Design Technology Summit


Join us for this exclusive 2-day event with some of the top Architecture and Engineering Professionals in the region.

About DTS

The Design Technology Summit (DTS) is an exclusive event that brings together professionals from large firms in the Architecture and Engineering (AE) design industry who have a responsibility for managing and implementing design technology.   Attendance at DTS is by invitation only and limited to 40 registrants. We feel that this number will better foster an atmosphere of active and meaningful discussions between everyone.

Over the past twenty five years, the architecture, engineering and design professions have changed significantly.  Demands are greater.  Deliverables are more detailed.  Timelines are shorter.  There are increasing numbers of specialists involved in our projects, adding to the complexity of a deeper level of coordination, and requiring familiarity with a wider range of subject matter.

Historically, technology has assisted us incrementally with these challenges, but, as the pace of change increases, so must our willingness to evolve how we work, and the pace at which we do so.

We believe the AEC industry is poised for modernization.  The pressures and expectations placed on firms have reached a critical threshold.  Technology has successfully assisted other parties in the AECO team, and it has the capacity to assist us as well, in significant ways.

As practitioners and technologists, we have often been the ones called on to help our organizations find opportunities to modernize.  DTS brings us together to share our experiences and knowledge, and identify opportunities to improve.

Dates & Locations

Events Date Location Region
Digital Built Week NA 2020
11 August
, San Diego, USA North America

Event Details

North America


The summit is an invitation-only event that focuses on large firms (100 or more professionals and/or multiple geographic sites), with significant technology investments.

From those firms represented, the summit also attracts a significant proportion of senior representatives, such as Directors, Associate Directors and Mid-Level Managers. Partly based on the nature of the summit’s focus, a key growth area within attendance has been Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers and support staff.

Attendee levels of influence are indicated below:

Location / venue details

This year, the Design Technology Summit will be held in San Diego, CA at the Hilton Bayfront on August 12th and 13th, 2020. For more information click here

Opportunities, benefits & pricing

Find out more information on all our sponsorship packages

COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

We wish to thank you all for your support and appreciate your patience and understanding under the current circumstances and will continue to update our website and the community if there are any changes.

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