Join us in developing innovative solutions to problems facing businesses in manufacturing, construction, and entertainment. People from various backgrounds are invited to contribute their talents, meet others, exchange ideas, and apply their passion and expertise to build something awesome.

The 2019 ‘Constructing Futures’ Hackathon will take place May 19 to May 20, 2019, at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. This event is organized by the University of Alberta’s Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering.

During the event, you will have an opportunity to transform your ideas into innovative solutions with real business opportunities.


‘Constructing futures’ hackathon is open to students, programmers, construction professionals, graphic designers, or any tech enthusiast interested in working together with like-minded people to create innovative tech solutions that will push today’s industries into the future! Come with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and an enthusiasm for implementing new ideas and working with others to solve problems.

Registration is open to both teams and individuals. If you register as an individual, the organizers will place you on a team. Teams must consist of 4-6 participants.


While teams may bring their own challenges to the hackathon, we invite participants to register for one of the following hackathon challenge themes:

Enterprise Digitization

Enterprise Digitization

Future of Building Information Modeling

Future of Building Information Modeling

VR Spectator Experience

VR Spectator Experience

Robot-crew for Task X

Robot-crew for Task X


The high-level program is provided below. Stay tuned to this webpage to learn of further details as they become available.

Sunday, May 19, 2019Monday, May 20, 2019Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00 PM - Opening remarks 3:00 PM – Hacking ends10:00 AM – Bus to Banff, Alberta for MOC Summit multi-conference participants
1:30 PM - Challenge orientation and team building exercises3:30 PM – Team presentations
3:00 PM - Hacking begins5:00 PM – Awards

Important Note

For hackathon participants also attending the 2019 MOC multi-conference, the organizers will provide free one-way transportation from Edmonton, Alberta to the multi-conference venue in Banff, Alberta on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. More details will be provided soon.


Location: Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta, Canada; Address: ETLC, 9107 116 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

All payments must be made in Canadian dollars (CAD) and must be received prior to May 15, 2019. In the event of cancellation, written notification should be sent by email at info@mocsummit.com or please contact us using this form.

      • Before May 1, 2019: Full refund, excluding administration fee of CAD 5
      • From May 2 to May 15, 2019: 50% refund
      • After May 15, 2019 or if the participant fails to attend: No refund

All refunds will be processed and issued within 30 days after the hackathon.