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Before You Register

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Registration for the Annual Conference is now closed. The DBIA Meetings Department will only accept registrations and substitutions on site. Please download a copy of the “Onsite/(1) Day” registration form and/or a copy of the “Substitution” form and bring it with you to register on site. Any registrations postdated after October 30, 2017, will not be processed until on-site registration opens on Tuesday, November 7. Please feel free to contact if you should have any further questions. 
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.


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.



​ ​ ​ ​ 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

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. 

As of October 31, all substitutions must be made using the on-site substitution form​. Download the form, fill it out, print it and bring the completed form to the registration desk in Philadelphia.


DBIA Meetings Dept.
Phone: (202) 682-0110
FEI #52-1827718


 Contact DBIA

​​General Inquiries
Design-Build Institute of America
(202) 682-0110 
Conference & Hotel Logistics​ 
Zeporia Laws / Valexia Hall

Education Program
Allison Leisner
Meetings & Event Coordinator

Exhibits & Sponsorships
Patrick Wilson 
Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales