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Looking Ahead: The 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

The 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo is less than a month away, and it’s got us over here at DBIA extremely excited for this year’s event in New Orleans. What’s there to be excited about, you ask?

Well, let us tell you…

Celebrate With Us

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Last year’s Opening Party at #DBIACON in Philadelphia.

It’s DBIA’s Silver Anniversary, and we’re celebrating in style! On the opening night of the conference, we’re hosting our 25th Anniversary Party which is taking place at Generations Hall in downtown New Orleans. You’ll want to join us for what is sure to be a night to remember.

Hear from the Best and Brightest

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It was packed for our Opening Keynote last year!

Our general sessions will discuss the past, present and future of the industry. From a session with DBIA’s  ‘Founding Fathers’ to the latest in design-build research data, these sessions will teach, enlighten and inspire you.

NEW This Year

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Concurrent education is always a big hit at our conferences!

If you think every DBIA conference is the same, you couldn’t be more wrong! This year’s Conference & Expo includes new Market Sector Roundtables, special Owners-only events and a new Technology Pavilion in the Expo Hall that will give you an education on leveraging innovative technology.

Mix and Mingle with The Industry’s Finest

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With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, the opportunity to learn, grow and network has never been better! Make connections are our networking receptions or take a stroll through the exhibit all (which will now be open all day long!) and help build and create more business. The more design-build you do, the better we feel!

These are just some of the many things we’ve got going on at this year’s Design-Build Conference & Expo. But don’t take our word for it! You can see the jam-packed 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo Show Guide in advance on the DBIA website. Take a look through and see what interests you (we know there will be plenty).


Advance registration for the conference continues through October 30th; after that, you’ll have to register on-site in New Orleans.

Visit the Design-Build Conference & Expo page on the DBIA website for more information.