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Call for Presentations


Share your Design-Build expertise at the 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo

SUBMISSION DEADLINE -   April 13, 2023


As use of design-build continues to grow, with an estimated 47% of all projects being design-build by 2025, so does the Design-Build Conference & Expo. Further, with the passage of the historic infrastructure funding legislation, bringing together our nation’s Owners and the design and construction industry with the mutual goal of optimizing project outcomes is more important than ever.

Thousands of industry professionals spanning the architecture, engineering, and construction community – including public and private Owners – attend the Design-Build Conference & Expo each year and we are seeking cutting edge, relevant topics by seasoned presenters with demonstrated subject matter expertise for our 2023 event to be held November 1-3 at the Gaylord National (Washington, D.C. area). Design-build will continue to play a major role in building – and rebuilding – our nation. This is an opportunity for you to be part of a movement that is sure to continually expand and grow.

Subject matter experts with hands-on experience in design-build are invited to submit session proposals. Do you have insight on ways to optimize Design-Build Done Right® for triple bottom line success? Do you have a design-build story to tell or lessons learned that you can share with the industry? Your experience and expertise are needed. Consider submitting a session proposal today.

What We’re Looking For: At a Glance
Priority consideration will be given to submissions adhering to these guidelines.

Quality Submissions that address and/or align with the below:

  • Presentations that speak to one or more of the following:
    • Best practices with a focus on practical application of key practices, and lessons learned to guide future success.
    •  Managing risk and expectation 
    • Collaboration/teaming successes
    •  Application of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)
    •  Making the essential mental shift for success and the all-important facets of developing a successful acquisition strategy
  •  Presentations that are educational with crisp instruction and clear takeaways on the “how to” of Design-Build Done Right®
  • Presentations that highlight challenges, with an emphasis on “lessons learned” and tools and resources others can apply to avoid similar difficulties in their practice.

The Right Presenters are as important as the Right Topic.:

  • One or more presenters hold a DBIA credential
  • One or more presenters holds a DBIA membership
  • Owner’s involvement in the presentation
  • Panels that represent a diversity of voices and perspectives (e.g. gender, race, age, market sector, discipline, geography, etc.)

Content that will not be considered:

  • Self-congratulatory presentations on a projec
  • Presentations that provide a sense of commercial/brand promotion. Please note presentations that serve to promote a specific product or service will not be considered.
  • Anything that does not precisely relate to the Design-Build delivery method.

Please download a PDF copy of all criteria before completing the submission process below, CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, concerns or are having difficulty submitting, please email