Why Attend

There's no other event that brings together this unique set of individuals--government agencies, contractors, the private sector, architects, scientists and more--to improve the built environment. The conference will cover three hot topics in the built environment over three days. Listen to experts, follow collaborative sessions, and enjoy lunch with peers. Each day will conclude with an expert-led session that will bring together topics from the day. Earn up to 19 AIA-approved CES/HSW credits, over 4 days, for full conference attendance. More details about ICC CEUs coming soon. Topics include:


NIBS and the American Institute of Architects define resiliency as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Disasters are expensive, but most destruction can be prevented with cost-effective mitigation and advanced planning. New and existing practices must be developed or changed through research, advocacy, and education. A special focus will be placed on ensuring the resilience of the nation’s building stock, covering topics in the built environment relating to resilience due to climate change, natural hazard risks, and sustainability efforts. View Sessions



New and advanced technologies rapidly are developed and deployed across the building industry, with major potential shifts in how the industry conducts day-to-day business. In addition to research and development into new technologies, the industry must be prepared for how these technologies will be adopted and utilized. NIBS is working to prepare the industry for new opportunities, as well as promote advanced, efficient, and safe structures. Building Innovation 2020 will showcase these advanced technologies and practices and highlight how the industry can best prepare for their adoption and deployment. View Sessions 



The building industry faces many workforce challenges, from skills gaps to labor shortages. Today’s building workforce requires unprecedented technological, social, cultural, political, and economic savvy -- all at a time when fewer individuals are entering the trades industry. Through various projects and its councils and committees, NIBS is working to address head-on these challenges. Activities in this space include showcasing career opportunities in the building industry; supporting better credentials and reducing uncertainty in the credentialing space; and, supporting continuing education and retraining opportunities for trades workers. Building Innovation 2020 will highlight this critical challenge for the industry, as well as opportunities for advancing the building workforce to meet 21st century needs. View Sessions



Who Attends

The Building Innovation Conference & Expo has something to offer for anyone who helps develop solutions to challenges in the built environment. Take a look at who has attended in the past. 

Primary BusinessPrimary Job Function:
  • Acoustical Design
  • Analysis/Advising
  • Architecture
  • BIM/CAD Design
  • Building Enclosure Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Code Enforcement
  • Commissioning
  • Construction/Installation
  • Energy/Sustainability Management
  • Facility Operations and Maintenance
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instruction
  • Interior Design
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Planning
  • Plumbing Engineering
  • Public Relations
  • Research/Testing
  • Sales
  • Security/Risk Assessment
  • Software/Website Design and Programming
  • Specification/Guidelines Writer
  • Structural Engineering



What's Included

Full conference registration includes access to the welcome reception, keynote breakfasts, three days of education and the awards lunch.  

Full Conference

Early Bird Member Rate


Early Bird Non-Member Rate


Early Bird Government Rate

Welcome Reception
All Keynote Breakfasts
Three Days of Conference Programming
Tuesday Lunch
Wednesday Awards Lunch
Evening Receptions
One Day Conference

Early Bird Member Rate


Early Bird Non-Member Rate


Early Bird Government Rate

Keynote Breakfast
One Day of Conference Programming
Evening Reception*
*Dependent on selected day