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Before You Register

There are two ways to register — online or PDF. 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 to learn about the benefits of being a member and to join online.


Ways To Save!

  • The sooner you register, the more you save! Register by September 25 for the greatest savings.
  • A 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 to encourage their involvement in the many educational and networking events being held during the conference. In addition to a 10% discount for those 35 and under, the conference will include a special “Young Professionals’ 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 $150.00/person to $250.00/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). 

NOTE: All Exhibitors and Sponsors receive the DBIA member rate. To receive this rate, please contact your exhibitor representative. Not sure you are an exhibitor? View real-time listing.

Please feel free to contact if you should have any further questions. 

What is your Registration Type?

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. 
Practitioner: Individuals employed by industry firms (e.g. AE/EA firms, general or specialty contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, professional service firms, etc.) 
Academia: Full-time College or University Faculty.
Student: Individuals who study full-time at an accredited college or university.


How to Register:



​ ​ ​ ​ Full Conference Registration Fees. INCLUDES access to the sessions, keynotes and Exhibit Hall.​
​ ​Registration Type

On/Before Sept. 25

Sept. 26 - Oct. 30

After October 30​,
all registrations must
take place on-site.

Add an additional $100
to Advanced rate fee. ​
​Academia ​ ​Member ​$350 $400​
​Non-Member ​$450 $500​
​Owner (Government or Private) ​ ​Member ​$350 $400​
​Non-Member ​$450 $500​
​Practitioner ​ ​Member ​$950 $1,050​
​Non-Member ​$1,150 $1,250​
​Student ​ ​Member ​$150 $175​
​Non-Member ​$200 $225​
Exhibit Hall Only. Does not include access to Sessions or Keynotes. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​
On/Before Sept. 25
Sept. 26 - Oct. 30​
After October 30​,
all registrations must
take place on-site.
Add an additional $100
to Advanced rate fee. ​
​ ​Wednesday, Nov. 8 ​$100 ​$125
​ ​Thursday, Nov. 9 ​$150 $175​
​ ​Friday, Nov. 10 ​$100 ​$125
​ ​All Three Days ​$300 ​$350
Other Fee Types (Contact to verify eligibility)​ ​
Speaker - Practitioner​ ​​$375 ​​
​Speaker - Gov't Agency/Private Owner ​ ​​ ​Complimentary
​Speaker - Presentation Only Complimentary​
​Press Pass

Complimentary for qualifying members of the Press.
Contact for information. ​ ​ ​



 Optional Activities - Additional Fee Required

Education Courses​ ​
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Post Award Design-Build
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​ ​
Design-Build Primer
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
After October 30​,
all registrations must
take place on-site.
Add an additional
$100 to
Advanced rate fee. ​
On/Before Sept. 25
Sept. 26-Oct. 30
On/Before Sept. 25
Sept. 26-Oct. 30
​Government Agency/ Private Owner $275​ $325​ $325​ $325​
​Practitioner $375​ $475​ ​$475 $475​
​Academia / Student ​$250 ​$300 ​$300 $300​
Networking &
Special Events
On/Before Sept. 25
​ ​Advanced
Sept. 26-Oct. 30
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Register Early!
Ticketed Events
Limited Space Available
Opening Party - Nov. 8 $75​ $100
Awards Dinner - Nov. 9
Individual Ticket / Open Seating
$95 $125
​Awards Dinner - Nov. 9
Reserved Table for Ten


Spouse / Guest Tours
On/Before Sept. 25
​ ​Advanced
Sept. 26-Oct. 30
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Register Early!
Ticketed Events
Limited Space Available
Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish) Country
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9
$140​ $140
Historic Philly
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10
$75 $75
Combo Package: ​Both Tours $195 $195​

 Group Discounts


Group Rate Discounts

DBIA offers discounts to organizations sending four or more full conference registrants. The more people attending, the bigger the discount you receive. (Excludes optional activity cost).
All individuals must register and pay at the same time. If there is a cancellation from one or more of the group, the discount becomes null and void. This offer may not be combined with any other DBIA discount.
How to Register

 Owner Scholarship

​Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo Owner Scholarship Fund. The goal of the fund is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible, and assist agency personnel who may not otherwise be able to attend the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Therefore, please take note of the following prior to submitting your application: 
 Description of Funds:
  • Owner Education Fund:  Covers complimentary registration to the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo.
  • Owner Travel Fund:  Used to offset all or a portion of an individual's travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered.
Owner Scholarship Guidelines & Eligibility
DBIA cannot guarantee that all requests will be awarded. For individuals receiving scholarships, please note the following: 
  • The travel stipend for transportation will be a fixed amount based on the average reasonable transportation to the host conference city within the contiguous United States as determined by DBIA.
  • The amount awarded is based on the number of applications received and fund availability.
  • Applicants who have already paid registration fees will not be refunded.
  • Applicants need not be members of DBIA to qualify.
  • Applicants will be notified by September 11, 2017.
Deadline: August 21, 2017 
Application: ​The application deadline has passed. 

Definition of an Owner:  Any public owner of construction projects is eligible, as long as they are considering, or interested in considering, the use of design-build as a project delivery method, or have utilized this project delivery method in the past.  “Owner’s Representatives” are only eligible if the application includes a signed statement from the owner attesting that the “owner’s representative” is attending on behalf of the organization.
Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Education, please contact Allison Leisner at  

 Cancellations, Substitutions and No-Shows


Event Cancellation, Substitution and No-Show Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to the DBIA Meetings Department at

  • If you cancel before September 26, you will be refunded your registration fee less a $100.00 administrative processing fee. 
  • Cancellations received between September 26 and October 25 will be refunded the registration fee less a $150.00 administrative processing fee.  
  • No refunds will be given for “no-shows” or for cancellations received after October 25, 2017. 
  • As an alternative to cancellation, substitutions may be made. The appropriate member or non-member fee will apply to the substitute, and any rate difference must be paid in full (including balance due) at the time of request. Badge sharing and splitting are strictly prohibited. 


DBIA Meetings Dept.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 682-0110
Fax: (866) 893-3243
FEI #52-1827718


 Contact DBIA

​​General Inquiries
Design-Build Institute of America
(202) 682-0110 
Conference & Hotel Logistics
Stephenie Zvonkovich
Director, Meetings and Events
Zeporia Laws / Valexia Hall

Education Program
Allison Leisner
Meetings & Event Coordinator

Exhibits & Sponsorships
Patrick Wilson 
Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales