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2020 CDBI Virtual Conference

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) will be hosting its annual conference on October 22, 28, and 29 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event will be attended by and accessible to members of all sectors of the Canadian construction industry - including owners, consultants, contractors, and providers of allied services. The conference is intended to further promote the use of the design-build method of project delivery.

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Speaker submissions are now open

 
The Canadian Design-Build Institute is now accepting speaker submissions for the upcoming 2020 Virtual Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual in-person conference has been cancelled. We are committed to serving our members and the industry to share expertise, experience and knowledge on a wide range of topics.
 
CDBI is looking for design-build oriented presentations about the construction industry that will prove both educational and entertaining to attendees. We are open to all proposals, but please review the list below for some presentation topics we would like to see covered:

Modified and Progressive design-build models
Design-Build case studies: successes, missteps, and lessons learned
Opportunities to improve the Design-Build industry
Innovations in construction technology
Current design-build trends and best practices

Conference sessions should be 45-50 minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is September 2. Please be sure to specify in your proposal the type of session you’d like to conduct and submit to CDBI before the deadline of September 2.
 
Submission requirements

All presentation submissions should include:
Speaker bio – a short biography of the speaker (maximum 250 words)
Speaker contact information – phone and email address must be included for each proposed speaker
Session name – a descriptive title of the presentation (maximum 10 words)
Session description – a brief description of the presentation for marketing materials (40 to 60 words)
Program abstract – a summary of the presentation (approximately 250 words)
Key learning objectives – at least three lessons attendees will take away from the presentation
Target audience – beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced
Email your proposal to Julia DeVries at jdevries@cca-acc.com, email confirmation will be sent once received.
 
Please forward any questions regarding presentation proposals, the conference, or CDBI to Julia DeVries at jdevries@cca-acc.com or 613-236-9455 x. 402.
 
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