Call for speakers: Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference, May 9-10, 2018, Chicago

This high-energy, daylong forum will deliver 16 game-changing business and technology innovations from the Giants of the AEC market.

November 27, 2017 |
Alan Robles, Gensler, speaking at BD+C's Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference

Gensler's Alan Robles speaking at BD+C's 2017 Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference. Photo: BD+C

Interested in sharing your great solution or novel innovation for the AEC market or built environment?

The editors of Building Design+Construction invite you to submit a topic for one of the 16 coveted speaker slots at the 2018 Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference, May 9-10, in Chicago. This one-of-a-kind AEC event will bring together business and tech leaders from the AEC Giant firms to debate the future of the market and the changing built environment in an intimate, high-energy forum.

Accelerate Live! will showcase 16 captivating speakers, who will have 15 minutes and six slides each to present a single, game-changing innovation for the AEC industry or built environment. (Watch all 20 talks from the 2017 event.)

The presentations will be divided into four tracks:  

• AEC Tech Breakthroughs—data in AEC, reality capture, gaming, BIM/VDC, VR/AR, IoT, drones, etc.

• AEC Business Innovation—emerging business models, the rise of the innovation culture, the future of the AEC firm, etc.

• The Changing Built Environment—the connected city, sustainability, building science, material breakthroughs, etc.

• Project + Process Innovation—game-changing projects, novel design/construction methods, research initiatives, etc.

Select presentations will be live-streamed on social media and to BD+C’s 150,000+ online audience. This high-energy innovation conference is a can’t-miss event! #Accelerate18

The audience profile includes project architects, managing architects, project managers, project executives, construction executives, BIM/VDC directors, sustainability leaders, business development and marketing managers, and other leaders in the AEC industry and commercial construction market.  




Deadline for propsals has been extended: December 31, 2017

Honorarium: All selected speakers will receive a $1,000 honorarium to cover travel and expenses. 

Editor’s Note: Your application does not guarantee placement on the agenda.

Questions? Contact David Barista at or 847-954-7929.

Overlay Init