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The 2023 National Design-Build Conference & Expo is now open for registration!

With recent market analysis projecting design-build to account for nearly half of all construction spending by 2026, this year’s Design-Build Conference & Expo, taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, will provide the real-world tools teams need to make connections and to be prepared for what’s ahead for our industry.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event centered exclusively on design-build. This event provides unparalleled access to meet decision makers and network with all members of project teams, including general contractors, architects, engineers, MEPs, attorneys and finance professionals.

There are so many reasons to join us, but here are 5 to get you started:

  1. Special pre-conference events on Oct. 31 — This year, DBIA expanded our Virtual Design & Construction Leadership Exchange (VDCLEx) to a half-day pre-conference experience for both experienced VDC professionals and those new to VDC. We’re also offering an Intro to Public-Private Partnership (P3) Course. (additional fees apply)

  2. Three days of packed programming — With 30+ sessions offering 14.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) and timely and targeted Design-Build Done Right® resources, there’s something for every member of a design-build team.

  3. Networking, networking, networking! — Build or rebuild connections during special forums, receptions and exclusive exhibit hall hours, including targeted opportunities for young professionals.

  4. Inspiring speakers — Opening Keynote Duncan Wardle, 25-year senior executive veteran of The Walt Disney Company, will share the steps and strategies used to create a thriving, innovative culture. Ensure everyone on your team is empowered and thinking like an entrepreneur, and transition from the ideation stage into action.

  5. Fun! — Yes, conferences can be fun, too! We’re returning to TopGolf for our Opening Party, always a popular spot for fun, good eats and friendly competition! (additional fees apply)

Be sure to take advantage of our Early-Bird Rates; the earlier you register, the more you’ll save! Discounts are available in all registration categories, including special rates for MWDBE firms, students, young professionals and groups of 10+.

We could go on and on because our Design-Build Conference & Expo experience has so much to offer, but we want you to stop reading and take action — register now to join us this November! View the program, registration rates and full details at


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