Why What Happened in Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas

The 2022 Design-Build Conference & Expo was a huge success with record-breaking attendance! The timing couldn’t be better as design-build teams prepare to deliver historic infrastructure investment in states nationwide. This week, design-build team members from every sector, discipline and region have returned home armed with the latest Design-Build Done Right® resources to fuel their projects. That’s why we say, this is one time when “what happened in Vegas” definitely won’t stay in Vegas.

DBIA Design-Build Award Winners

We know Owners are searching for qualified design-build teams and this year’s event provided unparalleled networking opportunities for teams to make those contacts. There were also 35+ sessions, the co-located VDC Leadership Exchange, Owners’ and Practitioners’ Only Forums, plus some Las Vegas fun to round out the experience.

Here’s what some of our attendees say were their favorite things about this year’s Design-Build Conference & Expo:

“The networking opportunities with designers, contractors, owner reps and owners.”

“The awards dinner was fantastic, both food and program.”

“The variety of sessions available, especially more on progressive design-build. The opening keynote speaker was excellent!”

“There was a large number of senior executives from major GCs.”

“It was great to be back in person, and the sessions this year were better than ever!”

“We often get caught up in our own world and think our problems are the most complex and our projects are totally unique. It was refreshing and reassuring to meet folks from all over the country that face the same issues/obstacles and have had tremendous success.”

“There was great diversity in events and presentations.”

“The professionalism of all the presenters was clear, and they interacted with the audience well.” 

“Getting to see old friends and colleagues and make new ones. The events were all great, and the classes were super.”

“The diversity of the companies participating was impressive.”

“I most enjoyed the student interaction, student competition and student career fair.  The exhibit trade floor had good participation and was well attended.”

“The prestige of this event draws decision-makers, so attendance is worthwhile.”

Our conference photos are being loaded online throughout the week, so check back frequently for free downloads of activities.

Conference recordings will also be available shortly for attendees to listen (for 30 days) to any session they might have missed in person. Did you miss this year’s event? You can pay to watch any of the conference sessions from the DBIA’s Learning Center.

DBIA is already planning our 2023 events, so save that date and plan to join us! November 1-3, 2023, at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor, Maryland.