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Events > Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2021 - St. Louis

The Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is the premiere event for the tilt-up concrete industry. Each year, the event brings together contractors, architects, engineers, developers, suppliers, manufactures and students interested in tilt-up construction for three days of education, networking, demos, tours, awards, entertainment, certification and much more. St. Louis, Missouri will be the host city in 2021.

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Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo. Registration is now open! Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available here.

September 16-29, 2021

Day 1 - Tours, Opening Reception + Demo
Day 2 - General Education, Awards Gala
Day 3 - Design and Construction Track, Tours

Hyatt Regency St. Louis
315 Chestnut St
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102-1813
United States

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The powerful rivers flowing through Missouri are connected to many aspects of the state’s history. Its title as the “Show Me State,” however, likely has origins elsewhere. Many conjecture that this memorable title came from Rep. Willard D. Vandiver’s words in 1899, when he said, “Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri. You’ve got to show me.”

Perhaps it was with a similar predilection for common sense that, just four years after Vandiver made the above remark, Thomas Edison touted tilt-up construction as a system that “eliminates the costly, cumbersome practice of erecting two wooden walls to get one concrete wall.”

Throughout the history of this great method of construction, there have been pioneers who have broken new ground and reached new heights. They have laid the groundwork for those to follow and have satisfied all who would say, “show me.” It was Colonel Robert H. Aiken who pioneered the method for military purposes, Thomas Edison who engaged it as an invention, and Irving Gill who presented it as architecture. You need look no further than to the recipients of the TCA’s Murray Parker Memorial Award to see that this pioneering spirit has continued, propelling the industry’s monumental expansion.

President Thomas Jefferson, in a very real way, sent Lewis and Clark on their travels through the unmapped region of the Louisiana Purchase in this spirit of “show me.” With this in mind, we will gather in 2021 under the majestic Gateway Arch near the starting point of Lewis and Clark’s 8,000-mile journey westward and back to celebrate the tilt-up industry pioneers who got us here, hear from the pioneers that are taking us somewhere new, and show the world what we are capable of today.

Convention Host Committee - St. Louis

You will be inspired by the passion of the STL design and construction community. It is absolutely second to none. The STL Host Committee is led by TCA's current President and inaugural winner of TCA's Contractor of the Year Award, Barclay Gebel, FTCA. The mission of this committee is to ensure the event is relevant to THIS market and THIS region. Additionally, this committee is charged with discovering, documenting and connecting the existing network of the region.



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Exhibition Hours

Outdoor Demonstrations
Thursday, September 16, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday, September 17, 8:00am - 9:30am & 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 18, 8:00am - 9:30am

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to associate your brand with the industry premier event and reach thousands of tilt-up professionals in the process? A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Download the Exhibition and Sponsorship Prospectus to review the options and then register online (see below).

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Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. Louis is known for its baseball, beer and the Gateway Arch. It was already a 40-year-old river town when Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase and it’s where explorers Lewis and Clark began their westward trip in 1804. It was during the 1904 World’s Fair, held in the city's Forrest Park neighborhood, the world first saw electric plugs, the X-ray machine, and the ice cream cone. The same year, St. Louis was the first U.S. city, and only the third in the world, to host the modern Olympics. Today, St. Louis boasts a metropolitan GDP of more than $160 billion and is home to nine of the ten Fortune 500 companies based in Missouri.

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Hyatt Regency St. Louis

Overlooking the iconic Gateway Arch, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is home base for the 2021 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo. Attendees will admire views of the iconic Gateway Arch from stylish rooms, meet in newly remolded ballrooms and enjoy several onsite restaurants including RED Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar.

Getting there

Centrally located in America’s heartland, St. Louis is an easy drive or quick flight away. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) sits just minutes from downtown with convenient access to interstates and the MetroLink light rail system. On average there are 250 daily departures from St. Louis to 70 non-stop destinations. Thirteen airlines, along with their affiliates and charter companies, offer service to/from St. Louis.