The Artificial Intelligence Conference for A/E/C Professionals

Join us in Washington, D.C. on October 25-26 for AEC.AI, where you’ll discover how AI can benefit marketers, business developers, and every A/E/C professional. We’ll be joined by Christopher Penn from who will explore the technology that powers popular tools like ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing, and Google Bard. During this conference, you’ll learn more about these tools, how they work, and ways to use them through prompts and exercises.

Event Details

October 25-26, 2023 | Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
ChatAEC: Opening Program and Welcome Reception

Join us for an engaging welcome discussion led by Scott Steiding on all things AI and its role in shaping the future of A/E/C marketing. Scott is an accomplished executive with a deep passion for data, technology, and cultivating strong relationships.

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Intelligence Revolution Workshop 

Explore the landscape of generative artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on large language models, the technology that powers popular tools like ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing, Google Bard, and others. You’ll learn what these tools are, how they work, and how to make use of them.

Conference Location

The District Architecture Center (DAC) 421 7th Street NW Washington D.C. 20004.  Conveniently located in the vibrant Penn Quarter area of downtown DC, DAC is just blocks away from every Metro line and within short walking distance of the Capital One Arena, Walter E. Walter Convention Center, and the city’s top restaurants, museums, and hotels.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
SMPS Group Rate:

The hotel is located .06 miles from Washington National Airport (DCA) and .08 miles from the District Architecture Center (DAC). It is accessible by Metro and just a 15-minute walk or short Uber/Lyft/Taxi ride to the District Architecture Center.


Registration price: $399

Minority Business Enterprise: $349

Safety & Well-Being

We are committed to ensuring that all individuals feel safe and valued when participating in our programs. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. By participating in this program, you are acknowledging your commitment to adhere to our code of conduct policy.

For your well-being, and the community’s safety, if you’re experiencing illness or flu-like symptoms, we kindly request that you refrain from attending the event. We support your choice to wear a mask at any of our events and ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions for a safe and inclusive environment. 

Opening Program Facilitator | Scott Steiding

Scott Steiding is an accomplished executive with a deep passion for data, technology, and cultivating strong personal relationships. With Morrison Hershfield, a prominent multinational engineering and management practice, Scott held key leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations, and corporate communications. His expertise implementing and managing scalable technology driven systems for lead generation, opportunity tracking, proposal development, and reporting led to improved win rates and reduced costs. He also introduced a client feedback system and fostered collaborative partnerships with operational teams to prioritize client engagement and satisfaction, establishing the firm as a trusted partner for delivering technical solutions to leading brands throughout North America.

Workshop Facilitator | Christopher S. Penn (he/him)

Christopher S. Penn is an authority on analytics, digital marketing, marketing technology, data science, and machine learning. A recognized thought leader, best-selling author, and internationally renowned keynote speaker, he has shaped five key fields in the marketing industry: Google Analytics adoption, data-driven marketing and PR, modern email marketing, marketing data science, and artificial intelligence/machine learning in marketing. As co-founder and Chief Data Scientist of Trust Insights, he is responsible for the creation of products and services, creation and maintenance of all code and intellectual property, technology and marketing strategy, brand awareness, and research & development.

Mr. Penn is a 2022, five-time IBM Champion in IBM Data and AI, a Brand24 Top 100 Digital Marketer, an Onalytica Top 100 AI in Marketing influencer, and co-host of the award-winning Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast. Prior to co-founding Trust Insights, he built the marketing for a series of startups with a 100% successful exit rate in the financial services, SaaS software, and public relations industries. His work has served brands such as Twitter, T-Mobile, Citrix Systems, GoDaddy, AAA, McDonald’s, and many others.

Mr. Penn is an IBM Watson Machine Learning Certified Professional, a Google Analytics Certified Professional, a Google Ads Certified Professional, a Google Digital Sales Certified Professional, and a Hubspot Inbound Certified Professional. He is the author of over two dozen marketing books including bestsellers such as AI for Marketers: A Primer and Introduction, Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer, Marketing Red Belt: Connecting With Your Creative Mind, and Marketing Blue Belt: From Data Zero to Marketing Hero, and Leading Innovation.

SMPS Thanks our AEC.AI Sponsors



How To Champion AEC.AI

If your firm wants to be part of the growth of  our AEC.AI initiative, you can become a sponsor. We have one exclusive EMPOWER sponsor and three sponsorship tiers: Impact, Engage and Support. For more information about how your firm can participate, visit our AEC.AI sponsorship page.

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