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National Conference Information

Talking Stick Resort
October 27th – 29th, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ


The CIIC National Conference is the only indigenous construction industry national conference and trade show hosted by a higher education institution in the United States. Together, we, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Lawyers, Contractors, and Tribal Government Officials, provide the latest in industry trends, policies and best practices. Our specialized field of knowledge is geared to assist industry practitioners, tribal government agencies/divisions, and tribal enterprises for building in Indian Country. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, share stories and learn from each other’s successes. We emphasize the importance of tribal sovereignty, nation-centered building while honoring the past.

CIIC 2019 Highlight Video

This year’s conference theme, “Trailblazing in the Built Environment,” presented INNOVATIVE ideas, projects, practices and technologies that sets itself apart from traditional methodologies or processes. We sought to highlight individuals or organizations whose efforts are on the forefront of “blazing trails” for the betterment of tribal economies and development. Our sessions presented ideas and solutions for rural areas and/or on tribal lands in the following five areas: Leadership and Governance; Economic Development; Planning, Development and Infrastructure; Construction and Design Best Practices; and Certification Training.