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2024 Design-Build Conference & Expo - Call for Presentations


2024 Design-Build Conference & Expo: Call for Presentations

SUBMISSION DEADLINE -   April 19, 2024

Thousands of industry professionals spanning the AEC community — including public and private Owners — attend the Design-Build Conference & Expo each year. We are seeking cutting-edge, relevant topics by seasoned presenters with demonstrated subject matter expertise for our event in Dallas, Texas. Design-build will continue to play a major role in building — and rebuilding — our nation.

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.

Review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting a presentation proposal.


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:

o Best practices with a focus on practical application of key practices, and lessons learned to guide future success.

o Managing risk and expectation

o Collaboration/teaming successes

o Application of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

o 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 include multiple project team members (ex., design-builder, designer, Owner or Owner Advisor, trade partners).

· Presentations and panels/speakers that represent a diversity of voices and perspectives (e.g., gender, race, age, disability, market sector, underutilized businesses, geography, etc.) and exemplify the impact of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on project outcomes.


Content that will not be considered:

· Self-congratulatory presentations on a project.

· 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.


Review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting a presentation proposal.

Interested in submitting a proposal for our VDCLEx preconference event? Review our Call for Presentations submission guidelines.