Welcome to the Attendee registration for the 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo!

BEFORE YOU REGISTER...  Advanced registration is closed.  Online registration is available at the onsite registration rate.

  1. ONLINE - Scroll Down and click the "Start" button to begin registration.  Please note advanced registration is closed.  You are registering at the onsite rate.
  2. PDF - Click here to download a paper form.  You will need to bring this to the registration desk for processing.
Note:  If you are not attending the conference but wish to purchase ticket(s) to the awards dinner only, please go to the Attendee Registration navigation above and select "Award Dinner Ticket ONLY."

But first, to make sure you take advantage of all savings available, and all optional activities, please read the important information below.  

NOT A DBIA MEMBER?  One of the many benefits of DBIA membership is deep discounts on conference registration.  If you and/or your firm are not a member of DBIA, join before you register and take advantage of significant savings.  Visit 

Member rates apply to all individual members and all employees of Industry Partner firms

What is Your Registration Type?


Full-time College or University Faulty

Owner (Government or Private)

Owners decide what gets built, when it gets built and how. Examples include state, local and Federal governments, as well as private facility owners and real estate developers.


Individuals employed by industry firms (e.g., AE/EA firms, general or specialty contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, professional service firms, etc.

Full-time Student

Individuals who study full-time at an accredited college or university.



  • The sooner you register, the more you save! Register by September 26th for the greatest savings.

  • 10% Discount for Young Professionals (must be age 35 or Under)

DBIA is committed to creating a clear path to success for emerging design-build professionals and encourage their involvement in the many educational and networking events being held during the conference. In addition to a % discount for those and under, the conference will include a special “Young Professional’s Lounge” in the Expo Hall, complete with information and activities specifically geared towards preparing our next generation of leaders.

  • Group Discounts: Four (4) or more paid full conference individuals from the same company receive significant discounts on a Full Conference registration. Discounts range from $150/person to $250/person depending on the number of people and the registration type. All registrations and payment must be received together in order to qualify. This offer excludes optional activities, and cannot be used with other discounts (e.g. Young Professionals discount). Click Here for Group Pricing details and special registration forms.

Continuing Education Information:

Individuals who attend the full conference beginning with the Opening Keynote can earn up to 16.25 hours or more of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Additional CEUs can be obtained by attending the following events:
(PRE-CONFERENCE credit – Additional Fee)

Tuesday, November 6th:

Owner's Only:  Design-Build Essentials; 8:00am-12:00pm (4 CEUs)

Owner's Only:  Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build; 1:00pm-5:00pm (4 CEUs)

Featured Sessions!

Wednesday, November 7th -- Opening Keynote
Resilient Leadership:  Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow
Guest Speaker:  Lt. General Russel L. Honore (Ret.), 
Command of Joint Task Force Katrina & Global Preparedness Authority

Thursday, November 8th -- Morning General Session
25 Years of Design-Build:  A Conversation with DBIAs Founding Fathers

Friday, November 9th-  -- Morning General Session
The Results are In...and The News is Good
Researchers from FMI will describe their findings in new analysis of design-build market trend data

Friday, November 9th -- Closing Keynote;
Why Culture, Teams and People are Tomorrow's Killer Apps
Guest speaker Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Publisher and Global Futurist


2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

New Orleans, LA

Design-Institute of America

Design-Build Institute of America

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

4th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202-682-0110


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