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What to Expect at the 2023 DBIA-SW Regional Conference in Frisco, TX



April 20 - 21, 2023

at The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco, TX

1549 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034



Join us at the Dallas Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco, TX, on April 20-21 for the 2023 DBIA-SW Regional Conference. This year's conference promises to be an informative and engaging event, bringing together industry leaders and experts to discuss the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in design-build!



Getting to the Conference

The conference venue is located at 1549 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034.



Driving & Parking

The venue is just north of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Attendees can park for free on-site or choose to use the valet service for a fee ($15 during the day until 10:30 pm; $25/overnight).


Flying

Attendees can choose to fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (~19 miles away) or the Dallas Love Field Airport (~16 miles away). Transportation options from the airports include rental cars, taxis, and ride-sharing services.


Transit

The DART "Headquarters at Dallas - W - FS" stop is about 1.3 miles to the Southeast of the hotel. To get transit routes and times, click here.


Registration and Checking into the Hotel

We'll open registration at 11 am, with the opening plenary lunch kicking off at noon.


The registration table will be located in the foyer of the conference center. Upon arrival, please come to the registration table to get your name badge. If you are staying at the Stonebriar, you can then head to the hotel lobby to check in at the front desk. Depending on room availability, you will have a chance to either leave your luggage in your room or the hotel concierge will hold your luggage for you until your room is available.


Information about Speakers & Sessions

The conference will feature several industry experts who will share their knowledge and experience with attendees. Information about the speakers can be found on the conference app and the conference website.



Conference App

On your name badge and throughout the venue will be QR codes that will let you connect to the conference app. The app provides access to the conference schedule, session details, speaker bios, and a list of sponsors and participants.





OPTIONAL - Wifi Passes

For those who pre-purchased Wifi passes, these passes will be provided at the conference registration desk. There will be a few passes available for those who wish to purchase them on-site. This is optional for those who want them.


Schedule of Events and Attending Sessions

We'll open registration at 11 am, with the opening plenary lunch kicking off at noon. From there, attendees can choose which sessions to attend throughout the day, with plenty of opportunities for networking and learning.

Most sessions do not require pre-registration. You can choose which session you want to attend and walk in the door! However, the iFly Mixer and the DART Silverline Tour on April 20 do require you to pre-register. Registration for the iFly Mixer closed on April 12, and the DART Tour is limited to the first 30 individuals to sign up.

Want to start looking through the sessions? Check out the full conference schedule here -




Networking Opportunities

The conference also features several social activities to help attendees connect with each other, such as:




Tips for Attendees:

  1. Plan your schedule in advance: Review the conference schedule and plan out which sessions and events you want to attend. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don't miss anything important.

  2. Engage with speakers: During sessions, engage with speakers by asking questions and sharing your thoughts. This will help you get the most out of each session and make the experience more interactive.

  3. Take notes: Bring a notebook or use your phone to take notes during sessions. This will help you remember key takeaways and information to apply to your work.

  4. Use social media: Use social media (for example, the LinkedIn Event Page) to share your conference experience, connect with other attendees, and share what you have learned. You can use the hashtag #DBIA-SW and tag "DBIA Southwest Region" on any posts you make!

  5. Stay engaged: Stay engaged throughout the conference by participating in discussions, attending sessions, and connecting with other attendees. This will help you get the most out of your conference experience and make valuable connections within the industry.


Are you a Speaker at the Conference? Here’s what you need to know to prepare:

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session early, and check in at registration in the Legacy Ballroom Lobby.


Each breakout session on April 21 will have 10 minutes in between for you to come in and get set up. Please be respectful of the speakers in the room before you and wait to set up until after they are done. Additionally, please be respectful of the speakers after you and keep your presentation to your allotted time.


If you are giving any slide show presentation, we advise you to bring your own laptop with your presentation already loaded. Additionally, we suggest that you bring a USB flash drive with your presentation loaded on it as a backup. Each room will have a projector set up with an HDMI input for video as well as a small speaker input for any audio. Feel free to bring your own clicker for your presentation if you have one. If you have a newer Mac computer, we suggest you bring your own HDMI adaptor as well.


Your point of contact for any day-of conference questions will be Tchernavia Sessum, DBIA-SW Events Coordinator. You can email her at Tchernavia@dbia-sw.org or call her at 281-857-7570.



Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the conference, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at rachel@dbia-sw.org. We're here to help make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.



The 2023 DBIA-SW Conference Sponsors


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