, 2019 ACE Mentor 25th Anniversary Celebration
ACE will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with festivities and special events at the Gaylord Resort just outside Washington, DC. The beautiful resort is situated on the banks of the Potomac River and conveniently located only 15-20 minutes by car from Reagan National Airport.

May 14 A Day of Celebration
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Finals of the CIRT National Design and Construction Competition
5:30pm - 10:00pm: 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner. Among the special activities planned for the celebration will be recognition of the 2019 Outstanding Mentors and presentation of the CMiC—Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship winners. (Cocktail Attire Required for Reception/Dinner)

May 15-16 All Affiliates Conference
Affiliate leaders and mentors are encouraged to attend this 1½-day conference to learn new best practices and exchange ideas with ACE colleagues from around the country.
May 15, 7:00am - 6:30pm
May 16, 7:00am - 1:00pm

Event/Conference Registration
The registration fee is ALL INCLUSIVE of CIRT National Design and Construction Competition, 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner and All Affiliates Conference (including two breakfasts and two lunches). Attendees will RSVP to individual events during registration.

Hotel Reservations & Information
Attractively situated on banks of the Potomac River, the beautiful Gaylord Resort is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The new MGM Casino complex, with restaurants and theaters, is a short shuttle-ride away.

  • Guests will receive a discounted room rate of $249/day
  • Book before April 22!
  • For reservations, call 1-877-491-0468 and reference the room block by the name “ACE Mentor Program of America - 25th Anniversary Celebration” and dates 05/13/2019 – 05/17/2019. Or book on online here.


All Affiliates

May 15, 7:00am - 6:30pm

May 16, 7:00am - 1:00pm



Anniversary Activities
for All to Join

Get Involved & Celebrate

All ACE affiliates are requested to identify a Milestone of which they are particularly proud and also to nominate an ACE Rock Star for inclusion in a social media campaign and a slide show at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner.
Details can be found here.

Students and mentors can win prizes – anniversary T-shirts and $25 Amazon gift cards – in a photo contest with the theme of ACE in action. Some photos may be published in the ACE Yearbook.

CIRT National Design and Construction Competition

Congratulations to the CIRT – ACE National Design and Construction Competition Finalists!


A record 64 entries!
Down to the final 3 teams!
Don’t miss the
National Competition on
May 14, 2019!  
Good Luck to the 2019 Finalists – we will see you in DC!

  • ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa
  • ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY/Team 30
  • ACE Mentor Program of Hawaii

Details about this year’s competition are available here.


CMiC-Allen Berg
Memorial Scholarship

CMiC has announced a Pledge $10 Million to Advance the Construction Industry in Memory of its Founder Allen S. Berg

The initial $3 million grant to the ACE Mentor Program of America establishes the CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship Awards to help students pursue careers in the construction industry.

At the 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner on May 14 and the opening session of the All Affiliates Conference on May 15, congratulate the scholarship winners from across the country. They rank among ACE’s “best and brightest.”
Winners will be announced in early April. Details about this scholarship program can be viewed here.

Press Release

Tribute to Allen S. Berg

2019 CMiC Winners

25th Anniversary Sponsors

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