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 Schedule at-a-Glance

The 2017 educational program at-a-glance is listed below. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  


To see the full program including speakers and descriptions:


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (Pre-Conference Activities)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE: Post Award Design-Build  (Additional Fee Required) (8 CEUs)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE: Design-Build 101 Primer (Additional Fee Required) (8 CEUs)
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Hours
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move In (by appointment via
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Region Leaders Meeting (by invitation only)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception hosted by DBIA and the Liberty Region
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Hours

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. DBIA-Southwest Region Board Meeting (by invitation only)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Student Mixer/Career Expo

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move-In
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Owners’ Forum (owners only) (2 CEUs)

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Members and Credential-Holders Only Lunch
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2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  
Opening Keynote (1.5 CEUs)  
Ron Jaworski
Former NFL Quarterback and ESPN NFL Analyst


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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Education (1 CEU)

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opening Reception & Silent Auction
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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DBIA-Southwest Region Reception (For attendees from TX, NM, OK, AR, LA)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Opening Party at The Franklin Institute
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Hours

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session: Brent Darnell on Leadership Skills for High-Performance Teams (1.5 CEUs)

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Guest Program: Explore Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish) Country ​(Additional Fee Required)

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Concurrent Education (1.5 CEUs)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Student Competition – Final Round Interviews (Up to 3 CEUs)

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch & Silent Auction
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11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Young Professional Giveaway in the Exhibit Hall
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1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)

4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Silent Auction
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4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Young Professional Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall 
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6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Awards Pre-Dinner Wine Reception
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7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Awards Dinner ​(Additional Fee Required) (2 CEUs)
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Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration Hours

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Guest Program: Explore Historic Philadelphia ​(Additional Fee Required)

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall with Lunch & Silent Auction
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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Closing General Session: The Future of America’s Infrastructure (1.5 CEUs)
Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation and Building America’s Future Co-Chair

There are few issues which garner as wide support across parties, regions and states as improving our infrastructure investment; however, finding the financing to turn political promises into deliverable projects continues to be a challenge. We’ll discuss America’s infrastructure plus the vital role design-build will play in rebuilding that infrastructure across sectors.

12:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Out

 Silent Auction

Silent Auction to Support Design-Build Education
Wednesday, November 8 - Friday, November 10
Open during Exhibit Hall Hours
Dreaming about your next vacation in paradise? Looking to add to your sports memorabilia collection? Or looking for that special art piece to add to your home décor? DBIA is hosting a Silent Auction at this year’s conferences with over 100 items and packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the 2018 Educator Workshop Scholarship Fund, which supports the expansion of design-build education and curriculum in universities across the United States.
What Is The Educator Workshop?
DBIA’s Educator Workshop, co-hosted with the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF), teaches university faculty the key elements and value of design-build, including how to incorporate design-build best practices into a new or existing curriculum. Over the past three years, over 30 universities have been represented in the workshop, with the majority of the participants new to DBIA.
“My colleague and I attended the Educator Workshop to prepare ourselves to teach a course so our students can get certified by DBIA. It was an invigorating, intensive experience where we learned more about method and shared techniques to teach the material better. The rest of our faculty will be attending subsequent programs to better incorporate design-build into our curriculum and ensure every student has the opportunity to become certified.”
Theodore (Ted) J. Weidner, Ph.D., P.E., AIA,
Purdue University & 2016 Educator Workshop Participant

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 2016 Conference Recordings


Online Sessions - Now Available! 

Did you miss a session in Las Vegas? All full conference registrants from the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo have FREE ACCESS to the recorded sessions. Live audio with PowerPoint presentations are available at The access code is DBIA16Download Instructions
The option to get additional continuing education credit for the sessions you have missed is available for purchase at $15 per session. PLEASE NOTE: You will not receive additional DBIA continuing education credit for education sessions you attended at the conference. Please refer to your session reporting listing to ensure you do not purchase sessions that you have already attended.

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 Continuing Education Units


​​The 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo  provides attendees up to 12.00 hours of continuing education units (CEUs).  

Owners are eligible to earn an additional 2.00 hours of continuing education credit by attending the Owners' Forum held November 8.
An additional 2.00 CEUs are available by attending the DBIA Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 9.