3rd Annual A Taste of Congress (Chicago CoP)

October 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm (under construction)
October 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Central Time Zone
1330 W. Fulton Street, Suite 200
LCI Chicago CoP


LCI Chicago Community of Practice


3rd Annual A Taste of Congress

Every year the best Lean presentations from around the country are selected to be presented at the LCI Congress. This year is the 21st edition of Congress and it promises to be the biggest and most informative Congress to date!

This event started a few years ago in Chicago to give the Chicago Community of Practice (CoP) the opportunity to have a Taste of Congress. It is intended to spotlight (3) outstanding presentations that are going to be presented at the highest level.

The Chicago CoP is proud to offer the 3rd Annual A Taste of Congress to CoP. You will not want to miss these outstanding presentations that highlight the skills and attributes it takes to bring project delivery to a higher level and to maximize the efficiencies in every area of our businesses!

Presentation 1: Lean Journey Begins with Keys to Kaizen and a Path to Prefab

Presentation 2: The New World Order of Construction

Presentation 3: Unlocking Design Using Lean - A Case Study of Value Stream Mapping and VR Technology


Victoria Navarro - Advocate Aurora Health - Experienced Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry spanning 20 years. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Master Facilities Planning, Space Utilization, Space Management, High Value Capital Construction Programs, Integrated Project Delivery Methodology, LEAN Principles, Hospital Design Standards, Staff Cultivation and Team Building.
Josh Odelson - Power Construction- Josh has been implementing lean processes on Integrated Teams for the last eight years. Josh started his journey with Lean and Integrated Project Delivery methods on the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley replacement hospital project where he managed lean planning and execution during design construction, and commissioning phases of the project. He successfully developed and implemented Target Value Design processes supported by model based estimating data into the project.
Mark Skender - Skender - CEO of Chicago-based Skender. Since joining the firm in 1989, Mark has played an integral role in the development of the organization’s values, long-term vision and strategic direction. As a pioneer in Chicago’s Lean construction movement, Mark Skender helped create and implement the vision for Skender’s industry-leading approach to Lean project delivery. He is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject and a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute’s Chicago Community of Practice
Tim Swanson -  Skender -Leader of Skender’s team of architects and designers—bringing his passion for integrating the design and construction process to the firm’s clients. He has a vast range of speaking experience that includes TED Talks-style presentations, panels, industry events, and much more. Tim earned a Master of Architecture with a specialization in urban development and infill from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and undergraduate degrees in fine arts and economics from Colgate University.
Brad Wigh - The Boldt Company -My passion lies with people and the relationship we share with our built environment. The idea of space-making and that our built environment has the potential to address society’s largest challenges motivates me to develop and lead the high-performing teams required to create the spaces that people and communities can benefit most from.

Registration Rates:
LCI Member: $35
Non-member: $50
Student: $15
Owner Rate: $35

Parking is available in the building

Drinks and light appetizers will be served