call for abstracts
Call for Abstracts: OPEN
Submission Deadline: 19th of November 2023
Notification of Acceptance: Mid-January 2024
Whether you are a seasoned BILT veteran or new to the stage, we eagerly welcome your ideas, irrespective of your professional discipline or preferred software platform. Overflowing with ideas for classes? Fear not – you are free to submit as many abstracts as you like, although we do emphasise the timeless wisdom of “quality over quantity”. As ever, all abstracts are subject to blind review, a process we take very seriously at DBEI, and which you can learn about during submission.
Review the ‘Speaking Terms of Agreement‘ here prior to submitting your abstract.
In today’s complex landscape, both in Europe and across the world, we are presented with opportunities for positive change amidst the challenges of decades-high interest rates, geopolitical deadlocks, a housing crisis coupled with widespread commercial vacancies, and, most pressingly, the looming climate emergency. However, it’s crucial to recognize that the built environment, accounting for approximately 40% of global resources, holds unprecedented potential for transformative impact.
The Green Deal, EU Taxonomy, Sustainable Finance, and ESGs are ushering in a new era of investment practices, while the increasing transparency of data and the dismantling of information silos through BIM innovations are reshaping the landscape of information management. Year-on-year, we are consistently inspired by the innovation and collaborative spirit of the BILT community. It is within this dynamic context that we invite you to share your expertise and insights with your peers, addressing these challenges head-on.
BILT classes can range from technical labs to expert panels, roundtable discussions to implementations and case studies.
- Presentation (Technical, Theoretical, Case Study)
- Facilitated Panel
Specific Topics of Interest
Levels of Expertise
A general understanding of concepts related to the presentation topic is assumed, but detailed understanding of the specific aspects covered in the topic is not. Delegates are expected to be comfortable with the software generally but may be new to the topic you are covering.
The session is expected to explore specific, detailed, high-level and complex functionality and concepts that are, nevertheless, generally encapsulated within the existing capabilities of the program or tool. Delegates are expected to have a good working knowledge of the topic of the class, but not the experience to push it to the degree that is proposed within your session.
The session is expected to be innovative and forward thinking, exploring new areas and discussing best practice solutions. Delegates are expected to already have a very good knowledge of the subject and may often be other speakers, or people who could be speakers! There is unlikely to be a need to explain concepts, definitions and the like, but expect a potentially robust discussion from people who will know what they are talking about.
“You live on the raw, bleeding edge of what your software can do, and only smile when it screams in protest and spits out results even the developers said it couldn't manage. If you don’t believe you could be teaching this class, it may not be for you.” There is no such thing as too difficult or arcane for a guru class…
These sessions tend to focus on general principals and concepts that do not require deep and/ or specific knowledge of tools. The sessions often take the form of forums, panel discussions and the like, but also include lecture style sessions with a more theoretical/ philosophical orientation.