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2024 TCA Annual Convention & Trade Show

TCA Convention February 7 & 8 at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Be There!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:00 AM (CST) to Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 4:30 PM (CST)

Event Details

The 2024 Convention will be two days of education, networking, fun and learning - make sure you are a part of this great annual event. Hosted at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Convention Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Statewide Student Skate 4 Concrete Presentation & Teacher Training

Artificial Intelligence Workshop with Beth Z

Networking Lunch

TDEC: New General Air Permit for Ready Mix

Reverse Trade Show

Eats and Drinks Reception

Concurrent Event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 

8:30am - 4:00pm - TCA Institute for Concrete Leadership 2024 Cohort. Leadership training for the future leaders in your company. Click here for more information and registration: 2024 Institute for Concrete Leadership  Note: Registration for the Institute includes a ticket for all Wednesday events at the 2024 TCA Annual Convention, AND discounted registration for the entire convention. 

Thursday, Feb. 8

TCA Annual Membership meeting and election

Morning General Sessions

TCA Annual Design Awards Luncheon

Afternoon General Sessions



February 7
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Skate 4 Concrete Competition High School students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of concrete and show off their work.
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Artificial Intelligence: Using AI at Work and at Home with Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend (and TCA member) Ready to catapult your correspondence? Motivate your marketing? Accelerate your admin tasks? Soup up your sales? Artificial intelligence tools are ready to help! This pre-conference deep dive workshop is perfect for back-office staffers who handle customer communication as well as team members who work with social media, marketing, website copy and more. We'll walk through several exercises that showcase what AI can do for you and your business.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Be Pro Be Proud Tennessee Interactive Tour Open to all of our registered guests this is your opportunity to see first-hand how Be Pro Be Proud TN is building the pipeline for future employees in our industry.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch with Industry and Students Mix and mingle with current industry folks and potential future leaders. Open to students, Annual Convention registrants, AI Seminar registrants and Institute for Concrete Leadership registrants.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM TDEC: New General Air Permits for Ready Mix Plants Learn about the new General Permit for Air Emissions for ready mix batch plants as well as an overview of all Tennessee permitting requirements for ready mix operations.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TCA Reverse Trade Show Exhibitors at this trade show are GUARANTEED one-on-one time with TCA member companies serving as Hosts. Registration required.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eats & Drinks Convention Kick-Off Meet new friends, greet existing friends and mingle with both! Open to all registrants.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Secret Event Yes - there is a secret event open only to those who attend in person on Wednesday, Feb. 7!
February 8
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Networking Open to all Convention Registrants. Grab coffee, food and conversation to start your day.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Annual TCA Membership Meeting and Election Candidates for the 2024-25 TCA Board of Directors will be presented, as will those nominated for Officers. All TCA member companies are eligible to vote.
8:20 AM - 9:15 AM Putting AI to Work for Your Organization Don't miss this session! You've heard the buzz about ChatGPT and other AI tools, but what does that mean for your concrete business? Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, for an overview of the technology that is changing the world one bot at a time. In 55 minutes, you'll see how AI tools can save your company time and money by streamlining communications, analyzing data, summarizing content and generally making your life easier. It's like having a master's-level intern at your beck and call 24/7
9:20 AM - 9:55 AM Concrete Industry Management Update with CIM Director Jon Huddleston Jon Huddleston will provide his annual update on the CIM Program at MTSU. Don't miss this informative session!
9:55 AM - 11:00 AM Concrete Industry Outlook for 2024 Mr. George Reddin with FMI will bring an information-packed session on what to expect in 2024
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Morning Wrap - Up and Announcements
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 2024 Design Awards Luncheon Our signature event with presentation of project awards, individual recognition, and more.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM New Titans Stadium: Perspective from a CIM Alum with Reggie Polk Get a high-level view of this signature project and learn more about the construction timeline and procurement opportunities for this large project.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM TDOT 2024 Update and Outlook TDOT will present a program on what to expect in 2024 with regard to concrete. This session qualifies for one hour of Continuing Education for anyone seeking to keep their TDOT Concrete Certifications current.
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM What is Turnover Costing Your Company?  Do you know the real dollars and cents cost to your company when you lose and then replace employees?
3:20 PM - 4:15 PM Using Gamification to Retain Your Employees Learn about a way to retain and reward your existing employees that is both effective and fun!

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