2023 LCI Congress: Program Overview

2023 LCI Congress: Program Overview

We look forward to welcoming you to the 25th Annual LCI Congress, where innovation, collaboration, and excellence in Lean design and construction take center stage! Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first timer, this year’s program is packed with learning for all skill levels, networking, and exciting activities.  Join us in Detroit from October 23-27 to attend the Lean event of the year. Check out the Congress interactive agenda for session descriptions.

Golf Tournament: Tee Off Your Congress Week!

Kickstart the festivities at the Plum Hollow Golf Club! You’ll have the choice to register as a single player, in a pair, or as a foursome. Tee off with fellow design and construction professionals, network in a relaxed setting, and get ready for a great week ahead.

Learning Day: Delve Deeper into Lean Approaches and Methods

Tuesday is all about expanding your knowledge with focused half-day or full-day courses. Over 30 courses are available.  Delve into an array of Lean learning topics, including the Last Planner System®, 5S, Kaizen, Scrum, Target Value Delivery, and Takt Planning – just to name some. Our expert instructors will guide you through practical applications and best practices to optimize your design and construction processes.

Cap off the day at the welcome reception in the Exhibit Hall!

Core Program: Empower Yourself with Insights

Wednesday is the start of the core program. Fuel up at breakfast to get prepared for a full day of exploration and learning. Keynote speaker Bran Ferren, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds, will start the program, followed by an engaging panel discussion featuring prominent industry owners. Breakout sessions await, where you can choose from a plethora of captivating topics to expand your knowledge and ways of thinking about implementing Lean within your organization. Check out the Congress program page for a description of the tracks that are available to help you tailor your schedule choices amongst the 60+ breakout sessions that are available.

Don’t miss the Live Labs, real-time demonstrations of best practices that are changing the game.

Networking Galore: Building Connections

Amidst the captivating sessions, Wednesday and Thursday will present opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. Network, share insights, and forge new contacts that can help you along on your Lean journey. Engage in conversations that spark creativity and drive.

The exhibit hall will have coffee all day long, stop in for a cup of joe during networking breaks and say hey to exhibitors and other Congress attendees.

Thursday’s Highlights: A Celebration of Excellence

Thursday will set the stage for celebrating excellence in the industry. Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast, followed by an award ceremony honoring outstanding individuals and project teams. Gain invaluable insights from the Detroit Resiliency Panel, showcasing inspiring stories of overcoming challenges, and learn about the renaissance Detroit has experienced and the impact that has had on the design and construction industry in the greater Detroit area. The day will wrap up with keynote speaker Mack Story, co-founder, Top Story Leadership, leaving you motivated and invigorated.

Gemba Walks: Where Innovation Comes to Life

The grand finale awaits on the program’s final day with the immersive Gemba walks. For those who don’t know, Gemba means where the work takes place. Embark on one of four thought-provoking tours where Lean approaches and methodologies are being applied to improve projects and overall workflow. Witness innovation in action as your guides show you around the jobsite and answer questions about the projects.

The 2023 LCI Congress in Detroit is set to be the best yet by bringing together the brightest minds in the design and construction industry. Join us for a week filled with knowledge-sharing, networking, and unforgettable experiences. Embrace Lean principles and embark on a journey to unleash excellence in your construction projects.

Mark your calendars for October 23-27 and secure your spot at this event! Click here to register for this year’s Congress! Don’t forget to book your room, secure your accommodations by clicking here!

Are you interested in expanding your reach at this year’s event? Visit our sponsor and exhibitor page to discover what’s available.