BID Expo

This experiential showcase is more than just your average career fair – it’s a comprehensive dive into the many diverse roads that lead to a fulfilling career in the high-rising construction industry. Whether you’re a general contractor, specialty contractor, industry service provider, university, or vocational school, vendors at BID Expo are encouraged to offer a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about the incredible paths to a career in the DFW building community. Examples of hands-on opportunities for students could include: using tools, trying on safety gear, or spinning the wheel of knowledge for prizes.

The event is held in conjunction with Construction Education Foundation’s (CEF) Craft Championships, which is a local-level competition for skilled tradesmen that qualifies them to compete at the national level at the ABC National Convention. Hosting both of these exciting events concurrently gives students an opportunity to see top-notch craft professionals working in real time, while also heightening the excitement for the competitors by giving them an even larger audience.


BID Expo 2023

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2023
WHERE: Dallas College Construction Sciences Building – Building B
101 S. Royal Ln, Coppell, TX 75019
WHO: 8th Grade & High School Students & Educators

Registration for vendors & sponsors is now open. Click below to register today to secure your spot to be able to engage with the next generation of industry professionals and ensure that they come work for YOU!

Register Now – Vendors & Sponsors

Register Now – Schools Only


Available Sponsorships:

Student Swag Bag Sponsor (TEXO Member Exclusive – only 1 available)
Includes: Individual signage, 1 booth, social media & email blast shoutout, logo with swag bag for students

Water Sponsor (TEXO Member Exclusive – only 1 available) 
Includes: Individual signage, 1 Booth, social media & email blast shoutout, and logo on water bottles

Student Union Zone Sponsor (TEXO Member Exclusive – up to 10 available)
Includes: Signage, 1 booth, social media & email blast shoutout

Booth Only
Includes: 1 booth and logo & contact info in vendor directory

Questions? Please contact Larinda Smith, TEXO Foundation Manager, at [email protected].

Check out photos from our inaugural 2022 BID Expo:

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